The Brazilian Symposium on Multimedia and Web (WebMedia) is an annual event held by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and, since 1995, it has been one of the most important forums in Brazil for debates between researchers, professionals and students in the multimedia areas, hypermedia and web.
The “Luiz Fernando Computing Award” is promoted within WebMedia, which aims to honor professors, researchers and students involved in innovation projects that have a social impact and promote the improvement of society. This year, the solution ‘Covid-19 Intelligent Monitoring System in SP‘ was awarded with an honorable mention, presented by Institute for Technological Research (IPT), which applied digital technologies to integrate and support decision-making in facing the new coronavirus pandemic in the São Paulo state. This solution had the contribution of many partners, especially FAPESP’s PDIP–IPT projects (process no. 2017/50343-2) and InterScity, which were very important to face Covid-19 in São Paulo. In 2021, the event received a total of 18 submissions, focused on social impact, from institutions throughout Brazil and from different areas. The solutions were evaluated by a program committee and, at the end of the review process, the four best tools were presented in Symposium.