CALL FOR PAPERS
of Software Engineering
An international, archival, peer-reviewed journal which covers all aspects of software engineering.
Special Volume on
Process-Based Software Engineering
The Annals of Software Engineering journal seeks articles for a special volume on "Process-Based Software Engineering" to appear in 2002.
A recent trend in software engineering (SE) is to shift from a focus on laboratory-oriented SE to a more industry-oriented view of SE processes. This complements preceding ideas about SE with management and process-orientation.
From the domain coverage point of view, many of the existing SE approaches have mainly concentrated on pure technical aspects of SE. New important areas of SE, the organization and management infrastructures, have been left untouched. As software systems increase in scales, issues of complexity and professional practices become involved. Software development is no longer solely an academic or laboratory activity; instead it has become a key industrialized process.
For this expanded domain of SE, the existing methodologies that cover individual sub-domains are becoming inadequate. Therefore an overarching approach is sought for a suitable theoretical and practical infrastructure to accommodate all the modern SE practices and requirements. An interesting approach, which is capable of accommodating all the domain of SE, is that centered on models of the SE process.
The theme of this special volume of Annals of Software Engineering is "empirical and innovative SE process systems." Original papers are solicited that explore the interdisciplinary nature of this area, with particular emphasis on innovative processes and empirical practices in engineering large-scale software systems.
Topics of particular interest include
but are not limited to:
Domain of SE
Innovative Processes of SE
Empirical Process Systems of SE
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Annals of Software Engineering imposes virtually no length limitation on the submitted papers. A papers length is judged with respect to the quality of its content. Submitted papers must not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be rigorously refereed. The PDF file or five (5) hard copies of the complete manuscript should be submitted to one of the Co-Editors before July 1, 2001.
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