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How to apply to the Dissertation awards

Nominations are invited for the 2023 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 (ECAI), with the winner invited to give a talk at the conference.

Please take a moment to nominate your students or recommend that your colleagues nominate them. Eligible doctoral theses are those defended after December 1st, 2022, and until December 31st, 2023, 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.

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.

This award includes a certificate signed by the EurAI President and 1,500€

Nominations are due by May 31, 2024, by submitting a single PDF file as described above, listing both the NOMINATED candidate and the NOMINATOR as the AUTHORS.

**Submissions should be made HERE via ** EasyChair.

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. The winner of the Best PhD Award will be announced by the mid of August 2024. The Award will be presented during ECAI2024 at Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The best theses will be published as a book by IOS Press.

Please address any queries to Ulises Cortés.

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