Wednesday, November 5, 2014

[DMANET] EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2015

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The EDDA (EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award) is a EURO instrument. It
consists of a prize that is awarded at each EURO-k conference. The purpose
of the prize is to distinguish an outstanding PhD thesis in Operational
Research defended in the countries having an OR society that is member of
EURO. It will be awarded for the seventh time at the closing session of the
EURO XXVII Conference in Glasgow.

Eligibility of applications
The EDDA 2015 jury will only consider PhD theses in Operational Research
defended between 15 January 2013 (i.e., the deadline for the preceding
edition of the prize) and 15 January 2015. The dissertation must have been
defended in a University located in a member country of EURO. The author of
the dissertation must be a member of a member society of EURO.

To be considered, a dissertation should be nominated by the supervisor of
the thesis (one of them in case of multiple supervisors). The supervisor of
the dissertation is asked to provide the jury with the following
The text of the dissertation;
An extended abstract (3 to 5 pages) of the dissertation; this abstract
should be written in English and should include precise keywords;
If the dissertation contains co-authored articles, be it published papers
or unpublished manuscripts, the candidate's contribution has to be
specified for each co-authored article;
If the dissertation is not written in English, a paper in English authored
(or co-authored) by the author of the dissertation and describing the core
ideas of the thesis. This paper should preferably have been published in or
submitted to an international journal;
Nomination letters (or reports) from two referees selected by the
dissertation supervisor, supporting the submission and stating their
assessment of why the thesis should win the award;
An up-to-date CV of the candidate, including a list of publications.
No nomination will be considered without these items.

Since many PhD theses in OR are defended each year, the jury would like to
remind supervisors that only outstanding pieces of work have a reasonable
chance of winning the award.

The jury consists of:
Hartmut Stadtler (Germany) - chair
Ahti Salo (Finland)
Richard Hartl (Austria)
Maria Antónia Carravilla (Portugal)
Lidija Zadnik-Stirn (Slovenia)
Selection process
The selection process consists of two phases.

Phase 1:
Each application is studied by several members of the jury. The jury
selects a shortlist of three finalists. The jury evaluates the applications
taking the following points into account:
Originality and novelty of the subject;
Pertinence of the subject for OR;
Depth and breadth of the results;
Contributions of the dissertation to the theory and practice of OR;
Applications and/or potential applicability of the results;
Impact on related fields;
Quality of the related publications.
Phase 2:
These 3 finalists are invited to present their contribution in front of the
jury and any other interested participants during a special EDDA session
scheduled at the EURO 2015 conference. The jury selects the final laureate
after the session.

The prize consists of a certificate and reward of EURO 1,000.
The three finalists are granted the early registration fee at the EURO 2015
conference at which they participate as such. EURO will also contribute to
their travel and accommodation expenses.

Please submit the material (zipped file) online on
February 28, 2015.
The nomination of the three finalists will be made public before 15 April

Hartmut Stadtler
Institut für Logistik und Transport
Fakultät Betriebswirtschaft
Von-Melle-Park 5
20146 Hamburg

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