Main Conference

CIbSE is a forum where is a forum where researchers and practitioners from the Ibero-American community may report and discuss new research results in all areas of Software Engineering.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Application of artificial intelligence to software engineering
  • Continuous software engineering practices (e.g., agile development and DevOps)
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Formal methods applied to software engineering
  • Human and social aspects of software engineering
  • Mining software repositories and software analytics
  • Model-driven software engineering
  • Requirements engineering
  • Search-based software engineering
  • Software architecture
  • Software dependability
  • Software economics
  • Software ecosystems and systems-of-systems
  • Software engineering education and training
  • Software engineering for emerging application domains (e.g., artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, IoT, and quantum computing)
  • Software engineering in industry
  • Software maintenance and evolution
  • Software metrics and measurement
  • Software process
  • Software product lines
  • Software quality and quality models
  • Software reuse
  • Software testing
  • Technical debt management


The following paper categories are welcome.

Technical papers (not exceeding 15 pages):  papers describing innovative research in the topics of the conference. Papers in this submission category should describe a novel contribution to the topics and should carefully support claims of novelty with citations to the relevant literature.

Technical papers will be evaluated by originality, soundness, relevance, importance of contribution, strength of validation, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work. In case a submission builds upon the previous work of the author(s), the novelty of the new contribution must be described clearly concerning the previous work. Technical papers need to discuss openly how the results were validated.

Emerging Ideas papers (not exceeding 8 pages): papers describing new, non-conventional approaches that depart from standard practice, on the topics of the conference. They are intended to describe clear research ideas that are at an early stage of the investigation.

Emerging ideas papers will be assessed primarily on their level of originality and potential for impact on the field regarding promoting innovative thinking. Hence, inadequacies in the state-of-the-art and the pertinence, correctness, and impact of the idea must be described precisely. While the idea that is described does not need to be fully validated, a presentation of preliminary results that provide initial insights into the feasibility and the impact of the idea is expected.

Any paper that is not in the scope of the conference, does not follow the formatting guidelines, or was submitted or published in any other forum (conference or journal) will be desk-rejected without review. All other submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. The best paper will receive an award certificate.


All papers must be submitted through EasyChair (, using PDF format only. Submissions must be formatted according to the style of the Brazilian Computing Society for conference papers  (

The accepted papers will be included in the proceedings made available online by the Digital Open Library of the Brazilian Computing Society – SOL ( and Curran Associates (, and later indexed by DBLP and Scopus. 

At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the camera-ready deadline. Some author of each accepted paper must present it at the conference or the paper will be excluded from the proceedings.

 Program Committee Chairs

  • Monalessa Barcellos (Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil)
  • Jose Luis de la Vara (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Program Committee

  • Fernanda Alencar (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Leandro Antonelli (LIFIA, Facultad de Informática, UNLP, Argentina)
  • Joao Araujo (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Hernan Astudillo (Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa María, Chile)
  • Claudia Ayala (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Clara Ayora (Tree Technology S.A., Spain)
  • María-Cecilia Bastarrica (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  • Pablo Becker (UNLPam, Argentina)
  • Veronica Andrea Bollati (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina)
  • Regina Braga (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Antonio Brogi (Università di Pisa, Italy)
  • Carlos Cares (Universidad de La Frontera, Chile)
  • Bruno Cartaxo (Federal Institute of Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Juan-Pablo Carvallo (Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador)
  • Jaelson Castro (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Luca Cernuzzi (Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Paraguay)
  • Carlos Cetina (San Jorge University, Spain)
  • Nelly Condori-Fernández (Universidade da Coruña, Spain)
  • Tayana Conte (Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil)
  • Heitor Costa (Federal University of Lavras, Brazil)
  • Jose-Antonio Cruz-Lemus (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
  • Breno de França (UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • Juan de Lara (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
  • Rafael de Mello (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Andrea Delgado (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
  • Edna Dias Canedo (University of Brasília, Brazil)
  • Oscar Dieste (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
  • Eduardo Figueiredo (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • Efraín Fonseca (Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Ecuador)
  • Awdren Fontão (Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil)
  • César França (Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Kelly Garces Pernett (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
  • Vinícius Garcia (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Alejandra Garrido (LIFIA-Facultad de Informatica-UNLP, Argentina)
  • Marcela Genero (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
  • Giovanni Giachetti (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile)
  • Enyo Gonçalves (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil)
  • Miguel Goulão (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Renata Guizzardi (Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil)
  • Graciela Hadad (Universidad Nacional del Oeste, Argentina)
  • Luis Iribarne (University of Almería, Spain)
  • Clemente Izurieta (Montana State University, USA)
  • Marcelo Jenkins (University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica)
  • Marcos Kalinowski (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Miguel Katrib (Universidad de la Habana, Cuba)
  • Uirá Kulesza (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
  • Maria Lencastre (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Adriana Lopes (Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil)
  • Lidia Lopez (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain)
  • Marcia Lucena (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
  • Ivan Machado (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
  • Beatriz Marín (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile)
  • Anna Beatriz Marques (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil)
  • Johnny Marques (Aeronautical Technological Institute, Brazil)
  • Silverio Martínez-Fernández (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Santiago Matalonga (University of the West of Scotlannd, Scotlannd)
  • Denisse Muñante (SAMOVAR, Télécom SudParis, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France)
  • Elisa Yumi Nakagawa (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Vânia Neves (Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)
  • Toacy Oliveira (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Luis Olsina (UNL La Pampa, Argentina)
  • Cristina Palomares (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • José Ignacio Panach Navarrete (Universitat de València, Spain)
  • Oscar Pastor (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
  • Giani Petri (Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil)
  • Ernesto Pimentel (University of Malaga, Spain)
  • João Pimentel (Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Claudia Pons (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
  • Rafael Prikladnicki (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • Carme Quer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Christian Quesada-López (Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica)
  • Sheila Reinehr (Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil)
  • Marcela Ridao (INTIA UNICEN, Argentina)
  • Luis Jorge Enrique Rivero Cabrejos (Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil)
  • Gustavo Rossi (LIFIA, Faculdad de Informática, UNLP, Argentina)
  • Marcela Ruiz (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
  • Daniela Cruzes ( Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • Juan Sánchez (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
  • Victor Santander (Western Paraná State University, Brazil)
  • Gleison Santos (UNIRIO, Brazil)
  • Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO, Brazil)
  • Carla Silva (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Sergio Soares (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Martin Solari (Universidad ORT Uruguay, Uruguay)
  • Isabel Sofia Sousa Brito (Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Portugal)
  • Simone Souza (ICMC/USP, Brazil)
  • Vítor Souza (Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil)
  • Guilherme Travassos (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Pedro Valderas (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
  • Natasha Valentim (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)
  • Diego Vallespir (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
  • Davi Viana (Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil)
  • Jéssyka Vilela (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)