Editor-in-Chief: Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA

    XiaoYing Bai (TsingHua University, China)
    Christine W. Chan (University of Regina, Canada)
    Juan J. Cuadrado-Gallego (Universidad de Alcala, Spain)
    Jerry Gao (San Jose State University, USA)
    Swapna Gokhale (University of Connecticut, USA)
    Natalia Juristo (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
    Bernd Kraemer (Fern University, Germany)
    Paolo Nesi (University of Florence, Italy)
    Kia Ng (University of Leeds, UK)
    Ngoc Thanh Nguyen (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)
    Giuseppe Polese (University of Salerno, Italy)
    Marek Reformat (University of Alberta, Canada)
    Guenther Ruhe (University of Calgary, Canada)
    Masoud Sadjadi (Florida Int'l University, USA)
    Motoshi Saeki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Sol M. Shatz (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
    P C-Y Sheu (University of California, USA)
    George Spanoudakis (City University, UK)
    Genoveffa Tortora (University of Salerno, Italy)
    Eric Wong (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
    Clement Yu (University of Illinois, USA)
    Du Zhang (California State University)
    Kang Zhang (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

    Book Review Editor: Kang Zhang (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)


    The International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering is published quarterly, March, June, September and December of each year. It is intended to serve as a forum for researchers, practitioners, and developers to exchange ideas and results for the advancement of software engineering and knowledge engineering. Three types of papers will be published:

    • Research papers reporting original research results
    • echnology trend surveys reviewing an area of research in software engineering and knowledge engineering
    • Survey articles surveying a broad area in software engineering and knowledge engineering

    In addition, tool reviews (no more than three manuscript pages) and book reviews (no more than two manuscript pages) are also welcome.

    A central theme of this journal is the interplay between software engineering and knowledge engineering: how knowledge engineering methods can be applied to software engineering, and vice versa. The journal publishes papers in the areas of software engineering methods and practices, object-oriented systems, rapid prototyping, software reuse, cleanroom software engineering, stepwise refinement/enhancement, formal methods of specification, ambiguity in software development, impact of CASE on software development life cycle, knowledge engineering methods and practices, logic programming, expert systems, knowledge-based systems, distributed knowledge-based systems, deductive database systems, knowledge representations, knowledge-based systems in language translation & processing, software and knowledge-ware maintenance, reverse engineering in software design, and applications in various domains of interest.

    Suggestions for special issues are welcome. To propose a special issue, a one-page proposal should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, containing the following information: title; purpose; scope; a list of potential contributors and tentative paper titles; time-table (submission and review deadlines, intended publication date); and guest editor's address, phone, fax and e-mail address. Once approved, the guest editor will be fully responsible for the special issue and should follow the normal review procedure of IJSEKE.

    The journal IJSEKE is complemented by the annual International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering held in June each year. Papers of a preliminary and ongoing nature can first be submitted for presentation at the annual SEKE conferences, and the definitive papers can then be submitted to IJSEKE. Information on the SEKE conferences can be obtained from

    IJSEKE is covered in the CMCI CompuMath Citation Index, which can also be accessed through the abstract/index page of IJSEKE.

    Call for Members of the Board of Reviewers

    We are looking for people to serve on the Board of Reviewers who will be acknowledged in the journal annually. Each reviewer receives at most three papers per year to review. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please send a list of keywords describing your area of interest and the URL of your Web site via e-mail to

    Call for Book Proposals on SE & KE

    A Book Series on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, edited by S. K. Chang, welcomes proposal on books. Usually books are edited by guest editors based upon the selection of best papers from a conference, a workshop or open call for papers. For more details please contact

    Call for Papers for Journal of Visual Languages and Computing

    A related journal, Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, also welcomes contributions in visual software engineering, software visualization, multimedia software engineering, visual software specifiction and design, etc.


    Form of Manuscript: Four copies of the manuscript including the original (reproductions are acceptable if they are clearly legible) and copies of all figures are required. In addition, one reproducible set of figures (professionally drafted ink originals of line drawings; glossy prints of halftones) will be required if the paper is accepted. Manuscripts should be typewritten, double-spaced on one side of 8.5 X 11 in white paper with 1 inch margins. Page 1 should contain the article title, author(s), and affiliation(s); and the name and complete mailing address of the person to whom correspondence should be sent. Any footnotes to the title (indicated by *, +, etc.) should be placed at the bottom of page 1. Page 2 should contain a short abstract (100-150 words), and a list of keywords.

    Electronic manuscript: An electronic manuscript in Word format, Latex format or plain text format should be provided on a CD or a diskette. The electronic manuscript should follow the same general style as described in this document. The publisher will edit your file to make sure every article follows the same style. Figures in gif, jpg, ps or eps format should be saved on the diskette as separate files. It will be most helpful to include a README text file describing the content of the CD or diskette. If your file size is less than 3 MB, you can e-mail it directly to the production editor Ms. Kim Tan ( as an attachment.

    List of Symbols: The manuscript should contain a list of all symbols used in the paper. They should be identified typographically for the printer, not mathematically. This list will not appear in print, but is essential to avoid costly corrections in proof.

    Footnotes: Text footnotes should be avoided whenever possible. If they must be used, indicate them by superscript numbers in the text, and type them all double-spaced on a separate page.

    Equations should be typewritten and with the number placed in parentheses at the right margin. Reference to the euqations should use the form "Eq. (3)" or simply (3).

    References should be indicated in the text by numbers in square brackets and listed at the end of the paper in numerical order; they should be typed double-spaced on a separate page. Style and punctuation of references must be in accordance with the following examples:

    1. T. Y. Kong and A. W. Roscoe, Continuous analogs of axiomated digital surfaces. Comput. Vision Graphics Image Process 29, 1985, 60-86.

    2. R. M. Haralick, edge and region analysis for digital image data in Image Modeling (A. Rosenfeld, Ed), pp. 171-184, Academic Press, New York, 1981.

    3. R. A. Schowengerdt, Techniques for Image Processing and Classification in Remote Sensing, Academic Press, New York, 1983.

    4. Proceedings of 1999 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, Tokyo, Japan, September 13-16, 1999,

    Reports should not be cited unless absolutely necessary. Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. They should be typed double-spaced on separate pages. Each table should have a short descriptive caption. Table footnotes (indicated by superscript lower-case letters) should be typed at the end of the table. Figures should be numbered in order of appearance (with Arabic numerals) and should have short descriptive captions. Line drawings must be professionally drafted originals, in black ink, with lettering large enough to be legible after a reduction of 50-60%. Photographs must be glossy prints. No figures should exceed 8.5 x 11 inch in size; they should be designed to fit the proportions of the printed page. All figures should have captions typed double-spaced on a separate sheet. Illustrations in color can be accepted only if the authors defray the cost.

    For electronic submission to IJSEKE journal and sample format please visit the following official journal website:

    Page Charge: There is a mandatory page charge of $30 USD per published page. The author will receive 100 copies of reprints free of charge.

    Turnaround Time: There is no deadline. Papers can be submitted any time during the year. It generally takes about six months to have the paper reviewed and each round of review takes about six months. If a paper is accepted after one round of review, the time between the submission to actual publication is about one year. If a paper requires several rounds of review, longer time may be needed.

    Sample Review Form: For the convenience of guest editors and reviewers, a sample review form is available.

    Final version of Manuscript: If the paper is accepted, the final version of the manuscript and one copy, with a separate page listing all mathematical symbols used in the paper, a separate page of figure captions, original figures each on a separate page, and a zipped file containing the text of the paper in TeX, LaTeX, WORD or ASCII format and all the figures, are to be sent to the publisher. The following style files are available from the publisher.

    Acceptance Rate: The acceptance rate of IJSEKE is about 28% based upon papers submitted between Jan 2008 and Dec 2009.

    Submit paper to:

    Send Correspondence to: IJSEKE, Knowledge Systems Institute, 3420 Main Street, Skokie, IL. 60076, U.S.A.
    (Tel: 847-835-1426, Fax: 847-679-3166, e-mail:

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