Information about the Industry Voice Column
Modeling is an essential part of modern software and systems development processes. It is used in a variety of ways including informal design sketches, the basis of system analysis such as security and safety, and as a basis for industrializing software production from models.
The science of software and systems modeling has been developed from the earliest days of software engineering when it was realized that abstraction is a fundamental tool for system design. Modeling research has matured through the development of many well-defined theories and notations, and is well served in terms of prominent conferences and journals including the Journal of Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM).
The application of modeling within industry is now widespread and has developed through the application of research results and as a result of standardization efforts, most notably the UML notation. Industrial model based development promises a great deal in terms of the increase of system quality while at the same time reducing the cost of system development. However, many challenges remain to be addressed by the research community.
The SoSyM Industry Voice aims to provide a regular update on the application and challenges of model-based approaches to system development in industry. It provides researchers with a valuable resource of information about modeling success stories, standardization updates, and specific technology requirements that can be used to scope the research agenda. It is a regular SoSyM column (approx. 2-5 pages). The column solicits contributions in the following areas:
The quality of an IV article will be reviewed against the following criteria:
Instructions to Authors
The SoSyM Industry Voice column aims to provide a high quality and timely mechanism for modeling issues of industrial relevance to be brought to the attention of the SoSyM community. Authors are invited to submit short articles (approx. 2-5 pages) that address issues of relevance to industry and which fall into one of the broad areas listed above.
Submissions must not be simultaneously submitted in the same form to other journals or conferences. The style of submissions may be in the form of overviews, tutorials, or opinions. Submission reviews will be undertaken by members of the SoSyM Editorial Board against the criteria of industrial relevance, timeliness, scope, and accessibility.
Prepare your submission with Word or LaTeX using Word and LaTeX templates. Use font Times New Roman with a font size no smaller than 11 pt and with 1.5 line spacing. Formats should be one of the following:
Submit your work online using Manuscript Central:
The Industry Voice Column aims to achieve a delay of no longer than 6 months from final submission to on-line publication. If you have any questions about the Industry Voice Column, please contact the editors.
Contact Information of the Industry Voice Editors (IVE)
Roel J. Wieringa