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QUORS: The 12th IEEE International Workshop on Quality Oriented Reuse of Software

Call for Papers
Software reuse has been one of the most effective paradigms for building software systems and applications for decades. Recently, the rapid and fundamental advances in computing technologies have been driving the role and scope of software systems to new levels. A number of new types of software systems are emerging, among which microservice based systems, smart/pervasive computing, cloud computing and big data applications are eminent examples. The advent of these emerging systems has raised the level of software reuse to services, large-scale components or agglomeration of components in more challenging context which is pervasive, service-oriented, AI-driven and trustworthy. Systematic and large-scale reuse of reusable assets at multiple development levels is improving the efficiency of software development activities significantly in terms of cost and time.

However, previous research in software reuse mainly focused on the functional aspect of a system, tended to ignore or treat the quality aspects trivially. Modern computing models tend to be globally distributed, ubiquitous, highly secure, intelligent and dynamically adaptive. These systems, such as smart/pervasive systems, cloud services, microservice-based systems and big data applications, have imposed more rigorous quality requirements on software reuse technologies. Today in the ìsmart IoT eraî, it becomes a great challenge to meet the new requirements of emerging software systems and meanwhile enjoy the benefits of substantial software reuse.

Recently, the research community and industry have been aware of the above weakness and much work has been ongoing. In this workshop we wish to bring together researchers and practitioners to share latest research results, advances and practical experiences under the banner of ìQuality Oriented Reuse of Software for Emerging Software Systems in IoT and Cloud Eraî. The workshop will act as a forum for active discussion, idea stimulation and communication.

Theme and Scope of the Workshop
The workshop will bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry for advancing the methodology and technology of software reuse which emphasizes meeting strict quality requirements, such as dependability, agility, security and performance, particularly in the context of emerging types of software systems. The workshop seeks new approaches, system architectures and tools that facilitate the quality aspects of software reuse technologies.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

*  Cloud computing services: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS;
*  Quality of clouds services;
*  Pervasive or ubiquitous systems;
*  Trustworthiness and security models
*  Trustworthy software reuse methods;
*  Dependable component-based systems;
*  Software product lines;
*  Quality aspects of design patterns;
*  Software evolution;
*  Software quality metrics and testing;
*  Model-driven software engineering;
*  Component and service repository;
*  Service Oriented Systems (SOA);
*  COTS product reuse;
*  Reuse in safety critical systems;
*  Reuse in service and component based Enterprise Systems;
*  Reuse in embedded software systems;
*  Open source software reuse;
*  Microservices and reuse;
*  AI and smart systems;
*  Architecture and models for Big Data applications;
*  Architecture and models for IoT applications;
*  Reuse in the context of processes (process lines);
*  Case studies and experience reports.

Paper Submission Site

Please visit Information for Authors and Important Dates for paper formatting instructions, templates, and deadlines.

QUORS Workshop Organizers

Xiaodong Liu, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Email: x.liu@napier.ac.uk

Hongji Yang, Bath Spa University, UK
Email: h.yang@bathspa.ac.uk

QUORS Program Committee

David Bell, Brunel University, UK
Santi Caballe, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Laizhong Cui, Shenzhen University, China
Qing Duan, Yunnan University, China
Marcelo Fantinato, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jo„o M. Fernandes, University of do Minho, Portugal
Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Pooyan Jamshidi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
George Kakarontzas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Soo Dong Kim, Soongsil University, Korea
Hua Li, Inner Mongolia University, China
Jingyue Li, DNV Research & Innovation, Norway
Xiaodong Liu, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Qi Liu, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Richard Millham, University of Bahamas/ Durban University of Technology, Bahamas
Pornsiri Muenchaisri, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Salah Sadou, University of South Brittany, France
Francois Siewe, De Montfort University, UK
Guifa Teng, Hebei Agriculture University, China
Emiliano Tramontana, Universit`a di Catania, Italy
Hongwei Wang, Portsmount University, UK
Huaiguang Wu, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, China
Hongji Yang, Bath Spa University, UK
Kevin Yang, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Wei Zheng, Northwest Polytechnic University, China