CFP: Automated Component-Based Software Engineering - JSS special issue (October deadline)

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From: "Heinz Schmidt" <>
Date: 14 Aug 2002 02:22:53 -0400
Organization: Monash University, CSSE
Keywords: journal, CFP
Posted-Date: 14 Aug 2002 02:22:53 EDT

Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software - Special Issue


Deadline: 15 October 2002

We depend on software components for everyday activities at work, at
home, in traffic and transport, banking, health, telecommunication,
defence and other areas. Many times the software components are part
of mission-critical functions and services provided in these
domains. Primary reasons for component production and deployment are:
separability of components from their context; independent component
development, testing, configuration and later reuse; upgrade and
replacement in running systems. However, compositionality of
component-based systems is often taken for granted. Moreover,
component technologies are not entirely independent of particular
platforms and middleware technology in which they are based.

Automated component-based software engineering is emerging as a field
of study in software engineering. There are many open issues that need
to be resolved before a component-based approach can make a
significant impact on mission-critical software automation. Methods
must be developed that allow measurement and prediction of the
functional and extra-functional characteristics such as availability,
adaptability, security, and performance. Analysis and design
methodologies whose goals are automation or partial automation, are
still lacking in the required formalisation and automation support.

Topics of interest for this JSS special issue include:

* Generation and adaptation of component-based systems
* Automatic component verification and testing
* Software architecture and product line automation
* Algorithms for automated component-based software engineering
* Compositional reasoning techniques for component models
* Aspect-oriented models and automated weaving of component software
* Measurement and prediction models for component assemblies
* Patterns and frameworks for component-based systems
* Extra-functional properties of component systems
* Static and execution-based measurement of system properties
* Automated assurance and certification of components

For more details see our online call for papers and submission
page at

Editor-in-Chief: David Card

Guest Editors: Ivica Crnkovic, Maelardalen University (Sweden) Heinz
Schmidt, Monash University (Australia) Judith Stafford, Software
Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (USA) Kurt Wallnau,
Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

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