Journal of Symbolic Computation
Special Issue on Symbolic Computation in Software Science
2009



Scope
This special issue is related to the topics of the workshop SCSS'08: Symbolic Computation in Software Science, which took place in Hagenberg, Austria, on July 12-13, 2008. Both participants of the workshop and other authors are invited to submit contributions.
Symbolic Computation is the science of computing with symbolic objects (terms, formulae, programs, representations of algebraic objects etc.). Powerful symbolic algorithms have been developed during the past decades like resolution, model checking, proving methods for various inductive domains, rewriting techniques, cylindric algebraic decomposition, Groebner bases, characteristic sets, telescoping for recurrence relations, etc. In this special issue, we concentrate on the application of symbolic algorithms to software science. Topics include but are not limited to the application of symbolic techniques to:

Submission
We expect original articles (typically 15-30 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.
Submissions must comply with JSC's author guidelines. They must be written in English and should be prepared in LaTeX using the "Elsevier Article Class (elsart.cls)" with "JSC add-on style (yjsco.sty)" and "Harvard style references (elsart-harv.bst)". The package "JSC LaTex" (that contains all the necessary style files and a template) can be obtained from here.
The introduction of the paper MUST explicitly address the following questions in succinct and informal manner: All the main definitions, theorems and algorithms must be illustrated by simple but meaningful examples.
Without these, the paper will not be considered.
We also encourage tutorials/surveys. They will be reviewed for It must contain: The target audience should be "non-expert" on the subject (starting PhD students or experts on other subjects). The problems, ideas, algorithms, etc should be illustrated by well-chosen examples.
If you plan to submit a tutorial or a survey, make sure that the title contains a phrase, such as "tutorial on ......." or "survey of .....", etc.
Submissions to this special issue are hereby encouraged via the EasyChair submission system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jscscss2009.

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