XII Brazilian Symposium on Software Components,

Architectures, and Reuse (SBCARS)

The Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures, and Reuse (SBCARS) is promoted by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and attracts researchers, students, and practitioners interested in a broad range of software engineering topics, including software product lines, component-based development, software architecture, and reuse. Previous editions of the symposium offered a strong technical program, keynote talks by leaders in the field, and tutorials regarding state-of-art topics.

Call for Papers

In this venue, we are looking for high-quality submissions for SBCARS 2018.

Important Dates

Paper registration/abstract submission: *Jun 29, 2018*
Paper submission: Jul 2, 2018
Author notification: Aug 6, 2018
Camera-ready version: Aug 10, 2018
Conference: Sep 17-21, 2018

Topics of Interest

We invite authors to contribute with technical papers related (but not limited) to the following themes:

- Agile software architecture and design
- Aspect-oriented software development and software modularity
- Component-based software engineering
- Design patterns
- Domain analysis and engineering
- Generative programming and domain-specific languages
- Mining software repositories
- Model-driven engineering
- Program transformation and refactoring
- Reuse and variability in Open Source Software
- Service-oriented architectures (SOA) and service-based development
- Software analysis, comprehension, and reconstruction
- Software architecture (architecture recovery, architecture description languages, architecture evaluation, reverse architecting, etc.)
- Software evolution
- Software metrics
- Software product lines
- Software reuse (including technical and non-technical issues)
- Variability management

We are also interested in experimental studies (controlled experiments, case studies, systematic reviews), experience reports, theoretical contributions, education-related papers, tools, and methods related to all of the above topics.

Submission Format (Triple-blind Review)

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 indexed in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper in person during the event. Otherwise, the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

It is strongly encouraged that authors check papers from previous editions of SBCARS to reference related work whenever it is applicable. This might motivate and improve discussions between researchers working in the same area during the symposium. SBCARS papers published in previous editions are available at http://dblp1.uni-trier.de/db/conf/sbcars/index.html

All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and must comply with the ACM 2-column conference (ACM_SigConf) format available at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template . Papers must be no longer than 10 pages, including figures, tables, and references. Submissions not in compliance with the required format and out of the technical scope will be rejected without reviewing.

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

SBCARS 2018 will employ a triple-blind review process. The papers submitted must not reveal the authors' identities in any way.

* Authors should leave out author names and affiliations from the body of their submission.
* Authors should ensure that any citation to related work by themselves is written in third person, that is, "the prior work of XYZ" as opposed to "our prior work".
* Authors should avoid providing URLs to author-revealing sites (tools, data sets). The paper can mention the existence of such sites, but the visit of such sites should not be needed to conduct the review.
* Authors should anonimize author-revealing company names, yet can provide general characteristics of the organizations involved needed to understand the context of the paper.

Papers should be submitted electronically through EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sbcars2018

Best Paper Award and Special Issue

SBCARS organizers will award the Best Papers prize of the symposium, which will be announced during the event. The authors of best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of the JBCS - Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society ( http://www.springer.com/computer/journal/13173 ).

Keynote Speakers






Ingrid Nunes (UFRGS) - ingridnunes@inf.ufrgs.br


Henrique Rebêlo (UFPE)


Ingrid Nunes (UFRGS)
Márcio Ribeiro (UFAL)
Marco Aurelio Gerosa (USP)
Rohit Gheyi (UFCG)
Vander Alves (UnB)

Program Committee