Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)

Special Issue On: The Techniques and Practice for Improving Software Quality

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Dalin Zhang
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Quality assurance is a critical component at every stage in the development of a software system, affecting requirements elicitation, architecture and design, and implementation. The quality of the artifacts generated in these stages will significantly influence the rest of the system.

Once again, This special issue will focus on the Engineering of Quality Systems, consisting of three major research domains: the quality assurance of artifacts generated during software development, such as program code and design documents; the definition and exploration of quality relationships among different software development phases, such as the impact that the quality of requirements might have on the quality of the derived software architecture; and finally the investigation of how codification and communication of knowledge affects software quality.

This special issue will gather together researchers and practitioners with a shared interest in improving software quality. The latest innovations, tools, and techniques in this challenging area will be presented, discussed, and refined.

The Special issue aim to address various aspects of software quality include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Software Testing: automation, conformance, strategies, tools, standards, economics, performance and robustness, processes and standards
  • Software Quality: management and assurance, measurement and benchmarking, review, inspection and walkthrough, reliability, safety and security
  • Methods and Tools: design tools, testing tools, information systems engineering, quality tools
  • Evaluation of Software Products and Components: static and dynamic analysis, validation and verification
  • Information and Knowledge Management: economics of software quality, knowledge engineering
  • Formal Methods: program analysis, model checking, model construction, formal process models
  • Component Software and Reuse: requirements engineering, software architecture, middleware and application servers, reflective systems
  • Emerging Technology: pervasive computing, service-oriented computing, cloud computing, intelligent systems
  • Applications: component-based systems, digital libraries, distributed systems, e-commerce, embedded systems, enterprise applications, information systems, multimedia, Web-based systems, safety critical systems

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Software testing
• Software reliability
• Software quality in security critical system

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on The Techniques and Practice for Improving Software Quality on or before October 15, 2017. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at . All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dalin Zhang
Guest Editor
International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes(IJOSSP)
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