Call for Nominations: ICAPS 2022 Best Dissertation Award

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Call for Nominations: ICAPS 2022 Best Dissertation Award
Nomination deadline: 15 February 2022 UTC-12

This award honors an outstanding PhD dissertation in any area of
automated planning and scheduling. It will be given during the ICAPS
2022 conference. PhD dissertations that were completed and filed in
2020 or 2021 will be considered for the ICAPS 2022 Best Dissertation
Award. The recipient will receive a certificate, 500 USD, and one
complimentary registration to the ICAPS 2022 conference.

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), and
* two additional recommendation letters.

Email all nominations, as a ZIP archive of PDF files, to the following
address: icaps-awards-committee[at]googlegroups*dot*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.

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.

The ICAPS Awards Committee
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