Software Engineering Review is interested in well-defined theoretical results and empirical studies that have potential impact on the construction, analysis, or management of software. The scope of this Transactions ranges from the mechanisms through the development of principles to the application of those principles to specific environments.
Aims and Scope
The Journal of “Software Engineering Review” is an archival journal that publishes high quality, state-of-the-art research and practice papers dealing with the conception, development, testing, management, quality, maintenance, and evolution of software, systems, and services, as well as the continuous improvement of processes and capabilities surrounding them. We will continue to cover the traditional topics related to software maintenance and evolution as well as software process improvement and practice. At the same time, the concept behind the journal has evolved into a unified vision that recognizes the fundamental changes and transformations that are occurring in the fields of software and systems engineering and the need for us to adapt by broadening the topics that we address and the research methods that are used coupled with the perspectives that are utilized.
Software Engineering Review publishes articles, book reviews, code snippets, and software reviews on applied software topics and algorithms. The content is freely available online. For both articles and code snippets, the source code is published with the paper. Application software is the key link between application methods and their practical application. The software that makes this connection is the province of the magazine and can be implemented, for example, as large-scale computing tools, database technology, computer computers, distributed systems, the World Wide Web, reproducible research, archiving and documentation, and embedded systems. We are trying to present studies that demonstrate the joint development of computational and applied methods and techniques.
Fundamental changes are occurring in the variety, scale and scope of software, systems and services that are being developed from new web and mobile computing to battle theatre technologies and everything in between.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
- How software, systems and enabled services are conceived, justified, created, managed, maintained and evolved over time
- How new underlying technologies (which are constantly changing) can be elegantly integrated and dealt with as systems evolve over time
- How new platforms and architectures are developed, tested, modified, and evolved to create the variety of applications needed now, and in the future
- How new processes and tools can be utilised in all phases of the development lifecycle (from system concept to test) in order to conceive, justify, create, modify and evolve these new technologies, platforms, systems and services
- How high-level representations of existing software, systems and services can be reverse engineered and used to support maintenance and evolution
- How people issues regarding cross disciplinary or geographically dispersed virtual teams can be addressed
- How the skill sets needed to participate and manage these projects will be developed
- How globally dispersed projects should be managed
- How new models of collaboration and participation will be deployed and managed
- What models will be used to estimate costs and predict performance of projects and process changes
- The technical, schedule, budgetary and other risks associated with developing and evolving new systems and how they will be managed
- How to improve organisational capability and maturity
- How maturity assessments and evaluations can contribute to organisations
- How to continuously improve processes associated with software, systems and services
- The new business models that are needed for the software, systems, and services
- What the performance impact of process changes will be
- How process change efforts impacting systems and services will be managed and organised
- How justification, sourcing and technical development decisions will be made as software and systems evolve from products to services, or more likely a combination of both, along with tiered levels of service based on a “pay as you go” and “value in use” business models
- How the impacts of agile development and management of new software, systems and services will impact
- systems, services and organisations
The journal publishes research papers, empirical studies and state-of-the-art surveys. Occasionally, we publish special issues on topics of particular interest; proposals for such issues are welcome.