Short Courses

Presentation and Objectives

The Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC) is the most important scientific event on computer networks and distributed systems in Latin America.

Among the main technical activities of the SBRC, there are short courses, which aim to update the community on topics not usually covered in the curriculum or that bring great interest among academics and professionals. We welcome proposals in recent areas, or yet little explored, and topics with great potential to attract the interest of students and professionals, to better qualify them for their research and/or labor market. Each short course should be structured for a total of three to four hours.


Prospective authors are invited to submit short courses on topics included in the Call for Papers. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest includes:

  • Ad hoc networks
  • Autonomic distributed systems
  • Autonomic networks
  • Characterization of networks and services
  • Cloud computing
  • Cognitive computing
  • Context-aware computing
  • 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
  • Fault tolerance
  • Future Internet
  • Grid computing
  • Infra-structured wireless networks
  • Management and operation of IT infrastructure
  • Management and operation of networks
  • Middleware
  • Mobile computing
  • Mobile networks
  • Mobility
  • Network measurements and monitoring
  • Online social networks
  • Optical networks
  • P2P networks and systems
  • Performance, scalability, and reliability
  • Protocols
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Routing, switching and addressing
  • Security in networks and distributed systems
  • Self-organizing networks
  • Sensor networks
  • Service-oriented computing
  • Specification, validation, and verification
  • Traffic engineering and control
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Vehicular networks
  • Virtualization
  • Web services


Authors of the selected short courses will produce one chapter for publication at “Short Courses SBRC 2012”, this book will be distributed among the participants of the Symposium. The chapter should be written in Portuguese or English and should be 40 to 50 pages long, following the SBC template.

Proposal Format

Professors and researchers interested in presenting a short course proposal should submit 6-8 pages (excluding CVs - item 6 below), containing the information listed below. The document with the proposal and CVs should be organized in exactly one file.

  1. Identification Information
    1. Title
    2. Author(s): institution(s), address(es), phone(s), e-mail(s)
    3. Indication of the author who will present the course
  2. General Information
    1. Course objectives and theme description (ex: theoretical or practical, deep or broad, presentation or comparison of technologies, etc.)
    2. Profile of target public
  3. Planned text structure (draft, topics/chapters)
  4. For each topic/chapter included in item 3, present a summary of the contents and predicted number of pages.
  5. Course Bibliography (at most 1 page)
  6. Short Curriculum Vitae of authors (at most 1 page per author)

Instruction to Authors

The submission of papers will be exclusively online, through the JEMS conferencing system. Authors should access sbrc2012-mc. Short Courses must be uploaded in one PDF file.

Important Dates

Short Course registration: 11/11/2011
Short Course Upload: 18/11/2011
Notification of Results: 09/01/2012
Camera Ready Version: 05/03/2012

Note: The proposal must have title, author(s), abstract, and keyword registered by 11/08/2011 (23:55). After registration, the proposals can be submitted until 11/15/2011 (23:55).

Organizing Committee

Click here.


Prof. Antônio Abelém - UFPA
Email: minicursos.sbrc2012 at






Ministerio da Educacao