Call For Papers



Paper registration: July, 1st 2013 (new deadline!)
Paper submission: July, 1st 2013 (new deadline!)
Author notification: August, 2nd 2013
Camera ready: August, 07th 2013

The Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse (SBCARS) is a symposium promoted by Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) that gathers researchers, students and practitioners with a broad range of interests in software engineering related to component-based development, architectures and reuse. Previous editions of the symposium were highlighted by the presentation of high quality technical papers, international invited speakers, and tutorials.  SBCARS 2013 intends to continue this tradition by offering a strong technical program, keynote talks by leaders in the field, and invited state-of-art presentations.

The last editions of SBCARS have also attracted various contributions of widely-recognized researchers in the area, such as Flavio Oquendo, David Weiss, Dirk Muthig, Paul Clements, Len Bass, Nenad Medvidovic, Klaus Schmid, Charles Krueger, Patrick Hung, Heiko Ludwig, and Jaejoon Lee.

In this context, this CFP is looking for high-quality submissions for SBCARS 2013, and invites authors to contribute with technical papers related (but not limited) to the following themes:

  • Software Reuse: technical and non-technical issues
  • Software Product Lines: dynamic SPLs, service-oriented SPLs
  • Model-driven Engineering
  • Service-based Development
  • Aspect-Oriented Software Development
  • Design Patterns
  • Software Modularity
  • Variability ManagementTool support for software components, architectures, and reuse
  • Tool support for software components, architectures, and reuse
  • Generative Programming and Domain-Specific Languages
  • Component-based Software Engineering: specification, verification, testing, evolution, certification, and quality, of components of component-based systems
  • Software Architecture: architecture recovery; architecture description languages; software architecture evaluation; service-oriented architectures
  • Experimental Studies (controlled experiments, case studies, systematic reviews) related to software components, architectures, and reuse
  • Experience reports related to software components, architectures, and reuse


SBCARS 2013 is an event part of the 4th Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft 2013),  which will also host three other well-established Brazilian symposia:

  • 27th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES 2013)
  • 17th Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages (SBLP 2013)
  • 16th Brazilian Symposium on Formal Methods (SBMF 2013)

CBSoft and SBCARS 2013 will take place in Brasília, a UNESCO world heritage for its world-wide symbol of modern architecture. As a venue for political events, music performances and movie festivals, Brasília is a cosmopolitan city, with around 119 embassies, a wide range of restaurants and complete infrastructure ready to host any kind of event. Brasília is strategically located in the center of Brazil and its international airport, the third busiest Brazilian airport, serves the metropolitan area with major domestic and international flights. Brasília is also considered one of the main sites of Brazilian ecotourism for its cerrado (Brazilian tropical savanna) hosting one of the major National parks very close to its administrative center. In the surroundings of Brasília, great waterfalls and a breathtaking landscapes are at easy access, including Chapada dos Veadeiros (Veadeiros Plateau) and Pirenópolis, with more than twenty spectacular waterfalls with pristine water.


Submitted papers can be written in Portuguese or English. Papers written in Portuguese need to be submitted with the title, abstract and keywords written in English. Submissions in English are strongly encouraged since the symposium proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Digital Library. Papers submitted to SBCARS 2013 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 event to present it.

It is strongly encouraged that authors read papers from previous editions of SBCARS in order to reference related research work published in the symposium, whenever it is applicable. This will motivate and can improve discussions between researchers working in the same area during the symposium. The SBCARS papers published in previous editions are available at a website.

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

Papers must be no longer than 10 pages, including figures, tables and references. Submissions must be sent in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) format and must follow the IEEE two-column conference format.

Papers should be submitted electronically through JEMS system at SBC.


