945[AAMAS-14] Call for IFAAMAS-13 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominations
- Dec 10, 2013Call for IFAAMAS-13 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award nominationsNominations are invited for the 2013 Victor Lesser Distinguished DissertationAward sponsored by IFAAMAS, the International Foundation for Autonomous Agentsand Multiagent Systems (http://www.ifaamas.org) and to be presented atAAMAS-2014 (http://aamas2014.lip6.fr/).Eligible doctoral dissertations are those defended between January 1, 2013 andDecember 31, 2013 in the area of Autonomous Agents or Multiagent Systems.This award includes a certificate and a 1500EUR payment.The selection of the dissertation will be based on the originality,significance, and impact of the work. Evidence of such impact includepublications at highly selective conferences and journals in the field with dueimportance given to the AAMAS conference series and JAAMAS. Research outputthat resulted primarily from the student's initiative will be considered morefavourably. The selection committee will be the final arbiter in the decisionprocess. The selection committee might decide to consult external assessors andreserves the right to not award the prize if the nominations do not meet theexpected quality level.The dissertation must be nominated by the thesis supervisor and must besupported by the following documents (the documents must be placed on a webpage and only a link to this page e-mailed to Michael Winikoff,michael.winikoff@..., on or before February 28, 2014):1. A PDF file of the dissertation. If the dissertation is not written inEnglish, the nomination must include a substantial manuscript in English,with the nominee as the first author, published in a journal or aprestigious conference.2. A list of citations to published papers based primarily on thisdissertation with links to corresponding PDF files.3. A recommendation from the dissertation supervisor, on departmentalletterhead, nominating the dissertation for the IFAAMAS-13 Victor LesserDistinguished Dissertation Award. The recommendation should argue the meritof the dissertation and highlight, where relevant, how the work resultedfrom the initiative of the student. This document, not to exceed 500 words,should also certify the eligibility of the PhD by asserting that the PhD wasdefended in calendar year 2013.4. The names, email addresses, and affiliations of at most three referees,familiar with the research of the candidate and experts in the pertinentresearch area, who will directly email their recommendations for thecandidate to the chair of the selection committee. It is theresponsibility of the dissertation supervisor to contact the referees andensure that the letters are submitted by the deadline. A reference lettershould be no more than 500 words in length and should be on officialletterhead, signed and emailed as scanned PDF file.Though the nomination is to be submitted by the nominee's dissertationsupervisor, it is required that the nominee has consented that thedissertation be considered for this award and, if selected for the award,commits to attend the AAMAS-2014 conference, where he/she will receive theaward, and will give an hour-long presentation in a special session of theconference on the work contained in the dissertation. The cost of attendingthe conference is not covered by the award.