Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Updates on Software Usability

Laura M. Castro

University of A Coruña

Dr. Castro is a professor and lead researcher at the University of A Coruña (Spain). She is actively involved in dissemination activities, in particular the visibility of women in STEM, as a member of the Association for Computing Machinery's Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) Europe.


Usability Testing Testing Methods Testing Standards User-Centered Testing Automated Testing Software Development High-Scale Testing User-Intensive Systems Data-Intensive Systems Software Usability Privacy Intrusion

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About the book

Software Usability should be central to any software development, especially when it comes to software that is going to be used by people. Software Usability goes far beyond functional testing, also.

In this book, we set up to put together a collection of high-quality contributions that can help and inspire academics and practitioners alike. We aim to focus on three key areas: testing, scalability, and security. We refer to software usability testing as a key activity to both define, validate and verify software usability properties of applications and systems. We refer to software usability scalability both in terms of user scale and data scale. Last but not least, we refer to software usability security in terms of privacy and safety.

With these drivers, our intention with this book is to deliver novel research and experiences. The chapters of this volume are also expected to be approachable by the general population.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 17th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: May 24th 2022

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 23rd 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: October 11th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: December 10th 2022

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About the editor

Laura M. Castro

University of A Coruña

Dr. Laura M. Castro is a professor at the University of A Coruña, Spain, where she has been lecturing for fifteen years. She is currently the studies coordinator for the degree in Software Engineering at the same university and is responsible for several courses on Software Architecture and Software Testing. Her most recent research interests focus on the automatic validation of distributed systems. She has supervised three Ph.D. theses and acted as PI in several European projects. She is also actively involved in dissemination activities, in particular the visibility of women in STEM, as a member of the Association for Computing Machinery\'s Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) Europe.

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