A mapping study of the Brazilian SBSE community


  • Wesley KG Assunção Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
  • Márcio de O Barros Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State
  • Thelma E Colanzi Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
  • Arilo C Dias-Neto Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
  • Matheus HE Paixão State University of Ceará
  • Jerffeson T de Souza Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
  • Silvia R Vergilio Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)


Mapping studies, Bibliometrics analysis, Brazilian SBSE community


Research communities evolve over time, changing their interests for specific problems or research areas. Mapping the evolution of a research community, including the most frequently addressed problems, the strategies selected to propose solution for them, the venues on which results observed from applying these strategies are published, and the collaboration among distinct groups may provide lessons on actions that can positively influence the growth of research in a given field. To this end, this paper presents an analysis of the Brazilian SBSE research community. We present our major research groups focusing on the field, the software engineering problems most addressed by them, the search techniques most frequently used to solve these problems, and an analysis of our publications and collaboration. We could conclude that the Brazilian community is still expanding, both geographically and in terms of publications, and that the creation of a national workshop focusing on the research field was a keystone to allow this growth.



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Assunção, W. K., Barros, M. de O., Colanzi, T. E., Dias-Neto, A. C., Paixão, M. H., de Souza, J. T., & Vergilio, S. R. (2014). A mapping study of the Brazilian SBSE community. Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development, 2, 3:1 – 3:16. Retrieved from https://sol.sbc.org.br/journals/index.php/jserd/article/view/406



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