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EAD-JSS 2016 : Journal of Systems and Software: Special Issue on Software Engineering Technology and Applications for Emerging Application Domains


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Submission Deadline Nov 1, 2015
Notification Due Feb 1, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 1, 2016

Call For Papers


Journal of Systems and Software
Special issue on Software Engineering Technology and Applications for Emerging Application Domains

The ultimate technical goal of software development is to offer application functionality and runtime services to their users. Application domains with real-world applications including, but not limited to, e-government, smart and connected health, systems of systems, software/data co-analytics, wearable computing, internet-of-things, cyber-physical systems, low-carbon computing, and creative computing are emerging. What are the most pressing evidences in such application domains that succinctly show existing research results in software engineering and systems missing the targets by large extents? What are the frontiers of significant software engineering and systems research ideas to address such pressing issues?

This special issue solicits high-quality papers that address significant and new software engineering and related system issues for emerging application domains (EADs). It should be noted that papers applying existing research results to EADs or presenting research results in non-emerging application domains are not within the scope of this special issue. On the other hand, papers addressing the networking, security, privacy, and data management aspects in the software development lifecycle in these emerging domains will be within the scope.

Topics include, but not limited to, the following.
* Foundations of software engineering and systems for applications in EADs
* Business-social-technical ecosystem of applications in EADs
* Domain-specific infrastructure, platforms, and systems
* Analysis, design, verification, and mining of EAD systems and their
repositories or social media websites
* Software analytics in EADs
* Open-source systems in EADs
* Human factors and system security in EADs
* Empirical studies and industrial case studies on software systems in EADs
* Large-scale surveys/systematic literature review on the state-of-the-art

Submission Format and Guideline
This special issue accepts two types of submissions. First, we welcome manuscripts that have not been previously published or considered for publication elsewhere. Second, we accept extensions of the best papers published in COMPSAC 2015 in general and Symposium of Software Engineering Technology and Applications (SETA) in particular: All submissions must be within the scope of the special issue.

Each submitted article should target to present all the contents of the article within 12000 to 14000 words, including the abstract, references and appendix (if any), with figures and tables counting as 250 words each.

Owing to the wide scope of emerging application domains, each submission is requested to nominate three to four independent reviewers for the guest editors for references. Submissions without nominated reviewers will not be considered by the special issue. The nominations should be made in the Comments to Editor provided during the submission process through the EES.

Submitted articles must be clearly written in excellent English and contain original work. All the contents of the submission, including the manuscript, a graphical abstract of the manuscript, and any supplementary material should be submitted through the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) available at . The authors must select “SI: SETA” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. A detailed submission guideline is available as “Guide for Authors”.

A submission extended from a previous conference version has to contain at least 50% new technical contributions. Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper their relevant, previously published articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version. The difference in contributions between the two versions should also be stated in the submitted article.

Important Dates
November 1, 2015: Deadline for paper submission (firmed)
February 1, 2016: Notification of 1st round decision
April 1, 2016: Revised submissions due
June 1, 2016: Notification of 2nd round decision
July 1, 2016: Revised submissions due
August 1, 2016: Notification of final decision

Editor in Chief
Hans van Vliet

Guest Editors
Doris Carver, Louisiana State University,
W.K. Chan, City University of Hong Kong,
Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University,
Hongji Yang, Bath Spa University,

For any inquiries about this special issue, please contact the lead guest editor W.K. Chan at .

More information of this special issue can be found in the JSS website:

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