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SBES 2023
37th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering

Call for Papers - Tools Track

The Tools Track is an important part of the Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES). The goal of this track is to provide a forum that enables researchers and practitioners to present and demonstrate tools to support any aspect related to software engineering. The track consists of both technical presentations and practical demos of the tools, fostering discussion among the author(s) and SBES attendees from academia and industry.
Researchers are welcome to submit the tools that are outcomes of applied research, while industry professionals are welcome to present commercial or in-house tools that have brought gains in productivity and/or quality to software development processes.
The SBES Tools proceedings are usually published in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

Paper registration (abstract submission) deadline:May 22, 2023 May 28, 2023
Paper (with video link) submission deadline:May 29, 2023 June 2, 2023
Notification of acceptance:July 24, 2023
Camera-ready deadline:July 31, 2023

Manuscript/Video Preparation and Submission

We invite authors to submit papers describing tool-support for diverse aspects and needs related to the topics of interest and themes listed in the SBES CFP, including tools that provide support to:
  • Activities of the software development process (specification, design and implementation, validation and verification, and evolution);
  • Supporting activities of the software development process (project management and configuration management);
  • Software engineering research (such as tools to support conducting empirical studies or systematic literature reviews).
Each submission consists of a paper accompanied by a demo video about the tool. Submissions must conform to the following submission and formatting instructions:
  • The paper must be original and not submitted or published in other academic vehicles.
  • The paper should clearly include:
    • Description of the motivation/problem addressed by the tool;
    • Description of the main functionalities and potential users of the tool;
    • Usage example and screenshots illustrating the tool interface (where applicable);
    • Description of the tool architecture, core components, and their interfaces;
    • A brief comparison with existing related tools; and
    • The type of software license.
  • Papers must be no longer than 6 pages, including all figures (in good quality), references and appendices, and formatted according to the ACM 2-column conference (ACM_SigConf) format. Papers may be written in Portuguese or English. Papers in Portuguese must also include an abstract in English. Papers must be submitted in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • A link to a demo video with audio describing the steps and with high resolution (details of the tool's functionality should be clearly visible) MUST be appended at the end of the paper abstract. The video must be from three to five minutes long. It should demonstrate tool usage and highlight its main contributions. The video should also provide an overview of the tool, its goals and envisioned users, main features, and outputs.
  • The demo video should be hosted in a permanent location (archived on preserved digital repositories such as,,, Hosting one version of the video on streaming platforms (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo) is also encouraged to make it easier for the reviewers and the general audience to watch.
  • Authors are strongly encouraged to make the code and datasets of their academic tools open source and provide a URL for them with the submission. Once again, preserved digital repositories are preferred (Zenodo, FigShare, SoftwareHeritage, etc.).
  • The demo must present the tool with audio in the same language in which the paper is written.
  • The Tools Track will use the single-blind reviewing model, so please include the authors’ identities in the submission materials.
  • Papers should be submitted electronically through JEMS.
Submissions that do not include a paper AND a video demo, that are not in compliance with the required submission format, that are out of the scope of the track, or that were submitted or published in any other forum (conference or journal), will be rejected without review and the program chairs of the other(s) venue(s) will be notified. All other papers will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.

Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed according to the evaluation criteria below:
  • the relevance of the proposed demonstration for the SBES audience;
  • the technical soundness of the submission;
  • the originality of its underlying ideas;
  • the quality of its presentation in the associated video; and
  • the degree to which it considers the relevant literature.

General Information

The acceptance of the submission implies that at least one author must register for SBES 2023 and present the paper and the tool. The paper presentation and the tool demonstration are both mandatory for all accepted tools. Tool demonstrations should be live and the demo videos uploaded for submission should NOT be used. The format and timing of presentations will be provided later on.


Program Committee Chairs
Leopoldo Teixeira (UFPE, Brazil)
Silvia Vergilio (UFPR, Brazil)
Program Comittee
Aline Vasconcelos (IFF, Brazil)
Allysson Allex AraĂşjo (UFC, Brazil)
André Endo (UFSCAR, Brazil)
Breno Miranda (UFPE, Brazil)
Carla Lima Reis (UFPA, Brazil)
Christina von Flach (UFBA, Brazil)
Cláudio Sant’Anna (UFBA, Brazil)
Davi Viana (UFMA, Brazil)
Eduardo Aranha (UFRN, Brazil)
Eduardo Figueiredo (UFMG, Brazil)
Igor Steinmacher (Northern Arizona University, EUA)
Karina Kohl (UBER)
Maria Istela Cagnin (UFMS, Brazil)
Nabor Mendonça (UFC, Brazil)
Paola Accioly (UFCA, Brazil)
Paulo Meirelles (USP, Brazil)
Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO, Brazil)
Rodrigo Souza (UFBA, Brazil)
Rosana Braga (ICMC-USP, Brazil)
SĂ©rgio Soares (UFPE, Brazil)
Uirá Kulesza (UFRN, Brazil)
Valter Camargo (UFSCAR, Brazil)