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Welcome to the Software Technology (ST) Track. This year we received 86 submissions to minitracks in the ST Track. Other than the 10 papers by Minitrack Chairs which were reviewed separately, all papers were reviewed within their own minitracks. The overall acceptance rate was approximately 50% for the larger minitracks. Some themes of the ST track in this year's conference include software development processes, cybersecurity, sustainability, and mobile and edge computing.

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This year's ST Minitracks are as follows:

Agile and Lean: Organizations, Products, and Development. Focuses on some key concepts of "Agile and Lean," including the metrics for project status and success and how the use of lean can be integrated within an agile approach. Papers include experiences from industry.

Application and Adoption of Emerging Technologies: From Artificial Intelligence to Metaverse: Technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things, and mixed reality are disrupting, reshaping, and transforming the evolving nature of our home, work, business, and society. This minitrack explores the many factors that influence the design, development, adoption, use, and impact of emerging technology applications and adoptions.

Cellular and Wireless Networks. Focuses on the design and analysis of cellular and wireless networks, and on the applications of such networks in solving real-world challenges and securely connecting people and devices. This year's minitrack has several papers on trust, security, and privacy.

Cyber Operations, Defense, and Forensics. As technology is incorporated into more aspects of daily life, cyber operations, defenses, and digital forensics solutions continue to evolve and diversify. This minitrack focuses on cyber operations, defenses, and digital forensics solutions to detect, mitigate, and analyze the source and nature of threats.

Cyber Systems: Their Science, Engineering, and Security. Focuses on multi-disciplinary research aiming to provide a rigorous, effective, and innovative approach to developing and securing cyber systems, including industrial control systems.

Cybersecurity and Software Assurance: This minitrack embraces deep dives from the numerous disciplines that are required for a rigorous, effective, and innovative approach to developing, operating and securing cyber systems. The minitrack explores the foundations, technologies, and practices that can improve the security and dependability of complex systems.

Digital Twins: Platforms, Methods, Applications, and Impact: The idea of creating digital twins as connected virtual counterparts for physical objects is becoming increasingly popular. This minitrack explores its theory, technologies, and application in fields from engineering to manufacturing and health care.

Intelligent Edge Computing in Pervasive Environments: Addresses developing new paradigms for addressing the synergy of software, devices, moveable objects, networks, and people, in the constantly changeable world of pervasive computing, where computational and human intelligence are spreading everywhere.

IoB: Internet of Behaviors: This minitrack puts human behavior at the core of engineering intelligent connected systems. IoB links the digital world to human behavior to integrate human-driven design, development, and adaptation processes.

Security and Privacy Aspects of Human- Computer-Interactions: Explores concepts, prototypes, and evaluations of how users interact with information systems and what implications these interactions have for information security and data privacy.

Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications: Adaptivity is the capacity to learn and adapt to an environment, especially considering uncertainty. An emphasis of this minitrack is the inclusion of self-adaptive systems and applications in constantly changing environments to facilitate reducing (re-) configuration, troubleshooting or maintenance during operating phase.

Smart (City) and Data Streaming Application Development: Challenges and Experiences. Focuses on how the concepts and ideas of Smart Applications are realized, especially from a software engineering point of view.

Software Development for Mobile Devices, The Internet-Of-Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems. Applications for mobile devices (apps) have facilitated the success of smartphones and tablets. This minitrack focuses on the technological background of mobile computing while keeping an eye on business value, user experience, and domainspecific issues.

Software Sustainability: Strategies for Long- Lasting and Usable Research Software. Focuses on the broad spectrum of submissions that deal with complex scenarios such as containerization, strategies for long-lasting software, usability and user interface issues, handling data curation and provenance and more.

Gul Agha
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rick Kazman
University of Hawaii