Student B.Sc. Thesis Competition

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of the Student B.Sc. Thesis Competition will be organized as a part of the 23rd KKIO Software Engineering conference. (Call for participation EN/PL)


The competition has the following aims:

  • improving the level of B.Sc. (engineering) theses in the field of computer science, with a special focus on the Software Engineering aspects,
  • promoting the best Software Engineering practices among the students of the first-cycle studies,
  • providing constructive feedback on the quality of student engineering projects to boost their professional development and encourage them to continue their education in the field of Software Engineering.
  • establishing a helpful and stimulating forum for sharing knowledge and experience between students and mentors from different universities and companies.


The winners will receive the following rewards:

  • 1st place – 3 000 PLN
  • 2nd place – 2 000 PLN
  • 3rd place – 1 000 PLN

The authors of all awarded theses will be invited to a special session held during the KKIO 2022 conference. The winners will have a chance to present their accomplishments and receive feedback from the audience. The presentations (as the whole conference) will be held online.

Who can participate?

The competition is open to all B.Sc. graduates from higher education institutions in Poland (including citizens of other countries) whose diploma project concerned creating a software application/system and who submitted and defended their B.Sc theses in the academic 2021/2022. We accept single- and multi-authored theses. 

How to submit your thesis?

The thesis must be submitted to conference system and shall:

  • be submitted by one of the authors of the thesis,
  • be written either in Polish or English,
  • be submitted as a single PDF file,
  • include an abstract in English limited to 300 words
  • include a form confirming the date of defense and authorship of the thesis.

Submission deadline

  • July 31, 2022

Evaluation criteria

Submitted theses will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Problem and solution – This criterion will evaluate the significance and innovative character of the problem and the proposed solution (e.g., in the context of existing solutions, possibilities of practical application).
  • Quality – This criterion will evaluate the quality of the thesis and other artifacts created within the thesis such as maturity of results, applying best Software Engineering practices, comprehensibility of the documentation, clarity of the thesis, completeness, and editorial level.
  • Software Engineering – the competition will promote theses with a strong connection to Software Engineering. Additional points may be awarded to theses describing tools supporting Software Engineering processes and practices, e.g., software quality assessment tools, tools supporting automatic testing, communication, or source code implementation.

The theses will be evaluated by the competition committee as well as experienced reviewers assigned by the committee. Committee decisions cannot be appealed.


The competition is sponsored by the Wielkopolska Branch of the Polish Information Processing Society (OW PTI).

Competition committee:

Committee Chair – Mirosław Ochodek, Politechnika Poznańska

  • Aleksander Jarzębowicz, Politechnika Gdańska
  • Andrzej Paszkiewicz, Politechnika Rzeszowska
  • Jakub Swacha, Uniwersytet Szczeciński
  • Michał Śmiałek, Politechnika Warszawska
  • Wojciech Thomas, Politechnika Wrocławska

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