34th Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems (BRACIS)


17 a 21 de nov 24


Faculdade Estácio de Belém, Av. Gov. José Malcher,
1148 – Nazaré, Belém – PA, 66055-260.

Call for papers

14th National Contest of PhD and MSc Theses on Artificial and Computational Intelligence

The 14th edition of CTDIAC (Concurso de Teses e Dissertações em Inteligência Artificial e Computacional – National Contest of Ph.D. and MSc Theses on Artificial and Computational Intelligence) will be a satellite event of the 13th Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems (BRACIS), to be held in person in Belém, State of Pará, Brazil,  November 18 – 21, 2024.

CTDIAC aims to recognize the best MSc and PhD theses obtained at Brazilian Universities from August 2022 (inclusive) to July 2024 (inclusive) in the fields of Artificial and Computational Intelligence. 


CTDIAC expects original and potentially impactful concluded work. Applications must include two PDF files: one containing the thesis and another containing a paper summarizing the thesis and highlighting the most important contributions and derived work (see details later and the available Latex Template).

The paper summarizing the thesis work should also include the following information on the first page, right after the abstract:

  • Name of the applicant
  • The institution where the title was obtained
  • Name of advisor and co-advisors (if applicable)
  • Track (MSc or PhD)
  • Date of Defense
  • Examining board members
  • Link to an online version of the full thesis (written in English or Portuguese)
  • Pointers to publications containing derived work
  • Link to the Google Scholar Profile

Papers can be written in English or Portuguese and must be at most 10 pages, including the title, abstract, all tables, and figures (excluding the reference pages and an optional appendix, that if included, must be no more than 3 pages). Authors should use the Latex Template (English).

Submissions exceeding the maximum length or violating the formatting guidelines will be withdrawn without review.


The Contest involves two phases. In the first phase, applications are peer-reviewed by a selected program committee focusing on the summary paper. Shortlisted authors, selected according to the reviews, are invited to participate in the second phase, which involves an oral presentation, followed by a questioning phase by an appointed committee. The committee decides 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for each track (PhD and MSc). Shortlisted authors must attend the conference and present in person. Extraordinary situations that require remote participation by the candidate will be analyzed individually by the Program Chairs.


– Application submission: 08/08/2024 
– Notification to authors: 08/09/2024 
– Camera-ready copy due: 08/10/2024


Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– AI and the Web (AIW)
– Applications (APP)
– Cognitive Modeling (CM)
– Cognitive Systems (CS)
– Computational Sustainability (CSUS)
– Constraint Satisfaction and Optimization (CSO)
– Game Playing and Interactive Entertainment (GPIE)
– Game Theory and Economic Paradigms (GTEP)
– Heuristic Search and Optimization (HSO)
– Human-AI Collaboration (HAC)
– Humans and AI (HAI)
– Human-Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCC)
– Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR)
– Machine Learning (ML)
– Multiagent Systems (MAS)
– Natural Language Processing (NLP)
– Planning, Routing, and Scheduling (PRS)
– Quantum Machine Learning (QML)
– Reasoning under Uncertainty (RU)
– Robotics (ROB)
– Vision (VIS)


PhD Track

Myriam Regattieri B. S. Delgado  <myriamdelg@gmail.com>
Rodrigo C. Barros <rodrigo.barros@pucrs.br>

MSc Track

Fernando Maciano de Paula Neto <fernando@cin.ufpe.br>
Karliane Vale <karliane.vale@ufrn.br>