Call for Paper

The Brazilian Symposium on Collaborative Systems (SBSC) invites the scientific community and other interested parties for the paper submission. The SBSC discusses the development and use of systems to support collaboration between people. The discussions involve, from various perspectives, the development and evaluation of collaborative systems, research on collaboration and the implementation of collaborative systems in many domains.

In its 12th year, SBSC established itself as an important forum for researchers, students and professionals to discuss problems, techniques, solutions, innovations and experiences in the area. Papers will be accepted reporting completed or ongoing research. The paper must be written in Portuguese or in English.  

Topics of Interest

In this edition of SBSC, were adopted the same topics of CSCW 2016 event in order to prepare Brazilian researchers to better dialogue with this international event that is the most important of the area and that in 2017 will be held in Brazil. Thus, we invite researchers to submit papers reporting complete and ongoing research on the following topics related to collaboration and collaborative systems.

  • Social and crowd computing.

Studies, theories, designs, mechanisms, systems, and/or infrastructures addressing social media, social networking, wikis, blogs, online gaming, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, virtual worlds or collaborative information behaviors.

  • System Design.

Hardware, architectures, infrastructures, interaction design, technical foundations, algorithms, and/or toolkits that enable the building of new social and collaborative systems and experiences.

  • Theories.

Critical analysis or theory with clear relevance to the design or study of social and collaborative systems.

  • Empirical investigations.

Findings, guidelines, and/or studies related to communication, collaboration, and social technologies, practices, or use. CSCW welcomes diverse methods and approaches.

  • Mining and Modeling.

Studies, analyses and infrastructures for making use of large- and small-scale data.

  • Methodologies and tools.

Novel methods or combinations of approaches and tools used in building systems or studying their use.

  • Domain-specific social and collaborative applications.

Including applications to healthcare, transportation, gaming, ICT4D, sustainability, education, accessibility, global collaboration, or other domains.

  • Collaboration systems based on emerging technologies.

Mobile and ubiquitous computing, game engines, virtual worlds, multi-touch, novel display technologies, vision and gesture recognition, big data, MOOCs, crowd labor markets, SNSes, or sensing systems.

  • Crossing boundaries.

Studies, prototypes, or other investigations that explore interactions across disciplines, distance, languages, generations, and cultures, to help better understand how to transcend social, temporal, and/or spatial boundaries.

Paper Submission Rules

Papers for submission must describe an original and relevant academic research in the area of Collaborative Systems. Papers describing completed or ongoing research will be accepted.

Complete Research Paper: Papers submitted on this track shall explain scientific methodology employed in the research, must contain a section for analyzing the results, and need to emphasize the contributions taking into account the results already published in other related research. Only articles in this category will be considered in the selection of the best papers.

Ongoing Research Paper: The article submitted on this track should characterize the problem that seeks to address, emphasizing the importance of research and the potential contribution to the area.

Submissions - whether completed or ongoing research - must follow these rules:

  • The article must be written in Portuguese or English.
  • The article must be no longer than eight (8) pages (including figures, tables, charts, references and appendices) following the ACM template.
  • The paper must not present any identification of the authors (to enable blind review).
  • The paper cannot have been published in another forum or have been submitted for review in other conferences.
  • It is strongly recommended the reference of works published in previous editions of the SBSC and CSCW annals.
  • The paper must be submitted by the JEMS platform of SBC.
  • If the paper is accepted, more detailed instructions for the final version will be provided (for example, papers written in Portuguese should contain the title and abstract in English equivalents).
  • If the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the event and commit to attend the event to present it..

The selection of papers to be published in the SBSC Proceedings will be held from the review of at least two members of the program committee. Reviews will be conducted according to the following criteria: appropriateness to at least one of the topics of the event, contribution to the field of Collaborative Systems, literature review, scientific methodology (for complete research papers), originality and clarity.

The three best papers will be awarded.

Full Papers Chairs

  • Bruno Freitas Gadelha (UFAM - AM) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mariano Pimentel (UNIRIO - RJ) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Important Dates

  • Submissions: 01/06/2015 22/06/2015
  • Results Announcement: 20/07/2015
  • Revised Submissions: 10/08/2015