Source Code Analysis and Manipulation

in Special Issue   Posted on July 19, 2019 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Mon 02 Dec 2019
Journal Impact Factor : 2.450
Journal Name : Journal of Systems and Software
Journal Publisher:
Website for the Special Issue:
Journal & Submission Website:

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Source code is the version of software as it is originally written by a human in plain text. It is the source code that contains the only precise description of the behavior of a software system. For this special issue, we encourage submission of papers that describe original, high-quality, empirically and/or theoretically validated work in source code analysis and manipulation.

We solicit papers that report on the design and implementation of tools for source code analysis and manipulation, as well as libraries, infrastructure, and the real world studies enabled by these advances.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– program transformation and refactoring

– static and dynamic analysis

– natural language analysis of source code artifacts

– repository, revision, and change analysis

– source level metrics

– decompilation

– bug location and prediction

– security vulnerability analysis

– source-level testing and verification

– clone detection

– concern, concept, and feature localization and mining

– program comprehension

– bad smell detection

– abstract interpretation

– program slicing

– source level optimization

– energy efficient source code

Submission guidelines

All manuscripts should follow the guidelines for publishing in the Journal of Systems and Software, available at Authors should select “SI:SCAM2019”, 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. We also encourage submission of extended papers from the 19th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM 2019), including papers from the research, engineering, and RENE tracks. In case a paper has been already presented at SCAM 2019 conference, it should be extended by at least 30% of new material different from the original work.

Important Dates

– Submission Deadline: 2 December 2019

– Final Author Notifications: December 2020


The guest editors together with the Editors-in-Chief and the Special

Issues Editor will make final decisions.

Editors in Chief

Paris Avgeriou, David Shepherd

Special Issues Editor

W.K. Chan

Guest editors

Alexander Serebrenik, Yoshiki Higo

Other Special Issues on this journal

Closed Special Issues