Software-intensive systems are those in which software is a dominant and essential element. In those systems, software crosscuts all the steps of the software development process. Due to the emergence and rise of novel and increasingly more complex types of systems such as smart cities, cyber-physical systems, systems-of-systems, and software ecosystems, new frontiers of research have been opened to investigate how to provide reliability through modeling of these new systems, which are often highly dynamic and interact extensively with the environment around them. In this sense, it is imperative not only to advance in the static modeling of intensive systems in software, but also to advance in the modeling of dynamic aspects of these systems. To do so, the use of dynamic software models, such as run-time models and simulation models, become paramount.
The majority of papers were presented at the Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Software-Intensive Systems (I MSSiS) which was held in Salvador, Brazil, together with the X Brazilian Congress on Software (CBSoft 2019), on September 25th, 2019.
Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil