SBSI 2016: Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems

The Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems (SBSI) is an annual event promoted by SBC (Brazilian Computer Society), in cooperation with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and affiliated to AIS (Association for Information Systems). The SBSI focuses on the presentation of scientific papers as well as the discussion of relevant issues in the Information Systems area, bringing together students, researchers and professionals that work on the area.

Information Systems are very important to several organizations given that they automate business’ processes and provide a competitive advantage by allowing scenario analysis, decision processes support, as well as the definition and implementation of new organizational strategies. However, the incorporation of an IS by an organization demands researches related to conceptual aspects and its application in the organization contexts. IS research is a multidisciplinary issue that includes computer science, math, information science, business, management, and organizational behaviour. Technological solutions related to the application of IS in several domains is the main concern of this event.

With more than one decade of existence, SBSI had consolidated as the most important event on IS area, gathering together most of the IS Brazilian community. The event program is very attractive and includes technical sessions, talks, minicourses and workshops.

The 12th SBSI edition will held from 17-20 May 2016, in Florianópolis, SC. The Informatics and Statistics Department (INE) of Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) is responsible to the general event organization.

Event Theme: IS in the Cloud Computing Era

Cloud computing is an on demand service offering and pay-per-use emergent system development paradigm. It has a broad scope, ranging from a single user that hosts his/her personal documents in the Internet to a large organization that outsources all of its IT infrastructure.

Giving the increasing claim for automated and outsourced solutions in several application domains, this edition of SBSI emphasizes the theme “IS in the Cloud Computing Era”. The purpose here is to provide discussions from technical aspects of IS development and insertion to business and strategic issues of the organizations that make use of IS technology.