The Brazilian Symposium on Collaborative Systems (SBSC) discusses the development, evaluation and use of tools to support collaboration between people. Some current examples of successful collaborative systems include social networking, distributed development environment, file sharing, virtual worlds, collaborative editors, wikis, knowledge management systems and communication tools such as videoconferencing and blogs.

In their 9th edition SBSC has become an important forum for researchers, students and professionals discuss issues, techniques, solutions, innovations and experiences about this multidisciplinary area. The discussions involve various perspectives, the development and evaluation of collaborative systems, research of how collaboration happens in practice and application of collaborative systems in different domains.

Authors are invited to submit original scientific articles on techniques and relevant technologies to the development and evaluation of collaborative systems and on theories, models and empirical studies relevant to the design, use and impacts of collaborative systems in teams, organizations, communities and society.


  • Paper submission: June 22June 29
  • Author notification: July 29 July 31
  • Camera-ready: August 12 August 15


Research in collaborative systems covers several areas of computing, such as Software Engineering, Database, Artificial Intelligence, Information Systems, Human Computer Interaction, Systems multimedia and Distributed Systems. It also includes knowledge of other sciences, such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Education and Linguistics.

Thus, the following is a non-exhaustive list of topics of interest to the SBSC 2012 :

Development and Evaluation of Collaborative Systems

  • Artificial Intelligence in collaboration support
  • Distributed systems and peer-to-peer collaboration
  • Multiagent systems for collaboration
  • Technologies for the development of collaborative systems (architectures, frameworks, components, middleware, etc.)
  • Empirical studies of teams, organizations or communities and their implications for the development of collaborative systems
  • Empirical evaluation of collaborative systems

Social Interaction in Collaborative Systems

  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Context and awareness in collaborative systems
  • Knowledge management and group memory
  • Methods for research collaboration
  • Reputation, recommendation and collective intelligence
  • Security, privacy and identity in collaborative systems
  • Support meetings (meetingware) negociaçãoe group decision
  • Theories and models of computer-assisted collaboration
  • Workflow, process management and coordination

Collaborative systems applied to domains

  • Environments virtual and augmented reality
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • Collaboration via mobile devices
  • Collaborative development and / or distributed software
  • Multiplayer games and digital entertainment
  • New interaction devices
  • Social networks, virtual communities and groups
  • Technologies for collaborative Web 2.0


The SBSC accepts submissions types detailed below. Submissions can be made through the system available in SBC https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/

Full papers should be summarized and sent without identifying the authors, for evaluation blindly.

Full Papers

Papers 6-8 pages that present ideas, theories, models, experimental results and other original technical contributions to research in the area of Collaborative Systems. The papers will be evaluated on the following criteria: relevance, originality, technical quality, theoretical and quality of presentation.

Is hoped that these articles are clear research investigated the problem and its motivation, the proposed solution, the form of assessment, results and comparisons will with related work. In these papers, are also expected to clear the motivations and the main features of the tool. Will be valued, too, the evaluation results on the use of the tool or system, if it has been done.

If the work involves the quantitative analysis of experimental data, it is requested that this information be made available on a page indicated by the author in the text of the article, removing data, identifying individuals and institutions, as appropriate. The availability of data facilitates the review process and after publication of the article, to facilitate replication, extension or comparison of results by other researchers.

Best articles of the symposium will be invited to submit extended versions to a journal.

Short Papers

Articles 2-4 pages to share research in progress. Expected to be clear, the context, the motivation, the research objective, the proposed solution and research method adopted.

Workshop de Teses e Dissertações

WTD-SC is an opportunity for graduate students to present the research in progress of your dissertation or thesis PhD in order to receive comments and suggestions researchers experienced in Collaborative Systems.


proceedings of SBSC 2012 must be written in Portuguese or English and formatted according to the standard ACM available http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates target="_blank"> . The number of pages must be within the minimum and maximum limits established for each category of submission, including title, authors' data and affiliation, abstract and abstract, sections, figures, tables, figures, references and appendices. The articles must be original - Can not be copies of articles previously published, nor have undergone another vehicle of publication. Items will be evaluated by three reviewers.


Importantly, the first day of SBSC , October 15th, there will be a workshop aimed at guiding authors on writing articles for major international conferences in the area of Collaborative Systems.

The workshop will be presented by five mentors who are prominent researchers in the international community of CSCW with several articles published in international conferences in the area. More details about this workshop can be found here: http://sws2012.ime.usp.br/sbsc/writing-workshop.php


Coordination of the Program Committee

  • Hugo Fuks (PUC-Rio)
  • Cleidson de Souza (UFPA e ITV-DS)

Event Organization

  • Marco Aurélio Gerosa (IME/USP)

Coordination Workshop of Theses and Dissertations

  • Mariano Pimentel (UNIRIO)

Program Committee

  • Adriana Vivacqua (UFRJ)
  • Alberto Castro (UFAM)
  • Alberto Raposo (PUC-Rio)
  • Ana Carolina Salgado (UFPE)
  • Ana Cristina Garcia (UFF)
  • Bruno Merlin (UFPA)
  • Carla Berkenbrock (UDESC)
  • Carlos Ferraz (UFPE)
  • Celso Hirata (ITA)
  • Cesar Tacla (UTFPR)
  • Claudia Motta (UFRJ)
  • Cleidson de Souza (UFPA)
  • Clever Farias (USP)
  • Clovis Fernandes (ITA)
  • Crediné de Menezes (UFES)
  • Cristiano Maciel (UFMT)
  • Daniel Paiva (UFF)
  • Denise Filippo (ESDI)
  • Edeilson Milhomem Silva (ULBRA)
  • Flavia Bernardini (UFF)
  • Flavia Santoro (UNIRIO)
  • Hugo Fuks (PUC-Rio)
  • Inhaúma Ferraz (UFF)
  • Ivan Ricarte (UNICAMP)
  • Jano Souza (UFRJ)
  • Jauvane Oliveira (LNCC)
  • Jonice Oliveira (UFRJ)
  • José Maria David (UFJF)
  • José Valdeni De Lima (UFRGS)
  • Kate Revoredo (UFRJ)
  • Marco Mangan (PUCRS)
  • Marco Aurelio Gerosa (USP)
  • Marcos Borges (UFRJ)
  • Mariano Pimentel (UNIRIO)
  • Markus Endler (PUC-Rio)
  • Melise Paula (UNIFEI)
  • Neide Santos (UERJ)
  • Patrícia Tedesco (UFPE)
  • Pedro Porfirio Farias (UNIFOR)
  • Rafael Prikladnicki (PUCRS)
  • Raquel Prates (UFMG)
  • Renata Araujo (UNIRIO)
  • Rita Suzana Maciel (UFBA)
  • Roberta Gomes (UFES)
  • Roberto Willrich (UFSC)
  • Sabrina Marczak (PUCRS)
  • Sérgio Crespo (UNISINOS)
  • Seiji Isotani (USP)
  • Tayana Conte (UFAM)
  • Thais Castro (UFAM)
  • Vaninha Vieira (UFBA)

For more information about the SBSC 2012 , please contact the Coordinator of the Program Committee: Cleidson de Souza, UFPA and ITV-DS ( cleidson.desouza @ acm. org ) and Hugo Fuks, PUC-Rio ( hugo@inf.puc-rio.br ).