Call for papers

The Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS) is an annual conference promoted by the Special Committee on Software Engineering of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and the Committee of the Brazilian Program for Software Quality and Productivity (PBQP-SW). The objective of SBQS is to gather researchers, professionals, entrepreneurs, professors, and students from different areas, interested in issues relating to software quality. The Symposium also fosters information exchanging between recognized national and foreign researchers, and between industry and users, about the current situation and trends in methods, techniques, models, software tools and practical experience in software quality. The event consists of invited keynote talks, technical sessions (research and industry experience tracks), tutorials, a PhD and MSc thesis workshop and other satellite events.

The 14th Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS 2015) will be held in Manaus, Amazonas and it is organized by the Federal University of the Amazonas (UFAM).


This CFP welcomes technical and industry experience papers related to software quality and IT services, including (but not limited to):

- Software processes (including agile methods), methods and tools

- Process Assessment

- Product Assessment

- Software process lines

- Software product lines

- Education in software quality

- Requirements Engineering

- Software maintenance

- Human factors and social aspects in software quality

- High maturity and Statistical Process Control

- Acquisition

- Quality assurance

- Configuration management

- Portfolio and project management

- Knowledge management and organizational learning

- Measurement and analysis

- Capability and maturity models and standards

- Process modeling

- Software and services design and integration

- Software and services reuse

- Verification, Validation and Testing

- Usability and user experience


The following two types of paper are considered:

- Research papers: papers describing pioneering research results related to software quality with academic contribution.

- Industry experience reports: papers describing and analyzing the implementation of processes, methods and software quality tools, contextualizing the experience and showing results and lessons learned in a hands-on experience with contribution to the software industry.

It is important to make the distinction between research work and industry experience before submission. Papers mistakenly classified (industry experience reports submitted as research papers and vice-versa) will be rejected.

Papers submitted to SBQS must not have been simultaneously submitted to any other forum (conference or journal), nor should they have already been published elsewhere. The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of its authors will register for the symposium to present it.

All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and must comply with the Brazilian Computer Society Conference format available at  Papers should be submitted electronically through JEMS system and can be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English.

Research papers submission:

Industry experience reports papers submission:

The paper type (Research or Industry Experience Report) must be written beneath the paper title before the author’s name and affiliation.

Research papers should be from 12-15 pages in length, including figures, tables, appendixes, references and acknowledgement. Industry experience report papers should be from 6-8 pages in length, including figures, tables, appendixes, references and acknowledgement.

Papers that do not meet the formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

For accepted papers, a version in MS Word format (.doc or .docx) must also be submitted. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present the work at the symposium.


Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three referees, based on its originality, relevance, technical soundness, and clarity of presentation.


Every year the SBQS awards the symposium’s best paper in each track (research and industry experience). The SBQS steering committee chooses the winning papers from the program committee reviews.


Research papers track and Industry experience papers track

Deadline submission: April 12, 2015 (**deadline extended)

Notification of acceptance: May 24, 2015

Camera-ready deadline: May 31, 2015


Researchers and practitioners are also invited to submit proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality, SBQS 2015. The purpose of workshops is to provide a forum for exchanging opinions, presenting ideas, and discussing preliminary results in software quality. Workshop realization is conditioned to at least 10 participants or further viability analysis otherwise. Workshops will be held in 1 day, during August 10-14 (specific date will be announced later).

All proposals will be judged on their merits and the best proposals will be accepted. Proposals must be sent in PDF format to  All proposals will be judged on their merits and the best proposals will be accepted. Specifically, workshops that have been organized at previous iterations of Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS) are not automatically accepted.

Proposals must include:

a) Workshop name and a 150- to 200-word abstract describing the workshop, suitable for the Symposium topics
b) A short summary of the topic, scope and significance of the workshop including a discussion on the relevance to SBQS 2015 topics (please include information about past iterations of the workshop, if any);
c) Information about the procedure for selecting papers, plans for dissemination (for example, special issues of journals, or position statements distributed to the participants), the expected number of participants, and the planned workshop format;
d) A brief CV of each of the organizers including contact addresses and an identification of a single primary contact;
e) A proposal for the workshop submission, acceptance notification and camera-ready deadlines.

SBQS 2015 organization will provide:

a) Page hosted (or link) on SBQS 2015 Web site;
b) Management of registration for participants;
c) Setup of meeting space and related equipment;
d) Coffee-breaks.

The workshop organization must take care of:

a) Synchronizing deadlines and acceptance notifications for workshop papers with SBQS 2015 deadlines;
b) Workshop publicity, call for papers, and submission and review process;
c) Providing a brief description of the workshop for inclusion on the SBQS 2015 Web page;
d) Scheduling workshop activities in collaboration with the SBQS 2015 local organizers;


Workshop proposals submission deadline: January 18, 2015

Workshop proposals notification of results: February 08, 2015

Workshops: 1 day during August 10-14, 2015 (TBA)


Program Chairs

Marcello Thiry, UNIVALI (Research Track)

Monalessa Perini Barcellos, UFES (Industry Experience Track)

SBQS 2015 Coordinator

Tayana Conte, UFAM

Workshops Chairs

Gleison Santos, UNIRIO

Andréia Malucelli, PUC-PR

Steering Committee

Adriano Bessa Albuquerque, UNIFOR

Ana Regina Cavalcanti da Rocha, COPPE/UFRJ

Eduardo Almeida, UFBA

Glauco de Figueiredo Carneiro, UNIFACS

Kival Chaves Weber, PBQP/Software

Marcello Thiry, UNIVALI

Monalessa Perini Barcellos, UFES

Rossana Andrade, UFC

Tayana Conte, UFAM

Program Committee

Under definition