[Elsnet-list] CFP: PROPOR 2012 PhD and MSc/MA Dissertation Contest - Call for Papers

Jorge Baptista jorge.manuel.baptista at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 09:58:16 CET 2012


PROPOR 2012 PhD and MSc/MA Dissertation Contest
A satellite event of PROPOR'2012 - 10th International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese, Coimbra, Portugal, April 17-20, 2012

http://www.propor2012.org/

This contest recognizes the best of emerging academic work on processing of the Portuguese language and related issues, concluded in the three years preceding the submission deadline.

Awards:

Best PhD Dissertation Award
Best MSc/MA Dissertation Award
Submission Criteria and Procedure

Eligible entrants are those candidates who have successfully defended their dissertations in the three years preceding the contest submission deadline. A letter from the primary dissertation advisor must be submitted with the extended abstract (see number 3.), stating that the candidate meets this eligibility criterion.
The dissertation must focus on some aspect of processing of the Portuguese language and related issues. In general, any topic that falls within the scope of PROPOR'2012 call for papers is appropriate.
Each entry should be in the form of an extended abstract that includes the nature of the problem to be researched, relevant theory, hypotheses to be tested, method, analysis, and indicative references.
Documents must be submitted in English (even if the thesis has been written in another language).
Documents must be formatted in PDF, using the same style of the PROPOR 2012 conference, the LNAI format. Proposals are  limited to 8 pages, including all figures, tables, and references and should begin with an abstract of 250 words or less. The documents will be published in the PROPOR'2012 website (no hard copies will be produced). A web link to the integral work must also be provided.
Members of the contest evaluation committee and their students are excluded from the PROPOR 2012 PhD and MSc/MA Dissertation Contest.
Submission deadline is March 10, 2012. Entries must be submitted by e-mail to: 

(no hard copy submissions will be accepted).
Notifications to authors will be sent on March 30, 2012. Accepted entrants must register to PROPOR'2012 until April 15, 2012.  
Accepted entrants must prepare an A0 poster (portrait format) to be presented at a special poster session. Selected entrants will be invited to prepare an oral presentation of their work (15-20 minutes) in a special oral session of PROPOR'2012.
Evaluation Committee.
The PROPOR 2012 PhD and MSc/MA Dissertation Contest evaluation committee, consisting of members of the PROPOR 2012 Program Committee, will be posted on the PROPOR 2012 website.
Important Dates:

* March 10, 2012 - Submission deadline.
* March 30, 2012 - Notification to authors.
* April 15, 2012 - Registration deadline.
PhD and MSc Dissertation Contest Chair

Jorge Baptista, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal

Contact Information



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