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Deadline for nominations: Friday 28 February 2014

INTRODUCTION

Nominations are sought for ECCAI Fellows 2014. The ECCAI Fellows program was initiated in 1999 to recognize individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. The ECCAI Fellows Program honors only a very small percentage of the total membership of all ECCAI member societies (up to a maximum of 3%). Each Fellow will receive a Certificate signed by the ECCAI Chair. The names of the recently elected Fellows are published each year on the ECCAI Webpages and in the ECCAI Bulletin. At each ECAI conference a Fellows lunch will be sponsored by ECCAI to honor the recently elected Fellows.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE AN ECCAI FELLOW?

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be a current member of an ECCAI member organisation (see http://www.eccai.org/member/ for a list of member societies). Usually only individuals who have made contributions to AI for a decade or more after receiving their PhD (or are at an equivalent career stage) will be selected.

WHO CAN MAKE A NOMINATION?

There are two ways that an individual can be nominated:

  • A nomination can be made by an ECCAI member society. See http://www.eccai.org/member/ for a list of member societies.
  • A nomination can be made by two ECCAI fellows, who must be from different countries.

WHAT IS THE NOMINATION PROCESS?

A nomination must be a single PDF document, including the following:

  • a statement confirming which ECCAI member society the candidate is currently a member of;
  • a comprehensive current CV of the candidate;
  • three separate letters of reference, each of which should clearly make the case why the individual is considered appropriate for ECCAI fellowship.
The nomination document should be submitted via EasyChair (the system will ask for an abstract - this can be omitted). Please include the name of the nominee in the title of the submission.

Nominations must be submitted no later than:

Friday 28 February 2014.

The nominator will be informed of the decision of the committee. We hope to complete the evaluation process by May 2014.

HOW WILL NOMINATIONS BE EVALUATED?

All nominations will be evaluated by the ECCAI fellows committee. The key criterion of evaluation will be whether the nominee has achieved exceptional distinction in AI in Europe. Distinction may be evidenced in several ways -- fellows' accomplishments range from pioneering advances in the theory of AI, to unusual accomplishments in AI technology and applications. Leadership in ECCAI or ECCAI member societies, support of forums for the exchange of ideas, and exceptional service for the international AI community may will also be considered in the selection process.

Most fellowship nominations are for technical contributions, and for most of these, the case is usually based on the nominee's scientific achievements as documented in their publication record. In evaluating such a publication record, the fellowship committee will look for clear evidence of scientific excellence, which may, for example, come in the form of a citation record that indicates a profound influence on the field, a publication record of exceptional quality, or technical results of unusual depth, insight, and impact. Note that other forms of technical contribution evidence will also be considered, such as patent awards or statements of longstanding contribution to an industrial AI group effort that has been influential in the field generally; again, clear evidence should be provided of such influence.

The fellowship committee will in all cases ultimately make decisions based on their professional judgement of the overall quality of the case.

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