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SBQS 2019: 18th Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality

October 28th to November 1st 2019 – Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil



The Brazilian Software Quality Symposium (SBQS) is the main Brazilian forum dedicated to Software Quality. The quality of software is manifested in two complementary and dependent aspects: Process Quality and Product Quality. With the current heavy reliance on software and aggregated services, research into software quality and its application in products and services is both a necessity and a differential to provide value to organizations and their businesses.
Since its inception, the SBQS has been instrumental in sharing experiences between the academy and industry, where researchers, educators, and the Software Quality and Software Engineering practice community meet to present and discuss ideas, experiences, and discoveries with a view to to innovation with the potential to positively influence the software industry. The SBQS 2019 will have 4 tracks: Technical Work Track, Experience Report Track, Software Quality Education Track and Preliminary Results Track.

Aim and Scope

This year, for the first time, the SBQS includes a Preliminary Results Trail. The main purpose of this trail is to communicate to the Software Quality community new ideas and preliminary results of ongoing research. Thus, the trail is interested in contributions that present innovative and promising ideas and research in the early stages. It is important that in addition to describing the ideas and results themselves, articles submitted to this trail also clearly present the objectives that the research seeks to achieve, what is planned to achieve to achieve those objectives and what are the expected results with the continuity of the research .

Topics of Interest

Submissions on all topics related to Software Quality are welcome. Thus, there is openness to a diversity of topics, including (but not limited to):

  • Software Processes, Methods and Tools
  • High Maturity and Statistical Process Control
  • Acquisition of Software Products
  • Acquisition of IT Services
  • Process Evaluation
  • Product Rating
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Human Factors and Social Aspects in Software Quality
  • Quality Assurance of IT Services
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Configuration Management
  • Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning
  • Portfolio and Project Management
  • People management
  • Software Process Lines
  • Software Product Lines
  • Software Maintenance and Evolution
  • Measurement and Analysis
  • Improving IT Service Processes
  • Software Process Improvement
  • Agile Software Development Methods
  • Process Modeling
  • Models and Standards of Capacity and Maturity
  • Project (Design) and Integration of Software and IT Services
  • Quality of Software applied to IT Services
  • Software Reuse and Services
  • Usability and User Experience
  • Value in Software Quality
  • Verification, Validation and Testing
  • Software Quality Education

Evaluating Criteria

Articles of this track will be evaluated considering their originality, relevance, technical solidity and clarity of presentation.

Important Dates

Registration of articles (submission of abstracts): July 07, 2019 July 21, 2019

Submission of articles: July 14, 2019 July 24, 2019

Notification of acceptance: August 22, 2019

Delivery of the final version of the articles: August 28, 2019 September 01, 2019

Manuscript Preparation and Submission  

All submissions must be in PDF format and must follow the two-column ACM format for conferences (ACM_SigConf), available at Articles should not exceed 6 pages, including all figures, tables, appendices, references and acknowledgments.

Submissions should be made electronically through the JEMS system ( results).
Articles should be written in Portuguese or English. Articles written in Portuguese should include an abstract in English. Submissions in English are strongly encouraged, as accepted articles will be indexed online. Event coordination is in the process of being negotiated to publish articles from the four SBQS tracks in the ACM Digital Library.

Submissions that do not meet the required format or are outside the scope of the Preliminary Results Trail will be rejected without review.

Acceptance of an article implies that at least one of the authors signs up with the SBQS to submit the article during the event.

Articles submitted to the Preliminary Results Trail must not have been simultaneously submitted to another forum (scientific or periodic event), nor have they been previously published. 

Program Co-Chairs

Monalessa Perini Barcellos (UFES)


Technical Program Committee


Adriano Albuquerque – UNIFOR

Alexandre Zapata – Universidade de Passo Fundo

Ana Regina Rocha - COPPE/UFRJ

Andreia Malucelli – PUCPR

Anna Beatriz Marques – UFC

Carla Silva – UFPE

Davi Viana - UFMA

Edna Dias Canedo - UnB

Eduardo Figueiredo – UFMG

Giani Petri – UFSM

Gleison Santos – UNIRIO

Heitor Costa – UFLA

Ivan C. Machado – UFBA

José Maldonado - SSC/ICMC-USP/São Carlos 

Marcello Thiry – UNIVALI

Marcelo Schots – UERJ

Marco Paludo - PUCPR

Rafael de Mello – PUC-Rio

Roberto Oliveira – UEG

Sandro Ronaldo Bezerra Oliveira – UFPA

Sheila Reinehr – PUCPR

Taísa Gonçalves – COPPE/UFRJ

Tayana Conte - UFAM

Toacy Oliveira - COPPE/UFRJ

Realização Promoção Patrocínio Apoio








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

Desenvolvido por Luan Melo e Cristiane Fabrício.