Software Engineering Track (SET) 

23rd Iberoamerican Conference on Software Engineering (CIbSE 2020)

Curitiba, Brazil, May 4 - 8, 2020 


CIbSE is the leading research forum on Software Engineering (SE) in Ibero-America. The primary objective of this conference is to promote high-quality scientific research in Ibero-American countries and, thus, support the researchers in this community in publishing and discussing their work. Also, the conference fosters collaboration and cross-fertilization among academics, students, and practitioners from industry. 

CIbSE 2020 will be held in Curitiba, Brazil. The event will include a Software Engineering track (SET), a Requirements Engineering track (RET), an Experimental Software Engineering track (ESELAW), keynotes from influential researchers of the Software Engineering community, and social events. 

The conference will be held in conjunction with three satellite events: the Doctoral Symposium, the third edition of the Ibero-American School on Software Engineering (EIbAIS), and the Industry Talks. The Doctoral Symposium is organized to discuss work in progress of Ph.D. topics related to the general area of Software Engineering. The school will be led by renowned lecturers, offering an attractive program, combining lectures and tutorials based on the current trends in Software Engineering. The Industry Talks aims at approximating academic and practitioners from the local community to discuss state-of-the-practice Software Engineering topics.

We invite authors to submit high-quality research papers describing significant, original, and not previously published results in any of the following tracks and categories, in any of the official CIbSE languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  


- SET - Software Engineering Track 

- RET - Requirements Engineering Track 

- ESELAW - Experimental Software Engineering Track 


  1. Technical Papers (not exceeding 14 pages): Technical papers should describe innovative research in the topics of the main tracks. 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. 

Evaluation criteria: Technical papers are 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. 

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

Evaluation criteria: 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. 


Abstract submission:November 19th, 2019 December 3rd, 2019

Paper submission (firm): December 10th, 2019

Notification to authors: February 17th, 2020  

Camera-Ready: March 3rd, 2020 


All papers must be submitted through EasyChair at, using PDF format only. Submissions must be formatted according to the LNCS style ( 

At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the camera-ready deadline. One registration corresponds to only one paper. Some author of each accepted paper must present it in person or the paper will be excluded from the proceedings made available online by Curran Associates (, and later indexed by Scopus. If an author has more than one accepted paper, it is possible to pay the 50% of the registration in the second and following co-authored papers. 


Any paper which 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 organizers will publish all accepted papers in the conference proceedings, which will be indexed in Scopus and DBLP. 

The best paper of each track will receive an award certificate. Moreover, the three best papers of each track (SET, RET, and ESELAW) will be invited to submit an extended version in English to a special issue of the Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD). 


We are partnering with the Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD) to incorporate Journal First papers into the CIbSE 2020 main track. Authors of journal-first papers accepted as Research Articles, Case Studies, or Review in JSERD are invited to present their research work at CIbSE. This offers an opportunity for authors to discuss their work with the community as well as enrich the technical program of CIbSE.

The following evaluation criteria will be used to select journal first papers to CIbSE 2020:

- The paper describes original results that are not extensions of previous conference papers.

- The paper was accepted for publication in the journal no earlier than January 1st, 2018.

- The selected papers will be presented in the technical program of the CIbSE main tracks. At least one author per selected journal first paper will need to register and attend the conference to present it.

Authors interested in presenting journal first papers at CIbSE 2020 should send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "Journal First - CIbSE 2020" by February 1st, 2020. The following information must be provided: (i) paper title; (ii) list of authors; (iii) web link to the paper; and (iv) a short statement on how the work satisfies the criteria above.


Software Engineering Track (SET) 


SET 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, except for topics in requirements engineering and empirical software engineering, which are discussed in the corresponding specialized tracks. 


- Continuous software engineering (e.g., DevOps, agile, etc.)

- Formal methods applied to software engineering

- Human and social aspects of software engineering

- Machine learning applied to software engineering

- Model-driven software engineering

- Search-based software engineering

- Software architecture

- Software economics and metrics

- Software engineering education and training

- Software engineering in emerging practices (e.g., cloud computing, big data applications, IoT, cyber-physical systems, socio-technical systems, block chains, etc.)

- Software engineering, safety and security 

- Software maintenance and evolution

- Software process

- Software product lines

- Software quality and quality models

- Software reuse

- Software testing

- Technical debt management


Daniela Soares Cruzes (SINTEF, Norway)

Eduardo Figueiredo (UFMG, Brazil)



General Organization Committee 



Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR, Brazil)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR, Brazil)



Claudia Ayala (UPC, Spain)

Leonardo Murta (UFF, Brazil)



Ivan Machado (UFBA, Brazil)



Marcela Genero Bocco (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Tayana Uchôa Conte (UFAM, Brazil)



Luan Melo (PUCPR, Brazil)


Program Committee


Alejandra Garrido (Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina)

Alejandro Catala (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Alexandre Bergel (University of Chile, Chile)

Ana Paiva (University of Porto, Portugal)

Andre Cavalcante Hora (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Antonio Brogi (Universita di Pisa, Italy)

Antonio Rito Silva (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

Beatriz Marin (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile)

Brenda Leticia Flores (Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico)

Carlos Cetina (Universidad San Jorge, Spain)

Claudia Pons (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)

Claudio Sant'Anna (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil)

Daniel Romero (Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Paraguay)

Daniela Cruzes (SINTEF, Norway)

Daniela Godoy (Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Davi Viana (Universidade Federal do Maranhao, Brazil)

David Benavides (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)

Diego Vallespir (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)

Dolors Costal (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Eduardo Figueiredo (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Elena Navarro (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Ernest Teniente (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Ernesto Pimentel (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)

Eugenio Scalise (Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela)

Fabio Costa (Universidade Federal de Goias, Brazil)

Fernando Brito e Abreu (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal)

Gerardo Matturro (Universidad ORT, Uruguay)

Gustavo Rossi (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)

Hernan Astudillo (Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile)

Ivan Machado (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil)

Jacome Cunha (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Jeny Ruiz (Universidad de Holguin, Cuba)

João Paulo Fernandes (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal)

John W. Castro (Universidad de Atacama, Chile)

Jose Ignacio Panach (Universitat de Valencia, Spain)

Jose Raul Romero (Universidad de Cordoba, Spain)

Juan de Lara (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)

Juan Pablo Carvallo (Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador)

Juliana Alves Pereira (University of Rennes, France)

Kelly Garces Pernett (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

Kleinner Farias (University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil)

Lourdes Moreno (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

Luca Cernuzzi (Universidad Catolica, Paraguay)

Luciano Baresi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Luis Olsina (Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina)

Marcela Ruiz (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

Marcelo Jenkins (University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica)

Maria Cecilia Bastarrica (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Mauricio Aniche (TU Delft, Netherlands)

Mauricio Souza (Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil)

Miguel Monteiro (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Miguel Morales-Trujillo (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)

Nelly Condori-Fernandez (VU University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Nestor Garay-Vitoria (Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain)

Oscar Pastor (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)

Pablo Becker (Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina)

Pablo Villarreal (Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Argentina)

Paulo Alencar (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Rafael Prikladnicki (Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Regina Maria Maciel Braga Villela (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil)

Rosana Braga (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Santiago Matalonga (University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom)

Sheila Reinehr (Universidade Catolica do Parana, Brazil)

Silverio Martinez_Fernandez (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Silvia T. Acuña (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)

Toacy Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Veronica Andrea Bollati (Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Argentina)

Victor Santander (Universidad Estadual do Oeste do Parana, Brazil)

Vitor E. Silva Souza (Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil)