Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Internetware: Research Progress and Current Trend”

Published: 2017-05-04 PageView: 516


The Internet is playing an increasingly essential role in connecting the cyber, physical, and social worlds. Due to its open, dynamic, constantly changing nature, the Internet computing environment exhibits characteristics that call for new software development technologies, reflecting the pattern of ever-evolving paradigms. Software on the Internet differs from traditional software in terms of its form, structure, and behavior. Consequently, software applications (including software entities and their interactions) for Internet computing should be autonomous, cooperative, situational, evolvable, emergent, and trustworthy. Chinese researchers have proposed Internetware, a software paradigm that provides a set of technologies for developing applications to meet computing requirements in the Internet environment. Internetware software entities can sense dynamic changes in the running environment and continuously adapt to these changes through structural and behavioral evolution. Also, Internetware must be ready to support software systems that will only continue to grow in scale and complexity in this space.

Along this line, computing devices, society, and physical objects will soon be seamlessly integrated together, and software systems will orchestrate information, processes, decisions, and interactions in the Internet-based environment. Developers should extend Internetware to cope with the complex, software-intensive cyberspace resulting from the connections and collaborations between telecom, mobile, sensor, and other ad hoc networks.

Topic of Interests

This special issue aims to provide a forum for researchers and professionals from multiple disciplines and fields to disseminate their new ideas and research results, which reflect the research progress and current trend of Internetware. We are soliciting original and unpublished high-quality research papers on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Novel Software Paradigm for Internetware
  • Crowd-based Methods, Techniques and Tools for Internetware
  • Software Ecosystem Practices and Experiences
  • Software Engineering for/with Big data
  • Software Development based on Open Source Community and Big Code
  • Software Construction and Runtime Management in Mobile Cloud
  • Self-Adaptive and Self-Evolving Software Systems
  • Software-Defined Human Cyber Physical Systems


This special issue features a close collaboration with the the 9th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Internetware (Internetware 2017, http://www.se.fudan.edu.cn/events/Internetware2017). Authors of papers accepted by the conference will be invited to extend their paper for this special issue. Direct submissions to this special issue are also allowed but prospective authors are highly recommended to first submit their papers to the conference.

Prospective authors should prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the format requirement for Science China Information Sciences according to the instructions given at the homepage of the journal (http://info.SciChina.com), and submit the PDF version of each completed manuscript through the manuscript submission site of the journal (http://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/scis) according to the instructions given at http://engine.scichina.com/publisher/scp/journal/SCIS?slug=Author%20Center. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two reviewers in the peer review system of the journal.

Important Dates

Internetware 2017 Conference Submission Due: June 20, 2017

Internetware 2017 Conference Acceptance Notification: July 20, 2017

Special Issue Manuscript Due: November 15, 2017

Acceptance Notification: January 15, 2018

Final Manuscript Due: March 1, 2018

Anticipated Publication Date: May 1, 2018

Guest Editors

Zhi Jin, Peking University, China

Xin Peng, Fudan University, China

Andrian Marcus, The University of Texas at Dallas

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