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Nominations are invited for the 2014 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award sponsored by ECCAI, the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence. Please take a moment to nominate your students, or to recommend to your colleagues to nominate their students.

This Award includes a certificate signed by the ECCAI Chair and 1.500 Euros (which includes the travel grant for the Award ceremony). Nominations are due to by April 1st, 2015.

Eligible doctoral dissertations are those defended after December 1, 2013 in the general area of Artificial Intelligence. The dissertation must have been defended at a European university and the author must be a personal member of an ECCAI member society. In case a thesis is nominated for another national or international award before or during its review for the ECCAI dissertation award, the author is requested to inform the ECCAI dissertation award committee about this fact.

To be considered, a dissertation must be nominated by the thesis supervisor, who must submit the following items:

  • a link to the final version of the thesis (preferred) or 5 hard copies,
  • if the thesis was not written in English the nomination must include an English paper describing the core ideas of the thesis that has been submitted for publication in an international journal or a prestigious conference.
  • nomination letters from two referees selected by the dissertation supervisor, supporting the submission and stating their assessment of why the thesis should win the award.

The selection will be based on the originality, impact, and written quality of the work. 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 own initiative will also be considered more favourably. Finally, the quality of the written document will be considered.

Submissions and Requests 
should be sent to:
Toby Walsh
Locked Bag 6016
University of New South Wales
Kensington 1466
phone: +61 2 8306 0450
fax: +61 2 8306 0405


The deadline for receipt of submissions is April 1st, 2015.

The Award will be presented during IJCAI 2015, where the winner will be invited to give a survey talk on the thesis.

Last update: 25-Feb-2015
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