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SBQS 2021: The 20th Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality

November 8th to 11th, 2021, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil (online)



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 the exchange of 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 findings, aiming at innovation with the potential to influence positively the software industry.

Aim and Scope

The SBQS Education Track is looking for contributions that address challenges, innovations, and best practices in Software Quality education. We are interested in discussing how to transfer Software Quality knowledge to 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 Software Engineering courses, Computer Science courses, Information Systems courses, Information Technology courses and others
  • Teaching of processes, methods, techniques, and tools for software quality
  • Use of active learning methodologies for software quality education
  • 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
  • Cooperation in software quality education between industry and academia

Evaluation 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): July 5th, 2021
  • Paper submission: July 12th, 2021
  • Rebuttal period: August 13th to 16th, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: August 21st, 2021
  • Camera Ready:  August 28th, 2021

Manuscript Preparation and Submission  

All submissions must be in PDF format and must follow the two-column ACM format for conferences (Interim template), available in ACM SIG Proceedings Templates. The use of LaTex (sigconf) is strongly recommended. In this case, authors should use the acmart.cls class provided in the template with the conference format enabled in the preamble of the document: \documentclass[sigconf]{acmart} and also apply the ACM-Reference-Format.bst bibliography style provided in the template: \bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format}.

If authors choose to use the Word format, they should be aware of the fact that the two-column version (Interim Template) must be used for the submission. However, this is an outdated version of the ACM and, if the paper is accepted, the authors will have to move to the new simple column format (ACM Primary Article Template - Microsoft Word: Mac 2011, Mac 2016 and Windows) and deal with macro errors when importing into the ACM system until the paper version is correct and validated.

They must be no longer than 10 pages, including all figures, tables, appendixes, references and acknowledgment. Papers must be submitted electronically through JEMS system (to be defined).

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

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

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 the authors must register to SBQS, including the respective publication fee(s), to present it during the event and that authors must provide extra files required by the general chair (for example, the previous presentation video following the requested format by SBQS). Additionally, for the purpose of speeding up the publication process, authors of accepted papers must fill some forms requested by the proceedings chair on specific dates.

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

SBQS rewards the best paper of each track every year. The Track Chairs and SBQS Steering Committee will choose the winning papers from the Program Committee reviews. The award-winning papers are announced at the event.

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

Program Co-Chairs

Davi Viana (UFMA)

Edna Dias Canedo  (UnB)

SBQS Steering Committee

Adriano Bessa Albuquerque (UNIFOR)

Ana Regina Cavalcanti da Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ)

Gleison Santos (UNIRIO)

Ivan Machado (UFBA)

Monalessa Perini Barcellos (UFES)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR)

Tayana Conte (UFAM)

Proceedings Chair

Awdren Fontão (UFMS)

Education Track Technical Program Committee

(to be defined)


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