IX Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft)


The Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft) is an annual event promoted by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), aiming at promoting and encouraging the exchange of experiences among researchers and practioneers from the industry and academia on the latest research, trends and innovations – practical and theoretical – concerning software. Held since 2010, CBSoft has become one of the most important events of the Brazilian scientific computing community, and each year the numbers of submissions of scientific papers and participants have been increasing.

CBSoft 2018 integrates four traditional events organized by the Brazilian software development community:

XXXII Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES 2018)
XXII Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages (SBLP 2018)
XII Brazilian Symposium on Components, Architectures and Software Reuse (SBCARS 2018)
III Brazilian Symposium on Systematic and Automated Software Testing (SAST 2018)

The conference includes technical sessions, national and international keynotes, panels, tutorials and short courses. In 2018, the 9th edition of CBSoft will be held at São Carlos/ SP, considered as the national capital of technology (Law No. 20504, 2011). The responsibility of organizing the event will be under the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at University of São Paulo (ICMC/USP), the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCAR) and the Federal Institute of São Paulo at São Carlos (IFSP/São Carlos).

We look forward to seeing you all in São Carlos, between September 17th and 21st, 2018!
Elisa, Rosana, Valter, Auri, Daniel, and Lucas.

Organization

General Chairs

  • Elisa Yumi Nakagawa (ICMC/USP)
  • Rosana Vaccare Braga (ICMC/USP)
  • Valter Vieira de Camargo (DC/UFScar)
  • Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi (DC/UFScar)
  • Daniel Lucrédio (DC/UFScar)
  • Lucas Bueno Ruas de Oliveira (IFSP/São Carlos)

Steering Committee of CBSoft 2017-2018:

  • Fernando Trinta (UFC) (General Chair CBSoft 2017) President
  • Marum Simão Filho (UNI7) (General Chair CBSoft 2017)
  • Rossana Andrade (UFC) (General Chair CBSoft 2017)
  • Elisa Yumi Nakagawa (ICMC/USP) (General Chair CBSoft 2018)
  • Rosana Braga (ICMC/USP) (General Chair CBSoft 2018)
  • Auri Vincenzi (DC/UFSCar) (General Chair CBSoft 2018)
  • Valter Vieira de Camargo (DC/UFSCAR) (General Chair CBSoft 2018)
  • Daniel Lucrédio (DC/UFSCar) (General Chair CBSoft 2018)
  • Lucas Oliveira (IFSP) (General Chair CBSoft 2018)
  • José Carlos Maldonado (ICMC/USP) (Coordinator CEES and Program Chair SBES 2017)
  • Fabiano Cutigi Ferrari (DC/UFSCar) (Coordinator CEES and Program Chair SBES 2017)
  • Fabio Mascarenhas (UFRJ) (Coordinator CELP and Program Chair SBLP 2017)
  • Uirá Kulesza (UFRN) (Program Chair SBES 2018)
  • Carlos Camarão (UFMG) (Program Chair SBLP 2018)
  • Márcio Ribeiro (UFAL) (Program Chair SBCARS 2017)
  • Ingrid Nunes (UFRGS) (Program Chair SBCARS 2018)
  • Arilo Dias Neto (UFAM) (Program Chair SAST 2017)
  • Patricia Machado (UFCG) (Program Chair SAST 2017)
  • Guilherme Horta Travassos (COPPE/UFRJ) (Program Chair SAST 2018)
  • Avelino Francisco Zorzo (PUC-RS) (Program Chair SAST 2018)

Web and Community Managers

  • Lina Garcés (ICMC/USP)
  • Tiago Volpato (ICMC/USP)
  • Ana Allian (ICMC/USP)
  • Warteruzannan Soyer Cunha (DC/UFSCar)
  • Jonathan da Silva (IFSP/São Carlos)
  • Thiago Luiz Varella (IFSP/São Carlos)

Registration

More information will be available ASAP.

Conference Proceedings

More information will be available ASAP.

Industry Track

The Industry Track aims to foment discussions about the possibilities of academia-industry-government cooperation. The main goals are: to improve conditions for research, development, and innovation; to promote the training of qualified professionals in an integrated way; to foster the use of state-of-the-art techniques on industry and government. Therefore, the Industry Track favors technology transfer and the effective use of research, development and innovation results.

