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How to apply to the Dissertation awards

Nominations are invited for the 2022 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award sponsored by EurAI, the European Association of Artificial Intelligence. The award recognises superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in artificial intelligence. It is presented annually at the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, with the winner invited to present a talk at the conference.

Please take a moment to nominate your students or recommend that your colleagues nominate them.

This award includes a certificate signed by the EurAI President and 1500 Euros (including the travel grant for the Award ceremony).

Nominations are due by May 31, 2023, by submitting a single PDF file as described below, listing both the NOMINATED candidate and the NOMINATOR as the AUTHORS through EasyChair.

Eligible doctoral theses are those defended after December 1, 2021, and until December 31, 2022, in the general area of Artificial Intelligence. The candidate must have defended the dissertation at a European university. The author must be a personal member of a EurAI member society.

If a thesis is nominated for another national or international award before or during its review for the EurAI dissertation award, in that case, the author is requested to inform the EurAI dissertation award committee about this fact.

To be considered, a dissertation must be nominated by the thesis supervisor, who must submit the following items as a single PDF file in the order:

  • Nomination cover page that includes: the name, affiliation, and contact details of the nominator; the date of the defence of the dissertation; and the names of the jury/examiners involved in its defence;
  • Nomination letters, either digitally signed or scanned original, from two referees supporting the submission and stating their assessment of why the thesis should win the award.
  • If the candidate did not write the thesis in English. In that case, the nomination must include an English paper describing the core ideas of the thesis submitted for publication in an international journal or a prestigious conference.
  • Other information that the NOMINATOR considers relevant.
  • The complete nominated dissertation.

The selection will be based on the work's originality, impact, and written quality. Work that has been submitted to and/or accepted at workshops, conferences, or journals will be considered more favourably. Work that is primarily attributed to the student's initiative will also be considered more favourably. Finally, the committee will consider the quality of the written document. The jury's decision is final.

Please address any queries to Ulises Cortés. The winner of the Best PhD Award will be announced by the mid of August 2023. The Award will be presented during ECCAI2023. N.B. The best theses will be published as a book in IOS Press.

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