[hpc-announce] CFP - SPE's 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee) SI - Software Systems and Innovations Journey from 1970-2020

Rajkumar Buyya rbuyya at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Aug 27 20:41:49 CDT 2020

               Software: Practice and Experience

          50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee) Celebration
                    Special Issue on:
      Software Systems and Innovations Journey from 1970-2020




                       Call for Papers:

The first issue of "Software: Practice and Experience", published in 
1971, reported on applications that could be described in a few thousand 
lines of code; today, software systems are among the most complex 
entities produced by humans. This growth has spawned new development 
methodologies and exposed serious systemic weaknesses.

Over the last 50 years, our most pressing problems have moved from the 
seven development issues that David Barron focused on in his inaugural 
editorial to issues brought about by the scope and ubiquity of our 
current applications: Software systems must now be resistant to attack 
by malicious agents, and must operate successfully with improper inputs. 
  Cyber-physical systems must avoid entering states that would damage 
equipment or harm people.  Applications built as a collection of 
cooperating processes must be able to deliver results in a timely 
manner, even when the number of simultaneous users fluctuates 
significantly.  Whether or not these issues can be dealt with by current 
design methodology is an open question.  Regardless of the answer, 
however, Barron's vision for the journal as a venue for authors to 
present their work in a form that will be useful to others remains valid 
as we move into the next 50 years.

We invite high quality papers that discuss the development of new ideas, 
models, paradigms, and systems evolution appropriate to the challenges 
facing the field today.  Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
   * Threat models for software systems
   * Performance improvement in distributed systems
   * Scalability of software
   * User interface design
   * Workflow management
   * Application Programming Models and Environments
   * Advances in systems software powering embedded devices to
     large-scale computing environments
   * Internet-driven Innovative Applications

Important Dates:

Submissions Due: October 31, 2020 * (early submission is
                  highly encouraged)
Notification: Nov 30, 2020
Revision Due: Dec. 15, 2020
Publication Date: 1st issue of 2021 (expected).

Special Issue Paper Submission:

This special issue seeks submission of papers that present “Software 
Systems and Innovations Journey from 1970-2020”. All submissions 
including invited papers go under regular peer review process. Priority 
will be given to papers that present new and original works for the 
"first" time in SPE. Submission of "extended versions" of already 
published works (e.g., conference papers) is not encouraged unless they 
contain a significant number of "new and original" ideas/contributions 
along with more than 50% brand "new" material. If you are submitting an 
extended version, you must submit a cover letter/document detailing (1) 
the "Summary of Differences" between the SPE paper and the earlier 
paper, (2) a clear list of "new and original" ideas/contributions in the 
SPE paper (identifying sections where they are presented), and (3) 
confirming the percentage of new material. Otherwise, the submission 
will be "desk" rejected without being reviewed.
While submitting paper to this issue, please select “SPE-SI-50Years 
Software Systems and Innovations” in the submission system.

Guest Editors:

Dr. William M Waite (Lead Editor)
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Email: william.waite at Colorado.EDU

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor
Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory,
School of Computing and Information Systems
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Email: rbuyya at unimelb.edu.au

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