Hence, the Industry Track is a great opportunity for software engineering and information systems professionals to share their knowledge and experiences with the CBSoft public, constituting an excellent opportunity to establish cooperation between professionals and companies, as well as stimulating interaction between academia and industry. This is a relevant fact since academic-enterprise cooperation has been one of the requirements for calls for projects, such as those of the INCTs Program (operationalized in CNPq) and the CEPIDs - Centers for Research, Innovation, and Diffusion (FAPESP). In addition, several innovation institutes (public and private) aim to carry out projects related to research and development, with the involvement of the academy.

In this year's edition, the industrial track will include experience reports, keynotes, and panels focused on the reflex of software engineering adoption on the quality of processes and products developed in the industry.

Important Dates

- Shepherd program submission deadline: June 4, 2018 June 11, 2018 until 23:59 (Brasília time)
- Report submission deadline: July 4, 2018 July 11, 2018 until 23:59 (Brasília time)
- Author notification: August 4, 2018 August 19, 2018
- Final version: August 19, 2018 August 26, 2018 until 23:59 (Brasília time)

Topics Of Interest

Works that involve practical and innovative applications of Software Engineering, that solve real problems of and in the Market, especially those that have high potential of replication in other environments. Examples of relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

- Software Architecture and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
- Serverless Architectures
- Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Process Modeling
- Grid Computing and Visualization
- Cloud Computing
- Green Computing and Sustainability
- Development with Distributed Teams
- Application Development for Mobile Devices and IoT
- Design and Microservices Implementation
- Design and API Management
- DevOps, Containerization and Continuous Delivery
- Requirements engineering
- End User Development
- Performance Management and Application Availability
- Software Project Management
- Continuous Integration
- Software Product Lines e Reuse
- Collaboration Networks
- Application Security
- Reactive Systems and Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)
- Programming Techniques and Design Patterns
- Agile Techniques and Methodologies
- Tecnologias e Arcabouços para Desenvolvimento de Sistemas
- Technologies and Frameworks for Software Development
- Testing and Control of Software Quality
- User Experience (UX)
- NoSQL DataBase, Machine Learning and AI Techniques

Submission Guidelines

We invite you to submit a experience report related to Software Engineering (original and unpublished) and share your knowledge and practices with the Brazilian software community. Prepare a short report (6-8 pages) in PDF format and submit it via the SBC submission system, using the SBC template to format it.

SBC submission system: https://jems.sbc.org.br/home.cgi?c=3046.

SBC template: https://tinyurl.com/h24v37f.

The report should contain:
- Title: Choose a clear and concise title that evidences the essence of your work;
- Abstract: Make clear the relevance and contribution of your work, for this, describe the problem, the strategy, methodologies, practices or technologies adopted, the challenges faced, the results achieved and the lessons learned. Tell the main benefits and knowledge that participants will gain. Also, provide a summary of the topics to be covered. This summary can be the "schedule" of your presentation;
- Audience: Tell us which type of professional would most benefit from your presentation. Examples: developers more or less experienced, project managers, requirements analysts, software architects, testers, professors. Indicate if there are technical knowledge prerequisites for your presentation. Indicate also possibilities of cooperation academia-industry;
- Short biography: For each author, indicate his(her) current academic background, work experience and affiliation. If it exists, please provide the URL of the page with professional information. Please, inform previous experiences as speaker/panelist.


Shepherd Program

Authors who want help for elaborate the Experience Report, may request participation in the Shepherd Program. The organization will define one or more members of the Technical Review Committee to carry out a preliminary evaluation of the work and give continuous feedback before the submission deadline, increasing the chances of less experienced authors.

Check the deadline (Important Dates section) to request and participate of the Shepherd Program. We recommend that the request be made as soon as possible, as the number of Experience Reports to receive mentoring is limited and distribution will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

ATTENTION: to participate in the Shepherd Program none of the authors should have previous publications on the Industry Track or another prestigious international conference in the area. The request will be made exclusively by the email gold@ime.usp.br with the subject "Trilha da Indústria 2018 - Participação na mentoria". You must include in the body of the email the work title, a list with all authors and a preview of the abstract.

