Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Structure, Dynamics, and Applications of Complex Networks in Software Engineering


Publishing date
01 May 2020
Status
Published
Submission deadline
10 Jan 2020

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China

2Oakland University, Rochester, USA


Structure, Dynamics, and Applications of Complex Networks in Software Engineering

Description

Large-scale software projects are interesting examples of human-made complex systems. The complexity of these systems can be reflected both in their structures and in their development processes. Due to the wide adoption of open source practices using online infrastructures, both the software development process and the final software structure can be traced in an easy way. Thus, a large-scale data set about software projects can be obtained, making an in-depth study of software projects possible.

During the last decade, complex networks have been widely applied to analyze the topological structure and dynamics of software projects. Many shared physics-like laws of such software projects—such as scale-free, small-world, and fractal properties—have been revealed.

The objective of this Special Issue is to provide a comprehensive collection of cutting edge research work on the application of complex network theory, and techniques to explore software projects. Original research articles presenting novel in-depth fundamental research are welcomed, along with review articles discussing the current state of the art.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analysis of software architectures from a complex network perspective
  • Models for the growth and evolution of software structures
  • Analysis of developer-user relations in open source software communities
  • Analysis of bug dependency networks
  • Network-based software metrics and their use to assist developers
  • Network-based prediction of software quality or process problems (e.g., software defects, modularity, stability, etc.)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6734248
  • - Editorial

Structure, Dynamics, and Applications of Complex Networks in Software Engineering

Weifeng Pan | Hua Ming | Chunlai Chai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 4960439
  • - Research Article

Automating Mashup Service Recommendation via Semantic and Structural Features

Wei Xiong | Zhao Wu | ... | Bo Hang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5102897
  • - Research Article

High-Dimensional Hybrid Data Reduction for Effective Bug Triage

Xin Ge | Shengjie Zheng | ... | Hui Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3748383
  • - Research Article

Hierarchical Aggregation for Reputation Feedback of Services Networks

Rong Yang | Dianhua Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5346498
  • - Review Article

Modeling Software Systems as Complex Networks: Analysis and Their Applications

Hao Li | Tian Wang | ... | Jiale Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 4984375
  • - Research Article

HyOASAM: A Hybrid Open API Selection Approach for Mashup Development

Bo Jiang | Pengxiang Liu | ... | Yezhi Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8278743
  • - Research Article

An Edge-Based Smoothed Finite Element for Free Vibration Analysis of Functionally Graded Porous (FGP) Plates on Elastic Foundation Taking into Mass (EFTIM)

Trung Thanh Tran | Quoc-Hoa Pham | Trung Nguyen-Thoi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9232561
  • - Research Article

PTS-FNN-Based Health Prediction Method for Flexible Photoelectric Film Material Processing Equipment

Yaohua Deng | Kexing Yao | ... | Xiali Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6038619
  • - Research Article

An Approach to Semantic and Structural Features Learning for Software Defect Prediction

Shi Meilong | Peng He | ... | Cheng Zeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5670215
  • - Research Article

Leverage Label and Word Embedding for Semantic Sparse Web Service Discovery

Chengai Sun | Liangyu Lv | ... | Lantian Guo
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