Software Reuse

in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Mon 09 Oct 2017
Journal Impact Factor : 2.450
Journal Name : Journal of Systems and Software
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Mastering Scale and Complexity in Reuse can, for instance, include work that (i) addresses scale and complexity from a technical point of view, e.g., by providing performant mechanisms or (ii) aims at cognitive complexity, e.g., by providing tools that support humans in complex reuse tasks. This area has been the topic of the recently held International Conference on Software Reuse 2017,

The JSS special issue on Software Reuse calls for scientific contributions, and practical or industrial experience reports in any of the following areas (indicatively):

  • Domain analysis and modelling
  • Search-based approaches and retrieval in reuse
  • Architecture-centric reuse approaches
  • Component-based reuse
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • COTS-based development and reuse of open source assets
  • Generative development
  • Domain-specific languages
  • Software composition and modularization
  • Model-driven development, reuse in MDE
  • Reuse beyond code, e.g., reuse of models, specifications, and tests
  • Reengineering for reuse
  • Reuse for families of similar systems, software product line techniques
  • Quality assurance for software reuse, such as testing and verification
  • Reuse of processes, practices, experience
  • Economic models of reuse
  • Benefit and risk analysis, scoping
  • Legal and organizational aspects of reuse
  • Transition from improvised to systematic reuse
  • Agile and light-weight reuse approaches
  • Software evolution and reuse
  • Reuse for mobile and ubiquitous applications
  • Reuse in domains with particular quality requirements


09 October 2017: Full paper submission deadline
18 December 2017: Authors notification
20 January 2018: Authors revisions
09 April 2018: Final notification
11 May 2018: Final manuscript


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: ICSR 2017, from the \”Choose Article Type\” pull-down menu during the submission process.

All the contents of the submission, including the manuscript, a graphical abstract of the manuscript, and any supplementary material should be submitted through the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) available at .

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. Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper their relevant, previously published article and a summary document explaining the improvements made in the journal version. The difference in contributions between the two versions should also be stated in the submitted article. Please note that the best papers from ICSR 2017 will be also invited for this special issue. The same rules will be applied to the best papers from ICSR.


  • Paris Avgeriou
  • David Shepherd


  • W.K. Chan


  • Goetz Botterweck, Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre, Ireland,
  • Claudia Werner, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

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