Important Informations

- The reports of experience submitted will be evaluated and selected by the CBSoft 2018 Industry Track Technical Committee;
- The authors with selected experience reports should register for CBSoft 2018 to participate in the event;
- The authors will have at their disposal a computer and a projector. If you need other resources, please indicate them during the submission;
- The accepted reports will have their abstracts published in the annals that will be distributed to the participants of CBSoft 2018. The final versions of the presentations will be made available on the website of the event after its realization;
- Authors of approved reports should present the results to the public;
- Invited lectures may integrate the program the programming of the Industry Track, besides the experience reports selected, via this call for proposals;
- The Organization will be responsible to define the programming containing the panels of debates, reports of approved experiences and lectures with guests, who will be recognized leaders in their areas of action;
- For more information, contact the Organization via email (gold@ime.usp.br)

Program Committee

Adenilso Simao - ICMC-USP
Alexandre Gomes - UnB
Anderson Silva - ACCENTURE
Avelino Zorzo - PUCRS
Bernardo Estácio - Farfetch
Cecilia Rubira - UNICAMP
Claudia Melo - UnB
Cláudia Piovesan Macedo - CPqD
Dairton Bassi - Agile Trends
Daniel Lucrédio - UFSCar
Daniel Takabayashi - B2W Digital
Danilo Sato - ThoughtWorks
Denise Bombonatti - IBM
Eduardo Figueiredo - UFMG
Eduardo Luís Garcia Escovar - EMBRAER
Eduardo Guerra - INPE
Elis Cristina Montoro Hernandes - Monitora Soluções Tecnológicas
Fabiano Ferrari - UFSCar
Felyppe Rodrigues - TFG Co.
Fernando Trinta - UFC
Gleison Santos - Unirio
Graziela Simone Tonin - UFFS
Guilherme Travassos - COPPE/UFRJ
Igor Steinmacher - UTFPR
Ioram Sette - CESAR
Higor Souza - IME-USP Johnny Marques - EMBRAER/Faculdade Anhanguera de Taubaté
José Maldonado - ICMC-USP
Leandro M. Nascimento - UFRPE
Leonardo Neves - Snapchat Inc
Manoel Mendonça - UFBA
Marcel Simonette - USP
Marden Neubert - UOL PagSeguro
Maria Istela Cagnin - UFMS
Maurício Aniche - Delft University of Technology
Paulo Silveira - Caelum
Rafael Barcelos - Microsoft
Raul Wazlawick - UFSC
Ricardo Britto - Ericsson / Blekinge Institute of Technology
Ricardo Vieira - ITA
Roberto Rigolin F Lopes - Fraunhofer FKIE
Rossana Maria de Castro Andrade - UFC
Sergio Soares - UFPE
Tayana Conte - UFAM
Verônica Vaz - Inoa Sistemas
Vinicius Garcia - UFPE
Viviane Santos - UFPA
Yguaratã Cavalcanti - SERPRO
Organization
Alfredo Goldman - IME/USP

Support
Thatiane de Oliveira Rosa - IFTO

Keynotes

Joseph W. Yoder (The Refactory, inc - EUA)


Joseph Yoder is a founder and principal of The Refactory, Inc., a company focused on providing training, mentoring and consulting for software architecture, design, implementation, consulting, and of most facets of software development. Joe specializes in architecture, analysis, and design in the following areas: C#/.NET; Java; Smalltalk; Patterns; Agile Methods; Testing; Adaptable Systems; Refactoring; Reuse; and Frameworks. Joe has presented many talk/keynotes, tutorials, workshops, and published papers at global conferences. Joe is an accomplished author, having written a few dozen published papers, including being an author of the Big Ball of Mud pattern, which illuminates many fallacies in the approach to software architecture. Additionally, Joe has trained and mentored developers on various types of software applications.

