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Within the conference, the following list of awards and recognitions will be given to those speakers who stand out in the competitions and activities proposed.

The following prizes will be considered:

  • Best article submitted:
    • 1st prize: 200 euros and accreditation diploma.
    • 2nd prize: diploma.
  • Best student article:
    • 1st prize: 200 euros and accreditation diploma.
    • 2nd prize: diploma.
Doctoral Consortium:
  • 1st prize: 300 euros and diploma.
  • 2nd prize: 100 euros and diploma.
  • 3rd prize: accreditation diploma.
Frances Allen Award:
  • 1st prize: 300 euros and diploma.
  • 2nd prize: 150 euros and diploma.
  • 1st prize: 1000 Swiss Francs and diploma.
  • 2nd prize: 500 euros and diploma.
  • 3rd prize: 500 euros and diploma.
Apps & Videos Competition:
  • 1st prize: 600 euros and diploma. For each category.
  • 2nd prize: diploma. For each category

Chairman of Awards Committee


Todas las ciudades tienen su encanto, Granada el suyo y el de todas las demás - Antonio Machado

Prize Frances Allen

AEPIA aims to give greater visibility to women researchers in the field of Informatics in general and Artificial Intelligence in particular. It must be the job of public bodies and information technology associations to promote the presence of women in the classrooms of our centres. This award is intended to promote the great work of scholarship holders, professors and researchers to serve as an example to future students of computer science studies.
Frances E. Allen is an American scientist, first woman to win the Allan Turing Award in 2006. Expert in compilers, code optimization and parallelization, her name is intended to pay homage to pioneering women in research and work in computer science, almost always identified with men.

The submission of proposals for the Fances Allen CAEPIA'18 awards requires prior registration on the EasyChair portal.


Two prizes of 300 and 150 euros respectively and a diploma will be awarded for the two best doctoral theses defended by women from 1st June 2016 until the final date of receipt of proposals in the field of AEPIA research.


To be eligible for the award, each candidate must submit a document that must not exceed THREE pages:

  • Title of thesis, director/s, department and University.
  • Brief summary
  • The list of relevant publications, which must include the JCR index of the journal, relative position in its field and citations in SCOPUS or WOK and its relationship with the doctoral thesis.
  • Brief justification of the relevance of the thesis: transfer of knowledge obtained from it, projects, stays, etc.


We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Best Spanish PhD thesis in smart cities in CAEPIA 2018 sponsoring by Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, IF 2.677, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors) is now open. We also have two smaller awards sponsored by the Spanish network on research for Smart Cities CI-RTI (http://www.cirti.es).

Sensors is a leading magazine dedicated to the rapid publication of the latest achievements of technological developments and scientific research in the vast area of physics, chemical and biochemical sensors, including remote sensing, sensor networks and sensors. Both experimental and theoretical papers are published, including all aspects of sensor design, technology, proof of concept and application. Sensors organizes special issues dedicated to specific detection areas and their application each year. SENSORS magazine sponsors the award for the best thesis on Smart City in Spain in the context of CAEPIA'18, and invites speakers to submit extended papers to the journal.

In addition, the following special issue on Intelligent Systems for Exploiting Real Sensed Data in Smart City Applications is reported.

pdf icon Sensors Special Issue

pdf iconAward flyer for CAEPIA 2018 conference.


The award will consist of:

  • 1000 Swiss Francs for the winner and diploma.
  • Two other awards of 500 euros each to finalist works plus diploma.

We welcome nominations and applications for this award until 30th September 2018. The winners will be announced during CAEPIA 2018, Granada (October 23-26). The SENSORS+CI-RTI winner is expected to attend and make a short presentation of his/her PhD thesis.

The submission of proposals for the SENSORS+CI-RTI CAEPIA'18 awards requires prior registration on the EasyChair portal.


Eligibility and Requirements:

  1. PhD Theses presented along 2016 to august 30th 2018, defended in any Spanish research institution.
  2. Groundbreaking in smart cities, and intelligent systems for IOT/sensors.

List of documents for application:

  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae including an updated publication list and a list of the researcher’s own research grants.
  2. Scanned copy of doctorate certificate.
  3. Signed nomination letters from two established senior scientists.

Evaluation Committee

  • Enrique Alba, University of Malaga President
  • Rosa María Arce, Technical University of Madrid
  • Ignacio Matías, Public University of Navarra
  • Gregorio Rubio, Technical University of Madrid
  • Manuel Giménez, EMERGYA
  • Daniel González, Andalusia Smart City Cluster



Proposal reception 15 July extended to 30 September

SENSORS+CI-RTI Award for Best Thesis in SmartCity

Proposal reception 30 September

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