This thematic series originates from the 7th Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft 2016). It comprises the best papers from the 10th Brazilian Symposium on Components, Architecture, and Reuse (SBCARS 2016) and three workshops: Workshop on Software Visualization, Evolution, and Maintenance (VEM), Workshop on Search-based Software Engineering (WESB), and Workshop on Distributed Software Development, Software Ecosystems, and Systems of Systems (WDES). The events were held in Maringá-PR, Brazil, from September 19 to 23. The goal of this collection is to publish extended versions of the excellent work presented in the events in a journal format for a broader audience.
Edited by: Marco Aurelio Gerosa