Call for Papers
Special Issue on Customization of Software Engineering Principles for Rapid Mobile Application Development

Software Engineering is an application of systematic, disciplined and quantifiable approach to develop, operate and maintain the software. The software development activity is observed to have been implemented by combining the people, process and procedures. People apply procedures in a process to develop the software. The approach works very well for the large scale application development; however, the continuous evolution of the smartphones and the applications based on these platforms have opened up another dimension for the application of the software engineering principles

In the conventional software engineering, the process to develop the software have gained immense maturity while this is not the case in mobile application development. The need to address the challenge for identifying, practicing, and establishing the design and development principles for mobile applications is very evident to ensure that the development is systematic, trackable, and is based on mature principles. The prominent areas like risk management, cost estimation, requirement engineering for mobile applications are in a significant need for tailoring in the perspective of mobile application development.

This special issue welcomes the original contribution that addresses the requirement engineering, design principles, development standards across heterogeneous platforms, configuration management, and cost and risk estimation for the mobile application development. The comparisons with the large scale software development are also considered relevant in this SI. The areas of interest are listed but not limited to the following:

  • * Rationalization for software process for mobile application development
  • * Requirement engineering for mobile application development
  • * Social media as an influencer in software requirement engineering
  • * Application design for mobile applications
  • * Application design limitations and best practices
  • * Software development standards for heterogeneous platforms
  • * Process model development for mobile applications
  • * Usability vs functionality for mobile applications
  • * Mobile application design for specific areas (Healthcare, Learning etc)
  • * Security and privacy challenges in mobile application development
  • * Comparative studies on the conventional and mobile application development
  • * Comparison of large scale software development and mobile application development
  • * Innovative modelling for resource optimization in software projects
  • * Software risk management and failure reduction strategies

  • Submission Guidelines

    The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering ( Any questions regarding this special issue should be sent to the guest editors. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. The covering letter should indicate the names of the authors and their affiliations, addresses, faxes, and e-mails. Prospective authors should submit full manuscripts with MS Word format .doc.Electronic paper submissions must follow JISE format requirements, and should be submitted to SI_Auto_Submit_System at
    JISE SI_SF Submission System. A template of submitted paper can be found at

    Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline: 28th February, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification: 20th March, 2017
  • Final Manuscript Due: 10th April, 2017
  • Publication Date: July, 2017 (Tentative)

  • Guest Editors