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Special Issue On Secure Software Engineering in DevOps and Agile Development

Submission Due Date 8/1/2018


Software security is about protecting information and ensuring that systems continue to function correctly even when under malicious attack. The traditional approach of securing a system has been to create defensive walls such as intrusion detection systems and firewalls around it, but there are always cracks in these walls, and thus such measures are no longer sufficient by themselves. We need to be able to build better, more robust and more "inherently secure" systems, and we should strive to achieve these qualities in all software systems, not just in the ones that "obviously" need special protection.


This special issue will focus on techniques, experiences and lessons learned for engineering secure and dependable software using the DevOps paradigm, as well as other forms of agile development.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Security in DevOps
  • Security aspects of software deployment
  • Security in Continuous Deployment
  • Security Architecture in Agile Development
  • Security testing in DevOps
  • Container security for DevOps
  • Security automation tools
  • Secure implementation in agile software development
  • Agile security requirements
  • Risk management in agile software projects
  • Agile testing for security

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Secure Software Engineering in DevOps and Agile Development on or before August 1st, 2018. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference cita tions.

All submissions should be uploaded to eEditorial Discovery using the link

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