Frances Allen Award

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 Alan 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.


Evaluation Committee

  • Óscar Cordón García, Universidad de Granada
  • Eva Onaindía de la Rivaherrera, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Camino Rodríguez Vela, Universidad de Oviedo
  • Awards

    Recognition will be given to the best projects submitted. More information about the awards here.

    Two prizes of 350 and 150 euros respectively and a diploma will be awarded for the two best doctoral theses defended by women from 1st June 2021 until the final date of receipt of proposals in the field of AEPIA research.

    The submission of proposals for the Frances Allen CAEPIA'24 awards requires prior registration on the Easychair portal.


    First prize: Verónica Álvarez Supervised Learning in Time-dependent Environments with Performance Guarantees

    Second prize: Andrea Cascallar Fuentes Fuzzy Quantified Protoforms for Data-To-Text Systems: a new model with applications


    To be eligible for the award, each candidate must submit a document (not exceeding THREE pages) in IEEE format (available in Word and LaTeX2e versions) stating:

    Thesis information: Title of the thesis.
    Department and University
    Date of the thesis defence and qualification obtained.
    Summary: Brief description of the thesis.
    Publications: List of relevant publications, which must include the JCR index if it is a journal, relative position in its field and citations in SCOPUS or WOS and its relation to the doctoral thesis.
    Relevance: Brief justification of the relevance of the thesis: transfer of knowledge obtained from it, projects, stays, etc.

    Submission of Proposals

    It must be submitted through the CAEPIA'24 Easychair page (track Frances Allen).

    Important Dates

    Frances Allen Award
    22 March

    Notification Due: April 1st April 12th

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