Joseph W. Yoder evolved from the Software Architecture and Patterns group at the University of Illinois. Joe has worked on various projects during his career that has incorporated many technologies. These range from stand-alone to client-server applications, web applications, web services, cloud computing, service oriented architecture, multi-tiered, various databases, object-oriented, frameworks, humancomputer interaction, collaborative environments, and domain-specific visual-languages. In addition these projects have spanned many domains, including Medical Information Systems, Ordering, Import, Invoicing, Print, Shipping, Warehouse Management, Manufacturing, Medical Examination, Statistical Analysis, Scenario Planning, ClientServer Relational Database System for keeping track of shared specifications in a multiuser environment, Telecommunications Billing System, and Business & Medical Decision Making.

Title: Microservices for Agility: "Advantages and Challenges"
Keynote Abstract: As systems become more complex, teams can become burdened with technical debt and other architectural challenges which slows down development; ultimately not being as agile and as nimble as desired. Therefore, good agile teams need to address both people and technical skills. The proper application of the Microservices architectural style as a distributed and reactive architecture can assist teams to adapt and evolve to changing requirements at a good pace. This talk will present how the proper application of the Microservices architectural style along with agile practices can enable teams to evolve systems reliably and at a good pace, maintaining the overall goals of agility during a rapid growth period. This talk will also present technical, cultural and procedural challenges along with advantages and tradeoffs of the Microservices architectural style.

Dirk Riehle (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg)


Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A., is the Professor of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). Riehle founded the Open Symposium, now the international conference on open collaboration. He was also the lead architect of the first UML virtual machine. He is interested in open source and inner source software engineering, agile software development methods, complexity science and human collaboration, and software system architecture, design, and implementation. Prof. Riehle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He welcomes email at dirk@riehle.org, blog, and tweets as @dirkriehle.

Title: Why Industry Will Want to Finance your Software Engineering Research"
Keynote Abstract: A subset of our research is almost completely industry-funded, and yet it is delivering high- quality publications. This research is based on what we call “the handbook method” (lacking a better term for now). Using this method, Ph.D. students first perform theory-building research using qualitative methods, which generates a handbook (the theory), and then evaluate the theory using evaluation case studies with industry partners, in which they apply the handbook. In this talk, I will explain the method using open source governance in companies as the example.

Tutorials

Interested in presenting a tutorial at the Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft)?

CBSoft is the major event on Software Development held annually by the Brazilian Computer Society, aiming at promoting and encouraging the exchange of experience between the scientific, academic, and professional communities about the latest research, trends, and innovations in software. CBSoft integrates four traditional events organized by the Brazilian community of software development:

[SBES 2018] XXXII Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering
[SBLP 2018] XXII Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages
[SBCARS 2018] XII Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse
[SAST 2018] III Brazilian Symposium on Systematic and Automated Software Testing

Every year, CBSoft provides tutorials to the attendants within the scope of software engineering and programming languages.

Tutorials are short courses about:

- New and emerging topics, which enables participants to learn about a topic related to their actuation area; or

- Research methods or approaches to support research on different topics; increasing knowledge about methods for both advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for other researchers.

The tutorials are three hours long and are divided into two sections of one­and­a­half hours.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be no more than two pages long, and should contain:

1 - Title of the tutorial;
2 - Presentation;
3 - Outline of the tutorial;
4 - Biography of the speaker(s) (present each speaker briefly);
5 - Audience (can be more than one)
– SBES – General Software Engineering
– SBLP – Programming Languages
– SBCARS – Software Components, Architectures, and Reuse
– SAST – Software Testing
6 - Target audience (specify the target audience and why the proposed tutorial could attract the attention of this audience.) Explain and justify possible prerequisites
7 - Special needs (other than a computer and a projector)

A speaker of each tutorial will be exempted from enrollment in CBSoft, in addition to receiving two daily allowances. Other types of support will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee and will depend on the availability of resources.

All tutorial proposals must be in PDF format. Submission link: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/home.cgi?c=3053

Proposals should be submitted until May 04, 2018 NEW! May 07, 2018

Notification: June 08, 2018

Questions can be sent to the tutorials chair:
- Tayana Conte (tayana@icomp.ufam.edu.br)

Accepted tutorials New!

