SBES: Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering



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Event When Where Deadline
SBES 2019 Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering
Sep 23, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil May 16, 2019
SBES 2016 30th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering
Sep 19, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016 Maringá, Brazil Apr 21, 2016 (Apr 14, 2016)
SBES 2015 29th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering
Sep 21, 2015 - Sep 26, 2015 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil Apr 28, 2015 (Apr 21, 2015)
SBES 2014 XXVIII Simpósio Brasileiro de Engenharia de Software
Sep 28, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014 Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil Apr 20, 2014 (Apr 13, 2014)
SBES 2013 Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering
Sep 29, 2013 - Oct 4, 2013 Brasília, Brazil Apr 19, 2013
SBES 2012 Simpósio Brasileiro de Engenharia de Software
Sep 24, 2012 - Sep 28, 2012 Natal, Brasil Apr 21, 2012 (Apr 16, 2012)
SBES 2011 25th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering
Sep 26, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011 Sao Paulo, Brazil Apr 15, 2011
SBES 2010 24th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineeering
Sep 27, 2010 - Oct 1, 2010 Salvador, Brazil May 3, 2010
SBES 2008 Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering
Oct 13, 2008 - Oct 17, 2008 Sao Paulo, Brazil May 9, 2008 (May 2, 2008)

Present CFP : 2019




SBES 2019: 33nd Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering

September 23 - 27, 2019

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

The Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES), annually promoted by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), is the premier Software Engineering event in Latin America. SBES is held in conjunction with CBSoft - Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice. The CBSoft program includes technical research, insightful ideas, education, and industry tracks, invited talks, courses, tutorials, panels, demonstration of software tools, a Ph.D. and M.Sc. theses workshop, and several other satellite events. It traditionally gathers 600-800 people, including academics, practitioners, and students.

SBES 2019 already have two keynote talks confirmed:
- Margaret-Anne Storey (University of Victoria, Canada)
- Jim Herbsleb (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)



- Research Track
Mentoring request deadline: March 04, 2019
Paper registration (abstract submission): May 16, 2019 (new deadline)
Paper upload deadline: May 16, 2019
Rebuttal period: June 18-23, 2019
Notification of acceptance: July 04, 2019
Camera-ready deadline: July 18, 2019

- Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results Track
Paper registration (abstract submission): May 10, 2019
Paper upload deadline: May 16, 2019
Notification of acceptance: July 17, 2019

- Education Track
Paper registration (abstract submission): May 10, 2019
Paper upload deadline: May 16, 2019
Notification of acceptance: July 17, 2019




SBES 2019 includes three tracks:

- The Research Track publishes solid contribution to the software engineering community. Papers on this track are reviewed based on originality, relevance, technical soundness, and clarity of presentation.

- The Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to submit and present innovative and promising ideas and results in early stages of
research. The track welcomes innovative software engineering approaches—methods, techniques, and tools—in early stages of research.

- The Education Track (former FEES - Forum of Education in Software Engineering) publishes papers that address challenges, innovations, and best practices in software engineering education.

The SBES proceedings will be published and indexed in the ACM Digital Library. Additional details about topics of interest and manuscript preparation (e.g., format, language, double-blind policy) for each of the tracks can be found on the following web site:





SBES is partnering with international journals to incorporate Journal First papers into the SBES 2019 Research track.

The IEEE Software and the SBC Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD) have confirmed their partnership with SBES 2019. Authors of journal-first papers accepted in those journals will be invited to present their research work at SBES. This offers an
opportunity for authors to discuss their work with the community as well as enrich the technical program of SBES.

The following evaluation criteria will be used to select journal first papers to SBES 2019:

- The paper describes original results that are not extensions of previous conference papers.
- The paper was accepted for publication in the journal no earlier than January 1st, 2017.
- The paper has not been presented at any other conference as journal first.
- The selected papers will be presented in the technical program of the SBES Research Track. At least one author per selected journal first paper will need to register and attend the symposium to present it.

- Regarding journal first papers published in JSERD, we accept submissions of papers from the following categories: Research Articles, Case Studies, and Review.

- Regarding journal-first papers published in IEEE Software, we accept peer-reviewed research papers (not editorially-reviewed or invited papers).

Authors interested in presenting journal first papers at SBES 2019 should send an email to ( with the subject "Journal First - SBES 2019" by May 31st, 2019. The following information must be provided: (i) paper title; (ii) list of authors; (iii) web link to the paper; and (iv) a short statement on how the work satisfies the criteria above.



*** POSTER ***

SBES 2019 will feature a Poster Track, which will be an additional opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present, showcase, and discuss their most recent advances, ideas, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering.

There is no open call for poster submissions for SBES 2019. Instead, the Posters Track will be organized on an invitation basis. Some submissions to the Research, Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results, and Education tracks will be invited by the chairs to be considered as posters, which will also be presented to the plenary during SBES. The authors of an invited poster will also submit a 2-page extended abstract following the SBES submission guidelines to be published in the event proceedings.



Every year the SBES Steering Committee appoints a committee to award the symposium's best papers. Awarded papers of the Research Track are announced during the event.

The five best papers of the Research Track will be invited to submit an extended version in English to the Research category of the Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD).




SBES 2019 acknowledges the generosity of the reviewers who give their time and best effort to referee submitted papers. The progress of scientific growth depends on dedicated colleagues, who aim to further the development of technology by offering their attention and passion when reviewing the papers. A certificate of Outstanding Reviewer will be awarded to reviewer/s who submitted outstanding quality reviews to SBES. The evaluation will be based on two criteria: quality; and usefulness of reviews, as evaluated by the paper authors and PC Chairs.




We welcome contributions related (but not limited) to:
- Agile development
- Business value and software validation
- Configuration management and deployment
- Experimental software engineering
- Human and social aspects of software engineering
- Industrial applications of software engineering
- Mining software repositories and software analytics
- Mobile application development
- Model-driven software development
- Open source software
- Requirements engineering
- Search-based software engineering
- Services and microservices
- Software architecture
- Software ecosystems and systems of systems
- Software engineering for cloud computing and the Web
- Software maintenance and evolution
- Software metrics and measurement
- Software modularity
- Software processes
- Software product lines
- Software quality and quality models
- Software reengineering
- Software reuse
- Software startups
- Software testing and verification
- Technical debt management
- Theoretical foundations and formal methods

Methodological approach:
- Quantitative study
- Qualitative study
- Literature review
- Technology development



Authors of the Research Track papers, 'after the abstract' in the submission form, should indicate which one of the following categories their paper most closely adheres to. This intends to establish a consistent set of expectations in the review process.

Analytical: A paper in which the main contribution relies on new algorithms or mathematical theory. Examples include new bug prediction techniques, model transformations, algorithms for dynamic and static analysis, and reliability analysis. Such a contribution must be evaluated with a convincing analysis of the algorithmic details, whether through a proof, complexity analysis, or runtime analysis, among others and depending on the objectives.

Experimental (primary study): A paper in which the main contribution is the experimental study of a software engineering technology or phenomenon. This includes controlled experiments, quasi experiments, case studies, and surveys of professionals reporting qualitative or quantitative data and analysis results. Such a contribution will be judged on its study design, appropriateness and correctness of its analysis, and threats to validity. Replications are welcome.

Literature review (secondary study): A paper in which the main contribution is the synthesis of primary studies. Examples include systematic reviews and systematic mappings. Such a contribution should follow a sound methodology and provide a comprehensive coverage of the relevant literature. Moreover, it should answer relevant research questions with a deep synthesis of the results. Contributions that only provide metadata analysis (e.g., relevant authors, publications density by year, most influential papers, etc.) are discouraged.

Technological: A paper in which the main contribution is of a technical nature. This includes novel tools, modeling languages, infrastructures, and other technologies. Such a contribution does not necessarily need to be evaluated with humans. However, clear arguments, backed up by evidence as appropriate, must show how and why the technology is beneficial, whether it is in automating or supporting some user task, refining our modeling capabilities, improving some key system property, etc.

