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Software: Practice and Experience
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

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Software: Practice and Experience is an internationally respected and rigorously refereed vehicle for the dissemination and discussion of practical experience with new and established software for both systems and applications.

Articles published in the journal must be directly relevant to the design and implementation of software at all levels, from a useful programming technique all the way up to a large scale software system. As the journal’s name suggests, the focus is on practice and experience with software itself. The journal cannot and does not attempt to cover all aspects of software engineering.

The key criterion for publication of a paper is that it makes a contribution from which other persons engaged in software design and implementation might benefit. Originality is also important. Exceptions can be made, however, for cases where apparently well-known techniques do not appear in the readily available literature.

Contributions regularly:

    Provide detailed accounts of completed software-system projects which can serve as ‘how-to-do-it’ models for future work in the same field;
    Present short reports on programming techniques that can be used in a wide variety of areas;
    Document new techniques and tools that aid in solving software construction problems;
    Explain methods/techniques that cope with the special demands of large-scale software projects. However, software process and management of software projects are topics deemed to be outside the journal’s scope. 

The emphasis is always on practical experience; articles with theoretical or mathematical content are included only in cases where an understanding of the theory will lead to better practical systems.

If it is unclear whether a manuscript is appropriate for publication in this journal, the list of referenced publications will usually provide a strong indication. When there are no references to Software: Practice and Experience papers (or to papers in a journal with a similar scope such as JSS), it is quite likely that the manuscript is not suited for this journal. Additionally, one of the journal’s editors can be contacted for advice on the suitability of a particular topic.

Article Categories

Submitted articles normally fall within one of the following five categories.

    Research Article – which contains original results that are directly relevant to software design and implementation;
    Extended conference paper – this would be a research article, but where an early version has already been published as a conference paper; special rules apply for submitting this form of paper (please refer to the Author Guidelines for details).
    Survey paper – which would typically provide a brief introduction to a topic appropriate for the journal and follow that introduction with a critical analysis of work to date on the topic; alternatively, a survey paper can take the form of a timely tutorial on techniques not previously documented in the computing literature.
    Experience report – which might take the form of a (1) case study, or (2) a detailed account of a completed software-system project, or (3) a report on practical experience with tools and methods for development and/or evaluation of software and software systems in both academic and industrial environments.
    Short communication – which can introduce a rapidly developing new topic and provide early results on that topic; it will be given higher priority for publication than a regular article. 

Articles range in length from a Short Communication (up to ten pages) to the length required to give full treatment to a substantial piece of software (exceptionally up to 40 pages).


Software engineers and designers · systems programmers and analysts · computer science educators and students


software implementation, software tools, compilers, run-time systems, systems programming, system software, debugging, programming techniques, algorithms, code generation
Última Actualización Por Dou Sun en 2017-09-23
Special Issues
Special Issue on On Integration of Cloud, IoT and Big Data Analytics
Día de Entrega: 2017-12-30

The modern computing edge has envisaged many technological advances which have impacted the livelihood of human being to society at large. Cloud Computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Big Data Analytics are three major innovative paradigms which have changed the way computing is transforming the organizations. Most of the industry sectors are driven by information technology (IT) and all these sectors whether it is government or manufacturing enterprises, health-care or start-ups, each one of them are finding and visualizing unprecedented opportunities and growth in systems driven by these three technologies. At the level of implementation and deployment, these technologies help in preparing a practical “Software System” where the functional aspects are implemented in real software and demonstrated practically. Often, these systems are applied in public sectors such as utility, facility management, smart city projects including transport, health care and power and water distributions. On the other hand, numerous systems are also envisaged along the lines of social networks driven systems, smart homes, smart buildings, smart vehicles, smart industries where cyber physical systems are automated and managed on the basis of these three important technologies. We invite high quality papers either on the use of Cloud, IoT and Big Data Analytics for solving real world or practical problems or the application and assessment of Cloud, IoT and Big Data Analytics for solving well-known societal problems and issues. We focus on submissions that stress software practice studies, and submissions that share a variety of software system development experiences in different domains. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: - Cloud and IoT Systems/platforms for Big Data and Data analytics such as smart cities, e-commerce and cyber physical systems leading to real innovation. - Systems using Data Classification on IoT environments and mining for next generation IoT networking - Practical Software System study and evolution using Cloud Computing, IoT and Big Data Analytics - Software systems implemented for environmental and cyber physical systems sensing and computing, health care, mobile and personalized data-centered services, social networks analytics etc. - Real-time intelligence and control techniques - IoT architecture, tools and applications for Big Data analytics - Scientific Computing, Data Management and Analytics in Cloud - Software Systems for Enterprise, Government and Society, Cloud-assisted, IoT-based Cyber-Physical Systems, Resilient Infrastructures - Automatic Business Process and Workflow Management in Clouds - Research and Project Experience in Biomedical, Energy and Environment Control, Service Systems in Tourism, Transportation and Urban Planning, Vertical Markets – Telecom, Sensors, Social Networking, Smart Cities, Food and Agriculture. - Case Studies of Cloud, IoT and Big Data usage and value formation
Última Actualización Por Dou Sun en 2017-09-23
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