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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 rigour of the research work, as well as to promote the 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 April 30 2022.
1.2. Original PhD thesis eligible for the prize should be sustained during the years 2020 and 2021, 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 email@example.com 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, affiliation and date of birth, 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.
2.1.4. A maximum of two relevant publications related to the thesis and write a brief text stating why these publications are important in the scope of the thesis.
3. The jury will be appointed by the APCA governing board and shall consist of doctoral members of recognized scientific prestige in Automatic Control. Supervisors of the submitted thesis, that are members of the jury, will not participate in the evaluation process, being these thesis evaluated by the remaining Jury members.
3.1. The general criteria for examination of the 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 theses.
4. The award of the Prize will be announced on the APCA website and at the CONTROL 2022 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.