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SBSI 2015 : XI Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems


When May 26, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Where Goiânia-GO, Brazil
Submission Deadline Feb 20, 2015
Notification Due Mar 30, 2015
Final Version Due Apr 12, 2015
Categories    information systems   information technology   information management   informatics

Call For Papers


XI Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems (SBSI 2015)

May 26-29th, 2015, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Goiás

New Deadline for paper submissions: February 20th, 2015


The Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems (SBSI) is a preeminent Brazilian research meeting in the information systems area. It is conducted under the auspices of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). Each year, SBSI attracts up to three hundred or more attendees from throughout the country but it is attracting attendees from other regions of the world as well. The conference program includes research paper presentations, invited talks, tutorials, panels and workshops.

The 11th Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems (SBSI 2015) will take place at Goiânia, which is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Goiás. Goiânia is a planned city founded on October 24, 1933 to serve as the new state capital and administrative center. Goiânia has the largest green area per inhabitant in Brazil, and the second-most in the world, after Edmonton, Canada. It is located 209 Km away from Brasília, the Brazil's capital, thus it is the nearest state capital from the federal capital. It is also located 167 Km away from Caldas Novas, which is considered to be the largest hydro-thermal resort in the world. Goiânia population is about to 1,300,000 inhabitants. The city has a tropical climate. May is the beginning of the dry season, with an average temperature of 22.2 °C (72.0 °F). The landscape is called "cerrado" and it is characterized by extensive savanna formations crossed by gallery forests and stream valleys, including various types of vegetation.

SYMPOSIUM THEME: Information Systems: a computer socio-technical perspective

The objective is to promote discussions on the Information Systems (IS) area considering its whole multidisciplinary approach and applications in the main different knowledge areas. In special, this edition will discuss the advances of the IS community aimed at integrating the diverse computer techniques and technologies to the way the society lives, works and communicates itself. This socio-technical approach is a broader view from the IS, involving not only technology and organizations, but also people and society as a whole. This research field has the potential to develop and improve the services of a country or region, through the conception of socio-technical systems (such as health systems, security systems, and energy and transportation systems, among others).

New paper submission deadline: 20th February 2015
Notification of acceptance: 30th March 2015
Camera ready: 12th April 2015
SBSI 2015 dates: 26 to 29th March 2015

SBSI 2015 welcomes all submissions that fall in the domain of information systems. This year, the symposium extends a special welcome to innovative papers that address symposium’s theme. The SBSI 2015 topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

• Business information representation and data and metadata management in organizations
• Conceptual modeling of IS
• Corporate architecture
• Datawarehousing and OLAP
• Decision support systems
• Development paradigms in IS (agents, aspects, models – MDD, components, formal methods, test driven development - TDD, agile methods, among others)
• Distributed, mobile and open architectures
• E-Business and E-Commerce
• Enterprise Information Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning
• Fundamentals of IS
• General systems theory
• Human and social aspects in IS
• Human-computer interaction in IS
• Information security management
• Integration of corporative applications
• IS software architecture
• IS strategy and innovative business models
• IS verification and validation
• IT governance
• Knowledge management and organizational learning
• Mathematical fundamentals for IS
• Methodologies and approaches for IS engineering
• Operational research and systems modeling
• People management in IS
• Project management in IS
• Quality assurance in IS
• Strategic alignment between IT and business
• Strategic planning of systems and IT
• Systems simulation in organizations


TRACK “Experience Reports in Industry and Case Studies”:
Chairs: Prof. Claudia Cappelli and Prof. Arnaldo Alves Ferreira Junior
Should be directed to this track papers that report experiences involving the application of Information Systems in the industry and in real organizations, or case studies that evaluate techniques, methodologies, tools or processes that are already existing in the literature, and that bring interesting and innovative reflections or results to the IS community. The purpose of this track is, therefore, to bring the academic community to the IT market reality, alternating discussions on theoretical and practice perspectives.

TRACK “IS Applications and Tools”:
Chairs: Prof. Sean Siqueira and Prof. Marcel Ferrante Silva
Should be directed to this track papers that present developed applications or tools covering the most different needs and various objectives of interest in Information Systems. The purpose of this track is to give opportunity to the academic community to demonstrate the practical results of its research projects in Information Systems and to the software industry community and IT organizations to present their tools and innovative results.

TRACK “Information Systems Education”:
Chairs: Prof. Fátima Nunes and Prof. Eliany Alvarenga de Araújo
The commitments of higher education in the twenty-first century have been widely discussed since the 90s of last century. Technological, economic, social and environmental changes demand a continuing education that fosters the development of technical and professional skills and social competences to an ethically compromised exercise of the profession and citizenship regarding human rights and sustainability. Considering this scenario, this track aims to foster the discussion on Information Systems education at undergraduate and graduate levels, including specific topics such as Curriculum and Programs, teaching and learning methodologies, techniques and tools applied to teaching and learning and University-Industry integration.

