Reliable Software Technologies

in Special Issue   Posted on November 20, 2020 

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Submission Deadline: Thu 07 Jan 2021
Journal Impact Factor : 2.552
Journal Name : Journal of Systems Architecture
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The 25th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (AEiC 2021 aka Ada-Europe 2021) will take place in Santander, Spain. The conference schedule includes a technical program, vendor exhibition and parallel tutorials and workshops.

Following a journal-first model, this edition of the conference includes a “Journal-Track” which seeks original and high-quality papers that describe mature research work on the conference topics. Accepted journal-track papers will be published in the “Reliable Software Technologies (AEiC2021)” (AEiC2021) Special Issue of the Journal of Systems Architecture (JSA).


The conference is a leading international forum for providers, practitioners and researchers in reliable software technologies. The conference presentations will illustrate current work in the theory and practice of the design, development and maintenance of long-lived, high-quality software systems for a challenging variety of application domains. The program will allow ample time for keynotes, Q&A sessions and discussions, and social events. Participants include practitioners and researchers from industry, academia and government organizations active in the promotion and development of reliable software technologies.

The topics of interest for the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Design and Implementation of Real-Time and Embedded Systems: Real-Time Scheduling, Design Methods and Techniques, Architecture Modelling, HW/SW Co-Design, Reliability and Performance;
  • Design and Implementation of Mixed-Criticality Systems: Scheduling Methods, Mixed-Criticality Architectures, Design Methods, Analysis Methods;
  • Theory and Practice of High-Integrity Systems: Medium to Large-Scale Distribution, Fault Tolerance, Security, Reliability, Trust and Safety, Languages Vulnerabilities;
  • Software Architectures for Reliable Systems: Design Patterns, Frameworks, Architecture-Centered Development, Component-based Design and Development;
  • Methods and Techniques for Quality Software Development and Maintenance: Requirements Engineering, Model-driven Architecture and Engineering, Formal Methods, Re-engineering and Reverse Engineering, Reuse, Software Management Issues, Compilers, Libraries, Support Tools;
  • Ada Language and Technologies: Compilation Issues, Runtimes, Ravenscar, Profiles, Distributed Systems, SPARK;
  • Mainstream and Emerging Applications with Reliability Requirements: Manufacturing, Robotics, Avionics, Space, Health Care, Transportation, Cloud Environments, Smart Energy Systems, Serious Games, etc;
  • Achieving and Assuring Safety in Machine Learning Systems;
  • Experience Reports in Reliable System Development: Case Studies and Comparative Assessments, Management Approaches, Qualitative and Quantitative Metrics;
  • Experiences with Ada: Reviews of the Ada 2012 language features, implementation and use issues, positioning in the market and in the software engineering curriculum, lessons learned on Ada Education and Training Activities with bearing on any of the conference topics.

Submission Details:

General information for submitting papers to JSA can be found at Submissions should be made online at Please select the “VSI:AEiC2021” option as type of the paper. Please direct all enquiries regarding this SI to J. Javier Gutiérrez.

JSA has adopted the Virtual Special Issue model to speed up the publication process, where Special Issue papers are published in regular issues, but marked as SI papers. Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Therefore, authors are encouraged to submit papers early, and need not wait until the submission deadline.

Important Dates:

First submission date: November 16th, 2020
Submission deadline: January 7th, 2021
Acceptance deadline: March 19th, 2021

Guest Editors:

J. Javier Gutiérrez
Department of Computer Science and Electronics
Group of Software Engineering and Real-time
University of Cantabria (Spain)

Mario Aldea Rivas
Department of Computer Science and Electronics
Group of Software Engineering and Real-time
University of Cantabria (Spain)

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