Quality Engineering and Management of Software-Intensive Systems

in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Tue 31 Oct 2017
Journal Impact Factor : 2.450
Journal Name : Journal of Systems and Software
Journal Publisher:
Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-systems-and-software/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-quality-engineering-and-management-of-softw
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-systems-and-software

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Editors in Chief:
Paris Avgeriou, David Shepherd

Special Issues Editor:
W.K. Chan

Guest Editors:

Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Helena Holmström Olsson, Malmö University, Sweden

According to IEEE standards, software-intensive systems are described as \”any system where software contributes essential influences to the design, construction, deployment, and evolution of the system as a whole\” [IEEE Std 1471:2000] to encompass \”individual applications, systems in the traditional sense, subsystems, systems of systems, product lines, product families, whole enterprises, and other aggregations of interest\”. [IEEE Std 42010:2011]. Examples for software-intensive systems include embedded systems for avionics and automotive applications, large-scale heterogeneous systems, or business applications with special focus on web services. Software quality plays a pivotal role when developing and managing software-intensive systems. Hence, the goal of this special issue is to collect current contributions relating to quality-engineering and management of software-intensive systems.


The topics relevant to this special issue include, but are not restricted to, the following:

– Software engineering for embedded and cyber-physical systems

– Model-based development, components and services

– Software management

– Software process and product improvement

– Software product lines and software ecosystems

– Estimation and prediction in software and systems engineering

– Software engineering and technical debt

– Sustainable software engineering

We seek high quality original submissions that have not been previously published and that are actually not under consideration for publication elsewhere as well as extended versions of selected papers of the 43rd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2017).

Submission Information:

Guidelines for preparing and submitting the manuscript will be available on the Journal of Systems and Software website: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-systems-and-software . To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue you are editing, it is important that authors select \”SI: SEAA-2017\” step in the submission process at http://ees.elsevier.com/jss/default.asp


Submissions will be reviewed by at least three experts in the field. All submissions must include an empirical validation. The final decision will be made by the guest editors, in consultation with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief and the Special Issues Editor.

Preliminary Dates:

– Submission: October 31, 2017

– First notification: December 15, 2017

– Revision: January 15, 2018

– Final Decision: February 15, 2018

– Final Manuscript: March 15, 2018

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