  • Blockchain & Smart Contract Crash Course
  • Henrique Rocha (Inria Lille - Nord Europe)

  • Pesquisas Qualitativas usando Grounded Theory
  • Cleidson de Souza (UFPA)
    Igor Steinmacher (UTFPR)
    Rafael Prikladnicki (PUCRS)

  • Cognição Distribuída em Engenharia de Software: investigando comunicação e colaboração em equipes de desenvolvimento de software
  • Luciana Zaina (UFSCAR)

  • Software Crowdsourcing: A Força da Multidão para o Desenvolvimento de Software
  • Leticia Machado (UFPA)
    Ricardo Melo (UFPA)
    Cleidson de Souza (UFPA)
    Sabrina Marczak (PUCRS)
    Rafael Prikladnicki (PUCRS)

  • Arquiteturas de Software Dinâmicas: Fundamentos, Especificação e Verificação
  • Everton Cavalcante (UFRN)
    Thais Vasconcelos Batista (UFRN)

Workshops

The IX Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft 2018) will be organized on September 17-21, 2018, in São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil. CBSoft is one of the major software development conferences in Brazil, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of software development.

For the 2018 edition, CBSoft will put together four Brazilian symposia, all of them very traditional in the software development field:

[SBES 2018] XXXII Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering
[SBLP 2018] XXII Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages
[SBCARS 2018] XII Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse
[SAST 2018] III Brazilian Symposium on Systematic and Automated Software Testing

In addition, CBSoft program includes workshops related to these topics, providing a forum where academics and practitioners can exchange and discuss their experiences and ideas.

Accepted Workshops

VEM (Workshop on Visualization, Evolution and Maintainance of Software).

Coordinator: Marco Tulio Valente (mtov@dcc.ufmg.br)
More information at https://vem2018.github.io

WESB (Workshop on Search-Based Software Engineering)

Coordinators: Maria Cláudia Figueiredo Pereira Emer (mcemer@utfpr.edu.br) and Wesley Klewerton Guez Assunção (wesleyk@utfpr.edu.br)
More information at http://wesb2018.dainf.ct.utfpr.edu.br/index-en.html

General Information

The definition of the workshops that will be part of CBSoft 2018 will be carried out by evaluation of the submitted proposals in response to this call. Workshop proposals will be evaluated considering:

1 - Relevance and interest of subject matter;
2 - Experience of the workshop chair;
3 - Program Committee;
4 - Evaluation of previous editions, if applicable.

Each workshop can be scheduled for a half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours). The workshops will be on Monday, September 17 (CBSoft General Chair will confirm this date).

IMPORTANT: Workshop proceedings will be provided in electronic form only, and must be prepared by the workshop organizers together with the CBSoft organisation team. Please note the deadline for delivering the workshop papers to the CBSoft organizing committee.

Submission Instructions

Submit your proposal at https://goo.gl/forms/iEbV8DmYyzIdRhtl2

The proposal must contain the following information:

  • 1) Name of the workshop;

  • 2) Duration (3 or 6 hours);

  • 3) Description of the main topic of the workshop, explaining its relevance;

  • 4) History of the workshop, including number of participants, number of submissions and acceptance rate;

  • 5) Workshop format, topics of interest, acceptance criteria, and presentation form;

  • 6) Invited speakers;

  • 7) Expected audience, including maximum number of participants;

  • 8) Program Committee;

  • 9) Support and required equipment from the local CBSoft organization;

  • 10) Name, contact information and curriculum of the workshop chair. If the coordinator is Brazilian, the CV can be a link to his or her Lattes CV. If the coordinator is not Brazilian, a brief CV must be included.


Important Dates

- Submission deadline: April 15 2018.
- Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2018.
- Delivery of camera-ready papers to organizing committee: July 30, 2018.

Organization

Program Committee
Edson Oliveira (UEM)
Fabio Mascarenhas (UFRJ)
Fernando Trinta (UFC)
Kecia Ferreira (CEFET-MG)
Tayana Conte (UFAM)

Contact
Questions should be directed to the chair for workshop proposals, Profª. Kecia Ferreira, through the e-mail kecia@decom.cefetmg.br.

