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International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer

International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer

Editors-in-Chief: B. Steffen; J. Hatcliff

ISSN: 1433-2779 (print version)
ISSN: 1433-2787 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10009

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Bernhard Steffen
Fachbereich Informatik
Programming Systems
Universität Dortmund
Otto-Hahn-Str. 14
44221 Dortmund, Germany

John Hatcliff
Department of Computing and Information Sciences
234 Nichols Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS, 66506-2302, USA


Coordinating Editor 

Tiziana Margaria 
Lero, the Irish Software Research Center Tierney
University of Limerick
1000 Limerick


Main Office  

Julia Rehder
Fachbereich Informatik, Programming Systems
TU Dortmund
44221 Dortmund, Germany
Tel. +49 (231) 755-5801
Fax +49 (231) 755-5802


Editorial Board

Michael Butler
University of Southampton, UK
(Formal Methods)  

W. Rance Cleaveland
University of Maryland, USA

Jürgen Dingel
Queen’s University, Canada
(Product Lines)

Hubert Garavel
INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France

Stefania Gnesi

Susanne Graf
(Verification and Embedded Systems)  

Radu Grosu
TU Vienna, Austria
(Verification and Embedded Systems)

Gerard J. Holzmann
NASA/JPL, Pasadena, USA

Jérôme Hugues
Université de Toulouse, France
(Product Lines)

Marieke Huisman
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Michael Huth
Imperial College, UK
(Program Analysis and Security)

Joost-Pieter Katoen
RWTH Aachen, Germany
(Quantitative Methods and TACAS Liaison) 

Andreas Podelski
University of  Freiburg, Germany
(Constraint Systems)  

Jaco van de Pol
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Ina Schieferdecker
Technical University of Berlin and FhG FOKUS, Germany

Scott Smolka
State University of New York, USA
(Process Algebras)

Scott Stoller
Stony Brook University, New York, USA
(Concurrent Systems)

Frits Vaandrager
Radboud University, The Netherlands
(Process Algebra, Model Inference) 


Advisory Board  

Manfred Broy, Technical University Munich, Germany
Edmund M. Clarke, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jeff Kramer, Imperial College, UK
Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Nancy Lynch
Josef Sifakis, VERIMAG, France
Mary Lou Soffa, University of Virginia, USA
Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University, USA
Akinori Yonezawa, University of Tokyo, Japan

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    The International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT) provides a forum for the discussion of all aspects of tools supporting the development of computer systems. It offers, above all, a tool-oriented link between academic research and industrial practice.

    Tool support for the development of reliable and correct computer-based systems is of growing importance, and a wealth of design methodologies, algorithms, and associated tools have been developed in different areas of computer science. However, each area has its own culture and terminology, preventing researchers from taking advantage of the results obtained by colleagues in other fields. Tool builders are often unaware of the work done by others, and thus unable to apply it. The situation is even more critical when considering the transfer of new technology into industrial practice.

    STTT addresses this situation by publishing accessible papers that introduce researchers and practitioners to state-of-the-art tools and techniques.

    STTT focuses on three major technical themes:

    1. Construction and analysis issues: These involve hierarchical and compositional approaches; syntax-oriented vs. semantic methods; synthesis vs. verification; formal support of the entire system life cycle, including requirements capture, design, implementation, verification, testing maintenance, evolution; and analysis of non-functional aspects of system behavior, such as real-time, probability, and efficiency.

    2. Practicality issues: These address performance, genericity, and usability of tools; case studies and experience reports; and industrial use and feedback.

    3. Generic tool issues: These include paradigms (fully automated vs. interactive approaches); design issues (modularity, efficiency, portability, integrability, reusability); automatic support (tool generators, integrators, and interface builders); and user interfaces (graphics, Web forms, retrieval).

    STTT comprises Regular Papers, Special Sections in the form of Special Issues or Thematic Sections, as well as an Opinion Corner with Position Papers and Reviews.

    Due to STTT's emphasis on technology transfer, we encourage an illustrative, example-driven presentation style that focuses on the underlying themes. Technical material and detailed proofs that are not necessary for the comprehension of the essence and the impact of the contributions should be replaced by adequate referencing of other publications or be provided separately in an online appendix. This way the journal provides a fast and intuitive entry into new material and new themes, and, at the same time, the online appendix gives experts easy access to the related technical or theoretical details. These include proofs, definitions of complicated underlying calculi, and discussions of related theories, as well as other information concerning implementation issues, user documentation, benchmarking information, and raw experimental data, which go beyond the general interest.

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