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XVIII Workshop on Software Quality Theses and Dissertations (WTDQS)


The XVIII Workshop on Thesis and Dissertation in Software Quality (WTDQS), inserted in the XVIII Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS 2019), is a forum dedicated to the presentation and discussion of master's and doctoral studies in Software Quality in development in Brazil.

The objective of this event is to provide a constructive environment for discussions, giving students the opportunity to obtain feedback on their work and a position in relation to the research on Software Quality. In addition, it is intended to stimulate the integration and cooperation of researchers in the field and provide greater visibility to ongoing research for the academic and industrial community.

All submitted papers will be evaluated by three members of the Program Committee and, if selected, will have the opportunity to be presented by the student during the WTDQS. It is important to choose the works that are in the most appropriate moment to receive this feedback, that is, they are not in a very early state or at a very advanced stage. At this moment, discussions will be held with researchers from the area of ​​Software Quality, especially invited, as well as with the present community. The presence of the advisor during the presentation, although not mandatory, is recommended.


  • Submission of Articles: July 14, 2019 August 05, 2019 (23:55 Brasília time)
  • Notification to Authors: August 22, 2019 August 26, 2019
  • Final Release (camera-ready): 08/28/2019 September 02, 2019
  • Realization of WTDQS 2019: between 10/28/2019 to 01/11/2019 (to be defined)


Topics of interest in WTDQS 2019 include the following topics related to Software Quality, 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
  • Software Quality Education
  • 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


The submission to the XVIII WTDQS must be made through an article and a research card characterizing the master or doctoral work. Priority will be given in the following cases:

  • PhD works that are in the second or third year, that have defended or are close to the defense of their thesis proposal (qualification);
  • Masters works that have an approved proposal and that have a scheduled completion period for the next 12 months.

Masters or doctoral studies must not be submitted, either completed or in the process of being completed, that is, the defense of which is expected to occur next (before or after) to the date of the WTDQS, since at this stage little can contribute to the work.

Papers can be submitted in Portuguese or English. All papers must be submitted in 2 files in PDF format (exclusively):

  1. Search form containing a brief description of the main aspects of the work. The template of the WTDQS Research Sheet, available at this link, should be used.
  2. Article presenting in a clear and objective way the following topics: context of the research, characterization of the problem, theoretical foundation, research method, current state of work, related works and expected results. The format of SBC articles available at should be used.

The topics listed in ii) are essential in the article, but they do not need to be in isolated sections, nor should they be presented in the order they were cited above. In addition, the article must contain title, author identification, affiliation, abstract in English and abstract in Portuguese.

The article should respect the format of SBC (SBC template) articles and the limit of 6 pages for master's and 8 pages for doctoral work.

Work in a format other than PDF that exceeds the number of pages or violates formatting instructions will not be considered. The work must be presented by the graduate student face-to-face in WTDQS.

The articles should be submitted electronically, by the JEMS system, to the following address:
For accepted jobs, the .doc or .docx file may be requested from the final version of the article.

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rodrigo Spinola (UNIFACS) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Desenvolvido por Luan Melo e Cristiane Fabrício.