Thursday, January 4, 2018

Re: [DMANET] EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2018

Apologies for cross-posting.

EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2018

The purpose of the prize is to distinguish an outstanding doctoral
dissertation in OR defended in the countries having an OR society that is a
member of EURO.
We invite you to widely disseminate this announcement.


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


The EDDA 2018 jury will only consider dissertations in Operational Research
defended between 1 February 2016 and 31 January 2018. 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or unpublished manuscripts);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. Please also check the
guidelines (

Since many doctoral dissertations in OR are defended each year, and due to
the fact that in 2017 there was no EDDA award, only outstanding pieces of
work are expected to be submitted. The jury would like to remind
supervisors that only high-quality theses might have a chance of winning
the award.

The jury selects a short-list of finalists who will present their work in a
special session at the 29th European Conference on Operational Research in
Valencia. There is no registration fee for each finalist. EURO will also
contribute to the travel and accommodation expenses. The winner will be
determined by the jury at the end of the special session and will be
announced by the chair of the jury during the closing session of the EURO
2018 Conference.

Applications should be submitted online
before January 31, 2018.


Dr Sarah Fores
Manager of EURO


* Contributions to be spread via DMANET are submitted to
* Replies to a message carried on DMANET should NOT be
* addressed to DMANET but to the original sender. The
* original sender, however, is invited to prepare an
* update of the replies received and to communicate it
* via DMANET.