TRACK “Government Information Systems”:
Chairs: Prof. Claudia Cappelli, Prof. Renata Araujo and Prof. Dalton Lopes Martins
The Government has used information and communication technologies (ICTs) to democratize the access, to give processes and information transparency, to boost the delivery of public services with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness of government functions and expand / promote discussions. These technologies seek to establish mechanisms to support citizen; the improvement of the internal government management; and integration of the government with partners and suppliers. This is done with the intention of improving the quality of services provided; promote interaction with business and industry; and strengthen citizen participation through access to information. Various policies and laws related to e-government have been established worldwide, with direct implications in the methods, techniques and ICT building that adequately support the complexity of this universe. This track aims to discuss the techniques, methods, models and tools for development of ICTs to support e-government initiatives in the form of research papers.

TRACK “Business Process Management”:
Chairs: Prof. Flávia Maria Santoro and Prof.Juliano Lopes de Oliveira
The rise of the competitiveness and of the demands on companies and organizations in general requires the adoption of organizational models and business processes increasingly complex and interconnected. To cope with the complexity of these processes, Business Process Management (BPM) techniques are used. Such techniques support the capture, execution, control, analysis and improvement of business processes, possibly with the support provided by processes oriented information systems. This track aims to discuss the techniques, methodologies, models and frameworks of Business Process Management in the current environment, in which business processes cross organizational barriers and enable the integration of organizations, individuals, systems and services.


The papers may be submitted to the SBSI 2015 in the following categories: Full Paper or Short Paper.

FULL PAPER: Full papers will be evaluated as research work that are already completed or in advanced stages of development, with innovative ideas and results and following proper scientific methodology. Full papers are limited in length to 8 pages (including figures, tables, diagrams, references and appendix). Papers submitted in this category may be accepted as “Short paper”, according to the assessment of the Program Committee. Only papers accepted as “Full paper” will be considered in the selection of the best papers.

SHORT PAPER: Short papers will be evaluated as research in progress, with intermediary results and following proper scientific methodology. Short papers are limited in length to 4 pages (including figures, tables, diagrams, references and appendix).

In the submission, the author must choose the SBSI 2015 track as well as the paper category.


• Papers must be written in English or Portuguese. Papers in Portuguese must also have an equivalent title and abstract in English.
• Papers must be submitted in the PDF format and following the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates:
• All submissions are to be made via JEMS, the SBC submission system, available at:
• Submissions to SBSI 2015 must be original; submissions cannot have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Further, submissions must not be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.
• Each paper must be submitted to only one track. Any submission that does not meet this requirement will be rejected without review.
• Authors’ names should not appear in the paper. Eliminate references to your institutions, your sponsors, your unpublished work and your published work if these references will identify any author. To aid in making your paper anonymous, leave Acknowledgement blank until the final version is prepared for the Proceedings. Remove author and institution information from document properties. Any submission that does not meet these requirements will be rejected without further review.
• In case of acceptance of the paper (full or short), the authors must include in the camera ready their data (names, filiation and emails, as well as information necessary to the paper – e.g., citation to other works of the authors).
• The papers should have a section that describes the scientific methodology as well as a section with the results analysis, emphasizing the technological contributions to the application area in comparison to related work.
• It is also recommended to the authors to have a look and perhaps consider referencing works published in previous editions of the SBSI, available at:
• The papers will be selected according to the review of the SBSI 2015 program committee members. Papers will be double blind reviewed by three reviewers according to the following criteria: adequacy to the scope of the SBSI, literature review, scientific methodology, contribution to the Information Systems area, originality and clarity.
• In order to have the paper published in the SBSI proceedings, at least one of authors of the accepted paper must register in the symposium. It is required one registration by accepted paper.

The accepted papers will be published in the SBSI proceedings requiring a corresponding registration in the professional category of at least one of the authors at the symposium. All participants must pay the applicable registration fees, including workshop speakers, paper presenters, session moderators and conference committee members. The registration of one author only gives the right to publish one accepted paper. In the case of authors with more than one accepted paper, there must be a distinct registration for each paper and at least one in the professional category.

Authors of selected papers (best papers) will be invited to submit an expanded version for publication in the iSys (Brazilian Journal of Information Systems) or RESI (Electronic Journal of Information Systems), according to the paper scope.

Sean W. M. Siqueira (UNIRIO)
Sérgio T. Carvalho (UFG)

Vinícius Sebba Patto (UFG)
Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto (UFG)

INF/UFG – Instituto de Informática – Universidade Federal de Goiás

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