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Premio de melhor Doutoramento

Premio de melhor Doutoramento

Regulation of the APCA Doctoral Thesis Award


It is awarded annually by APCA, the Automatic Control Portuguese Association, the APCA Doctoral Thesis Award to the best PhD dissertation 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 2016.

1.2. Original PhD Dissertations eligible for the prize should be sustained during the year 2015, by researchers, independently of their nationality, who have developed their research in national institutions.

1.3. PhD thesis presented in previous editions of this Prize are not eligible.

1.4. 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

2.1.1. A copy of the doctoral dissertation;

2.1.2. Curriculum Vitae of the author

2.1.3. Certificate of PhD completion.

3. The jury will be defined by the APCA Directive Commission and shall consist of Doctor members of recognized scientific prestige in Automatic Control. Members of the APCA governing will not be part of the jury.

3.1. The general criteria for examination of dissertations 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 dissertations.

4. The award of the Prize will be announced in the APCA website and in the CONTROL 2016 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: