Empirical Software Engineering - An International Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Robert Feldt; Thomas Zimmermann

ISSN: 1382-3256 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-7616 (electronic version)
Journal no. 10664

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Call for Papers — EMSE Open Special Issue on “Code Legibility, Readability, and Understandability”

A special issue of the Empirical Software Engineering Journal.
This special issue is a partnership with the 1st International Workshop on Automated Support to Improve code Readability (AeSIR 2021), co-located with the International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2021).

Editors of the Special Issue

Description of the Special Issue

Reading and understanding code are preliminary activities necessary to maintain and evolve existing systems. Such endeavors take most of developers time. Supporting code reading and understanding can strongly impact the quality and the cost of typical software engineering activities, such as refactoring, debugging, test cases development, and code reviewing. This special issue invites submission on novel and innovative research results and industrial experience papers on code legibility, readability, and understandability. We especially encourage the submission of extended papers from the 1st International Workshop on Automated Support to Improve code Readability (AeSIR 2021).

The evaluation of papers will be based on:

Submission Topics


Submission Instructions

Papers should be submitted through the Empirical Software Engineering editorial manager website (http://www.editorialmanager.com/emse/) as follows (1) select “Research Papers” and (2) later on the Additional Information page:

For formatting guidelines as well as submission instructions, visit http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/journal/10664?detailsPage=pltci_2530593.