Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS)

Special Issue: Software Components, Architectures and Reuse



The aim of this special issue is to report the state of research and practice on the theme of software components, architectures, and reuse.

It will cover all topics related to software components, architectures, and reuse including, but not limited to:

  • Component-based Software Engineering: specification, verification, testing, evolution, certification, and quality, of components of component-based systems
  • Software Architecture: architecture recovery; architecture description languages; software architecture evaluation; service-oriented architectures
  • Software Reuse: technical and non-technical issues
  • Software Product Lines, Dynamic PL, Service-Oriented PL
  • Model-driven Development
  • Service-based Development
  • Aspect-based Development
  • Design Patterns
  • Software Modularity
  • Variability Management
  • Generative Programming and Domain-Specific Languages
  • Tool support for software components, architectures, and reuse
  • Case studies and experience reports related to software components, architectures, and reuse
  • Experimental Studies related to software components, architectures, and reuse



This call for papers is open to all potential authors worldwide. In addition, this Special Issue will include extended submissions of selected papers of the Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse, editions of 2012 and 2013 ( and

We solicit high-quality papers on these themes and topics to appear in this special issue.

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process. Reviewers for this Special Issue will be composed of active researchers in the area of software components, architectures, and reuse, in particular drawn from and Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Papers wil be selected based on originality, quality, soundness and relevance. All contributions must be original, written in English, not published, accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Of particular importance, each paper must clearly position its contribution to the state-of-the-art and how it relates to previous publications of J.UCS Special Issues in the area of software components, architectures and reuse:

The recommended length of a paper is of max. 20 to 25 pages. The submissions should follow J.UCS formatting guidelines. For more details see the "JUCS Style Guide for Authors" at

Paper submissions will be made electronically via the JEMS portal.

Any questions about this special issue should be sent to the guest editors.

The Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS) is a high-quality electronic publication that deals with all aspects of computer science. J.UCS has been appearing monthly since 1995 and is thus one of the oldest electronic journals with uninterrupted publication since its foundation. A more detailed description of J.UCS can be found at



Submission deadline:

  • Paper registration: July 21, 2013 July 26, 2013, midnight (BRT: GMT-3)
  • Paper submission: July 21, 2013 July 28, 2013, midnight (BRT: GMT-3) [Important: papers must be mandatorily registered by July 26 so that authors can be able to upload new versions of them by July 28]

Notification (initial selection):Setember 30, 2013 October 15, 2013 [selection of papers and feedback for improvements by the reviewers]

Deadline for improved version: November 10, 2013 November 25, 2013 November 29, 2013

Notification (final selection): December 15, 2013 January 20, 2014

Camera ready version: January 10, 2013 February 15, 2014

Special issue publication: February 2014 April 2013



Marcelo Fantinato
USP - University of São Paulo, Brazil
m.fantinato [at]

Uirá Kulesza
UFRN - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
uira [at]

Flavio Oquendo
IRISA - University of South Brittany, France
flavio.oquendo [at]