Call for Papers on Software Reuse and Product Lines
a special issue published by Information and Software Technology, Elsevier

in cooperation with the International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR’12) and
the International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC’2011)




The most efficient way of creating software is not to develop it, but rather to reuse existing software. This has been recognized already for quite some time in the area of software reuse. Over time a large range of different approaches to software reuse have been developed. Among them:

·         Domain-Specific Languages

·         Generation-based approaches

·         Libraries and frameworks

·         Pattern-based approaches

·         ..

Meanwhile product line engineering has been established as one of the most successful areas of software reuse by promoting a comprehensive and systematic way of developing software for reuse.

Topics of Interest

In this special issue we want to collect the state of the art of the software reuse field, with a specific focus on software product line engineering. However, any paper providing a significant contribution to improving software development by reusing artifacts and knowledge relevant to software development (including, but not limited to code) is eligible.

Guest Editors

Eduardo Santana de Almeida, Federal University of Bahia and RiSE,Brazil

Tomoji Kishi, Waseda University, Japan

Klaus Schmid, University Hildesheim, Germany

Contact: for further information 

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 24 October 2011

Date of notification to authors (first round): 15 January 2012

Proposed date of publication: Tentatively Summer 2012

Submission Guidelines

Papers can be entered through open submission or as recommended papers from one of the cooperating conferences.

Papers should be prepared according to the author guidelines provided by Elsevier:

Paper should be submitted through the Elsevier Electronic Submission System at Authors should provide the note “Special Issue of Software Reuse and Product Lines” in the comment field for type of article to clarify that the  submission is intended for this special issue.

Note that papers that are derived in any form from previous work must clearly demonstrate significant added contribution over previous work.