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SWSA Distinguished Dissertation Award applications due 30 June

From: H.Alani <h.alani@open.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 12:24:58 +0000
To: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
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Award detail: http://swsa.semanticweb.org/content/swsa-distinguished-dissertation-award

We’ve changed the rules of the game this year:

(1) Fewer submission materials required:

We dropped a few items to focus the application on the students, and their PhD theses. Find the new requirements at the end of this email.

(2) PhD-awarded cuts-off dates have changed

Now, those who have been awarded a PhD between *January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020* can apply (they must not have previously applied for this award).

(3) Collective decision

Programme Committee members will collectively discuss and pick the winner/s, to get around any COI that’s likely to emerge given the size of our community.

Please encourage your students to check the award website, and apply.  Deadline is *June 30th*.

Best regards,


Professor Harith Alani
Knowledge Media institute, The Open University
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

LinkedIn<http://linkedin.com/in/harith-alani-5347399>   Twitter<https://twitter.com/halani>

Submission material:
• A pdf file of the dissertation.
• A short (no more than 5 pages) paper summarizing the key contributions of the dissertation. The paper should be in pdf, should be edited according to the Springer publication guideline for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), and should cover the following elements:
• Motivation and objectives of the research.
• Description of the approach, highlighting its key aspects and the novelty with respect to the state of the art.
• Major results.
• Description of the evaluation methods used to validate the results.
• Significance of the work, open issues, and future directions of work.
• A list of publications associated with the dissertation, with links to the corresponding pdf files.
• A letter from the student’s supervisor or institution that confirms that the student was awarded his/her PhD in the calendar year 2019.

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