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Tutorials @ CBSoft 2011 : Tutorials @ Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice


When Sep 26, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
Where São Paulo - SP, Brazil
Submission Deadline Apr 20, 2011
Notification Due May 15, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2011
Categories    software   software engineering   programming languages   formal methods

Call For Papers

Tutorials: Call for Submissions

CBSoft 2011 - II Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice

Supported by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)
São Paulo - SP, Brazil

September, 26 to 30, 2011

Key Conference Highlights and Tutorials' Visibility

The II Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice, an event supported by the Brazilian Computer Society, will be held in São Paulo, Brazil from the 26th to the 30th of September, 2011. The CBSoft was created to aggregate traditional and well-established symposia. For this 2011 edition, the following are confirmed:

- 25th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES)
- 15th Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages (SBLP)
- 14th Brazilian Symposium on Formal Methods (SBMF)
- 5th Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse (SBCARS)

Tutorials and keynote speeches have been delivered in every edition by both well-established local researchers and widely-recognized international speakers. These events altogether attract around 1.000 participants, similar to premier international conferences, such as OOPSLA (SPLASH) and ICSE. The audience includes undergraduate and postgraduate students and practitioners, which come from Brazil, South America, and other countries around the world. In general, the attendance of tutorials is quite impressive, ranging from 30 to 70 participants. The conference is organized by the Brazilian Computer Society and also annually supported by respected international groups, such as ACM SIGSoft.


This call is intended to solicit the submission of tutorial proposals to the CBSoft 2011 Conference. The text of the proposal can be written either in English or Portuguese. Each tutorial should be presented in a session of 3 hours. The one-page tutorial summary will be published in the conference proceedings. The access to the tutorial material will be available on-line to the tutorial participants.

The goal of the tutorial session is to expose new, emerging topics and concepts on software development, or topics and technologies with growing impact on academia or software market. The theme of the tutorial must be associated with at least one of the symposia mentioned above: SBES, SBLP SBMF and SBCARS. The proponents must have wide knowledge and experience in the tutorial theme. Both introductory and advanced tutorials on theoretical and practical aspects of software development are welcomed. The introductory tutorials must offer an opportunity to systematically expose new knowledge to the participants, and are targeted at undergrad students in an advanced stage, postgraduate students, and software development practitioners. Advanced tutorials should trigger new insights for advancing the state-of-the-art on the research topic being addressed; they are targeted at junior and senior researchers and specialists interested or working on such a research topic.

The CBSoft program includes, in addition to the tutorials, technical sessions and invited talks associated with the 4 events mentioned above. Moreover, it embraces panels, tool sessions, workshops and other satellite events. It is estimated that the conference will attract about 1,000 participants, including students, academics and professionals from the productive sector.

Instructions for Submission

All the tutorial proposals should include the following items:

1) Title of the tutorial, name, affiliation, e-mail and URL of the authors. Indicate if all (or a subset of the) authors plan to act as instructors during the tutorial day.

2) Type (introductory or advanced), language (English or Portuguese) and a short summary (max. of 200 words) describing the main goal of the tutorial.

3) Target audience of the tutorial, and justifications of the proposal relevance to one or more of the 3 conference events: SBES, SBLP, SBMF and SBCARS. (one page)

4) Resources and equipments needed.

5) The proposed structure of the tutorial, including session titles and a brief description (Max. 2 paragraphs) for each session.

6) References. (no more than one page)

7) If applicable, please indicate which conferences (or other events) the proposed tutorial was (or will be) presented.

8) A short bio for each author (max. one paragraph per authors), and URLs for your CV (or website); Brazilian authors should also indicate the URLs for their CVs in the Lattes platform.

Please do not include any extra information in addition to the issues described above.

The proposals should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, through JEMS system.

Important Information

The tutorial proposals will be reviewed and selected by a program committee (TBA soon), formed by well-known researchers on four communities of the CBSoft conference: software engineering in general,programming languages, formal methods and software architecture and reuse. The evaluation criteria include: relevance of the tutorial to one or more of the CBSoft events; adequacy of the tutorial theme for the time slot (3 hours); ability to attract participants; proposed methodology for tutorial delivery; and, experience and qualification of the authors and instructors. The committee has the right of rejecting tutorial proposals and proactively inviting researchers for delivering tutorials at the conference.

The tutorial must be presented in the language used in the written proposal. The authors should register in the CBSoft 2010 conference in order to have the confirmation of their tutorial in the program. The number of accepted tutorials depends both on the quality of the proposals submitted and the number of rooms available at the conference venue. The organization of the tutorials in the program will be made by the CBSoft organizing committee.

The CBSoft organization guarantees, in principle, no form of funding for the presentation of tutorials. Nevertheless, the event has traditionally been able to fund transportation (in Brazil) and hosting of one of the authors. This funding is conditional on the support received from development agencies

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator of the Tutorial Sessions: Marcio Delamaro - ICMC/USP São Carlos (delamaro at

Joint Tutorials Committee
To be announced.

Tutorials Chair
Marcio Delamaro, ICMC - USP

CBSoft Chairs
Marcelo Fantinato, EACH - USP (General Chair)
Luciano Silva, FCI - Mackenzie (Co-chair)

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