Architecting Autonomous and Smart Systems

in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Fri 15 Sep 2017
Journal Impact Factor : 2.450
Journal Name : Journal of Systems and Software
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

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 We invite the original previously unpublished papers as well as extended versions of papers presented at the 14th International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2017).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

Important dates:

Full paper submission deadline: September 15 2017

Notification: November 31st, 2017

Publication: March, 2018

Submission information:

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 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:

W.K. Chan

Guest editors:

Patrizio Pelliccione, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Marija Mikic, Google, USA

Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

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