Mission, Aims and Scope
The International Journal of Soft Computing, Simulation and Software Engineering (IJSCSSE)is a peer-reviewed, free and open-access journal dedicated to the timely publication of previously unpublished research articles, surveys, tutorials, and technical notes on all aspects of the interplay of Soft Computing, Simulation and Software Engineering.
The Online Journal
The online journal will be posted here. Under Construction You can, however, already check out the logo and header (ver 1.01).
Many research have focused on the interplay of soft computing, simulation and software engineering. Recent research results proved that soft computing and simulation could be integrated effectively into software engineering. The potential for this integration holds promise. It might not always be an easy partnership, and succeeding will depend on a fruitful interchange of expertise between the three research communities.
According to Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh "Soft computing is likely to play an increasingly important role in many application areas, including software engineering. The role model for soft computing is the human mind."
On one hand, soft computing as a hybrid methodology aspires to serve as a focal where the latest results in fuzzy logic (FL), evolutionary algorithms (EAs), neural networks (NNs) and machine learning (ML), probalistic reasoning(PR) and part of chao theory (CT) are integrated or rather fuzzed together in novel ways in order to transcend the intrinsic limitations of a single discipline, in order to develop intelligent hybrid adaptive systems (neuro-fuzzy, fuzzy-genetic, neuro-genetic, neuro-chaotic and neuro-fuzzy-genetic) that have the ability to learn and improve their behaviour through contact with their dynamic imprecise, random and/or uncertain environments, such systems are “good” candidates to tackle successfully the building of effective software tools for a large class of complex large-scale real-world problems of automated decision making, classification, clustering, diagnosis, scheduling, planning, imagery, control, pattern recognition, vision engineering, computational linguistics, information modeling, information retrieval, data analysis and data mining as well as for resolving hard problems of the ever open agenda of software engineering such as software maintenance, evolution, stability, adaptability, quality, reliability, portability, effort and cost prediction and understanding, software measurement, software metrics, software testing, validation and verification, software requirement specification, software design, software reuse, software project management and s.o.
On the other hand, computer simulation is being acknowledged as the “third leg” of scientific discovery and analysis, along with theory and experimentation. Simulation technology aims at building the “software digital factory.” Furthermore it could provide a “good” candidate methodology for the conception and automatic learning of soft computing systems as well as for engineering and automatic construction of complex large scale software systems.
The intent of this journal is to nurture the spirit of cooperation and strive to improve the quality of life in this global village through the sharing and dissemination of research results and excellent original papers on hybrid soft computing research and education dealing with next-generation intelligent hybrid Soft Computing systems for Modeling, Simulation, Simulation-based and Data-driven Software Engineering, Web-centric Computing, E-learning, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Control and Virtual Reality Systems at the service and for the benefits of the humankind. The journal targets and focuses on contributions to the practice of soft computing, simulation, and soft engineering through the application of sound integration theories and methodologies; it aims at finding a balanced mix of theory and practice of integration issues and as such part will be also dedicated to the study of the impact of soft computing on new software and simulation technologies.
The fields of soft computing, simulation, and soft engineering in general are making separately significant progress; integration parts of them (soft computing & simulation, simulation and software engineering, soft computing & software engineering, soft computing & simulation & software engineering) will be reflected in this journal. Ideally, the journal will be able to attract top-level and forefront research and meaningful contributions on an inter-disciplinary basis, focusing on contributions to the practice of those integration issues through the application of sound theory. The journal should demonstrate a sustained body of work in integration theory and practice. The themes center on novel fusion issues in connection with soft computing, simulation, simulation-based software engineering, data-driven software engineering, software project management, requirement engineering, test, validation and verification, Web-centric computing, E-learning, virtual reality systems, and especially their interplays and synergies.
More specifically, this journal aims to address issues regarding the interplays and synergies between soft computing, simulation and software engineering; it will be the target for the research work of soft computing practitioners, simulationists, and software practitioners alike. It promotes too the cross-fertilisation of ideas between such methodologies, fields and/or disciplines. Such issues remain uncovered by existent international journals because three different communities are working separately on each field and each community has its own special journals. Indeed it is an attempt to bridge the gap between the three communities. The journal mission is to build the international hybrid collaborative community of leading and future soft computing, simulationists and software researchers and practitioners.
We are grateful to a number of people without whom we would not have been able to put this journal together. They include our Journal editorial board and reviewers for making it possible. Last, but not least, we are indebted to the staff of EUROSIS for making this journal a reality
These topics will include but are not limited to the following:
The editorial board is now being selected
Honorary Editor in Chief
Lotfi Asker Zadeh
At most 4
Editor in Chief
At most 2
At most 7