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JoC-SEECC 2012 : Journal of Computers - Special Issue on Software Evolution in the Era of Cloud Computing


When Apr 1, 2012 - Apr 30, 2012
Where Special Issue of JoC
Submission Deadline Jan 10, 2012
Notification Due Feb 2, 2012
Final Version Due Feb 25, 2012

Call For Papers

Submission Deadline: January 10, 2012
Journal of Computers
ISSN: 1991-1599, Indexed: EI/COMPENDEX
Web page:
Special Issue on Software Evolution in the Era of Cloud Computing
Guest Editors: Prof. Hongji Yang and Dr. Xiaodong Liu


Cloud computing has recently emerged as a new delivery model of software services and is becoming a popular commercial reality. Although technically cloud computing is still to mature, it has entered nearly every root of computing systems and ICT sectors. Researchers and practitioners in both traditional and emerging computing areas are running into a “cloud rush” in finding new approaches and technologies for dealing with the emerging issues in various areas in the new cloud-based contexts, including the many challenges in fundamental models, infrastructures and architectures, provision of services and development of applications.

Software evolution has been a major drive for providing up-to-date and continuous software service from released software systems, which are considered never complete and continues to evolve. The emergence of cloud computing has driven software evolution to a new era: on one hand, the evolution will happen in the new forms of cloud services, mostly as SaaS, PaaS or IaaS; on the other hand, the evolution has to match the unique features of cloud services, such as dynamism to suit constantly changing needs from the business, close collaboration among all stakeholders, virtualization, efficiency and service-intensive transactions. These features determine that the software evolutions in clouds have to be dynamic, aware of QoS (Quality of Services) and aware of cloud infrastructures.

In answering the above challenges, the research and industry communities have been actively creating new approaches and tools for software evolution in the current cloud era. This special issue will collect such new approaches, the resultant tools and case studies or practice aiming to promote their acceptance and to foster further advances and developments.

Call for Contributions

We welcome papers that are theoretical or practical in the nature of advances of the state-of-the-art. High-quality papers on new approaches, technologies, tools, and their practical applications will be of particular interest to this special issue of the Journal of Computers. The special issue will facilitate the exchange the above advances in software evolution across multi-disciplines and among the communities of research, industry and user communities. Submitted papers may cover any topics related with new advances or practice in software evolution.

Guidelines for Authors

Submitted papers should be no more than 20 pages. Papers should be prepared in the Journal of Computers template, which is available at

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

To submit a paper, please email your paper in MS Word or PDF to one of the guest editors.

Important Dates

January 10, 2012: Paper submission deadline
February 2, 2012: Notification of Acceptance
February 25, 2012: Camera-ready version due
April 2012: Special Issue Published

Guest Editors

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word or PDF document) to:

Prof. Hongji Yang
Software Technology Research Laboratory
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Tel.: +44 116 2506398

Dr. Xiaodong Liu
Reader, School of Computing
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Tel.: +44 131 4552747

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