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Optimization Methods for Software Engineering

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Our lives are more dependent on software like never before. Software is, undoubtedly, the engine behind all businesses and industries around the world today. Our reliance on software is showing no signs of slowdown. Both industries and users are asking for further capabilities driven by software. This growth in demand has led to software part becoming larger, more data intensive, and potentially more complex. Such a situation has created immense research opportunities to optimize several aspects of software development, as companies look to develop and deploy software faster and cheaper. Much of this optimization has to do with transforming several software engineering problems from having a human-based solution towards a machine-based solution. Within the body of search-based software engineering (SBSE), many researchers tried to formulate and solve software engineering problems using the concepts of optimization methods. This special issue intended to cover a wide range of research efforts in this direction. The issue is more related to the practice and experience of using optimization methods in different software engineering spectrum, ranging from a theoretical formulation of the problems to the applications and empirical studies.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Requirements engineering
  • Debugging and maintenance
  • Software development
  • Software testing
  • Software architecture
  • Software design
  • Mutation testing
  • Unit testing
  • Project management
  • Risk management

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 1 June 2018
Publication DateOctober 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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