Tools Session

The Tools Session is part of 9th CBSoft 2018, which integrates four traditional events organized by the Brazilian software development community:

[SBES 2018] XXXII Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering
[SBLP 2018] XXII Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages
[SBCARS 2018] XII Brazilian Symposium on Components, Architectures and Software Reuse
[SAST 2018] III Brazilian Symposium on Systematic and Automated Software Testing

This session has been traditionally promoted over the years inside SBES or SBCARS. Since 2010, it is part of the CBSoft, i.e., we expect contributions from researchers and professionals of any community linked to CBSoft.

The goal of this session is to provide a forum for presentation and demonstration of automated solutions that support the process of developing and managing software in its most diverse needs and manifestations. Audience includes members of the Academy and Industry. Academics can present the results of their applied research projects in the following areas: Software Engineering; Programming languages; Components, Architectures, and Software Reuse; and Software Testing. Industry professionals are also welcome to present commercial or in-house tools that bring significant gains in productivity and/or quality to software development process activities.

The authors will have the opportunity to present and disseminate their tools to participants from SBES, SBLP, SBCARS, and SAST, besides those from various CBSoft workshops (e.g., VEM). In short, this session consists of an theoretical and practical exhibition of the tool.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

We invite the authors to submit papers describing automated solutions for the most diverse aspects and needs related to the themes discussed in the 4 symposia of CBSoft 2018: SBES, SBLP, SBCARS, and SAST.

A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest includes (in alphabetical order):
- Programming Languages Environments and Compilers
- Software Architecture
- Object-oriented/aspect-oriented software development
- Model Driven Development
- Distributed Software Development
- Software Product Line
- Requirements Engineering
- Experimental Software Engineering
- Configuration Management
- Software Maintenance, Reengineering, and Refactoring
- Metrics and Measurements in Software Engineering
- Software Processes
- Software Reuse
- Software Verification, Validation, and Testing

IMPORTANT DATES

- Paper submission: May 27, 2018 June 04, 2018
- Author notification: July 15, 2018
- Camera-ready version: July 29, 2018

SUBMISSION FORMAT

The submission consists of a short article and video about the tool, according to the following guidelines:

  • 1) The article must be original and cannot have been submitted or published to other academic vehicle. The article should contain clearly the following:
    • a) Description and motivation of the problem addressed by the tool.
    • b) Description of the main functionalities and potential users of the tool.
    • c) Usage example with preferably with a case study and screenshots illustrating the tool interface (where applicable).
    • d) The tool architecture with focus on the core components and the interfaces between them.
    • e) Brief comparison with other existing related tools.
    • f) The type of license (if any).
  • 2) Articles may be written in Portuguese or English. Articles written in Portuguese should also include the abstract in English, according to the template to come. They must not exceed *** 6 (six) pages ***, including all figures, references and appendices, and must be submitted in PDF file. Please, rely on good quality figures. The SBC format for article submission should be followed: http://goo.gl/bGc1bh. IMPORTANT: Articles that do not follow these instructions will be automatically rejected (before the evaluation process).
  • 3) The videos aim to demonstrate the tool usage. Please highlight the main contributions it provides. It must respect the following guidelines:
    • a) The video must be available on youtube.com and should have *** between 3 and 5 minutes ***.
    • b) The youtube link should be placed just below the abstract.
    • c) There should be an announcer presenting the tool. The speech can be in Portuguese or English.
    • d) There should be a brief introduction, giving an overview of the tool and its objectives.
    • e) All tool features (or most of) should be presented, if applicable.
    • f) The tool outputs should be shown and explained.
    • g) Depending on the tool, it may be interesting to use a running example or case study.


GENERAL INFORMATION

- The acceptance of an article implies in at least one enrolled author to present it.
- Authors should use the JEMS/SBC platform to submit the paper: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/
- We will award the three best tools.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

The Tools Session is traditionally held in two days:

1st day: the authors will make oral presentations (theoretical presentation).
2nd day: the authors will have a space to demonstrate their tools to the interested ones (practical demonstration). Note that the practical demonstration is to actually display the tool running. Video submitted for submission should not be used in this demonstration. Both theoretical presentation and practice are mandatory for all accepted tools. The format and timing of each presentation will be announced later.

