The XXV Latin American Master Thesis Contest (CLTM) is an annual event held within CLEI 2018. The objective is to spread and transmit the work of Latin American students who have recently completed their Master's thesis in computer science.
Students who have graduated or have a graduation date in the period between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, from Master programs of Latin American and Caribbean Universities members of CLEI, can participate in this contest. The submitted works must be individual (not group), and thematic in any of the areas of computing (disciplinary areas defined in computer curriculums as established by the IEEE / ACM).
Participants must have fully completed the curriculum for the date of submission of the work. To participate in the contest you must present a summary of the thesis work. The contributions will be judged by an Evaluating Committee, who will choose the 3 best works.
The awarded works will be presented orally and published in the minutes of the XLIV Latin American Informatics Conference (CLEI 2018), which will take place from October 1 to 5, 2018 at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Universidad Presbiteriana Mackenzie), San Pablo, Brazil. In order to receive the prize, it is a requirement to personally present the work in the CLEI 2018 conference.
The works can be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English, and must be sent until May 1st, 2018 through the management of articles of the conference JEMS system. It must be submitted in a single .zip or .rar file named <Name>_<Last name>.zip or <Name>_<Last name>.rar, containing the following information (all files included in PDF format):
FIRST FILE (Presentation page):
It must include the following information:
SECOND FILE (Abstract of the Master Thesis):
Note: If the work is written in Spanish or Portuguese, the abstract must be written in English.
THIRD FILE (Probatory documentation):
Digitalized version in PDF format of all the necessary proofs to demonstrate the graduation of the author (copy of the Magister degree certificate within the dates stipulated in this call or equivalent document).
Note: The document certifying the approval of the thesis is NOT ENOUGH. It is important to prove that the entire curriculum has been completed.
FOURTH FILE (Endorsement of the CLEI University Representative):
A letter of endorsement from the representative of the applicant's University, stating that such an institution is a member of CLEI.
Articles submission should be done through the JEMS system: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/home.cgi?c=3039
JEMs Publication Manual: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/manual/index.php?page=Authors_of_papers
The prizes will be in dollars and will be given to the winners, after making a presentation of 30 minutes during the conference. The author of the thesis that obtains the first position will receive US $ 1,000, the second US $ 750 and the third US $ 500. 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.
Aiala Rosá Universidad de la República, Uruguay - Alexandra Martínez Porras Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica - Alexandre Vasconcelos Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil - André Guedes Universidade Federal de Paraná, Brasil - André Ponce de Leon F de Carvalho Universidad de Sao Paulo, ICMC-USP/S.Carlos, Brasil - Aurora Pozo Universidade Federal de Paraná, Brasil - Bruno DembogurskiUniversidade Federal Rural do Rio deJaneiro, Brasil - Carlos LunaUniversidad de la Republica, Uruguay - César GuerraUniversidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, México - César Pardo CalvacheUniversidad del Cauca, Colombia - Cesar BeltranPontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Perú - Claudia PonsUniversidad de La Plata y UAI, Argentina - Eduardo FernándezUniversidad de la Republica, Uruguay - Edwin Montoya MuneraUniversidad EAFIT, Colombia - Elena BarrantesUniversidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica - Enrique AlbornozInstitute sinc(i), FICH-UNL/CONICET, Argentina - Gerardo SarriaPontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia - Hernan AstudilloUniversidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile - Isabel BessembelUniversidad de los Andes, Venezuela - Marco Antonio AraujoUFJF / IF Sudeste MG, Brasil - Mariela CurielPontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia - Martin MusicanteUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil - Nathalie AquinoUniversidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Paraguay - Raimundo BarretoUniversidade Federal do Amazonas, Brasil - Robson FidalgoUniversidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil - Yudith Cardinale Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela