Track 5: Software and System Engineering (SSE'21)

Sofia, Bulgaria, 2 - 5 September, 2021

Committee

The SSE track emphasizes the issues relevant to developing and maintaining software systems that behave reliably, efficiently and effectively. This track investigates both established traditional approaches and modern emerging approaches to large software production and evolution.

For decades, it is still an open question in software industry, how to provide fast and effective software process, and how to come to the software systems, embedded systems, autonomous systems, or cyber-physical systems that will address the open issue of supporting information management process in many, particularly complex organization systems. Even more, it is a hot issue how to provide a synergy between systems in common and software services as mandatory component of each modern organization, particularly in terms of IoT, Big Data, and Industry 4.0 paradigms.

In recent years, we are the witnesses of great movements in the area of software and system engineering (SSE). Such movements are both of technological and methodological nature. By this, today we have a huge selection of various technologies, tools, and methods in SSE as a discipline that helps in a support of the whole information life cycle in organization systems. Despite that, one of the hot issues in practice is still how to effectively develop and maintain complex systems from various aspects, particularly when software components are crucial for addressing declared system goals, and their successful operation. It seems that nowadays we have great theoretical potentials for application of new and more effective approaches in SSE. However, it is more likely that real deployment of such approaches in industry practice is far behind their theoretical potentials.

The main goal of Track 5 is to address open questions and real potentials for various applications of modern approaches and technologies in SSE so as to develop and implement effective software services in a support of information management and system engineering. We intend to address interdisciplinary character of a set of theories, methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies in disciplines such as: Software Engineering Methods, Techniques, and Technologies, Cyber-Physical Systems, Lean and Agile Software Development, Design of Multimedia and Interaction Systems, Model Driven Approaches in System Development, Development of Effective Software Services and Intelligent Systems, as well as applications in various problem domains. We invite researchers from all over the world who will present their contributions, interdisciplinary approaches or case studies related to modern approaches in SSE. We express an interest in gathering scientists and practitioners interested in applying these disciplines in industry sector, as well as public and government sectors, such as healthcare, education, or security services. Experts from all sectors are welcomed.

Topics

Submissions to SSE are expected from, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Advanced methodology approaches in SSE – new research and development issues
  • Advanced SSE Process Models
  • Applications of SSE in various problem domains – problems and lessons learned
  • Applications of SSE in Lean Production and Lean Software Development
  • Total Quality Management and Standardization for SSE
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods in advancing SSE approaches
  • SSE for Information and Business Intelligence Systems
  • SSE for Embedded, Agent, Intelligent, Autonomous, and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • SSE for Design of Multimedia and Interaction Systems
  • SSE with User Experience and Interaction Design Methods
  • SSE with Big Data and Data Science methods
  • SSE with Blockchain and IoT Systems
  • SSE for Cloud and Service-Oriented Systems

Track 5 includes technical sessions:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (8th Workshop IWCPS-8)
  • Software Engineering (41th IEEE Workshop SEW-41)
  • Advances in Programming Languages (8th Workshop WAPL'21)

There is a possibility of selecting extended versions of the best papers from Track 5 presented during the conference for further procedure in the journals: ComSIS, ISI IF(2018) = 0.620,  and COLA, ISI IF(2017) = 0.971.

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between technical sessions.

Important dates

Paper submission (sharp / no extension): May 24, 2021
Position paper submission: June 14, 2021
Author notification: July 5, 2021
Final paper submission, registration: July 26, 2021
Payment: August 2, 2021
Conference date: September 2-5, 2021

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