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SBQS 2020: The 19th Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality

December 1st to 4th, 2020 - ONLINE




The Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS) is the main Brazilian forum dedicated to Software Quality. The quality of the 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The focus of the Research Track is in high-quality technical work describing original and unpublished results related to Software Quality.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 analyses are welcome.

Topics of Interest

Submissions on all topics related to Software Quality are welcome. Topics of interest to the track 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

Evaluation Criteria

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

Important Dates

  • Paper registration (abstract submission): August 17th, 2020 - August 31, 2020  September 14, 2020 (hard deadline)
  • Paper submission: August 24, 2020 August 31, 2020 September 14, 2020 (hard deadline)
  • Rebuttal period: October 19 to 22, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: October 27, 2020
  • Camera Ready:  November 3, 2020

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 https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. We suggest using the Latex template.

Articles should not exceed 10 pages, including all figures, tables, appendices, references and acknowledgments. Submissions should be made electronically through the 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 SQBS tracks in the ACM DL.

Submissions that do not meet the required format or are outside the scope of the Research track 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 Research track 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 2020 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 2020:
  • 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, 2020.
  • 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 2020 to present it.

Authors interested in submitting an article such as Journal First in SBQS 2020 need to send an e-mail to the Program Co-Chairs Ivan Machado (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Heitor Costa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the subject "Journal First - SBQS 2020" until July 31, 2020. 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.

Program Committee Co-Chairs - Research Track

Ivan Machado (UFBA)

Heitor Costa (UFLA)

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

Marcelo Schots (UERJ)

Program Committee  

Adenilso Simao (ICMC-USP)
Adriano Albuquerque (UNIFOR)
Alcemir Rodrigues Santos (UESPI)
Alessandra Dutra (PUCRS)
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 (UFC)
Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi (UFSCar)
Awdren de Lima Fontão (UFMS)
Breno de França (UNICAMP)
Bruna Diirr (UNIRIO)
Bruno Gadelha (UFAM)
Carla Ilane Moreira Bezerra (UFC)
Claudio Sant'Anna (UFBA)
Crescencio Lima (IFBA)
Daniel Lucrédio (UFSCar)
Davi Viana (UFMA)
Debora Paiva (UFMS)
Edna Dias Canedo (UnB)
Edson Oliveira (SEFAZ/AM)
Edson Oliveira Jr (UEM)
Everton Leandro Galdino Alves (UFCG)
Fernanda Madeiral (UNESP)
Flávio Horita (UFABC)
Giani Petri (UFSM)
Glauco Carneiro (UNIFACS)
Gleison Santos (UNIRIO)
Heitor Costa (UFLA)
Ismayle de Sousa Santos (UFC)
Ivan Machado (UFBA)
José Maldonado (SSC/ICMC-USP/São Carlos)
Juliana Saraiva (UFPB)
Larissa Rocha Soares (UEFS)
Leonardo Medeiros (IFAL)
Marcello Thiry (UNIVALI)
Marcelo Fantinato (USP)
Marcelo Schots (UERJ)
Marcelo Yamaguti (PUCRS)
Marco Paludo (PUCPR)
Maurício Ronny de Almeida Souza (UFLA)
Monalessa Perini Barcellos (UFES)
Natália Chaves Lessa Schots (UFRRJ)
Natasha Valentim (UFPR)
Patricia Vilain (UFSC)
Paulo Parreira Júnior (UFLA)
Paulo Sérgio Santos (UNIRIO)
Pedro Santos Neto (UFPI)
Rafael Maiani de Mello (CEFET-RJ)
Rafael Prikladnicki (PUCRS)
Raul Wazlawick (UFSC)
Regina Braga (UFJF)
Reginaldo Ré (UTFPR)
Renato Novais (IFBA)
Rita Suzana Pitangueira Maciel (UFBA)
Roberto Oliveira (UEG)
Rodrigo Reis (UFPA)
Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO)
Sabrina Marczak (PUCRS)
Sandro Ronaldo Bezerra Oliveira (UFPA)
Sergio T. Carvalho (UFG)
Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR)
Suzana Sampaio (UFRPE)
Tadeu Classe (UNIRIO)
Tayana Conte (UFAM)
Thelma Colanzi (UEM)
Toacy Oliveira (COPPE/UFRJ)
Uirá Kulesza (UFRN)
Vânia de Oliveira Neves (UFF)
Vinicius Garcia (UFPE)
Vinicius Humberto Serapilha Durelli (UFSJ)
Wesley Klewerton Guez Assunção (UTFPR)
Willian Nalepa Oizumi (IFPR)





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Desenvolvido por Luan Melo e Cristiane Fabrício.