“Coordination and Self-Adaptiveness of Software Applications”

in Special Issue   Posted on April 28, 2020 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Sat 29 Feb 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 0.775
Journal Name : Science of Computer Programming
Journal Publisher:
Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/science-of-computer-programming/call-for-papers/coordination-and-self-adaptiveness
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/science-of-computer-programming

Special Issue Call for Papers:

This is an open call for contributions to the special issue “Coordination and Self-Adaptiveness of Software Applications”. The special issue belongs to the Elsevier journal “Science of Computer Programming” (ISSN: 0167-6423).

*** Aims and scope ***

Nowadays software systems are distributed, concurrent, mobile, and often involve the composition of heterogeneous components and stand-alone (micro)services. Service coordination, service orchestration and self-adaptation constitute the core characteristics of distributed and service-oriented systems. Theoretical/practical approaches to modelling and reasoning about (self-)adaptive behaviour help to simplify the development of complex distributed systems, enable their validation and evaluation, and improve interoperability, reusability and maintainability of such systems. The goal of the this special issue is to allow researchers and practitioners to discuss common problems and present novel solutions in the aforementioned fields.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) both theoretical and practical solutions for what follows:

* Coordination, orchestration, composition and adaptation of components, services or microservices.

* Business processes and concurrent system modelling.

* Languages and models for component and service interaction, their semantics, expressiveness, validation and verification, type checking, static and dynamic analysis.

* Cloud/fog/edge computing, and large-scale distributed systems.

* Dynamic software architectures, self-adaptive, self-monitoring and self-organizing systems.

* Peer-to-peer and multi-agent systems, and blockchains.

* QoS observation, storage, history-based analysis in self-adaptive systems.

*** Important dates ***

Submission deadline: February 29th, 2020

First notification: Apr 20th, 2020

Revised Manuscript: July 10th, 2020

Final notification: August 31st, 2020

*** Guest Editors ***

Ernesto Pimentel, University of Malaga, Spain

Jacopo Soldani, University of Pisa, Italy

*** Submission instructions ***

Detailed instructions about manuscript formatting can be found at


The submission site is available at EES. When paper is submitted, please choose “VSI: FOCLASA 2019” from the “Article Type Name”.


With our Best Regards,

Ernesto Pimentel and Jacopo Soldani

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