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SBES 2023
37th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering

Call for Papers – Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results Track

The goal of the Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results (IIER) Track of the Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES) is to provide researchers and practitioners with a forum for presenting innovative, promising ideas in the early stages of research. The IIER track aims to foster discussion around challenging, cutting-edge and innovative early-stage research. As such, these ideas do not require a strong empirical evaluation, but preliminary results providing initial support for the feasibility of proposed ideas. The ultimate goal is to offer exposure of ground-breaking early research results, techniques and perspectives that challenge the status quo of the Software Engineering discipline. Therefore, this track welcomes two types of papers, namely:
  • Forward-looking ideas: Exciting new directions or techniques that may have yet to be supported by solid experimental results, but are nonetheless supported by strong and well-argued scientific intuitions as well as concrete plans going forward.
  • Thought-provoking reflections: Bold and unexpected results and reflections that can help us look at current research directions under a new light, calling for new directions for future research.
This track has been organized since SBES 2015 and the previous proceedings are available at IEEE (2015) and ACM (2016 to 2022) digital libraries.

Important Dates

  • Paper registration (abstract submission): May 28, 2023
  • Paper submission: June 02, 2003
  • Author notification: July 10, 2023
  • Camera-ready: July 31, 2023

Topics of Interest

Submissions related (but not limited to) the following topics will be accepted:
  • API design and evolution
  • Apps and app store analysis
  • Configuration management
  • Continuous software engineering
  • Crow-based software engineering
  • Design for quality, including privacy and security by design
  • Distributed and collaborative software engineering
  • Diversity, inclusion and fairness of software
  • Embedded and cyber-physical systems
  • Ethics in software engineering
  • Evolution and maintenance
  • Feedback, user and requirements engineering
  • Green and sustainable technologies
  • Human and social aspects of software engineering
  • Legal aspects of software engineering
  • Low-code/no-code
  • Machine learning with and for software engineering
  • Mining software repositories
  • Modeling and model-driven engineering
  • Privacy and security
  • Productivity in software engineering
  • Recommender systems
  • Refactoring
  • Release engineering and DevOps
  • Reliability and safety
  • Requirements engineering, modeling and design
  • Reverse engineering
  • Search-based software engineering
  • Software architecture and product design
  • Software economics
  • Software ecosystems and systems-of-systems
  • Software engineering in industrial applications
  • Software engineering in society
  • Software engineering for new technologies/platforms (e.g., cloud, IoT, mobile)
  • Software metrics and prediction models
  • Software processes and quality models
  • Software reuse
  • Software services and cloud-based systems
  • Software verification, validation, and testing
  • Software visualization
  • Technical debt management
  • Variability and product lines

Paper Preparation, Submission, and Review

Papers can be written in Portuguese or English. Submissions in English are strongly encouraged since the symposium proceedings will be indexed by the ACM’s digital library. Submitted papers must not have been simultaneously submitted to any other forum (conference or journal) nor should already have been published elsewhere. At least one author of each accepted paper must register at CBSoft 2023 and present in-person the paper during the symposium; otherwise, the paper will not be included in the proceedings. All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and comply with the ACM 2-column conference format (ACM_SigConf) available at this link.
LaTeX users must use the acmart.cls class provided in the template with the conference format enabled at the document preamble:
Authors must use the ACM-Reference-Format.bst bibliography style provided in the template:
Submissions must be no longer than 6 pages, including all figures and references. Papers must be electronically submitted through the JEMS system. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three PC members.

Desk Rejection

Submissions that are not in compliance with the required submission format or that are out of the scope of the SBES will be rejected without reviewing.

Evaluation Criteria

This track seeks for cutting-edge and disruptive contributions. Therefore, papers will be reviewed according to the following quality criteria, giving special emphasis to the originality of the contribution. Note that a full evaluation of the proposed ideas is not required but the paper needs to clearly argue on the scientific intuitions and support its provoking reflections.
  • Significance: The extent to which the paper’s contributions can impact the field of software engineering, and under which assumptions (if any);
  • Novelty: The extent to which the contributions are cutting-edge, have potential impact for disruption of current practice or are sufficiently original with respect to the state-of-the-art;
  • Soundness: The extent to which the paper’s contributions and the authors’ plans for future work are based rigorous application of appropriate research methods;
  • Presentation: The extent to which the paper’s quality of writing meets high standards, including clear descriptions, as well as adequate use of the English/Portuguese language, absence of major ambiguity, clearly readable figures and tables, and adherence to the formatting instructions provided below;
  • Verifiability: The extent to which the paper includes sufficient information to understand how an innovation works; to understand how data was obtained, analyzed, and interpreted; and how the paper supports independent verification or replication of the paper’s claimed contributions.

Open Science Policies

The SBES 2023 Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results Track encourages authors to adopt Open Science principles, through the availability of research artifacts (for example, collected data and source code), aiming at promoting transparency, replicability and reproducibility in research. Authors must provide an explicit statement about data availability (or lack thereof) in the submitted paper in an unnumbered section named "Artefact Availability" following the "Conclusion" section, indicating the place the research artifacts are deposited or providing a justification for their non-availability. It is noteworthy that the availability of artifacts is not mandatory and will not be used as a criterion for paper acceptance or rejection.
The document “SBES 2023 - Open Science Policies” presents Open Science principles and practices to support authors of the SBES IIER Track. In case of questions, please approach the Open Science Chair via e-mail at any time. Contacting the Open Science Chair does not violate the doubly-anonymous submissions.

Double-Anonymous Submission

The SBES 2023 Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results Track will follow a double-anonymous review process. All submitted papers should conceal the identity of the authors. Both author names and affiliations must be omitted. In addition, the following rules should be addressed:
  • Citations to own related work must be written in the third person. For example, one must write "the previous work of Silva et al." as opposed to "our previous work." As a heuristic, occurrences of "we", "our", "ours", "github", "funding", etc. should be looked in the paper and removed prior to submitting.
  • In the submitted paper, any artifact in a repository or website that allows identifying the authorship should not be mentioned. If any artifact needs to be made available, it should be anonymized in the repository/website.
  • Reviewers will not be encouraged to look for references that identify the authors in other sources on the Internet. Searches in digital libraries or existing artifacts do not break the double-anonymous policy.
  • If the submitted paper is a follow up of a previous work, the reference may be anonymized in the submitted paper. For example, "the previous work of Silva et al." should be adapted to "based on the previous work [X]" and the reference at the end of the paper should be presented in full. Please, do not indicate as "[X] Anonymous authors. Not presented due to double-anonymous review." since this might prompt the reviewer.
After the paper acceptance, all the paper information (without anonymization) must be included in the camera-ready version.
Any questions about the preparation of the paper following the double-anonymous rules can be sent to the PC Chairs.

Outstanding Reviewer Award

SBES 2023 acknowledges the generosity of the reviewers who give their time and best effort to referee submitted papers. A certificate of Outstanding Reviewer of the Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results Track will be awarded to reviewers who submitted outstanding quality review. The evaluation will be based on the quality and usefulness of the reviews, as well as participation during PC discussion.


General Chairs
Hudson Borges (UFMS, Brazil)
Vanessa Borges (UFMS, Brazil)
Awdren de Lima FontĂŁo (UFMS, Brazil)
Maria Istela Cagnin Machado (UFMS, Brazil)
Patricia Gomes Fernandes Matsubara (UFMS, Brazil)
DĂ©bora Paiva (UFMS, Brazil)
Open Science Chair
Edson Oliveira Jr (UEM, Brazil)
Proceedings Chair
Edna Dias Canedo (UnB, Brazil)
SBES Steering Committee
Fernando Castor (UFPE, Brasil)
Tayana Conte (UFAM, Brazil)
Rohit Gheyi (UFCG, Brazil)
Sabrina Marczak (PUCRS, Brazil)
Elisa Yumi Nakagawa (ICMC-USP, Brazil)
Márcio Ribeiro (UFAL, Brazil)
Carla Silva (UFPE, Brazil)
Igor Steinmacher (Northern Arizona University, USA)
Marco TĂşlio Valente (UFMG, Brazil)
Christina von Flach (UFBA, Brazil)
IIER Program Committee Track Chairs
Sabrina Marczak (PUCRS, Brazil)
Igor Steinmacher (Northern Arizona University, USA)
Program Committee
Adenilso Simao (ICMC-USP, Brazil)
Adriana Lopes (UFAM, Brazil)
Allysson Allex AraĂşjo (UFC, Brazil)
Anderson Uchoa (UFC, Brazil)
Awdren FontĂŁo (UFMS, Brazil)
Bianca Trinkenreich (Northern Arizona University, USA)
Breno Miranda (UFPE, Brazil)
Catarina Costa (UFAC, Brazil)
Davi Viana (UFMA, Brazil)
Emanuel Coutinho (UFC, Brazil)
Everton Cavalcante (UFRN, Brazil)
Fabiano Ferrari (UFSCAR, Brazil)
Fabio Santos (NAU, USA)
Fernanda Madeiral (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Ismayle Sousa Santos (UFC, Brazil)
Italo Santos (NAU, USA)
Ivaldir Junior (UPE, Brazil)
Ivan Machado (UFBA, Brazil)
JĂ©ssyka Vilela (UFPE, Brazil)
JoĂŁo Arthur Brunet Monteiro (UFCG, Brazil)
Karina Kohl (UBER)
Katia Felizardo (UTFPR-CP, Brazil)
Larissa Rocha Soares (UEFS, Brazil)
Leonardo Murta (UFF, Brazil)
Leopoldo Teixeira (UFPE, Brazil)
Lina GarcĂŞs (UNIFEI, Brazil)
Lincoln Rocha (UFC, Brazil)
Marcelo de Almeida Maia (UFU, Brazil)
MaurĂ­cio Souza (UFLA, Brazil)
Michel Albonico (UTFPR, Brazil)
Monalessa Perini Barcellos (UFES, Brazil)
Pablo Oliveira Antonino (IESE, Germany)
Patricia Matsubara (UFMS, Brazil)
Renato BulcĂŁo-Neto (UFG, Brazil)
Rodrigo Bonifacio (UNB, Brazil)
Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO, Brazil)
Rodrigo Souza (UFBA, Brazil)
Sergio Soares (UFPE, Brazil)
Thelma Colanzi (UEM, Brazil)
Tiago Massoni (UFCG, Brazil)
Troy Kohwalter (UFF, Brazil)
Uirá Kulesza (UFRN, Brazil)
Viviane Torres da Silva (IBM Research)
Walter Nakamura (UTFPR, Brazil)
Willian Oizumi (GoTo)