Friday, January 8, 2016

[DMANET] EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2016

EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2016

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 doctoral dissertation in
Operational Research defended in the countries having an OR society that is
a member of EURO. It will be awarded at the closing session of the 28th
European Conference on Operational Research in PoznaƄ.

We invite you to widely disseminate this announcement.

Eligibility of applications

The EDDA 2016 jury will only consider dissertations in Operational Research
defended between 28 February 2015 (i.e., the deadline for the preceding
edition of the prize) and 31 January 2016. 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;
-An itemization of the candidate's contribution to each co-authored article
if the dissertation contains co-authored articles (i.e., published papers
or unpublished manuscripts);
-If the dissertation is not in English, a paper in English which has been
authored or co-authored by the candidate and which describes the core ideas
of the dissertation. 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 dissertation 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 doctoral dissertations 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:

Ahti Salo (Finland) - chair
Richard Hartl (Austria)
Bernardo Almada-Lobo (Portugal)
Karl Schmedders (Switzerland)
Emilio Carrizosa (Spain)

Selection process

The selection process consists of two phases.

Phase 1:

The material for each dissertation is studied by several members of the
jury. The jury selects a shortlist of three finalists. In its evaluation,
the jury takes the following criteria 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 2016 conference. The jury selects the final laureate
after the session.


The prize consists of a certificate and reward of €1,000.

There is no registration fee for each of the finalists at the EURO 2016
conference which they are expected to attend. EURO will also contribute to
their travel and accommodation expenses.


Please submit the material (zipped file) online on before January
31, 2016.

The nomination of the three finalists will be made public before 15 April


Ahti Salo
Systems Analysis Laboratory
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Aalto University School of Science
P.O. Box 11100
00076 Aalto

Dr Sarah Fores
Manager of EURO

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