Organization

PROGRAM CHAIR
Ricardo Terra - DCC/UFLA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Adenilso Simão - ICMC/USP
Alberto Costa Neto - UFS
Alexandre Mota - UFPE
Anamaria Martins Moreira - UFRJ
Arilo Dias Neto - UFAM
Auri Vincenzi - UFSCar
Bruno Costa - UFRJ
Cecília Rubira - UNICAMP
Cláudio Sant'Anna - UFBA
Daniel Lucrédio - UFSCar
Delano Beder - UFSCar
Eduardo Figueiredo - UFMG
Eduardo Guerra - INPE
Elder José Reioli Cirilo - UFSJ
Elisa Huzita - UEM
Franklin Ramalho - UFCG
Glauco Carneiro - UNIFACS
Gledson Elias - UFPB
Henrique Rocha - INRIA
Ingrid Nunes - UFRGS
João Arthur Brunet Monteiro - UFCG
Juliana Saraiva - UFPB
Kécia Ferreira - CEFET/MG
Lincoln Rocha - UFC
Luis Ferreira Pires - University of Twente
Marco Tulio Valente - UFMG
Maria Augusta Vieira Nelson - PUC/MG
Maria Istela Cagnin - UFMS
Martin Musicante - UFRN
Márcio Cornélio - UFPE
Patricia Machado - UFCG
Paulo Maciel - UFPE
Paulo Maia - UFC
Paulo Pires - UFRJ
Pedro Santos Neto - UFPI
Raphael S. Durelli - UFLA
Renato Novais - IFBA
Ricardo Massa Lima - UFPE
Rita Suzana Pitangueira Maciel - UFBA
Rohit Gheyi - UFCG
Rosângela Penteado - UFScar
Sandra Fabbri - UFSCar
Tiago Massoni - UFCG
Uirá Kulesza - UFRN
Valter Camargo - UFSCar
Vania Neris - UFSCar

VIII Workshop on Theses and Dissertations of CBSoft (WTDSoft 2018)

CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE

The VIII Workshop on Theses and Dissertations of CBSoft (WTDSoft 2018) is a permanent event associated with the Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft), dedicated to the presentation and discussion of master's and doctoral works in progress in the areas of Software Engineering and Programming Languages. The CBSoft 2018 will be held in São Carlos-SP, September 17-21, 2018.

THE WORKSHOP

CBSoft was created in 2010 to integrate important Brazilian scientific events, such as: Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES), Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages (SBLP), Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures, and Reuse (SBCARS), and Brazilian Symposium on Systematic and Automated Software Testing (SAST).
WTDSoft has its roots in the Workshop on Theses and Dissertations in Software Engineering (WTES), an event co-located with SBES from 1996 to 2010. WTDSoft currently seeks to integrate the SBES, SBLP, SBCARS and SAST communities, in order to provide a constructive environment for discussions between students with work in progress and researchers in the areas of Software Engineering and Programming Languages.

ELIGIBILITY AND EVALUATION

Masters or doctoral works are eligible for submission, preferably:
- Doctoral work with a defined proposal (not necessarily approved)
- Masters work with an approved proposal (desirable, but not mandatory) and expected deadline after December 2018
- Works that have not been accepted or presented in other workshops on theses and dissertations.

The works will be evaluated and selected by the program committee. Each paper will receive a feedback from the committee with questions and suggestions about its content. These comments should be used by the author in the preparation of the paper’s final version. Selected papers will be presented and discussed during WTDSoft, with program committee members and invited researchers. Acceptance of the work implies the author's registration in WTDSoft (and also in CBSoft) and his/her presence for the presentation of the work. The presentation may be in Portuguese or English. We assume that the author is the graduate student responsible for the development of the thesis or dissertation.

