XXVII Latin American Master Thesis Contest

The XXVII Latin American Master’s Thesis Contest (CLTM) is an annual event held within CLEI 2020. The objective is to disseminate 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, 2019 and March 31, 2020 may participate in master’s programs of Latin American and Caribbean Universities CLEI members. The papers submitted must be individual (not group), and thematic in any of the computer areas (disciplinary areas defined in the computer curriculum established by the IEEE / ACM).

Participants must have completed the curriculum by the date of submission of work. To participate in the contest, a summary of the work done in the thesis must be submitted. Contributions will be judged by an evaluation committee, who will choose the 3 best jobs.

The winning works will be presented orally and published in the proceedings of the XLVI Latin American Conference of Informatics (CLEI 2020) that will be held from October 19 to 23, 2020 at the Private Technical University of Loja, Ecuador. In order to receive the award, it is required to present the work personally at the CLEI 2020 conference.

Important dates

Deadline for receipt of work: Jun 14, 2020 (extended)

Notice to winners: August 3, 2020

Deadline for sending the final summary: September 6, 2020

Job Submission

# section refers to the call for paper, link to the system

Papers can be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English, and must be submitted using the conference article management system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=clei2019. It must be sent in a single .zip or .rar file called _.zip or _.rar, containing the following information (all files included in PDF format)

FIRST FILE (Presentation page):

You must include the following information:

  • Work title
  • Name and email of the author (it is reiterated that only individual works will be accepted)
  • Home institution
  • Full address of the institution, including telephone and fax
  • Name, email and address of the director of work

SECOND FILE (Summary of the Master’s Thesis):

Note: If the work is written in Spanish or Portuguese, the abstract must be written in English.

THIRD FILE (Proof of Documentation):

Digitized PDF version of all the necessary receipts to prove the author’s graduation (copy of the Magister’s degree certificate within the dates stipulated in this call or equivalent document).

Note: The document certifying the approval of the thesis is NOT SUFFICIENT. It is important to prove that the entire curriculum has been completed.

FOURTH FILE (Aval University representative before CLEI):

A letter of guarantee from the representative of the University of the applicant, stating that said institution is a member of CLEI.



Recommendations for the design of inclusive computer applications to support the treatment of autism spectrum disorder

Gustavo Constain Moreno, University of Cauca, Colombia


Empirical characterization and modeling of power consumption and energy aware scheduling in data centers

Jonathan Muraña, University of the Republic, Uruguay


Compressed Suffix Trees for Repetitive Collections based on Block Trees

Manuel Cáceres, University of Chile, Chile

The winning works will be published in the proceedings of the XLVI Latin American Conference of Informatics (CLEI 2020), so the summaries themselves must be unpublished.


  • Andrea Delgado, UdelaR (Uruguay)
  • Yudith Cardinale, USB (Venezuela)

Evaluating committee

  • Rodrigo Santos Universidad Nacional del Sur – Bahía Blanca
  • Julio Santisteban Universidad Católica San Pablo
  • André L. P. Guedes Universidade Federal do Paraná
  • Edwin Montoya Universidad EAFIT
  • Rodolfo Villarroel Acevedo Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
  • Denis Elvira Cedeño Moreno Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
  • Aline Andrade Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • Gerardo M. Sarria M. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali
  • Javier Baliosian Universidad de la República
  • Alexandre Vasconcelos Centro de Informática, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Irvin Dongo École Supérieure Des Technologies Industrielles Avancées (ESTIA)
  • Regina Paola Ticona Herrera Universidad Católica San Pablo
  • Nathalie Aquino Universidad Católica “Nuestra Señora de la Asunción”
  • Eduardo Fernández Universidad de la República, INCO
  • Raimundo Barreto UFAM
  • Martín Pedemonte Universidad de la República
  • Virginia Juárez M. Universidad de Panamá
  • César Guerra Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi
  • Ana Gabriela Maguitman Universidad Nacional del Sur
  • Claudia Pons Universidad Nacional de La Plata
  • César Pardo UNICAUCA
  • Mariela J Curiel Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá
  • Felix Garcia Alarcos Research Group, Information and Systems
  • Department, Escuela Superior de informática, University of Castilla-La Mancha
  • Alejandro Teruel Universidad Simón Bolívar
  • Hernan Astudillo Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa María
  • Genoveva Vargas Solar CNRS-LIG-LAFMIA
  • Gabriela Marin Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Alfredo Calderon Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
  • Francisco J. Quiles Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Miguel Vargas Lombardo Universidad Tecnolgica de Panam
  • Rafael Melgarejo Heredia Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
  • Luis Chamba-Eras Universidad Nacional de Loja