EAPLS PhD Award 2016–17: Call for Nominations

by Andreas Wortmann, June 4, 2018

EAPLS PhD Award 2016–17: Call for Nominations
URL: http://eapls.org/pages/phd_award/

Eligible for the award are those who successfully defended their PhD
* at an academic institution in Europe
* in the field of Programming Languages and Systems
* in the period from 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2017

31 July 2018: Deadline for nominations

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EAPLS PhD Award 2016–17: Call for Nominations
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URL: http://eapls.org/pages/phd_award/

The European Association for Programming Languages and Systems (EAPLS) has established a Best Dissertation Award in the international research area of programming languages and systems. The award will go to the Ph.D. student who in the previous period has made the most original and influential contribution to the area. The purpose of the award is to draw attention to excellent work, to help the career of the student in question, and to promote the research field as a whole.

Eligibility
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Eligible for the award are those who successfully defended their PhD
* at an academic institution in Europe
* in the field of Programming Languages and Systems
* in the period from 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2017

Nominations
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Candidates for the award must be nominated by their supervisor. Nominating a candidate consists of submitting the nomination to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ep17. The nomination must consist of a single PDF file containing
* a letter from the supervisor describing why the thesis should be considered for the award;
* a report from an independent researcher who has acted as examiner of the thesis at its defense; and
* the thesis itself.
The theses will be evaluated with respect to originality, influence, relevance to the field and (to a lesser degree) quality of writing.

Questions can be directed to the Ph.D. award chairs, at [email protected]

Procedure
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The nominations will be evaluated and compared by an international committee of experts. The procedure to be followed is analogous to the review phase of a conference. The justification by the supervisor and the external report will play an important role in the evaluation. The final decision is made by the EAPLS board, based on the recommendation of the expert committee.

Members of the expert committee and the EAPLS board are barred from nominating their own Ph.D. students for the award.

The award consists of a certificate announcing the winner to have received the EAPLS Ph.D. award 2017 and the supervisor will receive a copy of this certificate. If possible, the certificate will be handed out ceremonially at a suitable occasion, as for instance the ETAPS conference.

Apart from the winner, no further ranking of nominees will be published. The decision of the expert committee is final and binding, and will not be subject to discussion.

Important Dates
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31 July 2018:       Deadline for nominations
1 December 2018:    Announcement of the award winner

Expert Committee
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The expert committee includes:
* Thorsten Altenkirch, University of Nottingham
* Anya Helene Bagge, University of Bergen (co-chair)
* Eerke Boiten, University of Kent
* Ahmed Bouajjani, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
* Luis Caires, FCT / Universidade Nova de Lisboa
* Marco Carbone, IT University of Copenhagen
* Kei Davis, Los Alamos National Laboratory
* Mariangiola Dezani, Universitá  di Torino
* JosuKa Díaz Labrador, Universidad de Deusto
* Derek Dreyer, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
* Maurizio Gabbrielli, University of Bologna
* Sabine Glesner, Technische Universität Berlin
* Stefan Gruner, University of Pretoria
* Christoph Kirsch, University of Salzburg
* Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick
* Greg Michaelson, Heriot-Watt University
* Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA and Ecole Polytechnique
* Matteo Pradella, Politecnico di Milano
* Gunter Saake, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
* Tom Schrijvers, KU Leuven
* Bernhard Steffen, Technische Universität Dortmund
* Phil Trinder, Glasgow University
* Mark Van Den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology
* Marko Van Eekelen, Radboud University Nijmegen
* Andreas Wortmann, RWTH Aachen University (co-chair)