Journal of Symbolic Computation
Special Issue on Symbolic Computation in Software Science

Published as volume 69 of the JSC, 2015.

Symbolic Computation is the science of computing with symbolic objects (terms, formulae, programs, representations of algebraic objects etc..). Powerful symbolic algorithms and methods have been developed during the past decades like computer algebra, theorem proving, automated reasoning, software verification, model checking, rewriting, formalization of mathematics, Groebner bases, characteristic sets, telescoping for recurrence relations, cylindric algebraic decomposition and other quantifier elimination techniques, etc.
The purpose of this special issue is to promote research on theoretical and practical aspects of symbolic computation in software science. The special issue is related to the topics of the International Symposiums on Symbolic Computation in Software Science - SCSS 2013 and SCSS 2012. It will be published by Elsevier within the Journal of Symbolic Computation.
Participants of the SCSS 2013 and SCSS 2012 symposiums, as well as other authors are invited to submit contributions.

Examples of Topics
This special issue focuses on advanced symbolic computation techniques for algorithm and software testing, property analysis, termination, verification, induction assertion generation, synthesis, systematic generation from components, equivalent transformation, library build-up. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

Submission Guidelines
This special issue welcomes original high-quality contributions that have been neither published in nor simultaneously submitted to any journals or refereed conferences. Submissions will be peer-reviewed using the standard refereeing procedure of the Journal of Symbolic Computation.
Authors of papers presented at the SCSS 2013 and SCSS 2012 symposiums are welcome and encouraged to submit extended and revised versions of their papers. Furthermore, submissions of papers that are in the scope of SCSS, but did not appear in SCSS 2013 and SCSS 2012 are welcome as well.
Submitted papers must be in English and include a well written introduction addressing the following questions in succinct and informal manner:
All the main definitions, theorems and algorithms should be illustrated by simple but meaningful examples.

Please prepare your submission in LaTeX using the JSC document format from: (link to the submission template: JSC LaTeX.) The recommended length is ~30 pages.
Submission is via the EasyChair submission site at:

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