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This is the template used by authors of papers for Sociedade Brasileira de Computação SBC conferences, and also in many university courses, for instance for students in the computer science department at UFPA (University Federal of Pará).
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This meta-paper describes the style to be used in articles and short papers
for SBC conferences. For papers in English, you should add just an abstract
while for the papers in Portuguese, we also ask for an abstract in
Portuguese (``resumo''). In both cases, abstracts should not have more than
10 lines and must be in the first page of the paper.
Este meta-artigo descreve o estilo a ser usado na confecção de artigos e
resumos de artigos para publicação nos anais das conferências organizadas
pela SBC. É solicitada a escrita de resumo e abstract apenas para os artigos
escritos em português. Artigos em inglês deverão apresentar apenas abstract.
Nos dois casos, o autor deve tomar cuidado para que o resumo (e o abstract)
não ultrapassem 10 linhas cada, sendo que ambos devem estar na primeira
página do artigo.
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Example by Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC)
This paper presents instructions for preparing papers for the IFMBE Proceedings series. The template is intended to guide the authors in preparing the electronic version of their paper. Only papers prepared according to these instructions will be published in both, the paper and online version of the IFMBE proceedings. In this abstract section you should provide an abstract of your paper, not longer than 300 words.