Call for Papers

The Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC) is an annual event promoted by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and by the National Computer Networks Laboratory (LARC). SBRC has become the most important scientific event on computer networks and distributed systems in Latin America. Its importance can be attested by the large number of attendees and submissions it has received for several years.

In its 31st edition, the symposium will take place in Brasilia, DF, from May 6-10 2013. It is being organized by the Departments of Computer Science (CIC) and Electrical Engineering (ENE) of Universidade de Brasília (UnB). The symposium features not only technical sessions, but also panels, several workshops, a tools demonstration session as well as invited talks and tutorials presented by internationally acclaimed researchers. Specific calls to the several activities during SBRC will be announced latter. Authors of the best papers selected for publication and presentation in SBRC 2013 will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to the Brazilian Journal of Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (RB-RESD).

Topics of Interest

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers containing novel results from scientific or technological research. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three experts.
A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest includes:

Ad hoc networks
Address and location management
Autonomic networks
Broadband access and technologies
Capacity Planning
Cloud computing
Cognitive radio networks
Context-aware computing
Cross-layer optimization
Delay/disruption-tolerant networks
Detection and prevention of anomalies and attacks
Digital TV
Distributed algorithms and applications
Distributed multimedia systems
Distributed operating systems
Distributed real-time systems
Future Internet
Green Networking
Grid computing
Infrastructured wireless networks
Network management and operation
Mobile computing
Mobile networks
Network architecture
Network measurement and monitoring
Network analysis and project
Network simulation and emulation
Networks and protocols for RFID
Networks and services characterization
Online social networks
Optical networks
P2P networks and systems
Performance, scalability, and reliability
Quality of Experience (QoE)
Quality of Service (QoS)
Real-time distributed systems
Resilience and fault tolerance
Routing, switching and addressing
Security in networks and distributed systems
Self-organizing networks
Sensor networks
Service-oriented computing
Software defined networks
Specification, validation, and verification
Tools and software environments for distributed systems
Traffic engineering and control
Ubiquitous computing
Vehicular networks
Web services

Authors Information

The submission of papers will be exclusively online, through the JEMS conferencing system.
Authors should access
Papers may be written in Portuguese or English, and must be in PDF format. Each paper is limited to 14 pages, including abstract, figures, tables, references, and appendices. Papers must follow the SBC format, available at

Important Dates

Paper registration: 26/11/2012 03/12/2012 (closed)
Paper upload:  14/12/2012 16/12/2012 (closed)
Notification of results: 13/03/2013
Camera-ready version: 22/03/2013


General Chairs
Jacir Luiz Bordim (UnB)
Rafael Timóteo de Sousa Júnior (UnB)
William Ferreira Giozza (UnB)

Technical Program Committee Chairs
Carlos André Guimarães Ferraz (UFPE)
José Augusto Suruagy Monteiro (UFPE)

International Talks and Tutorials Chair
Nelson Luis Saldanha da Fonseca (UNICAMP)

Panels Chair
Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (UFRGS)

National Tutorials Chair
Joni da Silva Fraga (UFSC)

Workshops Chair
Francisco Vilar Brasileiro (UFCG)

Tools Demonstration Chair
Gustavo Sousa Pavani (UFABC)


Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)

National Computer Networks Laboratory (LARC)


Universidade de Brasília (UnB)