Call for papers SBC Reviews on Computer Science

SBC Reviews on Computer Science (ROCS) – or simply SBC Reviews – is a publication of the Brazilian Computing Society (SBC) that aims to publish comprehensive and detailed literature reviews on various topics of interest in computing, offering a channel for the dissemination of high-quality secondary studies and a reliable source for researchers looking for information about the state of the art in computer technologies.

Authors are invited to submit original contributions – written in English – presenting secondary studies, which will be evaluated taking into account both the rigor and reproducibility of the selection process of primary works, as well as the quality and reliability of the analysis of these works. Selected works should offer a contribution to the target area of the study.

SBC Reviews operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by SBC Reviews is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

SBC Reviews publishes the following article type

Review: reviews are a feature of the journal that may include, but are not limited to (1) systematic and substantial syntheses of specific research areas of Computer Science, (2) evaluations of progress in specific areas of Computer Science, and (3) critical assessments with respect to issues within the scope of the journal. Contributions that only provide metadata analysis (e.g., relevant authors, publications density by year, most influential papers, etc.) are not encouraged.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics and Image Processing
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Computer Ontologies
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Computing Applied to Health
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Databases
  • Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • Digital Games & Entertainment
  • Fault-Tolerant Systems
  • Formal Methods
  • Geoinformatics
  • High-Performance Computer Architecture and Processing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Informatics in Education
  • Information and Computer Systems Security
  • Information systems
  • Multimedia and Web Systems
  • Musical Computing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Programming languages
  • Robotics
  • Software Engineering
  • Virtual reality


Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using online manuscript submission available at: This site will guide authors stepwise through the submission process. Authors, reviewers, and editors send and receive all correspondence by e-mail and no paper correspondence is necessary.

All submissions should be in pdf, following the SBC Reviews LaTeX or MS Word templates at Although we suggest the use of the template since the first submission, the adherence to the template will be enforced only upon acceptance.

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent SBC. When you click on the button “Submit a paper” all the information about the “Gidelines” will be available and a quick “Checklist”.

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