Student volunteers are essential to the success of the SBBD conference. In return for help at the conference, student volunteers receive a number of benefits.

You commit to: Complete 15 (fifteen) hours of volunteer work at the conference during October 04–07, 2016.

In return, you get: (please note: SV benefits are still being discussed)

  • Free conference registration;
  • Reception ticket;
  • A fabulous t-shirt sure to be the envy of all conference goers;
  • Daily lunches (according to your watch day);
  • Certificate of contributor to the local organization of SBBD 2016.

Students from other states/regions that have work accepted to be published in SBBD  (Full Paper, Short Paper, Demos Session or WTDBD) can receive from CEBD (Special Comission on Databases) a complementary financial support of a maximum R$ 500,00 to support the costs on transportation and accomodation.

While the volunteer duties are not always glamorous, they do provide a unique opportunity to interact closely with CSCW contributors, attendees, and other student volunteers. Volunteering provides a structured, cordial environment for students in various stages of their research career to become part of the CSCW community. Students often report that the ‘social networks’ they build from these meetings are the greatest benefit of being a volunteer. Indeed, it is not uncommon for future collaborations, internships/jobs, and friendships to be made through the SV experience.


  • August 1,  2016: Student volunteer lottery registration system will open here.
  • August 22, 2016: Deadline to register for volunteer lottery
  • August 29, 2016Applicants will be informed of their acceptance or waitlist status


Volunteers must be undergraduate, Master’s, or Ph.D. students during the Fall semester of the 2015 academic year. All students, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply. No experience is required, but we are looking for enthusiastic, reliable people


3 student volunteer spots have been assigned to experienced student volunteers to serve as day captains, and the other spots (about 20) will be assigned by the selection process to applicants who apply by Aug. 22. 

Those volunteers initially selected will be notified on August 29, 2016 so that they can begin making any necessary arrangements and get involved in the online student volunteer community. The waiting list will consist of applications received by the deadline but not initially selected. Applications received after the deadline will be placed at the end of the waiting list in the order in which they are received.

Students living in different states/regions that are **authors** of works published in SBBD and that are in the waiting list, still have the opportunity to receive the financial support of R$ 500,00 offered by CEBD, to support their costs on travelling/accomodation. Thus, we strongly encourage all students authors of works that are interested in receiving this benefit to register in this call. Please notice that it will not have another call for this financial support beyond this student volunteer call.

Historically, more students apply than can be accepted, so early application is encouraged. However, applicants on the waiting list are often accepted, so do not be discouraged if you are applying close to or after the preliminary deadline. Some volunteers always drop out, so we highly encourage students to continue checking the waitlist.



Vaninha Vieira, FPC@UFBA / DCC-UFBA
Marcos Barreto, DCC-UFBA
João B. Rocha-Junior, UEFS


This call was adapted from  Students Volunteers CSCW 2016