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SBQS 2019: 18th Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality

October 28th to November 1st 2019 – Fortaleza, Ceará, 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 2019 includes 3 tracks: Research Track, Experience Report Track, and Education Track.

Aim and Scope

The SBQS 2019 Education Track is 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: July 7th, 2019 July 21st, 2019

Paper upload deadline: July 14th, 2019 July 24th, 2019

Rebuttal period: August 12-15th, 2019 July 

Notification of acceptance:  August 22nd, 2019

Camera-ready deadline:  August 28th, 2019

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 (

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 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 Co-Chairs

Ivan Machado (UFBA)

Sandro Bezerra (UFPA)

SBQS Steering Committee

Adriano Bessa Albuquerque (UNIFOR)

Ana Regina Cavalcanti da Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ)

Gleison Santos (UNIRIO)

Ivan Machado (UFBA)

Marcello Thiry (UNIVALI)

Monalessa Perini Barcellos (UFES)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR)

Tayana Conte (UFAM)

Proceedings Chair

Davi Viana (UFMA)

Technical Program Committee

Adriano Albuquerque (UNIFOR)

Alcemir Santos (UESPI) 

Alessandra Costa Smolenaars Dutra (PUCRS) 

Ana Regina Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ) 

Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR) 

Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi (UFSCAR) 

Carla Silva (UFPE) 

Carlos Portela (UFPA) 

Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim (UFSC) 

Christina Chavez (UFBA)

Crescencio Lima (IFBA) 

Davi Viana (UFMA)

Debora Nascimento (UFS) 

Diego Vallespir (Udelar)

Edson OliveiraJr (UEM)

Eduardo Figueiredo (UFMG)

Fabiano Ruy (IFES)

Giani Petri (UFSM)

Gleison Santos (UNIRIO)

Heitor Costa (UFLA)

Ivonei Freitas Silva (UNIOESTE)

Kelly Garces (Universidad Los Andes) 

Larissa Rocha Soares (UFBA)

Marcello Thiry (UNIVALI)

Marcelo Schots (UERJ)

Marcelo Hideki Yamaguti (PUCRS)

Monalessa Barcellos (UFES) 

Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO)

Sabrina Marczak (PUCRS)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR)

Simone Souza (ICMC-USP) 

Tayana Conte (UFAM) 

Toacy Oliveira (COPPE/UFRJ)

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Desenvolvido por Luan Melo e Cristiane Fabrício.