Extended Deadline: Special issue on Software Evolution, Adaptability and Maintenance

by Lionel Seinturier, March 15, 2011

Special issue in Elsevier Science of Computer Programming


<< Extended deadline for submission: April 11, 2011 >>

Successful software systems are long-lived systems that are able to keep
up with the pace of rapidly changing requirements, technological
infrastructures, business processes, legislation, and so on. The
research domains of software evolution, adaptability and maintenance
focus on techniques and principles that let software engineers adapt
software systems to meet such new and changing requirements. This
Elsevier Science of Computer Programming special issue intends to gather
high-quality submissions on novel and original research, experience
reports and empirical studies in the aforementioned domains.

The special issue originates from the 9th Belgian-Netherlands Software
Evolution Seminar (BENEVOL), a successful series of seminars bringing
together researchers from Belgium, The Netherlands and neighboring
countries to identify and discuss important principles, problems,
techniques and results related to software evolution research and practice.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

- Dynamic adaptation, composition and reconfiguration of software and
- Embedded, adaptive and context-aware systems;
- Foundations & paradigms: formal languages, semantics and theories for
software adaptation and maintenance;
- Empirical studies in maintenance: empirical results, case studies,
experimentation design, measurement, quality models for evolvability;
- Tool support for software evolution: tools to assist the evolution
process, tools to ensure or to verify quality of the evolution process
or of the evolving artifacts;
- Data-intensive systems evolution: data evolution, reengineering
data-intensive systems and databases;
- Process-intensive systems evolution: process evolution, reengineering
process-oriented systems;
- Model-driven software evolution: models transformation, evolution and
co-evolution of models, verification and validation of evolving models,
quality of models and model transformations, modeling evolution,
- Software evolution for emerging paradigms: Model-Driven,
Aspect-Oriented, Service-Oriented, Open Source, Software Product Lines;
- Managerial aspects and process models for software evolution: software
re-engineering and quality improvement, inconsistency management and
- Software analysis and visualization techniques to support software
evolution: static and dynamic analysis, change propagation, metrics;
- Data and process analysis techniques to support software evolution:
data and process analysis, data and process mining.

Submission Guidelines
Papers should be formatted according to the Elsevier Science of Computer
Programming guidelines, which you can find at:


Please take into account that:

- there is a limit of 30 pages
- any submission to this special issue should contain novel and not
published elsewhere material

- when preparing your manuscript with Latex, please use elsarticle.cls
and use the preprint option (more details can be found at
- a newer version of the elsarticle.cls can be found at
http://support.river-valley.com/wiki/index.php?title=Elsarticle.cls, it
is supposed to solve a number of issues (thanks Pieter van der Spek.)

Submissions details
Submission must occur electronically via:


You must select "Special Issue: BENEVOL2010" when you reach the "Article
Type" step in the submission process, otherwise your submission will not
be correctly identified for the special issue.

Important dates

- Submission deadline: April 11, 2011
- Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2011

Guest Editors
- Lionel Seinturier, University of Lille, France
- Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands