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RMfSIS 2018 : Special Issue on Risk Management for Software Intensive Systems - Systems Journal


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Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2018
Categories    risk assessment   risk management   cascading risk   cyber security risk management

Call For Papers

A special issue of Systems (ISSN 2079-8954)

Special Issue on Risk Management for Software Intensive Systems

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018

Special Issue Information

Software systems exist in every part of society, from individuals to business. Business is now heavily dependent on such system to process and manage information. However, systems are becoming more complex, assets within systems are widely dispersed and are liable to continuous change and evolution to support business needs. Due to the complexity of systems and interdependences among computers, communications and various software components, risks are likely to increase. These risks can be sudden and unexpected, and may pose potential damage to businesses.

Risk management is a key discipline for making effective decisions and communicating results within organizations. The purpose of risk management is to identify potential managerial and technical problems before they occur so that actions can be taken to reduce or eliminate the probability and/or impact of these problems, should they occur. Risk, in theory, is the product of the probably of the occurrence of an event and its impacts. However, sometimes it is challenging to determine these values within a domain. Therefore, academics and industries are using their own practices for assessing risks.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to enhance knowledge for both industry and the research community in the area of risk assessment and management practices. Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and applied articles, addressing the topics of this Special Issue by offering new approaches, research results, case studies, and best practices. The Guest Editors will select high-quality research to proceed, and reviewers will be selected from among researchers active in the field.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

* Finding innovative ways to assess and manage risk for software and/or cyber physical system
* Quantitatively and/or qualitatively analyzing and assessing risks
* Determining appropriate control measures in response to risk assessments
* Impact of cascading risk scenarios
* Cyber security risk management
* Risk-based decision making
* Evolution of risk
* Risk perception and communications
* Modelling and management of risk
* Risk management processes
* Case studies

Guest Editors

Dr. Shareeful Islam
School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE), University of East London

Dr. Reza Reza Alavi
Managing Director, Information Security Audit and Control Consultancy Limited (ISACC); Chairman, Information Risk Management and Assurance (IRMA) Specialist Group @Charted Institute of IT (BCS

Dr. Michalis Pavlidis
School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brighton

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Systems is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


* Risk assessment and management
* Cyber security risk management
* Risk control strategy
* Software system
* Cascading risk
* Risk evolution
* Decision making
* Risk modeling
* Case studies

Published Papers
This special issue is now open for submission.

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