VIII Tools Session of SBSeg 2024

Awards for the best work!


The Tools Session of the Brazilian Symposium on Information and Computer Systems Security (SBSeg) is a forum for developers and researchers interested in implementing and evaluating the performance of systems and tools that contribute to the computer security information and computer systems advancement of knowledge.

Tools Session emphasizes demonstrating new systems and tools, the development experience, implementation issues and use, and the created perspectives.

Topics of interest

The same themes and topics as the SBSeg Main Track.

Important Dates

  • Registration and Submission of Articles: June 24, 2024
  • Notification to authors: August 1, 2024
  • Final version by: August 12, 2024

Instructions to Authors

Submissions must fall into one of the following categories:

Open Source – authors must make the tool’s source code and documentation available in a public repository, present the tool at the event, and, optionally, provide a detailed technical video of the tool. The authors are candidates for awards (best work) from the Tools Session.

Closed Source – authors may not make the source code and documentation of the tool available in a public repository, but must present the tool at the event and provide detailed technical video of the configuration, operation, and results (or data) of the tool. The authors of this modality are not candidates for Tools Session awards.

The modality must be explicitly indicated in the work, below the title, for evaluation purposes. For submission, the tools must be presented in an article that contains the following information:

– Description and motivation of the problem solved by the tool;

– Solution architecture and description of main functionalities;

– Description of the demonstration planned for the Tools Hall, informing equipment necessary for this;

– URL where the tool is available (mandatory in Open Source mode);

– URL of the tool’s manuals and documentation, including information and requirements for installation (mandatory in Open Source mode);

– URL with a video explaining the installation and functionalities of the tool (mandatory in Closed Source mode and optional in Open Source mode).

Articles can be written in Portuguese or English; their formatting must follow the SBC model for publishing articles, available on the SBC portal (https://www.sbc.org.br/documentos-da-sbc/summary/169-templates-para-artigos-e-capitulos-of-books/878-templatesforpublishingarticles). Articles have a limit of 8 pages, including figures, tables, references, and appendices. Submission of articles will be done exclusively in PDF format, through SBC’s JEMS system (https://jems.sbc.org.br/home.cgi?c=4548). All accepted tools must be demonstrated at SBSeg by at least one of the authors registered at the event.


Check the new SBC CODE OF CONDUCT (https://sol.sbc.org.br/index.php/indice/conduta), especially regarding the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Artifact Instructions

In 2024, the Tools Session requires authors to submit an annex detailing the artifacts related to the submitted article, which may include software, data, complementary documentation, raw results, proofs of concept, models, detailed evaluations, benchmarks, etc.

The artifacts annex will be submitted along with the article and evaluated by a specific committee, which will assign the seals of Available Artifacts (SeloD), Functional Artifacts (SeloF), Sustainable Artifacts (SeloS), and Reproducible Experiments (SeloR).

The artifact is an essential resource for research work and its quality is as important as that of the scientific article itself.

The artifact evaluation process will be based on the evaluation process carried out by renowned conferences such as USENIX, CoNEXT, SIGCOMM, and EuroSys. We recommend that the authors read the descriptions of the seals available for artifacts, as well as the description of what is expected of an artifact.

Instructions and requirements for presenting artifacts can be found at https://sbseg2024.ita.br/autores/suggestoes-para-artefatos/.


The best works will receive an award.

The selection of the best works will consider the work’s artifacts. All accepted works will be evaluated by a technical quality assessment committee of artifacts, including aspects such as availability, functionality, reproducibility, and sustainability.

Only those who have a positive evaluation in at least two aspects of the artifact will compete for the best work awards.

Technical Program Committee



Eduardo Feitosa (UFAM)

General Coordination

  • Lourenço Alves Pereira Júnior (ITA)
  • Diego Luis Kreutz (UNIPAMPA)

CESeg Coordination

  • Igor Moraes (UFF)
  • Marcos Antonio Simplicio Junior (USP)