IEEE publishes focuses on themes of interest to its readers. The themes are derived from meetings with the Advisory Board or are proposed by readers or prospective special-issue editors. The editor in chief (EIC) decides whether to accept or reject a proposal after consultation with the members of the Editorial and Advisory Boards. Your topic should reflect the magazine's mission of building the community of leading software practitioners. We would be happy to show you a complete proposal that was eventually accepted.

These guidelines apply to all special-issue submissions. Contact our publications coordinator for additional information.

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