The goal of this contest is to encourage young university students to research by awarding prizes to the best works.     The General Directorate for University Policy (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport) has convened for the year 2017 the XVI University Contest “Archimedes”, this contest introduces and promotes scientific research among university students by awarding prizes to the best works. The call, which has been held since 2002, is aimed at undergraduate and master students. However, the following are not allowed to participate: finalists of previous editions of the contest, those that are currently studying or have completed PhD courses, those that are doing a second master, or those that have a degree in engineering or architecture or a degree equivalent or superior to these.

It is a great occasion to win one of the awards that amount to 25 cash prizes, ranging from € 2,000 to € 8,000, three tickets for a two-week stay in CSIC research centers, six € 2,000 awards for tutors and several prizes from collaborating entities (ONCE Foundation and Vencer el Cancer Foundation).

Those interested in participating in the 16th Archimedes Contest have time until 15:00, 11th of September for the telematic presentation of the required documentation, through the e-Office of the Department, at the electronic address https: //sede.educacion. in the section corresponding to “Procedures and Services”.

For more information go to this website: or write to the Scientific Coordinator at the email




Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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