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SBES 2023
XXXVII Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering Software

Call for Papers – Education Track

The Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES) is the main Software Engineering event in Latin America. SBES is held jointly with CBSoft - Brazilian Software Conference: Theory and Practice, which traditionally brings together academics, professionals, and students.
The SBES Education track, formerly FEES (Software Engineering Education Forum), focuses on the discussion of challenges, good practices, and innovations in Software Engineering teaching.
The Software Engineering Education Track seeks quality submissions that deal with subjects related to curriculum development, institutional or personal experience reports, experimental studies, best practices, and theoretical or conceptual works, within the scope of teaching/learning in Software Engineering. Software. Articles in this track are reviewed for originality, relevance, technical soundness, and clarity of presentation.

Paper Categories

The SBES Education track invites researchers and educators in the area to submit articles in the categories below:
  • Research Papers - Within the context of the topics of interest for this call for papers, papers in this category must follow rigorous standards, describing research questions, hypotheses, methods, results, and limitations, as is typical and expected of research studies. Therefore, articles such as controlled experiments, surveys, qualitative studies, case studies are expected.
  • Experience Reports - Articles must describe the use of an intervention, course or teaching experience in Software Engineering, detailing the theoretical bases of the approach, the context of use and providing a rich reflection on what worked or did not work and why what. It is essential that articles in this category bring enough detail to allow the approach presented to be replicated by other professors.

Important Dates

Article registration (abstract submission):May 15, 2023 May 28, 2023
Article submission:May 22, 2023 June 2, 2023
Rebuttal period:July 03 to 07, 2023
Notification of Acceptance:July 24, 2023
Submission of the final version:July 31, 2023

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions on teaching Software Engineering in a variety of settings (e.g., classroom, further training course, university education, technical education), including, but not limited to, the topics listed below:
  • On-site, Hybrid or Remote teaching of Software Engineering after the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting changes in the teaching-learning process;
  • Teaching Software Engineering through active learning methodologies: Problem-based Learning, Project-based Learning, Challenge-based Learning, Flipped Classroom, among others;
  • Good practices and innovative practices for teaching Software Engineering;
  • Curriculum or innovative course projects;
  • Teaching Software Engineering in the context of different undergraduate and graduate courses;
  • Teaching methods, techniques and tools for software development;
  • Teaching Software Engineering in informal environments, such as hackathons and Stack overflow;
  • Emerging educational environments for Software Engineering, such as online learning;
  • Teaching/learning experiences using approaches in practical Software Engineering scenarios, such as: agile methods, open source, distributed software development, cloud computing, big data, mobile devices, embedded systems, robotics, machine learning and others;
  • Tools and methods for evaluating Software Engineering learning;
  • Teaching/learning of human, political, ethical, legal, professional and social aspects in Software Engineering;
  • Integration of practical experiences in Software Engineering teaching;
  • Integration between research and teaching of Software Engineering;
  • Interdisciplinarity in Software Engineering;
  • Innovative methods that promote study and encourage teachers' learning, keeping them updated for teaching Software Engineering;
  • Teaching in Software Engineering that encourages entrepreneurship, especially the creation of startups;
  • Research on equality, diversity and inclusion in Software Engineering teaching; • Open source in Software Engineering teaching;
  • Teaching/learning of emerging topics in Software Engineering.

Open Science Policies

The SBES 2023 Education Track encourages authors to adopt Open Science principles and practices, seeking to promote transparency, replicability, and reproducibility in research. In this context, authors must provide an explicit statement about the availability of open research artifacts (or lack thereof) in the submitted article in an unnumbered section called "Availability of Artifacts" after the "Conclusion" section, indicating the place of deposit of research artifacts, or presenting a justification for not making them available. It is emphasized that the availability of such artifacts is not mandatory and will not be used as a criterion for acceptance or rejection of articles. The SBES 2022 Open Science Policies document presents Open Science principles and practices to support the authors of the SBES Education Track. During the preparation of the article, doubts on the subject can be forwarded to the Open Science Coordinator of SBES 2023, without incurring in anonymization breach of the article.

Best Article Award

The SBES Steering Committee will appoint a committee to award the best works of the symposium. Education Track award-winning work will be announced during the event and will be invited to submit an extended English version to the JSERD.

Best Reviewer Award

SBES 2023 recognizes the generosity of reviewers who dedicate their time and best effort to review submitted papers. Scientific growth progress depends on dedicated colleagues, who aim to further the development of technology, offering their attention and passion when reviewing articles. A Best Reviewer certificate will be awarded to reviewers who submit excellent quality reviews to SBES. Evaluation will be based on the quality and usefulness of the reviews, as well as participation during the Program Committee discussion.

