Special Issue on Software Reuse

  in Special Issue   Posted on September 4, 2015

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Sat 03 Oct 2015
Journal Impact Factor : 2.444
Journal Name : Journal of Systems and Software
Journal Publisher:
Website for the Special Issue: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-systems-and-software/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-software-reuse-cfp/
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-systems-and-software

Special Issue Call for Papers:


The development of online social networks are gaining ground lately with software engineers participating in different fora collaborating and exchanging ideas and expertise. Software reuse needs to utilize, but also strengthen, this new form of synergies that can be built among engineers. ICSR special theme aims to bring this aspect in software reuse by raising social-awareness, strengthening the existing platforms and tools, and utilizing the vast software information that exists in development social networks. This area has been the topic of the recently held International Conference on Software Reuse 2016, http://www.cyprusconferences.org/icsr2016/

The JSS special issue on Software Reuse calls for scientific contributions, and practical or industrial experience reports in any of the following areas (indicatively):

Domain analysis and modelling
Asset search and retrieval
Architecture-centric reuse approaches
Component-based reuse
Service-oriented architectures
Generative development
Domain-specific languages
Model-driven development
Reengineering for reuse
Software product line
Quality assurance for software reuse
Economic models of reuse
Legal and managerial aspects of reuse
Industrial experience with reuse
Light-weight reuse approaches
Software evolution and reuse
Reuse for mobile and ubiquitous applications


03 October 2016: Full paper submission deadline (possible to extend 1-2 weeks)
21 November 2016: Authors notification
19 December 2016: Authors revisions
20 March 2017: Final notification
10 April 2017: Final manuscript


All submitted papers should adhere to the general principles of the Journal of Systems and Software articles. Submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors in http://ees.elsevier.com/jss/. Authors should select SI: Software Reuse, from the \”Choose Article Type\” pull-down menu during the submission process.

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 http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-systems-and-software/ .

Submitted papers must be original, must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. In case a paper has been already presented at a conference, it should be extended by at least 30% new technical contributions, before submitted for this special issue. Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper their relevant, previously published article and a summary document explaining the improvements made in the journal version. The difference in contributions between the two versions should also be stated in the submitted article. Please note that the best papers from ICSR 2016 will be also invited for this special issue. The same rules will be applied to the best papers from ICSR.


Hans van Vliet


W.K. Chan


Eduardo Almeida, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, esa@dcc.ufba.br | esa@rise.com.br
Georgia M. Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus, gkapi@ucy.ac.cy

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