Impact Factor: 0.740, 5-Year Impact Factor: 0.870

Systems-of-Systems (SoS) have become increasingly complex and are frequently used in highly distributed, dynamic, and open environments. SoS have emerged as a new class of evolving software systems, where constituent systems (themselves systems in their own right) work cooperatively in order to fulfill specific missions. SoS are characterized by operational and managerial independence, distribution, evolutionary development, and creation of emergent behavior. These characteristics have therefore raised substantial challenges to software engineering researchers and practitioners. SoS and especially Software-intensive SoS (SiSoS) is becoming a hotspot, from both the research and the industrial viewpoints, in particular, related to crucial classes of applications. Furthermore, SiSoS are increasingly involved in applications that address societal needs, such as environmental monitoring, distributed energy grids management, emergency coordination and crisis management, global traffic control, and smart cities. In this context, the research topic of software engineering for SoS and SiSoS needs to receive more attention and research effort, considering that the software part of SoS is becoming increasingly larger and more complex. Software engineering theories and tools are needed to adequately design, implement, operate, and even evolve such dynamic systems.

The relevant topics include, but are not limited to: Future perspective, challenges, and directions of SoS research and/or development are welcome.

Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS and Univ. de Toulouse, France
Carlos E. Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain

Ilhem Khlif, LAAS-CNRS and Univ. de Toulouse, France
Amal Gassara, ReDCAD, University of Sfax, Tunisia

Philippe Aniorte, Iut Bayonne, France
Vincent Arnould ,Naval Group, France
Mahmoud Barhamgi, LIRIS, Lyon, France
Thais Batista , Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Brazil
Faiza Belala , Univ. of Constantine, Algeria
Rodrigo Bonacin , CTI, Brazil
Isabelle Borne, IRISA - Univ. of South Brittany, France
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jeremy Buisson, IRISA - St-Cyr, France
Everton Cavalcante, Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Brazil
Vanea Chiprianov, IMT Atlantique, France
Flavia Delicato, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cedric Eichler, INSA Bourges, France
Jamal El Hachem, Univ. Pau, France
Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institute at the Univ. of Potsdam, Germany
Volker Gruhn, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Akram Kamoun, ReDCAD Lab, Tunisia
Nesrine Khabou, ISITC, Tunisia
Axel Legay, INIRIA, France
Nicole Levy, CNAM, France
Cecilia M.F.Rubira, Unicamp, Brazil
Nazim Madhavji, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Raffaela Mirandola, Polimi, Italy
Francisco Moo-Mena, Uady, Mexico
Hassan Mountassir, Uni. Franche Comte, France
Henry Muccini, University of l'Aquila Italy
Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, ICMC, USP, Brazil
Elena Navarro, Univ. de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Flavio Oquendo, IRISA - Univ. of South, Brittany, France
Jennifer Perez, ETSISI, Technical University of Madrid
Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Salah Sadou, IRISA - Univ. of South Brittany, France
Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai, LIRMM, Univ. Montpellier, France
Nicolas Seydoux, INSA Toulouse, France
Bedir Tekinerdogan, WUR, Netherlands
Thierry Villemur, Univ Toulouse, France
Huibiao Zhu, ECNU, China
Eduardo Silva, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil