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 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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