The special issue focuses on architecting smart and autonomous systems, which ask for innovative software engineering practices. The way software is developed and maintained is rapidly changing and is increasingly produced according to rapid continuous software engineering development processes. We invite the original previously unpublished papers as well as extended versions of papers presented at the 14th International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2017).
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Architecture and CI&D, DevOps, and/or Microservices
Model driven engineering for continuous architecting
Architecting Systems of Systems, IoT systems, CPSs, software ecosystems, self-adaptive systems, or autonomous systems
Architectures integrating machine learning/deep learning in traditional software
Architecture frameworks and architecture description languages for smart and autonomous systems
Re-factoring and evolving architecture design decisions and solutions
Preserving architecture quality throughout the system lifetime
State-of-the-art and state-of-practice in Architecting Autonomous and Smart Systems
Industrial experiments and case studies
Full paper submission deadline: September 15 2017
Notification: November 31st, 2017
Publication: March, 2018
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: ICSA, from the \”Choose Article Type\” pull-down menu during the submission process.
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.
Editors in Chief:
Paris Avgeriou, David Shepherd
Special Issues Editor:
Patrizio Pelliccione, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Marija Mikic, Google, USA
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden