Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE)

Special Issue On: Software Security Design and Applications

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Dr. Shadi A. Aljawarneh, Jordan University of Science & Tech., Jordan
Dr. Juan Alfonso Lara Torralbo, UDIMA Universidad a distancia de Madrid

The main mission of this special issue on Software Security Design and Applications is to be the premier and authoritative source for the most innovative scholarly and professional research and information pertaining to aspects of Software Security. Such issue presents advancements in the state-of-the-art, standards, and practices of software security, in an effort to identify emerging trends that will ultimately define the future of “the software security.”

This special issue will be intended for researchers and practitioners of Data2018, Spain accepted papers who are interested in issues of software security that arise from using applications technologies of web- based computing and business informatics advancements. The manuscript must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The extensions of the best conference papers from the Data2018 2018 (, Madrid, Spain can only be submitted if the papers were completely re-written or substantially extended (75%). For additional questions please contact the guest editors.

This special issue focuses on advanced research in the practical applications and the theoretical foundations of software security, through presentation of the most up-to-date advances and new directions of research in the field from various scholarly, professional, and practitioner perspectives. An interdisciplinary look at software security including engineering and business aspects, such issue covers, are encouraged, as well as high-quality research expositions.

This issue will explore the foundations of software security. The important software vulnerabilities and attacks will be considered that exploit them -- such as buffer overflows, SQL injection, and session hijacking -- and defenses will be also considered that prevent or mitigate these attacks, including advanced testing and program analysis techniques. Importantly, we take a "build security in" mentality, considering techniques at each phase of the development cycle that can be used to strengthen the security of software systems. The objective of this special issue is to capture the latest advances in this research field.]

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

  • Penetration testing
  • Software Security Technologies & services
  • Software Security Applications
  • Software Security Architecture
  • Software Security Patterns
  • Software Security Standard
  • Built-in security
  • Security techniques for creating highly interactive Web applications
  • Software security measurements of Web applications

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Software Security Design and Applications on or before February 28, 2019. 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:
Shadi A. Aljawarneh
Guest Editor
International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE)