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SBQS 2018: XVII Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality

October 19 - 21, 2018 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil



The Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality is the main Brazilian forum devoted to Software Quality. Software quality manifests in two complementary and dependent aspects: Process Quality and Product Quality. Due to the current dependence on software and value-added services, research on software quality and its application to products and services is both a necessity and a differential to provide value to organizations and their business.

Since its conception, SBQS has focused on exchanging experiences between academia and industry, providing an environment where researchers, educators and the community of practice of Software Quality and Software Engineering meet to present and discuss ideas, experiences and discoveries, aiming at innovation with potential to influence positively the software industry.  SBQS 2018 includes 3 tracks: Research Track, Experience Report Track, and Education Track.

Aim and Scope

This year, for the first time, SBQS includes an Education Track. We are looking for contributions that address challenges, innovations, and best practices in Software Quality education.  We are interested in discussing how effectively transfer Software Quality knowledge to the future software quality professionals and researchers.

Topics of Interest

Submissions on all topics related to Software Quality education are welcome. We are particularly interested in papers addressing curriculum development, empirical studies, best practices, personal or institutional experiences, and conceptual or theoretical work. We are open to a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to):

  • New and innovative best practices for software quality education
  • Methodological aspects of software quality education
  • Innovative curriculum or course formats
  • Teaching of software quality in Computer Science courses, Information Systems courses, Information Technology courses and others
  • Teaching of processes, methods, techniques, and tools for software quality
  • Problem-based teaching/learning in software quality
  • Tools and methods for evaluating software quality learning
  • Use of tools, simulators, and games in software quality education
  • Use of games and competitions (“gamification”) in software quality education
  • Integration of practical experiences into software quality education
  • Educational research methods in software quality education
  • Research and practice synergies for software quality education
  • Interdisciplinarity in software quality education (with other disciplines and courses)
  • Innovative methods to keep professors updated for teaching software quality
  • Methods for e-teaching/e-learning in software quality
  • Education in software quality that stimulates entrepreneurship

Evaluating Criteria

Papers on this track will be reviewed based on their originality, relevance, technical soundness, and clarity of presentation.

Important Dates

Paper registration (abstract submission) deadline: June 25th, 2018   July 16th, 2018

Paper upload deadline: July 2nd, 2018 July 16th, 2018

Rebuttal period: August 6-12, 2018

Notification of acceptance:  August 20th, 2018

Camera-ready deadline:  August 27th, 2018

Manuscript Preparation and Submission 

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 including figures, tables, appendixes, references and acknowledgement. Papers must be submitted electronically through JEMS system (

Papers must be written in Portuguese or English. Submissions in English are strongly encouraged since the symposium proceedings will be indexed in the ACM Digital Library. Papers written in Portuguese must include an abstract in English.

Submissions that are not in compliance with the required format or that are out of the scope of the Education Track will be rejected without reviewing.

The review process includes a rebuttal period in which the authors will have access to the reviewers’ comments and may argue and answer questions from the reviewers before the final acceptance/rejection decision.

The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of its authors will register for the symposium to present it.

Papers submitted to the SBQS Education Track must not have been simultaneously submitted to any other forum (conference or journal), nor should they have already been published elsewhere.

Best Paper Award

Every year SBQS awards the best paper in each track. The Steering Committee awards the best paper based on the reviews and comments provided by the Program Committee. Awarded papers are announced during the event.

Program Chair

Monalessa Perini Barcellos, UFES

Steering Committee

Adriano Bessa Albuquerque (UNIFOR)

Ana Regina Cavalcanti da Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ)

Gleison Santos (UNIRIO)

Marcello Thiry (UNIVALI)

Monalessa Perini Barcellos (UFES)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR)

Tayana Conte (UFAM)


Technical Program Committee

Adriano Albuquerque (UNIFOR)

Alessandra Costa Smolenaars Dutra (PUCRS)

Ana Regina Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ)

Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR)

Anna Beatriz Marques (UFC)

Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi(UFSCar)

Carla Silva (UFPE)

Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim (UFSC)

Christina Chavez (UFBA)

Davi Viana (UFMA)

Eduardo Figueiredo (UFMG)

Fabiano Ruy (IFES)

Gleison Santos (UNIRIO)

Heitor Costa (UFLA)

Ivan Machado (UFBA)

José Carlos Maldonado (SSC/ICMC-USP/ São Carlos)

Kathia Marçal de Oliveira (Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis)

Marcello Thiry (UNIVALI)

Marcelo Schots (UERJ)

Marcelo Hideki Yamaguti (PUCRS)

Natália Chaves Lessa Schots(IM/UFRRJ)

Roberto Bittencourt (UEFS)

Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO)

Rodrigo Spínola (UNIFACS)

Sabrina Marczak (PUCRS)

Sandro Ronaldo Bezerra Oliveira (UFPA)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR)

Tayana Conte (UFAM)

Toacy Oliveira (COPPE/UFRJ)

Vítor Silva Souza (UFES)


Proceedings Chair

Ivan C. Machado (UFBA)



Todos os direitos reservados ao XVII Simpósio Brasileiro de Qualidade de Software.

Desenvolvido por Luan Melo e Cristiane Fabrício.