Call for papers – Demo sessions


The SBRC Demo Session is a forum for developers and researchers interested in architecture, implementation and practical assessment systems and tools that contribute to knowledge advancement in distributed systems and computer networks area. With a more practical purpose, the Demo Session has emphasis on demonstrating systems and tools, the experience of development, deployment and use issues, and also the perspectives created by them.

The event will be held in Campos do Jordão, as part of the activities of the 36th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC 2018).


All papers that present systems and tools that can contribute to knowledge advancement in distributed systems and computer networks are of interest to the SBRC Demo Session. In general, the topics of interest are the same as for the main track of SBRC.


Abstract due: March 5th, 2018 March 19th, 2018 (hard deadline)
Paper due: March 12th, 2018 March 19th, 2018 (hard deadline)
Notification of Acceptance: April 09th, 2018
Camera Ready Submission: April 16th, 2018


The Demo Session focuses on experimental data and functional systems/tools which are available for use. Even though on going work is also accepted, it must be possible to demonstrate the tool and a URL in which the documentation together with a video on how to install it must be available already at the paper submission.

All accepted tools should be demonstrated in stands and also presented in the conventional format of technical sessions.


Tools must be described in a paper to be submitted electronically through JEMS ( Papers can be written in Portuguese or English and submitted in PDF format only. Each paper is limited to 8 pages, including abstract (in Portuguese and English, for papers in Portuguese), figures, diagrams, references and appendices. Papers must be formatted according to the SBC template.

The paper should contain the following information:

  • Description and motivation of the problem addressed by the tool;
  • Architectural solution and description of the main features;
  • URL where the tool is available (the source code together with its license must be present in this URL, not just the binary);
  • URL of the manuals and documentation regarding the tool;
  • URL with the video describing its installation and the functionalities of the tool;
  • Description of the demonstration planned for SBRC, informing the equipment(s) necessary to do so.

All such information, as well as the actual existence of the specified URLs, are mandatory for the evaluation of the submitted papers. The mandatory video has the aim of assisting the reviewers and readers who, for any reason, have difficulty while installing and/or using the tool. We recommend using a free website, such as youtube or vimeo.


The evaluation process will take into account the quality, relevance and innovation of the practical results, the documentation of the tool, the video, the submitted paper and the statement of demonstration proposed to the SBRC 2018 Demo Session.

Among accepted tools, the best will be selected by a specific committee.


The Demo Session will be composed of invited talks, demonstration of the selected tools and the respective technical sessions for the presentation of the papers. The activities will be distributed in two days, to be announced.


Alfredo Goldman (USP)
André Drummond (UnB)
Antonio Rocha (UFF)
Carlos Kamienski (UFABC)
Cesar Marcondes (UFSCar)
Cíntia Margi (USP)
Daniel Batista (USP)
Fábio Luciano Verdi (UFSCar)
Flávio de Oliveira Silva (UFU)
Gustavo Figueiredo (UFBA)
Hélio Guardia (UFSCar)
Kalinka Castelo Branco (USP)
Lasaro Jonas (UFU)
Leobino Sampaio (UFBA)
Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (UFRGS)
Luciano Bernardes de Paula (IFSP)
Luiz Fernando Bittencourt (Unicamp)
Marcelo Nascimento (CPqD)
Rodolfo Villaca (UFES)
Ronaldo Ferreira (UFMS)
Sand Correa (UFG)
Yeda Regina Venturini (UFSCar)


Rafael Pasquini (UFU)

Demo Session Chair