June 15, 2011
Full paper submission
June 17, 2011
July 15, 2011
August 10, 2011
Submission to the Special Issue at JSS journal
January 20, 2012
Supported by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)
The year 2011 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the birth of the Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES). The 25th edition of SBES will be held in São Paulo, 26-30 September 2011. This symposium laid out both the progress and vision of the Brazilian research in Software Engineering over the last 25 years. Since the first edition, the technical research tracks have been of very high quality and very competitive in terms of its paper acceptance rate (e.g. around 15% over the last 10 years). Throughout its history, SBES contributed to the establishment and growth of specific communities, which influenced key Software Engineering areas in Brazil, South America and world wide. For instance, several well-established symposia are spin-offs of SBES, such as the Brazilian Symposium on Formal Methods (SBMF) and the Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS). More recent contributions of SBES are (not limited to) the Ibero-American Workshop on Requirements Engineering (WER), and the Latin-American workshops on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (LA-WASP) and Experimental Software Engineering (ESELAW). Of course, many other examples of SBES contributions are out there.
In this context, the special track "SBES is 25" intends to bring together a collection of well-described views about the past, present and future of the Brazilian Software Engineering research. We believe that this event will become a key milestone for the following work on the field in Brazil. In particular, it is expected that the special track will serve as a reference for researchers, practitioners and educators to understand the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns involving the Brazilian Software Engineering research.
The tremendous success of all SBES editions makes us to believe that the event will continue playing similar roles for the next decades as well. Hence, the goal of this special track is to revisit the Software Engineering directions in Brazil after 25 years the first SBES edition was held. This call for papers is soliciting high-quality submissions that describe retrospective and prospective views of the Software Engineering research in Brazil. The submissions could also present interesting perspectives about the impact of Software Engineering (SE) in Brazil as well as identify key SE research challenges for the future. Some examples of topics to be addressed are (but not limited to):
Promoted annually by the Brazilian Computer Society, the Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES) has typically gathered nearly 500 people, including researchers, students, and practitioners working on the field. SBES is the flagship Brazilian event on Software Engineering and, in its 25th edition, the symposium will be held near to the heart of São Paulo city, at the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, from September 26 to September 30, 2011.
SBES is an event of the 2nd Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice – CBSoft 2011, http://www.each.usp.br/cbsoft2011 – which will also host three other well-established Brazilan symposia:
For the first time these symposia will be held in São Paulo - SP, a city of prominence in research and development in both academic and industrial fields and which offers great possibilities for cultural, artistic and gastronomic tourism. CBSoft 2011 will be held at the main campus of the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. The campus is located in the central region of São Paulo, near - for example - the Avenida Paulista, the (Sé) cathedral and the Republic Square.
Submitted papers can be written in Portuguese or English. Submission in English is strongly encouraged since the symposium proceedings are made available at the IEEE Digital Library. 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.
Submitted papers will be reviewed at least by three referees, based on its originality, relevance to the track "SBES is 25", and clarity of presentation. We are seeking submissions of both short (up to 5 pages long) and full (up to 10 pages) papers. The size limits include all the figures and references.
All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and must follow the IEEE 2-column conference format available at: http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs/pubs/confpubcenter/pdfs/samplems.pdf
Papers should be submitted electronically through JEMS system.
Authors of accepted full papers will be invited for a 25-min presentation. All or some of the authors of short papers (depending on the number of accepted papers) ** might be ** invited for presentation too.
To be submitted along with the camera ready version: copyright assignment term.
Authors who have registered in the JEMS system their papers by the deadline (ie, June 15th) will be able to upload the file until the next Friday (June 17th), 23:59. Importantly, the basic information of the paper (title, authors and abstract) *must* have been registered by the deadline (June 15th).
The full papers accepted in this special track will be also considered for the award of the best papers of the symposium.
All the authors of both short and full papers will be invited to submit to a special edition of Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), entitled: 'Software Engineering in Brazil: Retrospective and Prospective Views'.
The deadline for submissions to this issue is 20 January 2012.
Alessandro Garcia, PUC-Rio