The development of Computation as a science has reached a very important maturity in Latin America, reflected in the numerous postgraduate programs that are currently being offered, both at the master's degree and at the doctorate. Currently, there are a significant number of PhD programs in Computer Science accredited in Latin America, in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. To encourage the development of doctoral programs, the Latin American Center for Studies in Information Technology (CLEI) has been conducting the Latin American Doctoral Thesis Contest (CLTD), in which all CLEI Member Universities can participate. After three very successful calls, the fourth edition of the Latin American Doctoral Thesis Contest is convened. The CLTD 2018 will be held within the framework of the XLIV Latin American Informatics Conference (CLEI 2018), in São Paulo, Brasil.
The objective of the contest is to reward and disseminate the work of Latin American students who have recently completed their Doctorate Thesis in Informatics or Computer Science, understood as such, a thesis whose content is referred to some of the disciplinary areas defined in the Computer curriculum established by the IEEE/ACM. This distinction allows to include the doctoral works of many universities that simply offer titles of Doctor of Sciences, Doctor of Engineering, or any other name, which do not fully represent the academic content of the thesis. It is therefore the CLTD's will, to include all those theses that have been developed in the area of Computing in general, without discriminating by the specific name offered by the different universities.
Individuals who have graduated within the period between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, in the Doctoral programs of the Latin American and Caribbean Universities members of CLEI, can participate. The submitted works must be individual (not group). Participants must have completed the curriculum for the date of submission of the work, including the defense of the thesis before an examining board.
To participate in the contest, a summary of the work done in the Thesis must be presented. The contributions will be judged by an Evaluating Committee, according to the quality and relevance of the research, the relevance of the chosen methodology, the original contributions achieved, the publications in international congresses and hierarchical journals, showing the impact that it represents in the area of its specialty, or patents that show the relevance in innovation. The evaluation committee will choose the first three Theses for the award.
Each application must contain the following material:
The delivery of the aforementioned documents must be done through the JEMS system, by sending a single .zip or .rar file, which should be named <First Name>_<Family Name>.zip or <First Name>_<Family Name>.rar.
The prizes will be in dollars and will be given to the winners, after making a resentation of 30 minutes during the conference. The author of the thesis that obtains the first position will receive US $ 1,500, the second US $ 1,000 and the third US $ 750. If the oral presentation is not made, the corresponding prize will not be entitled.
The winning works will be published in the proceedings of the XLIV Latin American Informatics Conference (CLEI 2018), for which the abstracts themselves must be unpublished.
Articles submission should be done through the JEMS system: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/home.cgi?c=3040
JEMs Publication Manual: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/manual/index.php?page=Authors_of_papers
Jose Aguilar (Universidad de los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela), Luca Cernuzzi (Universidad Católica “Nuestra Señora de la Asunción”, Paraguay)
Benjamín Barán (Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay), Francisco Mata (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Costa Rica), Francisco Tirado (Universidad Complutense, España), Gabriela Marín Raventós (Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica), Gonzalo Navarro (Universidad de Chile, Chile), Harold Castro (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia), Javier Orozco (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina), José Ochoa Luna (Universidad Católica de San Pablo, Perú), Marcelo Mejía Olvera (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México), Oscar Pastor (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, España), Paula Zabala (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Ramón Puigjaner Trepat (Universidad de las Islas Baleares), Rodrigo Santos (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina), Roseli Francelin Romero (Universidad de San Pablo, Brasil), Sergio Ochoa (Universidad de Chile, Chile), Silvana Aciar (Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina)