Software Publication Track of JISE
Journal of Information Science and Engineering
  • Submission Form


  • Call for Papers

         Computer scientists have been conducting research projects and obtaining results that they have subsequently published in research papers and computer software. Of the two, the research paper is the more familiar format of publication and has been generally regarded as a fair measure of productivity. On the other hand, the impact of many well-known projects is best felt through the software produced. For example, Linux, X Window, Latex and Mosaic are all popular and practical software projects that have made monumental contributions not only to computer science but also human society.

         The aim of the Software Publication Track (SPT) of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (JISE, http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/) is to provide a forum in which researchers (from both Taiwan and other countries) can publish their innovative and/or high-impact open source software, and receive recognition for their efforts during the early stages of their careers. This recognition is desirable in that it can enable many researchers to continue their projects and receive the support needed to sustain their research. Software publication may also accelerate the adoption of the software beyond the small community accessible by the authors through published research papers.

         The mission of JISE SPT is four-fold: to provide a venue for open source software authors to publish their works; to enable authors to present their studies and design rationale; to invite peers to review the software produced; and to recognize distinctive projects.

         We encourage submissions (software with a short paper) on significant results of and lessons learned through software design and development. Alongside publication of an accepted work, we expect the authors to contribute and register their original source code or projects with OSSF (OSSF Supports Software Freedom, http://www.openfoundry.org/) and/or other established open source hosting sites, such as SourceForge, Savannah, BerliOS, Freshmeat, GNA, CPAN, etc. Our goal with SPT is, firstly, to recognize the authors of original software projects and, secondly, to allow others to improve on these projects and/or create their own works based upon them.

    The following materials will be required of all submissions to SPT:

    1) The open source code and its technical document (registered with OSSF or other open source sites)
    2) A technical (short) paper containing the following:      Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished software works. All submissions will be reviewed for originality, significance, technical soundness, practical contribution, and clarity of reporting. Please follow the JISE manuscript format as described under ˇ§Information for SPT Authorsˇ¨ at http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/. Five copies of the complete manuscript and an electronic file in the Postscript, PDF, Word or plain text format should be sent to Assistant Editor Ms. Chris H. C. Tseng, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei 115, Taiwan, with a clear indication that the submission is for the Software Publication Track (SPT).


    Editorial Board Members for Software Publication Track

    JISE-SPT Editor-in-Chief:
  • K. J. Lin, EECS, University of California, Irvine


  • Editors:
  • Jan-Ming Ho, IIS, Academia Sinica
  • Chung-Ta King, CS, National Tsing-Hua University
  • Tei-Wei Kuo, CSIE, National Taiwan University
  • Yau-Hwang Kuo, CSIE, National Cheng-Kung University
  • Jane Liu, IIS, Academia Sinica
  • Li-Ming Tseng, CSIE, National Central University



  • ASSISTANT EDITORS
    Chris H. C. Tseng, Sophie H. Y. Tsai, and Elsa W. T. Pan
    Institute of Information Science
    Academia Sinica
    Nankang, Taipei, 115 Taiwan
    Tel: 886-2-27883799 ext. 2211
    Fax: 886-2-27824814
    E-mail: chris@iis.sinica.edu.tw
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