Call for Papers

 

A Special Issue on “Emerging Synergies of Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering”

International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

 

http://zimmer.csufresno.edu/~shliu/IJSEKE/

 

Theme:

As software engineering is requested to answer dynamic, automated, adaptive, optimal and/or large-scale demands, other computer science disciplines come to play. Artificial Intelligence is one of them that may bring software engineering into further height. Conversely, software engineering techniques also play an important role to alleviate development cost and time of AI techniques as well as assist in introducing new AI techniques. Such mutually beneficial characteristics have appeared in the past few decades and still evolved due to new challenges. Several exemplified challenges include, but not limited to, how machine learning addresses software optimization problems derived from new software approaches (e.g., model-driven engineering, service-oriented computing, and cloud computing); and conversely how these new software approaches may help develop artificial intelligence-related software environments.

 

A special issue on Emerging Synergies of
Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering of the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering will devote to the latest innovative “synergistic” AI and software engineering techniques/practices to the aforementioned challenges. Namely, we are interested in new and novel AI solutions to software engineering challenges, software engineering practices to answer AI obstacles, and techniques that could benefit these realms bi-directionally.

 

The special issue seeks high-quality original and unpublished papers in the following topics including but not limited to these topics:

•           AI techniques for optimization, transformation, and configuration management

•           AI techniques for software reuse, evolution, maintenance and refactoring

•           AI techniques for ontology and other semantic aspects in software engineering

•           AI techniques for business process management and business rules

•           AI techniques for reverse engineering and program understanding

•           AI techniques for aspect mining and pattern mining

•           AI techniques for testing and quality assurance

•           AI techniques for performance engineering (e.g., performance approximation, monitoring, and adaptation)

•           AI techniques for software specification, design, integration and requirement engineering

•           AI techniques for software analysis and validation

•           AI techniques for cost analysis and risk assessment in software projects

•           Agent-based software engineering

•           Visual modeling and model-driven development for AI techniques

•           Domain modeling and software language engineering (e.g., domain-specific languages) for AI techniques

•           Service-oriented computing and Cloud computing for AI-based techniques/software

•           Object-oriented and aspect-oriented frameworks to implement and evaluate AI techniques

•           Formal methods for AI techniques

•           Rapid prototyping and scripting for AI techniques

•           Software for knowledge acquisition and representation

•           Software metrics applied to AI techniques

•           Search engines in AI

•           User interfaces for AI techniques

 

AI techniques of interest include (but are not limited to):

•           Machine Learning (unsupervised and supervised learning), Evolutionary Algorithms (e.g. GA, GP, ES), Swarm Intelligence, Simulated Annealing, Tabu Search, Probabilistic Reasoning, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Petri Nets, Data Mining, Game Theory, Time Series Analysis, Logic and reasoning, Knowledge representation, AI planning, among others.

 

Important Dates:

Paper submission due (extended to): February 28, 2011

Notification due: June 1, 2011

Revised paper submission due: August 15, 2011

Final notification: September 30, 2011

Camera-version due: October 15, 2011
Tentative publication date: February, 2012

[NEW] Paper Preparation and Submission Guidelines: Instead of using Editorial Manager (for regular IJSEKE submissions), the special issue's paper submission page is available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aise11. Template and instructions of preparation of manuscripts are available at http://www.worldscinet.com/ijseke/mkt/guidelines.shtml. Manuscripts using correct template should be no longer than 20 pages. For more information, please contact the guest editors:

·        Shih-Hsi “Alex” Liu, California State University, Fresno, USA (shliu (at) csufresno (dot) edu)

·        Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia (marjan (dot) mernik (at) uni-mb (dot) si)

·        Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA (jxs (at) cs (dot) umb (dot) edu)