Special Issue "Soft Computing Methods for Innovative Software Practices"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020 (closed)
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Guest Editors
Dr. Basit Shahzad, University Technology Petronas, Malaysia
Dr. Zubair Asghar, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
Dr. Kashif Saleem, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Mohsin Iftikhar, University of Sydney, Australia


Large-scale system development faces various issues and challenges as engineering and management tasks get more complex at a larger scale. There is an increasing need for large-scale system-development of software projects, and this poses a big challenge for those in development business. The greatest problem with large-scale systems development is probably the emergent properties of the systems, which indicate those system properties that are not embodied in any of the parts of the system, like system safety, security and performance. Application development demands unique domain expertise, project methodology, and software architecture patterns. The incorporation of soft computing based methods will help in developing the good development practices and will improve the software success.


Developing products can be complex and fraught with risks. The industry presents a set of unique software development issues and challenges that require domain expertise, foresight and specialized knowledge. By understanding and preparing for the most commonly encountered issues in large scale application development, one can avoid typical mistakes, reduce schedule, and cost overruns. Depending on the product and service. Software companies have to address a complex array of requirements, regulations and competitive forces for software projects. We expect to investigate and report Soft computing based highly specified, formal processes and high assurance quality requirements drive mission and safety critical software projects.


The scope and interests for the special issue include but are not limited to the following list:

• Soft Business modes for large scale applications

• Human behavior analysis in large scale projects

• Human computer interaction applications design

• Software development challenges for large scale applications

• Soft Models, methods, and tools for large scale applications

• Modeling and characteristics of large-scale applications

• Design and development issue in large scale applications for learning

• Design and development issue in large scale applications for healthcare

• Design and development of gaming applications

• Agile methods for improving the best software practices

• Soft computing application development for IoT and Blockchain

Soft Computing in software; Soft computing in IoT; Large scale application development

Published Papers
  • Ontology-Based Verification of UML Class Model XOR Constraint and Dependency Relationship Constraints
  • Abstract Unified Modeling Language (UML) models are considered important artifacts of model-driven engineering (MDE). This can automatically transform models to other paradigms and programming languages. If a model has bugs, then MDE can transfer these to a new code. The class model is a key component of UML that is used in analysis and design. Without a formal foundation, UML can create only graphical diagrams, making it impossible to verify properties such as satisfiability, consistency and consequences. Different techniques have been used to verify UML class models, but these do not support some important components. This paper transforms and verifies unsupported… More
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  • CMMI Compliant Modernization Framework to Transform Legacy Systems
  • Abstract Legacy systems deteriorate due to changing business practices and recurrent problems such as high maintenance cost, lack of agility, and degraded performance. Modernization is highly desired especially for those organizations where key business processes are managed by legacy systems. During modernizing, two important aspects are usually ignored, i.e., the transformation of a legacy system to an enterprise solution, and considerations of quality concerns. This overlooking leads to a modernized information system that partially achieves the expected outcome. In this paper, we propose a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Compliant Modernization Framework (CCMF) that addresses the problems of legacy systems by… More
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  • Roughsets-based Approach for Predicting Battery Life in IoT
  • Abstract Internet of Things (IoT) and related applications have successfully contributed towards enhancing the value of life in this planet. The advanced wireless sensor networks and its revolutionary computational capabilities have enabled various IoT applications become the next frontier, touching almost all domains of life. With this enormous progress, energy optimization has also become a primary concern with the need to attend to green technologies. The present study focuses on the predictions pertinent to the sustainability of battery life in IoT frameworks in the marine environment. The data used is a publicly available dataset collected from the Chicago district beach water.… More
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  • Investigating Crucial Factors of Agile Software Development through Composite Approach
  • Abstract The major emphasis of Software Engineering (SE) discipline is to produce successful software systems. The success of software projects is estimated through quadruple measures including budget, cost, scope, and quality. To meet this aim of SE, several software development processes are presented in the literature. Such processes are categorized into two different methodologies which are known as traditional and agile software development methodologies. The issue with traditional software development methodologies is that they had not shown any remarkable progress towards the fundamental goal of SE. Consequently, software development organizations have started to adopt agile methodologies in the pursuit of successful… More
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