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International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation
International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation


Special Issue on: "Recent Advances in Metaheuristics and Swarm Intelligence for Software Testing, Quality and Applications"

Guest Editor:
Dr Praveen Ranjan Srivastava, BITS Pilani, India

This special issue deals with soft computing and systems testing. Software testing is the process of validation and verification of the software product. It will contribute to the delivery of reliable and quality oriented software products, more satisfied users, lower maintenance costs and more accurate and reliable results. Conversely, ineffective testing will lead to the opposite results. Hence, software testing is a necessary and important activity in the software development process.

The importance of testing can be understood by the fact that it has been estimated that around 35% of the elapsed time and over 50% of total costs are expending in testing programs”. To optimise resources in the area of software testing, quality and reliability, researchers are using search-based software engineering, consisting of the application of artificial intelligence search techniques. The search techniques use include ant colony optimisation, cuckoo search, intelligent water drops, bat algorithm, genetic algorithm, tabu search, bee colony, fuzzy logic, data mining, etc. These techniques are being used in the various processes of the software testing, quality and reliability such as test sequence generation, testing automation, quantification of quality, checking reliability of the system etc..

The issue highlights theory, empirical work and practical applications to real-world scenarios using artificial intelligence search techniques. It aims to capture the theoretical foundations, infrastructure, enabling technologies and emerging applications in the use of artificial intelligence.

Subject Coverage
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, applications of artificial intelligence to the following software testing areas:

  • Software testing
  • Object-oriented software testing
  • Agent-oriented software testing
  • Software testing effort
  • Software testing method
  • Regular expression
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Software testing process modelling
  • Software quality assurance
  • Software reliability
  • Capability maturity models
  • Quantification of software quality and reliability models
  • Software testing complexity
  • Validation and verification
  • Metaheuristics
  • UML-based testing
  • Test case prioritisation
  • Test component prioritisation
  • Graph theory
  • Control theory
  • Advanced topics
  • Software cost management

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31st January, 2013

Notification of status and acceptance of paper: 15th March, 2013

Final version of paper: 31st March, 2013