CCF ChinaSoft 2023"软件研发效能前沿技术"《Software: Evolution and Process》专刊征稿通知

本专刊(“Software Development Effectiveness and Efficiency”)与2023年CCF中国软件大会(CCF Chinasoft 2023)合作,投稿本专刊并通过第一轮评审的国内论文作者需要注册参加本次大会并在“软件研发效能前沿技术”论坛上进行论文报告交流。

After half a century of development, software industry has evolved into the stage of large-scale engineering. In the recent two decades, the development mode in software industry has experienced multi-stage continuous evolution from Agile to DevOps to BizDevOps. Especially with the rapid growth of DevOps and the rise of related development concepts such as DevSecOps, AIOps, DevPerfOps, and BizDevOps, etc., Effectiveness and Efficiency (E&E) have become one of the most recent hotspots in software industry that both Internet companies and traditional software companies pay close attention in today's "Post-DevOps Era". Although there are different expressions of the trending “Software Development Effectiveness and Efficiency”, most of them are based on the essential consensus, that is, "the capability to continuously and efficiently develop and deliver high-quality software products towards business value".

Compared to the various traditional research areas and topics in software engineering, the improvement of development E&E have become an undertaking with special concerns about system engineering, which emphasizes the adaptability of and the interrelationships among technologies and practices in high-speed development scenarios represented by DevOps, and the overall capability to deliver effective value quickly. The continuous improvement of development E&E and product quality may involve a number of engineering endeavors, from the adjustment of organizational structure to the optimization of development teams, from the tuning of development process to the construction of toolchains, and etc.

The special issue on “Software Development Effectiveness and Efficiency” is an initiative to bring this emerging area and related topics to the attention of the research communities of software and systems engineering. The focus of this special issue is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present theoretical system, engineering challenges, technological exploration, and best practices for improving software development E&E. In particular, the special issue focuses on innovative software engineering research with a vision of the end-to-end development process, systematic thinking, and business value orientation, which is able to match various development productivity scenarios in practice.


1) Measurement of development E&E

2) Governance of development data and productivity analysis

3) Continuity and optimization of end-to-end development process

4) Agile methodology for large-scale development and collaboration model

5) Code branching development mode

6) Microservice architecture and domain-driven design

7) Continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment

8) Technology stack and toolchain for development pipeline

9) Cloud-native oriented development paradigm

10) Intelligent operation & maintenance and observability

11) Organizational structure and team building practice for development E&E

12) Construction of platform and institution for development E&E

13) DevOps, DevSecOps, AIOps, DevPerfOps, MLOps, BizDevOps

Submission Guidelines

Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Guide for Authors of the Journal “Software: Evolution and Process”. The submission site is

Please select “Software Development Effectiveness and Efficiency” in the submission system. All the papers will be peer-reviewed following the journal’s (Software: Evolution and Process) reviewing procedures. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

If the submission is an extended work of a previously published conference /workshop paper, you must submit a cover letter/document detailing: (1) the "Summary of Differences" between the Conference/workshop paper and extended version paper, (2) a clear list of "new and original" ideas/contributions in the extended version paper (identifying sections where they are proposed/presented), (3) confirmation of the percentage of new material (at least 30%), and (4) the previously published conference/workshop paper.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 14, 2023 (extended to July 28, 2023)

First notification: September 15, 2023 (extended to September 22, 2023)

Revision submission: October 27, 2023

Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2023

Guest Editors

Prof. He (Jason) Zhang (张贺)


Software Institute, Nanjing University, China(南京大学)


Prof. Shaomin Zhu(朱少民)


School of Software Engineering, Tongji University, China(同济大学)


Prof. Xin Peng(彭鑫)


School of Computer Science, Fudan University, China(复旦大学)