International Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM)
NEW: SoSyM is celebrating 15 years of successIt is the main goal of SoSyM to serve authors and readers as a venue to disseminate information about successful model development, modeling languages, tools, analysis, transformation and synthesis algorithms, etc. Since its inauguration at the Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems conference (MODELS) 15 years ago, a lot has happened. The links between the MODELS conference and SoSyM remain strong and thus we are celebrating SoSyM's 15th birthday at MODELS in St. Malo. All reviewers, authors and editors are welcome to join us at the celebration. For authors and editors we even have created badges this year. Please ask us to get your badge when you attend the MODELS conference this year.
NEW: SoSyM Journal-First Papers presented at MODELSSoSyM is proud to announce that the MODELS 2015 conference will be hosting the inaugural journal-first paper session for modeling papers. This initiative enables authors of SoSyM articles that have not been presented elsewhere (not even in shorter form) to reach a broader conference audience. At the same time it enriches the conference program with works that may not fit the standard conference format and process. MODELS 2015 will feature three articles that have been selected jointly by the Program Chairs and the Editors in Chief among recent articles. We expect this to happen annually in the future.
Attention: SoSyM is Soliciting Survey Articles
In order to improve SoSyM by addressing community needs, we asked readers and authors to suggest the topics and themes that they would like to see in future issues. Several responses suggested the need for survey/overview articles that address specific areas of software and systems modeling. Therefore, we encourage the submission of survey articles that are of excellent quality (e.g., a systematic literature review of a SoSyM topic area, or a deep overview of a specific area that summarizes past work and synthesizes a future research plan while also identifying open problems).
If you have an idea for a survey paper about a modeling theme, please consider submitting a scientific assessment in the form of an article to SoSyM. Survey articles will still be reviewed according to high-quality standards, but do not need to contain a research experiment that has novel findings. Authors may also contact us before submission and provide a suggested topic area, list of authors, and a short argument that motivates the importance of the area surveyed. Other items that could be included in the correspondence are: why are the proposed authors the appropriate experts to serve as an authority to write such a survey, what comparison and evaluation criteria (e.g., epistemological, empirical, or any analytical form) will be used to categorize or distinguish the contributions made in the area. An outline, as well as an initial list of surveyed papers, tools, or approaches may be included in the correspondence.
Survey papers for SoSyM must be of high quality and within the scope of the journal. A paper can only be accepted if it is excellent in all four of these categories:
Aims And Scope
Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM) is a quarterly international journal (published in English) that focuses on theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the development and application of software and system modeling languages and techniques. The aim of the journal is to publish high-quality works that further understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of modeling languages and techniques, present rigorous analyses of modeling experiences, and introduce scalable modeling techniques and processes that facilitate rigorous, efficient or economical development of software.
The journal is unique in its emphasis on theoretical foundations of modeling languages and techniques, and on rigorous analyses of "real-world" modeling experiences. The balance of theoretical works and works based on in-depth analyses of experiences offers insights to researchers that can inform future investigations into better modeling languages and techniques, and provides modeling practitioners with a deeper understanding of modeling languages and techniques that can lead to more effective application.
The journal targets researchers, practitioners and students who have a vested interest in results generated by high-quality modeling research and by rigorously analyzed modeling experiences. We invite authors to submit papers that discuss and analyze research challenges and experiences pertaining to software and system modeling languages, techniques, tools, practices and other facets. The following are some of the topic areas that are of special interest, but the journal publishes on a wide range of software and systems modeling concerns:
More information can be found at www.sosym.org, which contains recent editorials, as well as information about the submission process for different paper categories (such as regular survey/overview, and special themes).
A complete list of all Reviewers, Special Section Editors, and Theme Issue Editors can be found here.
This information is available under http://www.sosym.org/