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CTD - Thesis and Dissertation Contest - Pre-selected Works

The WebMedia Thesis and Dissertation Contest (CTD) aims to highlight and disseminate research on topics related to Multimedia Systems and the Web in graduate stricto sensu It awards the best Thesis and Dissertations defended and approved in Brazil in a reference period. 

The shortlisted papers listed below will be required to make a video, which will be released in a Webinar organized by the WebMedia Special Committee on August 19, 2022 (details on the making of the video have been emailed to the authors). The presentations will be broadcasted by the EC Youtube Channel(https://www.youtube.com/c/CEWebMedia) divided into four sessions with blocks of questions at the end of each session. The Master or PhD person authoring the paper must be present in the backstage of the broadcast (on a platform to be informed) to answer questions from the evaluation committee and Webinar viewers.

The presentation, the paper, and also the thesis/dissertation itself will be evaluated to select the best papers, which will be presented at WebMedia and compete for the award. Check the presentation schedule at the bottom of the page.

Papers Pre-selected for Webinar Presentation

Analyses of Musical Success based on Time, Genre and Collaboration

Gabriel P. Oliveira (UFMG)
Anisio Lacerda (UFMG)
Mirella Moro (UFMG)

Analysis of the (Mis)information Dissemination Network in WhatsApp

Gabriel Nobre (UFMG)
Jussara Almeida (UFMG)

Enhanced-memory Transformer for Coherent Paragraph Video Captioning

Leonardo Cardoso (PUC-MG)
Zenilton Kleber Patrocínio Jr (PUC-MG)

Exploring Weighted Calibration, Balancing and Metrics for Fairness in Recommender Systems

Diego Silva (UFBA)
Frederico Araújo Durão (UFBA)

Leveraging Linked Open Data: A Link Maintenance Framework

Andre Regino (Unicamp)
Julio Dos Reis (Unicamp)

Mining Portuguese Comparative Opinions

Daniel Kansaon (UFMG),
Fabricio Benevenuto (UFMG)

Cloud-based representation model and orchestrator for pervasive storytelling

Pedro de Almeida (UFJF)
Carlos Pernisa Jr. (UFJF)
Marcelo Moreno (UFJF)

Virtual Polarization: A Study of the Dynamics of Politically Polarized Scenarios in Social Networking Sites

Jordan Kobellarz (UTFPR)
Alexandre Graeml (UTFPR)
Thiago Henrique Silva (UTFPR)

Sketch-based Multimodal Image Retrieval Based on Deep Learning Methods

Brenda Solari Berno (UTFPR)
Heitor Lopes (UTFPR)

Spatio-temporal Localization of Actors in Video/360-Video and its Applications

Paulo Renato Conceição Mendes (PUC-Rio)
Sérgio Colcher (PUC-Rio)

ViSCo (View, Scan, and Control it): Using computer vision for service discovery in smart home environments

Paulo Filipe dos Santos Dantas (UFC)
Windson Viana (UFC)
José Gilvan Rodrigues Maia (UFC)

Pre-selected Thesis for Webinar Presentation

Fake News Detection Based on Explicit and Implicit Signals of a Hybrid Crowd: An Approach Inspired in Meta-Learning

Paulo Freire (IME)
Ronaldo Goldschmidt (IME)

Large-Scale and Long-Term Characterization of Political Communications on Social Media

Lucas Oliveira (UESB)
Pedro Olmo Vaz de Melo (UFMG)

An Architecture Based on Reactive Microservices for Developing Reliable IOT Applications

Cleber Lira de Santana (UFBA)
Flavia Delicato (UFF)
Cassio Prazeres (UFBA)

Preparation of Media Objects and Sensory Effects for Multi-media Document Formatting

Marina Josué (UFF)
Debora Muchaluat-Saade (UFF)
Marcelo Moreno (UFJF)

Preliminary schedule

  • Analysis of the (Mis)information Dissemination Network in WhatsApp. Gabriel Nobre (UFMG) and Jussara Almeida (UFMG).
  • Virtual Polarization: A Study of the Dynamics of Politically Polarized Scenarios in Social Networking Sites. Jordan Kobellarz (UTFPR), Alexandre Graeml (UTFPR) and Thiago Henrique Silva (UTFPR).
  • Leveraging Linked Open Data: A Link Maintenance Framework. Andre Regino (Unicamp) and Julio dos Reis (Unicamp).
  • Mining Portuguese Comparative Opinions. Daniel Kansaon (UFMG) and Fabricio Benevenuto (UFMG).
  • Analyses of Musical Success based on Time, Genre and Collaboration. Gabriel P. Oliveira (UFMG), Anisio Lacerda (UFMG) and Mirella Moro (UFMG).
  • Enhanced-memory Transformer for Coherent Paragraph Video Captioning. Leonardo Cardoso (PUC-MG) and Zenilton Kleber Patrocínio Jr (PUC-MG).
  • Spatio-temporal Localization of Actors in Video/360-Video and its Applications. Paulo Renato Conceição Mendes (PUC-Rio) and Sérgio Colcher (PUC-Rio).
  • Sketch-based Multimodal Image Retrieval Based on Deep Learning Methods. Brenda Solari Berno (UTFPR) and Heitor Lopes (UTFPR).
  • Exploring Weighted Calibration, Balancing, and Metrics for Justice in Recommender Systems. Diego Silva (UFBA) and Frederico Araújo Durão (UFBA).
  • ViSCo (View, Scan, and Control it): Using computer vision for service discovery in smart home environments. Paulo Filipe dos Santos Dantas (UFC), Windson Viana (UFC) and José Gilvan Rodrigues Maia (UFC).
  • Cloud-based representation model and orchestrator for pervasive storytelling. Pedro de Almeida (UFJF), Carlos Pernisa Jr. (UFJF) and Marcelo Moreno (UFJF).
  • Fake News Detection Based on Explicit and Implicit Signals of a Hybrid Crowd: An Approach Inspired in Meta-Learning. Paulo Freire (IME) and Ronaldo Goldschmidt (IME).
  • Large-Scale and Long-Term Characterization of Political Communications on Social Media. Lucas Oliveira (UESB) and Pedro Olmo Vaz de Melo (UFMG).
  • An Architecture Based on Reactive Microservices for Developing Reliable IOT Applications. Cleber Lira de Santana (UFBA), Flavia Delicato (UFF) and Cassio Prazeres (UFBA).
  • Preparation of Media Objects and Sensory Effects for Multimedia Document Formatting. Marina Josué (UFF), Debora Muchaluat-Saade (UFF) and Marcelo Moreno (UFJF).

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