Only a thesis which has been successfully defended in the given academic year, this being by 16 September 2018, can be included in the competition.
The faculty selects at most 10 diploma theses which meet the requirements. The number of diploma theses nominated by the faculty cannot be higher than 10% of all finished graduate students in the field of informatics and information technologies of the faculty. Students are informed of their nomination.
Handover of theses
An informational leaflet is created for the thesis which presents its merits in a simplified manner and the thesis is handed over for evaluation by the IT SPY competition panel members with the aid of the EasyChair conference system.
Evaluation of theses
Several dozens of panel members from Czech and Slovak universities and the leading Czech IT company Profinit participate in evaluation of theses.
Evaluation is in particular focused on the following:
- The research aspect – whether the thesis offers new methods, models and algorithms or whether it improves existing ones
- The aspect of evaluation of the solution – verifies the created solution (usually an experimental one) – a superb thesis should include proof of the proposed solution
- The implementation aspect – it implements the existing methods, models and algorithms or improves their implementation.
- The research aspect – the student is aware of the existing solution for the given issued – a necessary condition for a superb thesis.
Selection of finalists
Around 10 finalists are chosen on the basis of pre-selection who will compete for the main IT SPY prize.