SBSI 2016 Main Track – Call for Papers

The Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems (SBSI) is an event that 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. SBSI program includes technical sessions, talks, minicourses, panels and workshops. The main purpose of SBSI is to promote discussions in the IS area considering all of its inherent interdisciplinarity and its applications in several domains.

The 12th SBSI edition will held from 17-20 May 2016 in Florianópolis with the theme “IS in the Cloud Computing Era”. Advances reached by the IS community on this theme, as well as research challenges and perspectives, will be discussed during the symposium. Some topics to be considered for discussion includes net topologies for supporting cloud computing, implementation models, public, communitarian and hybrid clouds, advantages and challenges related to the use of cloud computing, management of cloud environments, information security in the cloud, and existing systems in the cloud. We chose this theme for the 2016 edition of SBSI because we believe that  this research topic has currently great potential to improve the quality of automated systems in a country or region.

We invite authors to submit technical papers that clearly point out new contributions to the research, as well as industry experiences, case studies, and demos of tools and applications, in the IS area and related to the SBSI topics of interest. In particular, we invite the IS community to bring contributions to the SBSI 2016 theme.

Important Dates

• Paper submission deadline: February 14, 2016  February 21, 2016 February 28, 2016
• Notification: March 14, 2016 March 23, 2016 March 30, 2016
• Camera ready submission deadline: March 23, 2016 April 05, 2016
• SBSI 2016: May 17-20, 2016

Topics of Interest

We suggest the following topics (not limited to):

  • IT and business strategy alignment
  • Corporative architecture
  • IS software architecture
  • Open, mobile and distributed architectures
  • Service and reuse-oriented architectures
  • Social and human aspects in IS
  • Datawarehousing and OLAP
  • E-business and e-commerce
  • Enterprise IS (EIS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Strategies for IS and new business models
  • Education in IS
  • Requirements engineering
  • Fundamentals of IS
  • Mathematical fundamentals for IS
  • Quality support for IS
  • Information security management
  • Organizational learning and knowledge management
  • People management in IS
  • Process management in IS (management methodologies, process repositories, process modeling,social BPM, knowledge-intensive process, process adaptation, context-sensitive process)
  • IT governance
  • Integration of corporative applications
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI) in IS
  • Methodologies and approaches for IS engineering
  • Social midia
  • Conceptual modeling of IS
  • Development paradigms for IS (agents, aspects, models, MDD, components, formal methods, features, TDD, agile methods, among others)
  • Operational research and system modeling
  • Strategic planning of systems and IT
  • Information preservation and digital memory
  • Business information representation, data and metadata management in the organizations, ontologies
  • Web services
  • Intelligent IS (intelligent agents, genetic algorithms, machine learning, data mining, formal methods, ontologies, automatized reasoning, neural networks, knowledge representation)
  • IS for Government (transparency, open data, interoperability, governmental ecosystems)
  • Simulation of systems in organizations
  • Decision support systems
  • General systems theory
  • IS verification and validation

Instructions for submission

We accept paper submissions for SBSI 2016 in two categories: full paper or short paper.

Full papers: complete research papers or papers in an advanced stage of development, with new ideas and results that follow an appropriated scientific methodology. Paper space is limited to 8 pages, including figures, tables, diagrams, references and attachments. Papers submitted in this category can be accepted as “short papers” by the program committee. Only full papers will be considered for SBSI best papers award.

Short papers: ongoing research papers with partial results, and following an appropriated scientific methodology. Paper space is limited to 4 pages, including figures, tables, diagrams, references and attachments.

Some additional aspects must be considered:

  • A paper must be submitted in English or Portuguese, in PDF format, and respects the ACM model for paper publishing – ACM SIG Proceedings templates (templates available here). Submissions must be done through SBC JEMS platform. A paper written in Portuguese must also present corresponding title in English and abstract for the camera ready version, if accepted. In case of acceptance, detailed submission instructions will be given.
  • A submitted paper must be original, i.e., it cannot be published (or in ongoing evaluation or edition for further publication) in other event proceedings or journals.
  • The paper header cannot have any kind of author identification (blind review). Papers with some author identification will be automatically rejected.
  • The selection of papers will be accomplished by SBSI 2016 program committee members. The review process is double-blind and each paper will be reviewed by 3 program committee members. Besides paper header analysis, any bibliographic reference that identifies paper provenance must be removed from paper submission version, like authors’ names, project names, tools and citations that identify authors. In case of acceptance as full paper or short paper, authors must include, for the camera ready version, all previously omitted data (names, affiliations, e-mails, as well as additional information – e.g., citations to other authors’ papers).
  • A paper will be evaluated according to the following criteria: SBSI scope adequacy, bibliographic review, scientific methodology, contribution to the IS area, originality and clarity.


The publication of an accepted paper at SBSI 2016 proceedings is conditioned to the registration, in the professional category, of at least one of the authors. A registration allows the publication of only one paper. Additional accepted papers require additional registrations, being at least one of them in the professional category. SBC members must be payed the 2016 annuity in order to be benefited with registration discount.

The authors of the SBSI 2016 best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to the iSys (IS Brazilian Journal) or RESI (IS Electronic Journal).

Papers from previous editions of SBSI are available at BDBComp. We invite authors to visit the digital library to find out possible related work.

Main Track Chairs

Claudia Cappelli (UNIRIO – Brazil)
Raul Wazlawick (UFSC – Brazil)