Junia Coutinho Anacleto Award

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Junia Coutinho Anacleto Award for Theses and Dissertations in HCI

The HCI Theses and Dissertations Contest (CTD-IHC) is promoted by CEIHC to select and award the best doctoral and master’s theses in HCI developed in Brazil every year.

Since 2021, the contest grants the Junia Coutinho Anacleto Award for Theses and Dissertations, in honor of this Professor who pioneered scientific works in HCI, with a significant legacy and contribution to the training of numerous researchers in HCI in Brazil .

Best PhD Thesis


Methodology based on Computer Vision and Machine Learning to guide the Design of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems using Personalized Gestural Interaction
Author: Rúbia Schultz Ascari – Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)
Advisor: Luciano Silva – Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) e Roberto Pereira – Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

Best Masters Dissertation


1st: Visualização de informações para acompanhamento de alunos em ambientes de aprendizagem eletrônica
Author: Maylon Macedo – Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
Advisor: Luciana Zaina – Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)

2nd: Investigating the integration of user values with design rationale and its effects on HCI design artifacts
Author: Bianca Teixeira – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Advisor: Simone Barbosa – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

3rd: U2XECS: Usability and User Experience Evaluation of Conversational Systems
Author: Guilherme Guerino – Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)
Advisor: Natasha Valentim -Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)