Luiz Fernando Computing Award


The Luiz Fernando Award is promoted by the SBC Special Commission for Multimedia and Web Systems (CE-WebMedia) and aims to award professors and students involved in completed or ongoing innovation projects in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) which have social impact and contribute to IMPROVEMENT OF SOCIETY. Luiz Fernando (LF) was one of the founders of WebMedia, trained several professors and researchers, and carried out research aiming at scientific quality and social impact. He became known for creating the Brazilian Digital TV middleware, today an international standard, which fostered the national industry and generated social impact, for example, the Brasil4D project .

All accepted works will be available in the SBC digital library .

Instructions for Authors

Authors must submit one paper in English or Portuguese, with up to 4 pages in length, including all figures and references. Works that compete for other awards can also participate.

Topics covered by the award, but not limited to, are:

  • ICTs to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
  • ICTs to support vulnerable populations or those living in hard-to-reach regions (e.g. indigenous, riverside)

  • ICTs to support accessibility and assistance to individuals with limitations
  • ICTs to support physical and emotional health
  • ICTs to support education (basic, vocational, higher and others)
  • ICTs supporting public transparency and justice
  • ICTs to support NGOs
  • ICTs to support citizenship activities (food donations, blood donations, etc.)
  • ICTs in support of the UN 2030 Agenda
  • other categories of social impact ICTs

Unlike the Tools and Application Workshop, the award evaluators will focus not only on the methodology and technique used, but also on the social impact of the work Therefore, the article presenting the project must contain a clear description of:

  • Institutions and partners involved;
  • Relevance and social impact. A suggested metric is Social Return on Investment – SROL;
  • Feasibility of the project (adoption potential, replicability, financing, etc.);
  • Results already achieved and expected, potential and/or schedule for execution or continuity of the project.

It is highly recommended that authors provide URLs to the tool/application’s website, download link or demo video before the review of the paper.

The publication of the paper is conditioned on the registration of at least one author, who will present the work during the WebMedia 2022. The workshop’s organizing committee will work on means to promote in-person participation through grants and/or lodging options.


During the event, projects will receive feedback from a panel of innovation experts The authors of the three best papers will receive certificates and wide dissemination in SBC’s media channels. **THE BEST PLACE WILL RECEIVE A NOTEBOOK (worth up to R$3,000.00)** offered by CE-WebMedia. Watch the video of the awarded works in the last two years:

Submission Guidelines

Submission must be done electronically using the JEMS system – choose the LF Premium track.

All submissions for the LF Award must follow the templates provided:

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: July 20 August 08 August 14 2022
  • Notification to the authors: 08 August 22 August 28 August 2022
  • Final version: 12 August 30 August 05 September 2022

Committee Coordination

Alan Guedes (UCL)

André Santanché (Unicamp)

Felipe Domingos da Cunha (PUC Minas)

Luiz Celso Gomes Jr. (UTFPR)