The SBCARS 2013 steering committee will award the best papers of the
symposium.  Following the tradition of previous symposium editions,
these papers will be invited to be extended and submitted to a special
issue of Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS). Additional
details can be found at:


  • Ana Paula Terra Bacelo, PUCRS
  • Eduardo Santana de Almeida, UFBA e RiSE
  • Marcelo Fantinato, EACH-USP
  • Paulo Pires, UFRJ
  • Uirá Kulesza, DIMAp/UFRN


  •  Uirá Kulesza, DIMAp/UFRN


  • Genaína Rodrigues – UnB
  • Rodrigo Bonifácio – UnB


  • Alessandro Garcia (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • Alexandre Alvaro (UFSCar-Sorocaba, Brazil)
  • Alexandre Correa (Unirio, Brazil)
  • Aline Vasconcelos (IFF, Brazil)
  • Ana Paula Bacelo (PUCRS, Brazil)
  • Andres Diaz-Pace (UNICEN, Argentina)
  • Antonio Francisco Prado (UFSCar, Brazil)
  • Arndt von Staa (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • Camila Nunes (GE Global Research Center, Brazil)
  • Cecilia Rubira (Unicamp, Brazil)
  • Christina Chavez (UFBA, Brazil)
  • Claudia Werner (COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Cláudio Sant’Anna (UFBA, Brazil)
  • Dalton Serey (UFCG, Brazil)
  • Daniel Lucrédio (UFSCar, Brazil)
  • David Weiss (Iowa State University, USA)
  • Edson Oliveira Junior (UEM, Brazil)
  • Eduardo Almeida (UFBA, Brazil)
  • Eduardo Guerra (INPE, Brazil)
  • Elder Cirilo (PUC-Rio)
  • Elisa Yumi Nakagawa (ICMC-USP, Brazil)
  • Ellen Francine Barbosa (ICMC-USP, Brazil)
  • Fabiano Ferrari (UFSCar, Brazil)
  • Fernando Castor (UFPE, Brazil)
  • Flavia Delicato (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Flavio Oquendo (European University of Brittany/IRISA-UBS, France)
  • Franklin Ramalho (UFCG, Brazil)
  • Genaina Rodrigues (UnB, Brazil)
  • Gibeon Aquino (UFRN, Brazil)
  • Gledson Elias (UFPB, Brazil)
  • Guilherme Travassos (COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Ingrid Nunes (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Itana Maria de Souza Gimenes (UEM, Brazil)
  • Jaejoon Lee (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Jeffrey Poulin (Lockheed Martin, USA)
  • Jobson Massollar (COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil)
  • John McGregor (Clemson University, USA)
  • José Maldonado (ICMC-USP, Brazil)
  • Kiev Gama (UFPE, Brazil)
  • Leonardo Murta (UFF, Brazil)
  • Lidia Fuentes (University of Málaga, Spain)
  • Lucineia Thom (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Marcelo Eler (EACH-USP, Brazil)
  • Marcelo Fantinato (EACH-USP, Brazil)
  • Marcilio Mendonça (Black Berry, Canada)
  • Marcio Ribeiro (UFAL, Brazil)
  • Marco Aurelio Gerosa (IME-USP, Brazil)
  • Marco Tulio Valente (UFMG, Brazil)
  • Maurizio Morisio (Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy)
  • Nelio Cacho (UFRN, Brazil)
  • Nelson Rosa (UFPE, Brazil)
  • Oliver Hummel (University of Mannheim, Germany)
  • Padraig O’Leary (Dublin City University, Ireland)
  • Paris Avgeriou (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
  • Patricia Machado (UFCG, Brazil)
  • Paulo Merson (Carnegie Mellon University – USA, TCU – Brazil)
  • Paulo Pires (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Regina Braga (UFJF, Brazil)
  • Rick Rabiser (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria)
  • Roberta Coelho (UFRN, Brazil)
  • Roberto Bittencourt (UEFS, Brazil)
  • Rodrigo Bonifacio (UnB, Brazil)
  • Rohit Gheyi (UFCG, Brazil)
  • Rosana Braga (ICMC-USP, Brazil)
  • Silvia Abrahão (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
  • Thais Vasconcelos Batista (UFRN, Brazil)
  • Toacy Oliveira (COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Uirá Kulesza (UFRN, Brazil)
  • Vander Alves (UnB, Brazil)
  • Vinicius Garcia (UFPE, Brazil)