Achieving Enterprise Agility through Innovative Software Development


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014


A book edited by Amitoj Singh (Patel Memorial National College, Rajpura (Punjab) – India)


To be published by IGI Global:


For release in the Advances in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High Performance Computing (ASASEHPC) Book Series.

Series Editor: Vijayan Sugumaran (Oakland University, USA)

ISSN: 2327-3453


The Advances in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High Performance Computing (ASASEHPC) Book Series brings together research in the areas of distributed computing, systems and software engineering, high performance computing, and service science. This collection of publications is useful for academics, researchers, and practitioners seeking the latest practices and knowledge in this field.



Business activities are rapidly changing nowadays and there are increasingly complex requirements set on programming solutions, which put traditional software development methods, also called heavyweight, behind and lead to new modern approaches sometimes called lightweight. The market volatility of the past year has highlighted in sometimes painful fashion the need for companies to anticipate and address pivotal events that affect their business. Planning for the unpredictable may seem an impossible irony, but many firms appear to recognise that in a period of turbulence, an organisation’s ability to respond is critical for sustaining growth.


Objective of the Book

Objective of the study is to gain insight of lightweight methodologies (Agile, Lean etc), critical success/limiting factors for adopting these methodologies into organizational culture. We will find the agile adoption from different dimensions: time, cost, scale, distribution etc. What Roadmap can be proven to achieve agility at scale. This book will help in finding current practices and future trends in evolution and revolution to achieve organization agility. Objectives of this book can be broadly laid down as under:

         To promote awareness of Software engineering methodologies.

         To identify quality oriented software architecture (design and Support)

         To analyze benefits of reverse and architectural recovery methods

         How technology impart software reliability, safety critical systems and security methods

         To highlight educational establishment in Information Systems Analysis and Specification

         To Analyze Advancements in Engineering of Systems

         To analyze various approaches to software engineering

         How Software Engineering helps for Performance Enhancement and Appraisal.


Target Audience

This edited book will focus on real world applications; therefore authors should highlight the benefits of Information Technology for industry and services. Ideas on how to analyze system will arise from the book. The purpose of the Edited Book is to bring together researchers, students, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances of organisation’s agility.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

The book is expected to have following six sections. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

         Section I Advanced Software Engineering

o    Software engineering methodologies

o    Domain specific software engineering

o    Agile methodologies

o    Lean software development

o    Component based software engineering

o    Pervasive software engineering

o    Software reuse and component engineering

o    Real-time embedded software engineering

o    Model based software engineering

o    Aspect oriented software engineering

o    Agent oriented software engineering

         Section II Software design and design patterns

o    Pair designing

o    Software architectures

o    Pair programming

o    Metaphorical design

o    Architectural analysis, verifications and validation methods

o    Domain specific software engineering

o    Modeling Formalisms, Languages, and Notations (e.g. UML, ER variants)

o    Modeling Concepts and Information Integration Tools

o    Quality oriented software architecture (design and Support)

o    Reverse and architectural recovery methods

o    Software reliability, safety critical systems and security methods

o    Reflection and metadata methodologies

o    Critical and embedded software design

o    Service oriented software architecture

         Section III Systems Analysis and Specification

o    Systems Engineering Methodologies

o    Information Engineering Methodologies

o    Aerospace software and system engineering

o    CASE Tools for System Development

o    Business Processes Re-engineering

o    Software, domain modeling and meta-modeling

o    Security, Freedom and Privacy

o    Steganography

o    Software Quality Assurance and Enhancements

         Section IV Advancements in Engineering of Systems

o    AI approaches to software engineering

o    Automated software design and synthesis

o    Usability engineering

o    Engineering of safety/mission critical systems

o    Web engineering and web-based applications

o    Software testing, evaluation and analysis technologies

o    Software security engineering

o    Requirement engineering and processes

o    Model driven engineering

o    Human computer interaction and usability engineering

o    Distributed and parallel systems

         Section V Project management issues

o    Software cost estimation

o    Software Effort Estimation (Function Point Analysis and its applications)

o    Workflow – Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

o    Software engineering standards and guidelines

o    Reports on intelligent CASE tools and eclipse plugins issues

         Section VI Case studies and emerging technologies


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 15, 2014 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Submissions should be made through the link at the bottom of this page. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 15, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), Medical Information Science Reference, Business Science Reference, and Engineering Science Reference imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This book is anticipated to be released in 2014.


Important Dates

March 15, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline 
April 30, 2014: Notification of Acceptance 
July 15, 2014: Full Chapter Submission 
September 15, 2014: Review Results Returned 
October 15, 2014: Final Chapter Submission 
October 30, 2014: Final Deadline


Inquiries can be forwarded to

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