SUBMISSION

The submission should follow the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) template, A4 size, containing a cover page and up to 06 pages for master's and 08 pages for doctoral work (07 and 09 pages, respectively). Word and Latex templates can be obtained from the SBC portal (https://tinyurl.com/h24v37f).
All papers must be written in Portuguese or English and submitted in JEMS ( https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/). The final version of the accepted papers should contain an informal letter or message from the advisor acknowledging the submission. The number of pages reported in JEMS refers to content pages, not including the cover page or letter of agreement.

The works must contain a cover page containing:
- Title of the work
- Student's name
- Name of the advisor(s)
- Level (master's or PhD)
- Graduate program
- Student's email
- Email of the advisor(s)
- Entry year in the program
- Expected date for final presentation
- Date of approval of the thesis / dissertation proposal (qualification)
- Abstract in Portuguese or in English
- Keywords
- Acronym(s) of the related CBSoft event(s) (SBES, SBCARS, SBLP, SAST).

The content of the work should start on the second page, describing clearly and objectively:
- Problem Characterization
- Background
- Contributions
- Current Status
- Description and Evaluation of Results
- Comparison with Related Work

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: May 25, 2018 June 08, 2018 until 23:59 (Brasília time)
Notification of acceptance: July 6, 2018 July 13, 2018
Camera-ready deadline: July 18, 2018 July 25, 2018 until 23:59 (Brasília time)

Program Committee

Adolfo Neto - UTFPR
Adriano Albuquerque - UNIFOR
Aline Vasconcelos -IFF
Ana Regina Rocha - COPPE/UFRJ
Andre Endo - UTFPR
André Hora - UFMS
Anna Beatriz Marques - UFC
Breno França - UNICAMP
Carina Alves - UFPE
Cecilia Rubira - UNICAMP
Christina Chavez - UFBA
Claudio Sant'Anna - UFBA
Davi Viana - UFMA
Edson OliveiraJr - UEM
Eduardo Figueiredo - UFMG
Eduardo Guerra - INPE
Eldânae Nogueira Teixeira - COPPE/UFRJ
Elias Canhadas Genvigir - UTFPR
Elisa Huzita - UEM
Elisa Nakagawa - ICMC/USP
Emanuel Coutinho - UFC
Everton Cavalcante - UFRN
Fernando Figueira Filho - UFRN
Flavio Horita - UFABC
Francisco Airton Silva - UFPI
Francisco Vasconcellos - UFMS
Gleison Santos - UNIRIO
Gustavo Pinto - UFPA
Heitor Costa - UFLA
Igor Wiese - UTFPR
Itana Gimenes - UEM
João Arthur Brunet Monteiro - UFCG
José Maldonado - ICMC/USP
José Maria David - UFJF
Leopoldo Teixeira - UFPE
Lucas Cordeiro - The University of Manchester - UK
Luis Rivero - UFAM
Marcelle Mota - UFPA
Marcelo de Almeida Maia - UFU
Marcelo Serrano Zanetti - UFSM
Márcio Barros - UNIRIO
Marco Tulio Valente - UFMG
Maria Claudia Emer - UTFPR
Monalessa Perini Barcellos - UFES
Natasha Valentim - UFPR
Paulo Meirelles - UnB
Regina Braga - UFJF
Roberta Coelho - UFRN
Rodrigo Bonifacio - UnB
Rodrigo Santos - UNIRIO
Sabrina Marczak - PUCRS
Sandro Bezerra Oliveira - UFPA
Simone Souza - ICMC/USP
Simone Vasconcelos - IFF
Tayana Conte - UFAM
Thelma Colanzi - UEM
Uirá Kulesza - UFRN
Valdemar Graciano Neto - UFG
Vânia Neves - UFJF
Vanilson Burégio - UFRPE
Waldemar Ferreira - UFCG

ORGANIZATION

André Takeshi Endo (UTFPR)
Rodrigo Pereira dos Santos (UNIRIO)

Previous Editions

CBSOFT 2010

Salvador, Bahia.

CBSOFT 2011

São Paulo, SP

CBSOFT 2012

Natal, RN

CBSOFT 2013

Brasília, DF

CBSOFT 2014

Maceió, Alagoas

CBSOFT 2015

Belo Horizonte, MG

CBSOFT 2016

Maringá, Paraná

CBSOFT 2017

Fortaleza, Ceará