Contest (theses)-2017






The Postgraduate Theses Contest (PDT) promotes the integration and cooperation of young researchers in Computational Intelligence areas, providing greater visibility of the work done. The PDT has the following objectives:

– To promote greater participation of graduate students in the event.

– To encourage the improvement of the quality of PhD and Master’s dissertations and/or thesis papers on Computational Intelligence.


(Any questions should be referred directly to Diego H. Peluffo at


Among the registered participants, the PDT will select and award the best doctoral thesis and the best master’s thesis on

Computational Intelligence completed, duly defended and approved during the period January 2016 to June 2017.


Theses and dissertations selected to compete in this issue will be evaluated based on their (1) scientific and technological contributions, generated

by the work; (2) potential impact on society; and, (3) potential impact on the state of the art on Computational Intelligence & associated areas.



Participants are requested to send a summary in English as well as to make a poster for presentation during the LA-CCI poster session.

Both summary and presentation will be evaluated by the contest committee.

Details and instructions about the presentation will be provided to all participants in due course.

Among the selected works will be awarded the best doctoral thesis and the best master’s thesis work.

The awards will be presented at the awards ceremony during the LA-CCI.



Diego Peluffo-Ordóñez – Universidad Técnica del Norte, Ecuador.
Yván Jesús Túpac Valdivia – Universidad Católica San Pablo, Peru.
Miguel Núñez del Prado – Universidad del Pacífico, Peru,
Hugo Siqueira – Federal University of Technology of Paraná, Brazil.


IMPORTANT DATES  (Check the Important-Date page)



Entries must be sent to the e-mail: .or.


Each submission must include the following documents:


– Summary of work with a maximum of 3 pages;

– Full text of thesis or dissertation;

– Scanned copy of the diploma (or document showing that the thesis or dissertation was defended and approved).


All documents submitted must be sent in PDF format. The full text of the thesis or dissertation will serve primarily as a reference source for the evaluators on the results of the work. Although the abstracts and posters have to be in English, the ‘final version’ of all theses can be written in either Spanish, Portuguese or English.


The summary should be clear which contributions are the originality and the potential impact of the work. The organization of the summary should give obligatorily: title, author, department in which it was approved, guiding and Co-Advisors with their affiliations, and

the text itself.


Furthermore, it is suggested that the text of the abstract explicit the motivation of work, characterizing the relevance of the topic and

the main challenges of treaties research, its objectives and its significant contributions and results. If applicable, it is requested that the authors indicate the work products, such as patents, registered programs, public / free domain programs (indicating their URLs),

articles published or accepted for publication, as well as any other information needed to qualify work as one of the best in the country

within that period.