Special Issue on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems
This special issue of the Journal of Applied Logic is related to the topics of the workshop WWV'10: Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems, which took place in Vienna on July 30-31, 2010. Both participants of the workshop and other authors are invited to submit contributions.
The increased complexity of Web sites and the explosive growth of Web-based applications has turned their design and construction into a challenging problem. Nowadays, many companies have diverted their Web sites into interactive, completely-automated, Web-based applications (such as Amazon, on-line banking, or travel agencies) with a high complexity that requires appropriate specification and verification techniques and tools. Systematic, formal approaches to the analysis and verification can address the problems of this particular domain with automated and reliable tools that also incorporate semantic aspects.
We solicit original papers on logic-based methods and techniques applied to Web sites, Web services or Web-based applications, such as:
Rule-based approaches to Web systems analysis, certification, specification, verification, and optimization
Algebraic methods for verification and certification of Web systems
Formal models for describing and reasoning about Web systems
Model-checking, synthesis and debugging of Web systems
Abstract interpretation and program transformation applied to the semantic Web
Intelligent tutoring and advisory systems for Web specifications authoring
Web quality and Web metrics
Web usability and accessibility
Testing and evaluation of Web systems and applications
We expect original articles (typically 15-25 pages; submission of larger papers will be evaluated depending on editorial constraints) that present high-quality contributions that have not been previously published and that must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere.