Call for Papers – CTDIAC


The 10th edition of CTDIAC (Concurso de Teses e Dissertações em Inteligência Artificial e Computacional) is a satellite event of the Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems, which will be held in Recife, PE, Brazil, in 09-12, October, 2016. The main goals of CTDIAC are to disseminate and award the best MSc dissertations and DSc theses (PhDs concluded in Brazilian universities from June 2014 to May 2016 in Artificial and Computational Intelligence areas. Thus CTDIAC-2016 welcomes concluded research work in all Artificial Intelligence and Computational Intelligence topics, which include but are not limited to:

- Foundations of AI
- Logic based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (including Commonsense Reasoning, Model-Based Reasoning, Probabilistic Reasoning, Approximate Reasoning)
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Ontologies and the Semantic Web
- Constraints and Search
- Evolutionary Computation
- Fuzzy Systems
- Planning and Scheduling
- Machine Learning
- Data Mining
- AI applied to Natural Language Processing
- AI in Computer Vision
- Pattern Recognition and Cluster Analysis
- Agent-based and multi-agent systems
- Distributed AI
- Neural Networks
- Game Playing and Intelligent Interactive Entertainment
- Information retrieval, integration, and extraction
- Intelligent Robotics
- Cognitive modeling and human interaction
- Swarm Intelligence
- Molecular and quantum computing
- Hybrid Systems
- Bioinformatics and bioengineering
- Combinatorial and numerical optimization
- Forecasting
- Multidisciplinary AI and CI
- AI and CI in Education

Important Dates

- Submission of papers: July 15, 2016

- Submission of papers (NEW): July 30, 2016

Acceptance notification: August 20, 2016
Final camera-ready papers due: August 30, 2016


Papers can be written in English or in Portuguese and must not exceed 12 pages, including title, abstract, all tables, figures, and references. Over length submissions will be rejected without review. Authors should use the style file of the IEEE Computer Society Press (conference template). Formatting instructions, as well as templates for Word and /LaTeX/, can be found in

CTDIAC expects papers with concluded work, including evaluation and results. The paper should include the name of the advisor (and co-advisors) as co-authors and the following information in the first page after the abstract:

- Student level (MSc or PhD)
- Date of conclusion
- Examining board members
- Pointer to an on-line version of the full dissertation or thesis (that can be written in English or in Portuguese)
- Pointers to all publications derived from the research work
Submissions violating the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.

Reviewing Process

CTDIAC will have two phases: in the first phase (until August, 20), which will be eliminatory, a set of submissions will be selected based on the quality of the paper; in the second phase, the selected submissions will be presented and judged during the Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems. Notice that in the first phase, the main object of judgment is the paper; while in the second one, the main object of judgment is the full thesis or dissertation.

CTDIAC Program Chairs
- Bianca Zadrozny. IBM Research Brasil. (
- Leliane Nunes de Barros. Universidade de São Paulo. (
- Ricardo Cerri. Universidade Federal de São Carlos. (
- Rodrigo Barros. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul. (