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Short Courses


SBBD is the official database event of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). It has been the largest venue in Latin America for presentation and discussion of research results in the database domain. In its 30th edition, the symposium will be held in the city of Itaipava, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, on October 13-16, 2015. SBBD joins researchers, students and practitioners, from Brazil and abroad, for discussing problems related to the main topics in modern database technologies.

General Information

SBBD 2015 invites submissions of short courses proposals. Each course will be presented in a 4 hours session. We will consider proposals for introductory and advanced courses on any topic within the area of databases.

Introductory courses should target an audience consisting of advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as attendees from industry. Hence, they can be thought of as "recycling" courses though they should not be about traditional "textbook" topics. Advanced tutorials, on the other hand, must cover a topic's state-of-the-art, motivating and exposing potential research issues. Although only an abstract (200 words) is required for submitting a proposal, authors of accepted courses should prepare a 20-30 pages written material, which will be published as a chapter in the second edition of the series "Topicos em Gerenciamento de Dados e Informacoes".

Important Dates

- June 08, 2015 - Short Courses Submission

- July 19, 2015 - Notification of Acceptance

- August 10, 2015 - Final Version: chapter and slides

Instructions For Authors

Proposals must be of no more than 5 pages, using Times New Roman, 12 pt font, and must include the following items (in this order):

- Course title;

- Authors (maximum 3): name, affiliation, e-mail and URL of the home page, if available;

- The intended audience and its assumed background;

- An abstract (no more the 200 words) stating the course's main goal;

- Outline of the course (list of topics and a brief description of how they are to be covered);

- An indication of why the course should attract the interest of SBBD audience;

- A brief bio of authors (up to 20 lines/author);

- The name of who will present the course, in case it is proposed by more than one author;

- Audio-visual equipment required.

Submitted proposals can be written in Portuguese or English. Submitted proposals will be reviewed based on originality, relevance, technical soundness, clarity of the presentation, and affinity with the intended audience. Proposals must be emailed as PDF attachments to Formats other than PDF will not be accepted. The subject of the email must be: [SBBD2015] Short Course Submission. SBBD reserves the right to refuse all of the submitted short courses proposals, as well as to include invited courses presentations.


Subject to funding availability, SBBD may provide a travel allowance for one short course presenter. If the presenter requires this funding, make sure this is clear in the proposal. The presenting author will be required to register for the symposium.


For further information please contact Carmem Satie Hara at