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RESCC Book 2017 : CfC on Requirements Engineering for Service and Cloud Computing by Springer


When May 25, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016
Where UK
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    software engineering   requirements engineering   information systems   cloud computing

Call For Papers

Call for Book Chapters
Published by Springer 2017

Title of the book:
Requirements Engineering for Service and Cloud Computing
 Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK
 Zaigham Mahmood, University of Derby, UK & North West University, S Africa
Important Dates:
• Chapter proposals due date: 10 June 2016
• Notification of acceptance deadline: 20 June 2016
• Full chapters due date: 20 August 2016
• Chapter reviews feedback due date: 1 November 2016
• Revised chapters due date: 1 December 2016
• Manuscript delivery to publishers: March 2017

Requirements Engineering is one of the key areas of software engineering research and practices which identifies functional and non-functional requirements from user and other stakeholders perspectives. However, with the emergence of cloud computing paradigm, developments in social media, and service computing, this poses a major challenge in our way of thinking about software itself. The current Software as a Service and SOA paradigm have their main focus on meeting the increasing demands for distributed software as a service and making the software more accessible, scalable, configurable (over a distributed large scale global network) and shareable. In this context, the notion of a software product has changed to software which is being offered as a service. We have known software as functions, objects, classes, components, and even frameworks. However, the concept of service is new and different from software engineers’ perspective. The current systems that are based on SOA and SaaS requires understanding of services and ordinary users (rather than traditional notion of stakeholders in a company or in a business) and how we can represent them visually compared with traditional notations such as use case diagrams. The current software systems are beyond traditional stakeholder concept and are based on any types of users and the data can be shared through social media and networks technologies. Therefore, this book will be the first book on this topic. In addition, how we capture security requirements and how we can integrate secure development practices (Ramachandran 2012). Unfortunately, there is a distinct lack of systematic approaches to identify, define, visualise, and specify requirements for such services, although, there are some developments underway by way of new products and methodologies to cater for the needs of the industry. Some topics relevant to the proposed book include:
 Requirements Engineering (RE) methods for service and cloud computing
 Non-functional requirements & approaches for services development
 Requirements Engineering Models for capturing and visualising services
 Requirements Engineering methods for security, privacy, and trust
 Validation and verification approaches for service and cloud computing
 Tools and frameworks support for service requirements and cloud paradigm
 Formal approaches to service and cloud computing
 Business requirements for services development and deployment
 Social Modelling for service requirements for distributed computing
 Software Security requirements models and service security requirement models
 Secure service and software development practices
 Other topics on related research
Book Objectives

The aim of the proposed book is to report and discuss topics, as mentioned above, to benefit other researchers and practitioners as well as to advance the existing body of knowledge in this new subject area of services and cloud computing. The new book will serve as a useful reference text for students and practitioners alike. The objectives are:
• To capture the state-of-the-art research and practice relating to requirements engineering for service and cloud computing
• To discuss recent advances and trends in this field
• To discuss the tools and techniques for service requirements engineering
• To identify further research directions and technologies in this area
• To discuss and establish best practices with respect to service computing
• To present analyses and results of the latest research in this field.Potential authors should submit an abstract and a full paper on the recommended topic areas but NOT LIMITED to the following themes:
Suggested Themed Areas:
• Section 1: Requirements Engineering Methods for Service and cloud Computing
• Section 2: Non-Functional Requirements Approaches for distributed Computing
• Section 3: Tools Support for Service Requirements and V&V Techniques
• Section 4: Business Process Models for Services Requirements
• Section 5: Future Developments and Research Directions
Book Format and Development Process:

The proposed book will be an edited book. It is anticipated that the length of the book will be 250-300 pages including TOC and front matter. Initially 1-2 page proposals for chapters are invited. Full chapter will be invited for approved chapter proposals. These will be peer reviewed for originality and novelty. Finalised chapter will then be invited. Camera ready copies in word or PDF format will be supplied to the publishers following the publishers’ guidelines. For more detailed information, please visit the Book Manuscript Guidelines on

We are seeking chapters that range between 5,000-8,000 words (Excluding references and full bibliography). Paper should be submitted to
Author guidelines for both Word and Latex users can be found through the following link:

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