MySEC 2013 is the seventh regional conference has the aim to converge researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to advance the state-of-the-art of software engineering research and practice. This year members of Software Engineering Research Group (SERG) under Research Alliance on K-Economy (RAKE) and Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor are organising this event. The programme will provide numerous opportunities for academic and industry delegates to collaborate and learn from each other. MySEC 2013 will be hosted in Melaka, the historical state of Malaysia on 20 – 21 November 2013. In conjunction with MySEC 2013, the fourth Software Engineering Postgraduates Workshop (SEPoW 2013) will be organised by Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM).
The theme of MySEC 2013 this year is "Software in the Cloud: The Way Forward". As cloud has become in demand through its various services, it influences the way software engineers work. Phases in software development and maintenance mainly in testing has evolved greatly in tandem with cloud computing technology. Hence, MySEC 2013 encourages interested authors to submit papers mainly those related to issues in software development and maintenance in cloud. The organiser anticipates this event will be able to provide a great avenue for fruitful interactions and discussion among academics, researchers, and practitioners in sharing their expertise in related issues in software engineering besides discussing the way forward related to cloud computing.