Preparation and Submission of Articles

Papers can be written in Portuguese or English. Submitted papers must not have been simultaneously submitted to any other forum (conference or journal), nor must they have been published elsewhere. Submissions in English are strongly encouraged, as the symposium proceedings will be indexed in a digital library. Articles written in Portuguese must include an abstract in English.
Articles must be submitted in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and strictly follow the 2-column ACM_SigConf format available at: LaTeX users should use the acmart.cls class provided in the template, with conference format enabled in the preamble of the document:
The bibliography style provided in the ACM-Reference-Format.bst template should be used:
After the Conclusion section, you should include an unnumbered section called "Artifact Availability":
\section*{Artifact Availability}
Articles must have a maximum of 10 pages, including all figures, tables, appendices, bibliographical references, and acknowledgments. Articles must be registered and submitted through the JEMS system (
  • Article registration: The title, authors, abstract, topics of interest and language of the article must be informed.
  • Submission of the complete article: You must submit the file in PDF format containing the article.
The publication of articles accepted in the Education Track requires the registration of at least one of its authors in CBSoft 2023, as well as the presentation of the article during SBES 2023.
Submissions that do not conform to the required submission format or are outside the scope of the Education Track will be rejected without review. All other articles will be reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee.
It is important to note that if a simultaneous submission or prior publication in another forum (event or journal) of an article submitted to SBES is identified and reported at any time, the article will be rejected, and the authors may be prevented from submitting articles in the next editions of the SBES.
The review process includes a rebuttal period in which the authors will have access to the reviewers' comments and will be able to argue and answer questions from the reviewers before the final decision of acceptance / rejection. rebuttal is limited to plain text of up to 5,000 characters (including spaces).


The SBES 2023 Education Track will adopt a double-blind review process. All submitted works must hide the identity of the authors. Both author names and affiliations must be omitted.
In addition, the following rules must be addressed:
  • Citations to related work by the authors themselves must be written in third person. For example, you should write "the previous work by Silva et al." as opposed to "our earlier work". As a heuristic, look for occurrences of identifiers such as: "we", "our", "github", "funding", "University", etc., in the article and modify these words before submitting it.
  • The submitted article must not mention artifacts in repositories or websites that allow identification of authors. The availability of artifacts related to the article must be made anonymously;
  • If the submitted article presents an evolution of a previous work, the reference to this work can be anonymized. For example, "based on work by Silva et al." can be replaced with "based on our previous work [Ref]" and the reference can be presented as "[Ref] reference omitted due to double-blind review" in the bibliographic references section;
  • Reviewers will not be encouraged to look for references identifying authors in other sources. Searches of existing digital libraries or artifacts do not break the double-blind rules.
After acceptance of the article, all information (without anonymization) may be included in the final version.
In case of doubt about the preparation of the work following the rules of anonymous submission, you can contact the Coordinators of the Education Track Program Committee.

Disqualification of Articles

Articles outside the scope of the SBES Education Track 2023 or that do not comply with the required format and anonymization rules will be disqualified and rejected without going through the review process.


Coordinators of CBSoft 2023
Awdren de Lima Fontão (UFMS, Brazil)
Débora Paiva (UFMS, Brazil)
Hudson Borges (UFMS, Brazil)
Maria Istela Cagnin Machado (UFMS, Brazil)
Patricia Gomes Fernandes Matsubara (UFMS, Brazil)
Vanessa Borges (UFMS, Brazil)
Program Committee Coordinators - Education Track
Tayana Conte (UFAM, Brazil)
Rafael Prikladnicki (PUCRS, Brazil)
Open Science Coordination
Edson OliveiraJr (UEM, Brazil)
Publication Coordination
Edna Dias Canedo (UnB, Brazil)
SBES Steering Committee
Carla Silva (UFPE, Brazil)
Christina von Flach (UFBA, Brazil)
Elisa Yumi Nakagawa (ICMC-USP, Brazil)
Fernando Castor (UFPE, Brazil)
Igor Steinmacher (Northern Arizona University, USA)
Márcio Ribeiro (UFAL, Brazil)
Marco Túlio Valente (UFMG, Brazil)
Rohit Gheyi (UFCG, Brazil)
Sabrina Marczak (PUCRS, Brazil)
Tayana Conte (UFAM, Brazil)
Program Committee