previous arrow
next arrow


SBQS 2019: XVIII Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality

October 28 to November 1, 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 excelled by the exchange of experiences between academia 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 with the potential to positively influence the software industry.

Aim and Scope

The focus of the Technical Works Track is in high quality technical work describing original and unpublished results related to Software Quality. Articles describing pioneering research results in the area of software quality with an academic contribution are expected. The articles may present conceptual, empirical, experimental or theoretical works. The SBQS encourages the publication of the evaluation and analysis of the results presented in the articles. Results obtained by means of experimental techniques, whether primary or secondary, and qualitative or quantitative analyzes are welcome.

Topics of Interest

Submissions on all topics related to Software Quality are welcome. Topics of interest to the trail include (but are 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

Evaluating Criteria

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

Important Dates

Deadline:   July 07, 2019 July 15, 20199

Notification: August 30, 2019

Camera-Ready: September 06,  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 10 pages, including all figures, tables, appendices, references and acknowledgments. Submissions should be made electronically through the JEMS system ( work).

Articles should be written in Portuguese or English. Submissions in English are strongly encouraged. As in the last edition, the annals of the event will be indexed online. The event chain is in the process of negotiating to publish the full article of the four tracks in the ACM DL.

Submissions that do not meet the required format or are outside the scope of the Technical Works Trail will be rejected without revision.

The article review process includes a rebuttal period in which authors will have access to reviewers' comments and may present arguments and responses to comments and questions submitted by reviewers before the final decision to accept or reject the article.

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 Technical Works Trail must not have been simultaneously submitted to another forum (scientific or periodic event), nor have they been previously published.

For details on submitting the other tracks, refer to the corresponding work calls.

Best Paper Award

Every year, the SBQS rewards the best article on each track. The SBQS Steering Committee will choose the winning articles from the Program Committee reviews. The award-winning articles are announced at the event.

The best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD).


The SBQS is partnering with the international journal Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD) to incorporate the journal's articles as Journal First into the SBQS 2019 Technical Worksheet.
Authors of articles published recently in this journal that meet the evaluation criteria are being invited to present their research papers in the SBQS. This provides an opportunity for authors to discuss their work with the software quality community as well as enrich the SBQS technical program.

  • The following evaluation criteria will be used to select the selected articles as Journal First in SBQS 2019:
  • The article should have been published in the JSERD as: Research Article, Case Study or Systematic Review
  • The article describes original results that are not extensions of articles from previous conferences.
  • The article was not accepted for publication in the journal before January 1, 2019.
  • The article was not presented at any other conference such as Journal First.
  • At least one of the authors of the selected article as Journal First must register and attend SBQS 2019 to present it.

Authors interested in submitting an article such as Journal First in SBQS 2019 need to send an e-mail to Gleison Santos Program Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the subject "Journal First - SBQS 2019" until July 31, 2019 The following information should be provided: (i) title of the article, (ii) list of authors, (iii) the link of the web page to access the article; and (iv) a brief statement on how the work meets the above criteria.

Coordinator of the Program Committee - Track of Technical Works

Gleison Santos (UNIRIO)

Program Committee Coordinators - Trail of Experience Reports

Marcello Thiry (UNIVALI)

Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO)

Coordinators of the Program Committee - Software Quality Education Trail

Ivan C. Machado (UFBA)

Sandro Bezerra (UFPA)

Program Committee Coordinator - Preliminary Results Track

Monalessa Perini Barcellos (UFES)

SBQS Steering Committee

Adriano Bessa Albuquerque (UNIFOR)

Ana Regina Cavalcanti da Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ)

Gleison Santos (UNIRIO)

Ivan C. Machado (UFBA)

Marcello Thiry (UNIVALI)

Monalessa Perini Barcellos (UFES)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR)

Tayana Conte (UFAM)

Proceedings Chair

Davi Viana (UFMA)

Program Committee  

Adenilso Simao (ICMC-USP)

Adriano Albuquerque (UNIFOR)

Alessandra Dutra (PUCRS)

Alexandre Cristian Lages de Araujo

Alexandre Vasconcelos (UFPE)

Alfredo Goldman (IME - USP)

Aline Vasconcelos (IFFluminense)

Ana Liddy Magalhaes (UFMG)

Ana Paula Bacelo (PUCRS)

Ana Regina Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ) 

Anderson Belgamo (IFSP-Piracicaba)

André Menolli (UENP)

Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR)

Anna Beatriz Marques (UFCE) 

Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi (UFSCar)

Breno de França (UNICAMP)

Bruna Diirr (UNIRIO)

Bruno Gadelha (UFAM)

Bruno Santos de Lima

Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim (UFSC)

Daniel Coutinho

Daniel Lucrédio (UFSCar)

Davi Viana (UFMA)

Debora Paiva (UFMS)

Edna Canedo (UNB)

Edson Oliveira (SEFAZ/AM)

Edson OliveiraJr (UEM)

Fernanda Madeiral (UFU)

Giani Petri (UFSM)

Glauco Carneiro (UNIFACS)

Guilherme Travassos (COPPE/UFRJ)

Heitor Costa (UFLA)

Ivan Machado (UFBA)

Juliana Saraiva (UFPB)

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

Leonardo Medeiros (IFAL)

Marcello Thiry (UNIVALI)

Marcelo Fantinato (USP)

Marcelo Schots (UERJ)

Marcelo Yamaguti (PUCRS)

Marco Paludo (PUCPR)

Monalessa Perini Barcellos (UFES)

Natasha Valentim (UFPR)

Patricia Vilain (UFSC)

Paulo Parreira Júnior (UFLA)

Paulo Sérgio Santos (UNIRIO)

Pedro Santos Neto (UFPI)

Rafael de Mello (PUC-Rio)

Rafael Prikladnicki (PUCRS)

Raul Wazlawick (UFSC)

Regina Braga (UFJF)

Reginaldo Ré (UTFPR)

Reinaldo Cabral (UFAL)

Renato Atouguia Leite

Roberto Oliveira (UEG)

Rodrigo Reis (UFPA)

Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO)

Rodrigo Spínola (UNIFACS)

Sabrina Marczak (PUCRS)

Sandro Ronaldo Bezerra Oliveira (UFPA)

Sarita Bora

Sergio T. Carvalho (UFG)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR)

Suzana Sampaio (UFRPE)

Tadeu Classe (UNIRIO)

Tayana Conte (UFAM)

Thatiane Rosa

Thelma Colanzi (UEM)

Toacy Oliveira (COPPE/UFRJ)

Uirá Kulesza (UFRN)

Vinicius Garcia (UFPE) 

Willian Oizumi





Realização Promoção Patrocínio Apoio








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

Desenvolvido por Luan Melo e Cristiane Fabrício.