Diploma thesis

Only a thesis which has been successfully defended in the given academic year, this being by 14 September 2022, 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.

Panel members

    • doc. Ing. Jiří Vokřínek, Ph.D., Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
    • prof. Ing. Mária Bieliková, PhD., Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies, ACM Slovakia Chapter
    • doc. Ing. Pavel Herout, Ph.D., University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Faculty of Applied Sciences
    • prof. Ing. Jan Holub, Ph.D., Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Information Technology
    • Ing. Dušan Chlapek, Ph.D., University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of Informatics and Statistics
    • doc. RNDr. Jozef Jirásek, PhD., Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Science
    • Ing. Radek Kočí, PhD., Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology
    • doc. Ing. Michal Koháni, PhD., University of Žilina, Faculty of Management Sciences and Informatics
    • Ing. Božena Mannová, PhD., Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech ACM Chapter
    • RNDr. Radek Ošlejšek , Ph.D., Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics
    • doc. dr. Tomáš Plachetka , Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
    • prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Pokorný, CSc., Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
    • doc. Ing. Karel Richta, PhD., Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
    • doc. RNDr. Petr Šaloun, Ph.D, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty Of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    • doc. Ing. Martin Tomášek, PhD., Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics

  • Ing. Michal Petřík, Profinit EU, s.r.o.
  • RNDr. Ondřej Zýka, Profinit EU, s.r.o.
  • Ing. Marek Sušický, Profinit EU, s.r.o.
  • Ing. Bohumír Zoubek, PhD., Profinit EU, s.r.o.

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.