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APCA Doctoral Thesis Award 20 - 20 Fevereiro 2018

São Miguel

APCA Doctoral Thesis Award

Regulation of the APCA Doctoral Thesis Award 


It is awarded biennially by APCA, the Automatic Control Portuguese Association, the APCA Doctoral Thesis Award to the best PhD thesis in Automatic Control and related scientific areas, to stimulate innovation and rigor of the research work, as well as promoting dissemination of relevant scientific achievements. The award is governed by the following rules:

1. Submission of Applications:

1.1. The deadline for submission of applications is 20 February 2018.

1.2. Original PhD thesis eligible for the prize should be sustained during the years 2016 and 2017, by students, independently of their nationality, who have developed their research in portuguese institutions.

1.3. The documents referred in paragraph 2 shall be sent by email to with the subject "Application for APCA Doctoral Thesis Award".

2. The application for the Prize consists of the following documents (pdf files):

2.1. Synthesis of the work, up to a maximum of 6 pages A4, 12pt, 1.5 line spacing, including the title of the dissertation and the author’s name and affiliation, and

2.1.1. A copy of the doctoral thesis;

2.1.2. Curriculum Vitae of the author

2.1.3. Certificate of PhD completion.

3. The jury will be appointed by the APCA governing board and shall consist of doctoral members of recognized scientific prestige in Automatic Control. Members of the APCA governing board and supervisors of submitted thesis will not be members of the jury.

3.1. The general criteria for examination of thesis are as follows:

3.1.1. Work theme adequacy of the scope of the Award

3.1.2. Technical and Scientific quality

3.1.3. Scientific innovation

3.2. Jury decisions are final, of which there will be no appeal.

3.3. The jury may not award the Prize or decide to share the award among several competing thesis.

4. The award of the Prize will be announced on the APCA website and at the CONTROL 2018 Conference, delivered in the form of a diploma and widely disseminated through APCA communication channels.

Requests for further information or clarification should be requested to:

APCA - Portuguese Association of Automatic Control , Email: