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Research and Practice Vol. 2

Advances in Software Engineering: Research and Practice Vol. 2

Published by RMC, UTM

Introduction

Software is now available everywhere and for many fields of work, including for instance, in business, science, medicine, engineering and so on.  This inundation of software has posed a challenging question: How can we make this software be more useful elements? The solution to this challenge is software engineering. Software engineering is defined as a systematic and quantifiable approach in the development, operation, and maintenance of a high quality large-scale software system. It is relatively new as compared to other engineering disciplines, however it is a fast growing area based on the number of methods, techniques, and tools introduced to improve the quality of a software system. Although many advanced techniques, methods, and tools were introduced during the past decades, we still have problems with unusable software and high maintenance cost. For examples, after invested a large amount of money, the produced software was found unable to fulfill user requirements, delivered with unacceptable performance, and unable to cope with requirement changes after certain periods of time.  Therefore, this book is introduced to share the advances in software engineering research and practice that may further improve the quality of a large and complex software system.

Objectives and Target Audience

Advances in Software Engineering: Research and Practice will provide researchers, practitioners, students and technologists with current trends in software engineering research. This book will facilitate discussion and idea sharing, and will help researchers exchange their views on methods and techniques in improving the quality of a software system. The book will serve as an important reference tool for researcher in software engineering area. Moreover, this book can be useful for senior undergraduate and postgraduate software engineering courses, and will also be helpful to those who are from outside of the computer science discipline to understand software engineering.

Topics

The book will have three main parts: software modeling & specifications, software quality & testing, and software engineering applications. Tentative topics of interest are listed here, but not limited to:

PART ONE: Software Modeling & Specifications

Modeling & Meta-modeling

Formal Methods

Requirement Specification & Modeling

Design Patterns
Software Architecture

Service-Oriented Architecture

Model-Driven Development

Others

PART TWO: Software Maintenance & Evolution

Evolvable / Adaptable Software

Software Traceability

Change Propagation

Impact Analysis

Software Comprehension

Others

PART THREE: Software Engineering Process & Applications

Software Process Improvement (CMMI, etc.)

Domain Specific Software Architecture

Embedded & Real-time Systems

Agent-Oriented Software

SE for Industrial Applications

E-learning

Intelligent Software System

Others

V&V

Modeling and design

Submission Guideline

Individuals interested in submitting chapters (6,000-10,000 words) on the above suggested topics or other related topics in their area of interest are invited to submit a 1 page proposal describing the topic of the proposed chapter. The proposal should include the author’s list of topics, contact information, an outline of the chapter organization, the authors’ short bio or web page, and 5-8 keywords. Please submit proposals by 15 September 2010. Upon acceptance, you will have until 15 Oct 2010 to prepare your chapter of 6,000-10,000 words and 5-8 keywords. Guidelines for preparing your chapter and terms will be sent to you upon acceptance of your proposals. Full chapters will be submitted for double-blind review. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing by Research Management Center, UTM.

Important Dates

15 September 2010: Submission of Proposal

15 October 2010: Submission of Full Chapter

30 October 2010: Review Sent to Authors

15 November 2010: Submission of Revised Chapters

Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document), or by mail, to:

Book Co-Editors Assoc. Prof. Dr Ali Selamat, Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, e-mail: aselamat@utm.my. Phone: +607-5538009  Fax: +607-5565044

Assoc. Prof. Dr Wan Mohd Nasir Wan Kadir, Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, e-mail: wnasir@utm.my. Phone: +607-5532348.                             Fax: +607-5565044

Dr Radziah Mohamad, Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, e-mail: radziahm@utm.my  Phone: +607-5532013, Fax: +607-5565044

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