Methodological: A paper in which the main contribution is a coherent system of broad principles and practices to interpret or solve a problem. This includes novel requirements elicitation methods, process models, design methods, development approaches, programming paradigms, and other methodologies. The authors should provide convincing arguments with commensurate experiences, as well as explain why a new method is needed and what the benefits of the proposed method are.



Papers can be submitted in Portuguese or English. Submission in English is strongly encouraged since the symposium proceedings will be indexed in the ACM Digital Library. The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of its authors will register for the symposium to present it.
All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and must comply with the ACM 2-column conference (ACM_SigConf) format available at They must be no longer than 10 pages, including all figures and references.

Papers should be submitted electronically through JEMS ( All technical research papers should indicate after the abstract the language and one or more of the aforementioned categories. Submissions that are not in compliance with the required submission format or that are out of the scope of the symposium, or that were submitted or published in any other forum (conference or journal), will be rejected without review. All other papers will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. During the review process, we may request a rebuttal; in this case, authors will have access to reviews and may argue and answer questions from the referees before the final acceptance/rejection decision. The rebuttal is limited to a plain text up to 4,000 characters.



SBES 2019 will follow a double-blind review process. All submitted papers should conceal the identity of the authors. Both author names and affiliations must be omitted. In addition, the following rules should be addressed:

You should ensure that citations to your own related work are written in the third person. For example, you must write “the previous work of Silva et al.” as opposed to “our previous work.”
In the submitted paper, you should not mention any artifact in a repository or website that allows identifying the authorship. If you need to make available any artifact, please anonymize it in the repository/website.

If the submitted paper is a follow up of your previous work, you may anonymize the reference in the submitted paper. For example, “the previous work of Silva et al.” can be adapted to "based on the previous work [X]", and the reference at the end of the paper can be presented as "[X] Anonymous authors. Not presented due to double blind review."
After the paper acceptance, you can include all the paper information (without anonymization) in the camera-ready version.

In case you have any questions about the preparation of your paper following the double-blind rules, send an email to the program chairs with the subject "SBES: question about the double-blind rules."



Authors that have never published in the SBES Research Track or at other international prestigious conferences in the field (on the program chair discretion), and that intend to submit a paper to the Research Track, may request to participate in the mentoring program. The program chair will assign a member of the Program Committee to make a preliminary assessment of the work and give feedback before the submission deadline, increasing the chances of less-experienced authors.
Check the deadline to join the program in the Important Dates section, but note that we encourage the request to be made as soon as possible, since the number of papers in this program is limited and the assignment will be made on a first-come-first served basis.

ATTENTION: to join this program none of the authors may have previous publications in any SBES edition or any international prestigious conferences. The request must be made exclusively by email ( with the subject "Participation in the SBES Mentoring Program." You should include in the email body the title of the work, the full list of authors, and the abstract.




CBSoft General Chairs
- Ivan do Carmo Machado (UFBA, Brazil)
- Rodrigo Rocha Gomes e Souza (UFBA, Brazil)
- Rita Suzana Pitangueira Maciel (UFBA, Brazil)
- Claudio Nogueira Sant'Anna (UFBA, Brazil)

SBES Research Track - Program Chairs
- Marco Aurélio Gerosa (Northern Arizona University, USA)
- Rafael Prikladnicki (PUCRS, Brazil)

SBES Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results Track - Program Chairs
- Fernando Castor (UFPE, Brazil)
- Tayana Conte (UFAM, Brazil)

SBES Education Track - Program Chairs
- Sabrina Marczak (PUCRS, Brazil)
- Gleison Santos (Unirio, Brazil)

SBES - Steering Committee
- Eduardo Almeida, UFBA
- Fernando Castor, UFPE
- Tayana Conte, UFAM
- Fabiano Cutigi Ferrari, UFSCar
- Jose Carlos Maldonado, ICMC/USP
- Marco Aurélio Gerosa, Northern Arizona University
- Rafael Prikladnicki, PUCRS
- Uirá Kulesza, UFRN

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