Call for papers

XXIII Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering

The 23rd Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering - SBES'2009
Fortaleza, Ceará - Brazil
October 05-09, 2009

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: May 8, 2009 (submission)
Author notification: July 1, 2009
Camera ready copy: August 1, 2009

About the Event

The Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES) is the flagship event on software engineering in Brazil. Promoted annually by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), the event typically attract more than 500 people, including researchers, students, and software engineers.

The symposium program includes invited talks, courses, panels, demonstration of software tools, a PhD and MSc thesis workshop, and several other satellite events. One of the event highlights is its main technical track where novel work and research results are presented in lively sessions. This CFP is seeking high quality papers to be presented at those sessions. Topic of interest are (suggested, but not limited to):

- Agent-oriented SE
- Aspect-oriented SE
- Component-based SE
- CSCW and SE
- Experimental SE
- Industrial applications of SE
- Methods, techniques, languages and tools for SE
- Model driven software development
- Requirements Engineering
- SE for the World Wide Web
- Social aspects of SE
- Software dependability
- Software maintenance
- Software metrics and measurement
- Software processes (including agile methods)
- Software product lines
- Software quality and quality models
- Software reengineering
- Software reuse
- Software verification, validation and testing
- Theoretical foundations of SE and formal methods

Paper Submission

Submitted papers can be written in Portuguese or English. Submission in English is strongly encouraged since the symposium proceedings are usually made available at ACM or IEEE Digital Libraries.

Papers submitted to SBES must not have been simultaneously submitted to any other forum (conference or journal), nor should they have already been published elsewhere. The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of its authors will register for the symposium to present it.

Submitted papers will be reviewed at least by three referees, based on its originality, relevance, technical soundness and clarity of presentation. Papers should be submitted electronically at the following address: (submission)

They must be no longer than 16 A4 pages (single column), including all the figures and references. All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and must follow the SBC conference format available at (templates).

Go to the bottom left window and click on the link "Modelos para publicação de artigos" to download the templates. All templates are in English (MS Word, Latex and Open Office).
Please contact for further information.

Best Paper Award

Every year the SBES Steering Committee appoints a committee to award the best papers of the symposium. These papers are indicated to a journal special edition and are recognized during the event. Journals that have recently published the SBES best papers include: The Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society (JBCS), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), IET Software, and Information Systems.

Coordination and Organization

Steering Committee

- Itana Gimenes, UEM
- Manoel Mendonça, UFBA
- Paulo Borba, UFPE
- Paulo Masiero, ICMC-USP
- Thais Batista, UFRN

Tutorials Chair

- Thais Batista, UFRN

Workshop of Thesis and Dissertations

- Itana Gimenes, UEM

Tools and Demos

- Gledson Elias, UFPB

Software Engineering Education Forum

- Itana Gimenes, UEM
- Júlio Leite, PUC-Rio

Workshops and Satellites Events Chair

- Ana Carolina Salgado, UFPE

General Chair

- Manoel Mendonça, UNIFACS

Local Arrangements Chair

- Vânia Maria Ponte Vidal, UFC

Program Committee

- Paulo Borba, UFPE, Chair
- Adenilso Simão, ICMC-USP, Brazil
- Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London, UK
- Alessandro Garcia, PUC-Rio, Brazil
- Alvaro Moreira, UFRGS, Brazil
- Ana C. V. de Melo, IME-USP, Brazil
- Anamaria M. Moreira, UFRN, Brazil
- Antonio Francisco Prado, UFSCar, Brazil
- Arndt von Staa, PUC-Rio, Brazil
- Augusto Sampaio, UFPE, Brazil
- Auri Vincenzi, UFG, Brazil
- Awais Rashid, University of Lancaster, UK
- Carolyn Seaman, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, USA
- Cecilia Rubira, IC-UNICAMP, Brazil
- Christina Chavez, UFBA, Brazil
- Cláudia Werner, COPPE-UFRJ, Brazil
- Cleidson de Souza, UFPA, Brasil
- Dalton Serey, UFCG, Brazil
- Daltro Nunes, UFRGS, Brazil
- Daniel Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Daniela Cruzes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Eduardo Aranha,         UFRN, Brazil
- Ellen F. Barbosa, ICMC-USP, Brazil
- Emilia Mendes, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Fernanda Alencar, UFPE, Brazil
- Fernando Castor, UFPE, Brazil
- Gledson Elias, UFPB, Brazil
- Guilherme Travassos, COPPE-UFRJ, Brazil
- Gustavo Rossi, Univ. Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
- Itana Maria de Souza Gimenes, UEM, Brazil
- Jaelson Freire Brelaz de Castro, UFPE, Brazil
- João Cangussu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
- Jorge Luis Becerra, Poli-USP, Brazil
- José Carlos Maldonado, ICMC-USP, Brazil
- Julio Leite, PUC-Rio, Brazil
- Karina Vilela, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
- Leila Ribeiro, UFRGS, Brazil
- Leila Silva, UFS, Brazil
- Leonor Barroca, The Open University, UK
- Manoel Mendonça, UFBA, Brazil
- María Cecilia Bastarrica, Universidad de Chile, Chile
- Marcelo d'Amorim, UFPE, Brazil
- Marcio Delamaro, ICMC-USP, Brazil
- Marco Túlio Valente, PUC Minas, Brazil
- Marcos Chaim, USP Leste, Brazil
- Mauro Pezze, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Márcio Barros, UNIRIO, Brazil
- Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, Holland
- Mira Mezini, University of Technology Darmstadt, Germany
- Miriam Capretz, University of Western Ontário, Canada
- Nabor Mendonça, UNIFOR, Brazil
- Nelson Rosa, UFPE, Brazil
- Oscar Pastor, Univ. Politècnica de València, Spain
- Patricia Machado, UFCG, Brazil
- Paulo César Masiero, ICMC-USP, Brazil
- Paulo Pires, UFRN, Brazil
- Regina Braga, UFJF, Brazil
- Ricardo Choren, IME-Exército, Brazil
- Ricardo Falbo, UFES, Brazil
- Richard Torkar, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Rosana Braga, ICMC-USP, Brazil
- Rosângela Penteado, UFSCar, Brazil
- Sandra Fabbri, UFSCar, Brazil
- Sandro Morasca, Università dell'Insubria, Italy
- Silvia Vergílio, UFPR, Brazil
- Thais V. Batista, UFRN, Brazil
- Tiago Massoni, UFCG, Brazil
- Uirá Kulesza, UFRN, Brazil
- Vander Alves, UnB, Brazil
- W. Eric Wong, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

About this Year Venue

Fortaleza (Portuguese for fortress) is the State capital of Ceará, located in the sunny northeastern region of Brazil. With a population of more than 2.5 million, Fortaleza is a modern metropolis with greenish-blue sea, beautiful white-sand beaches, softy wind and a vibrating nightlife. Its complete tourism infrastructure and a rapidly growing industry make it one of the most important cities in the region in economic terms. Fortaleza has been for the last 3 years one of the most searched for cities in Brazil during holidays, second only toRio.

Fortaleza has a mild to warm temperature averaging at 27C (82F) all year around.  Fortaleza is very well served of top-class restaurants. From seafoodto the famous brazilian barbecues, from feijoada (a black beans dish) tointernational cuisine (French, Italian, etc), Fortaleza has restaurants for alltastes at a very reasonable price. As an example, the top seafood restaurant in Fortaleza (called “Milmares”) charges for their seafood festival R$ 32 (around US$ 15) per person. Other places are more reasonable. Top-class Brazilian barbecue locations also charge around R$ 30 (US$ 14) per person.  Apart from its many tourist and gastronomic attractions, Fortaleza holds several academic and research institutions, including three major universities (UNIFOR, UFC and UECE) and several other smaller ones. Its emerging IT industry has been attracting many IT professionals from other regions of Brazil, which has steadily increased the local demand for IT-related university courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.


Phase I
Until 31 aug

Phase II
Until 29 sept

Phase III
After 29 sept

XXIV SBBD XXIII SBES - October, 05-09 2009