This award honors an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in any area of automated planning and scheduling. It will be given during the ICAPS 2018 conference.

PhD dissertations that were completed and filed in 2016 or 2017 will be considered for the ICAPS 2018 Best Dissertation Award. The recipient will receive a certificate and 500 USD.

The award committee is requesting nominations of candidate PhD dissertations. The nomination material should include the following:

  • a CV of the candidate with a complete list of publications,
  • a copy of the dissertation or URL from which the dissertation can be retrieved,
  • a nomination letter by the PhD advisor (this letter must specify the completion/filing date of the dissertation)
  • two additional recommendation letters

Email all nominations, as a ZIP archive of PDF files, to the following address: icaps-awards-committee@googlegroups.com. The two additional recommendation letters may be sent separately to the above address by the recommenders if desired, or can be included in the ZIP archive.

Nomination deadline: 31 January 2018

A word of caution: it is possible to postpone asking recommenders for their letters until the last minute, leaving them little time to compose and send the letters in to the committee. This seems to us to be a high-risk strategy. We urge nominators to request these letters as soon as possible, since the recommenders may need to familiarize themselves with the contents of the dissertation. Nominators are responsible for ensuring that the letters of recommendation are submitted by the final deadline. The committee will not solicit missing letters, nor will it review incomplete nomination packets.

The dissertation should preferably be written in English. However, we accept dissertations not written in English if they are submitted together with the following documents that must be written in English: an extended abstract of the dissertation, a series of papers that cover the key results of the dissertation and a document that describes the mapping from the papers to the chapters of the dissertation. Students who did not win an award last year can be nominated again if they are still eligible this year.

Previous winners are listed on www.icaps-conference.org/index.php/Main/Awards

News

December 2017 - The workshop program has been announced.
December 2017 - Accommodation details are now available.
December 2017 - The calls for nominations for the Best Dissertation Award and the Influential Paper Award are online.
November 2017 - Invited Speakers announced
October 2017 - Call for Tutorial Proposals and Workshop Proposals available
September 2017 - Call for Papers released
June 2017 - ICAPS 2018 announced

Important dates

Abstract submission November 17, 2017
Paper submission November 21, 2017
Author notification January 29, 2018
Summer School June 20 - 23, 2018
Conference June 24 - 29, 2018

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