CS bugSoftware Engineering for Computational Science and Engineering


Submissions due: 16 September 2013
Estimated Publication date: May/June 2014

Despite its importance, Computational Science & Engineering has historically attracted little attention from the software engineering (SE) community. Indeed, the development of CSE software differs significantly from the development of business information systems, from which many of the SE best practices, tools, and techniques have been drawn.

This special issue seeks to identify and understand some of the unique aspects of software development for CSE applications, falling into these categories:

  • Scientific or engineering software applications — where the focus is on solving scientific or engineering problems. These applications range from large, parallel models and simulations of the physical world — typically utilizing high performance computing systems — to smaller scale simulations developed by a single scientist or engineer on a desktop machine.
  • Applications that support scientific endeavors. Such applications include, but are not limited to, systems for managing and/or manipulation large amounts of data and systems that provide infrastructure for scientific or engineering applications.

We encourage submissions from members of both the SE and the CSE communities. Papers should address issues including, but not limited to:

  • Case studies of software development processes used in CSE applications.
  • Measures of software development productivity appropriate to CSE applications.
  • Lessons learned from the development of CSE applications.
  • Software engineering metrics and tool support for CSE applications.
  • The use of empirical studies to better understand the environment, tools, languages, and processes used in CSE application development and how they might be improved.
  • Verification and validation techniques specifically targeted for CSE applications.
  • Software Engineering education in the CSE domain.


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Submission Guidelines

Authors are asked to submit high-quality original work that has neither appeared in nor is under consideration by other journals. All submissions will be peer-reviewed following standard journal practices. Manuscripts based on previously published conference papers must be extended substantially to include at least 30 percent new material. Manuscripts should be written in the active voice, should be no longer than 6,000 words (counting each standard figure and table as 250 words), and should follow the style and presentation guidelines of CiSE (see www.computer.org/cise/author for details).

Please submit your article using the online manuscript submission service at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cs-ieee. When uploading your article, select the appropriate special-issue title under the category "Manuscript Type." Also include complete contact information for all authors. If you have any questions about submitting your article, contact the peer review coordinator at cise@computer.org.