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Short courses

Important Dates

  • Registration of proposals: 01/03/2021 29/03/2021
  • Submission of proposals: 01/03/2021 29/03/2021
  • Author Notification: 01/05/2021
  • Camera Ready version: 01/07/2021
  • Event Date: 16/08/2021 a 20/08/2021

Presentation and Objectives

The Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC) is the most important forum of the research and development community on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems in Brazil. Among the main activities of the SBRC, there are short courses, which allow the community to update themselves on topics that are not normally covered in the curricular structures or that arouse great interest among academics and professionals. Proposals are welcome in recent areas, or still little explored, and on topics with great potential to attract students' and professionals' interest to better qualify them for their research and/or professional skills. Short Courses may be submitted covering the themes suggested in the Call for Papers of SBRC 2021 or even others that the authors deem relevant.

Each submitted proposal will be evaluated by three or more members of the evaluation committee. The following criteria will be considered in the evaluation: relevance and timeliness of the theme for the event, technical quality of the proposal and experience of the proponents in the proposed subject, and scope of the target audience profile. The best submissions on different topics will be accepted for presentation and publication.


The selected short courses' authors must produce a chapter for publication in the book "Short courses SBRC 2021". The chapter must be written in Portuguese or English and contain between 40 and 50 pages, following the SBC format, available at, in the section "Publicações -> Templates para Artigos e Capítulos de Livros".

The Short Courses textbooks will be published on the SBC OpenLib Platform (SOL), the digital library maintained by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), and will be freely available to the society. 

Submission of Proposals

Professors and researchers interested in teaching a short course must submit a proposal of 6 to 8 pages (excluding CVs - item 6 below), containing the information listed below:

  1. Identification data
    1.1. Short Course Title
    1.2. Author (s): institution (s), address (es), telephone (s), e-mail (s)
    1.3. Indication of the author (s) presenter (s) of the short course
  2. General Data
    2.1. Course objectives and treatment of the topic (for example, theoretical or practical, an overview of results or deepening of specific aspects, presentation or comparison of technologies, the formation of new skills or information)
    2.2. Audience profile
  3. Expected text structure (course outline, topics / sections covered)
  4. For each topic/section provided for in item 3, provide a summary of the content to be addressed and a forecast of the number of pages
  5. Referências principais utilizadas na preparação do minicurso (máximo de 1 página)
  6. Summary CV of the authors (maximum 1 page per author).

Instructions to authors

The submission of proposals will be exclusively electronic, through the JEMS system ( The proposal must appear in a single file in PDF format. At least one of the authors of each selected short course must register with the SBRC and present it at the event.

Technical Program Committee

  • Under construction


José Ferreira de Rezende

José Ferreira de Rezende

Federal University Rio de Janeiro
Short Courses Coordinator

Kleber Vieira Cardoso

Kleber Vieira Cardoso

Federal University of Goiás
Short Courses Coordinator

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