IEEE Software - Call for Articles: SW Development for Embedded Systems

Started by Chris June 16, 2008

*  Call for
Articles                                                     *
*  IEEE Software
*  Software Development for Embedded Systems        *
*  Publication date:    May/June 2009                         *
*  Submission deadline: 01 November 2008
*  http://www.computer.org/software/cfp3.htm             *

*** Overview ***

IEEE Software seeks submissions for a special issue on embedded
software. The focus is on proven
engineering concepts and experiences for embedded software
engineering. We look to the entire life
cycle - from concept and development activities to evolution and
maintenance. The scope covers
embedded systems from different industry domains, such as medical,
transportation, automotive,
robotics and automation. Of specific interest is how best practices
and methods from the enterprise
and desktop domain can be transferred into the embedded domain.

All information summarizing IEEE Software as well as the Call for
Papers and editorial guidelines can
be found at the CFP http://www.computer.org/software/cfp3.htm
and the IEEE Software editorial homepage http://www.computer.org/software

*** Topics of interest ***

- Design methods (so-called DFX) for embedded software
- Domain-specific languages for embedded systems, including hardware-
related issues
- Modeling practices to connect requirements, design, code,
integration and system test
- Experiences with state of the practice in modeling, design,
verification, and validation
- Communication protocols and middleware for embedded systems
- Open Source and open platforms in embedded devices
- Modeling of quality attributes, for instance where safety meets
- Concepts for maintenance, robustness and remote diagnosable embedded
system architectures
- Schemes for remote software maintenance, especially for testability
and maintenance under
semi-commercial conditions
- The trade-off between resource utilization and innovative software
technology (Composition, COTS,
platforms, product line engineering)
- Making verification economically and from the technology point of
view feasible

*** Submissions ***

Submissions should have a practical orientation and be written in a
style accessible to practitioners.
Overly complex, purely research-based, or theoretical articles are not
Manuscripts must not exceed 5,400 words including figures and tables,
which count for 200 words each.
Submissions in excess of these limits may be rejected without
refereeing. Articles within the theme's
scope will be peer-reviewed and are subject to editing for magazine
style, clarity, organization, and
space. We reserve the right to edit the title of all submissions.

*** Further information ***

For more information, contact either Guest Editor:
Christof Ebert
Managing director, Vector Consulting Services
J=FCrgen Salecker
Competence field manager for embedded systems, Siemens
For author guidelines please also check http://www.computer.org/software/aut=