CTDIAC 2018 - IBM Research | São Paulo, Brazil


The 11th 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 São Paulo, SP, Brazil, in 22-25, October, 2018. The main goals of CTDIAC are to disseminate and award the best MSc dissertations and DSc theses (MSc and PhDs concluded in Brazilian universities from June 2016 to May 2018) in Artificial and Computational Intelligence areas. Therefore CTDIAC-2018 welcomes concluded research work in all Artificial Intelligence and Computational Intelligence topics, which include but not limited to:

Selected awarded papers will be invited to publish in the Inteligencia Artificial Journal (Iberoamerican Journal of Artificial Intelligence), classified as B2 in the CAPES Computer Science Qualis.

  • 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


  • Paper submission: July 30th, 2018 August 6th, 2018
  • Notification to authors: August 30th, 2018 September 21st, 2018
  • Camera-ready copy due: September 10th, 2018 October 1st, 2018


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.


EasyChair - CTDIAC - 2018


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 2018 Program Chairs

Aurora Trinidad Ramirez Pozo -

Graçaliz Pereira Dimuro -

Ronaldo Cristiano Prati -

Richard Aderbal Gonçalves -