Journal Information
The Journal of Systems Architecture: Embedded Software Design (JSA)
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The Journal of Systems Architecture: Embedded Software Design (JSA) is a journal covering all design and architectural aspects related to embedded systems and software. It ranges from the microarchitecture level via the system software level up to the application-specific architecture level. Aspects such as real-time systems, operating systems, FPGA programming, programming languages, communications (limited to analysis and the software stack), mobile systems, parallel and distributed architectures as well as additional subjects in the computer and system architecture area will fall within the scope of this journal. Technology will not be a main focus, but its use and relevance to particular designs will be.

Types of Paper
The journal welcomes the following types of contributions:
• Original research articles
• Review articles, providing a comprehensive review on a scientific topic
• Fast Communications: Short, self-contained articles on ongoing research, or reporting interesting, possibly tentative, ideas, or comments on previously published research
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-04-04
Special Issues
Special Issue on Dependability in IoT Systems/Tools/Apps and Applications (VSI:DependSys-IoT21)
Submission Date: 2021-06-30

The impressive future influence of the Internet of Things (IoT) in society, industry, and commerce is already widely recognized. The connected things around us can make our lives and our work simpler, safer, and more convenient—and the IoT can help us tackle big problems like environmental sustainability, chronic disease management, monitoring tasks. Though IoT plays an increasing role in the world, ensuring its dependability should be more essential. Dependability is defined as the quality of being able to be relied upon on the IoT systems, its tools/apps, which can be a measure of the reliability, availability, integrity, safety, security, privacy, and maintainability of IoT systems/apps/tools (SAT). Looking into the IoT SAT more deeply, the “dependability” can be in terms of ultra-high data trust, data quality, QoS, data privacy risk, cross-border data flow, data retention, service trust, connectivity, fault-tolerance, low latency, and so on, which are still early stage in research. As there is a significant increase in IoT device divergency, data communication, data scale, veracity, and complexity, the “dependability” concerns increase. Despite recent research innovations, integration of dependability aspects into the design and development of IoT SAT and applications are still missing. Therefore, this SI solicits papers covering the design and development of IoT systems/tools/apps (SAT) and applications with dependability support to provide steady operations, cost-efficient, and high-quality results in the IoT. The scope and interests for the special issue include but are not limited to the following list: Dependability in the design and development of IoT SAT Dependability in machines, tools, apps, and techniques used for IoT Dependability in sensor software and hardware designs for IoT Dependability in IoT software services and open source software Dependability in predictive maintenance, equipment, and process monitoring Dependability through fault-tolerance and recovery in IoT SAT Dependability of IoT Software as a Service (SaaS) Dependability of IoT software dealing with big data Dependability in holistic co-design of wireless and control of IoT Dependability in IoT software security, privacy, and trust Dependability in IoT application software (e.g., healthcare, plants, SHM, robotics) Dependability in cloud/edge/fog assisted IoT SAT Dependability assessment, metrics, evaluation, and prediction for IoT SAT
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-01-01
Special Issue on modeling, verification and Testing of dependable critical systems (VSI:DETECT-2021)
Submission Date: 2021-09-10

Scope and Aim: The area of critical systems represents the intersection of several systems criteria based on dependability properties like availability, reliability, reparability, maintainability, etc. Due to their heterogeneity and variability, critical systems require the expertise of modeling, verification and testing domains to ensure their dependability and safety. This special issue aims to present best practices, tools and methodologies taking into account the functional and non-functional aspects (including, but not limited to: scheduling, performance, security, safety, etc.). This special issue will be a collection of papers on the following topics in the context of critical dependable systems: The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Formal specification and modeling of dependable critical systems, Rigorous model-based verification and validation methods for dependable critical systems, Domain specific modeling languages, ontologies, methods and software frameworks for critical systems, Modeling of software architectures and evaluation of their functional and non-functional properties (performance, security, safety, etc.), Model-based methodologies and tools for developing CPS architectures and RTES design, Model-based testing of dependable critical systems, Data engineering facilities and requirement engineering techniques for critical systems, Realistic case studies, applications and experimentation studies. All original manuscripts that fit within the scope are welcome. Authors of papers presented at the DETECT 2021 workshop ( are especially encouraged to submit to this SI. Submission Details: General information for submitting papers to JSA can be found at Submissions should be made online at Please select the “VSI:DETECT-2021” option as the type of the paper during the submission process. Please direct all enquiries regarding this SI to the guest editors. JSA has adopted the Virtual Special Issue Model to speed up the publication process, where Special Issue papers are published in regular issues, but marked as SI papers. Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. Therefore, authors are encouraged to submit papers early, and need not wait until the submission deadline. Important Dates Submission deadline: September 10, 2021 Initial notification: November 10, 2021 Submission deadline for revised papers: December 10, 2021 Final acceptance/rejection notification: January 30, 2022 Publication: As per the policy of journal Guest Editors: Yassine Ouhammou, LIAS, ISAE-ENSMA, Futuroscope, France. Email: Abderrahim Ait Wakrime, Computer Science Department, Faculty of Sciences, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. Email: Colin Snook, Electronics & Computer Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Email:
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-04-04
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