John Makepeace Bennett Award - Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation
CORE is delighted to present an award for the "best" PhD thesis in our field, finalised during the year.
Details of the 2012 Appli cation Process are below..
During 2009 the submission guidelines were greatly refined to streamline the process and assist the judging committee as much as possible.
1. We will no longer accept hard copy submissions, and instead require that you submit a soft copy only. Moreover, all correspondence will be by e-mail.
2. We request a short statement (no more than 2 pages) from the supervisor indicating why the thesis is worthy of best PhD award. You may choose to address issues such as the "originality", "significance", "innovation", "scale of the work", although these are not prescriptive.
3. We require copies of ALL of the examiners' reports. The supervisor letter should warrant that we have been sent all copies of examiners reports.
4. All files must be formated as PDF documents (scanned versions of the paper forms are acceptable as long as they are saved in PDF)
5. In order to accommodate e-mail size restrictions we request that you place the the thesis on a public web site and send a URL to allow panel members to download it directly. Since the examiners' reports and supervisor statement are likely to be smaller, you can append these as attachments to the e-mail submission.
6. There will be a limit of at most one candidate per department. Universities with more than one department may submit more than one thesis, but you should clearly indicate the name of the department.
7. The candidate need not have graduated, but University's Academic Board or equivalent body must have determined during 2012 that the degree be awarded (if such a determination is expected during December 2012 the thesis may be provisionally nominated)
8. The cut-off date for submission is November 30th, 2012. Judging will be finalised before Australasian Computer Science Week in 2013 at which the award will be presented. The cut-off date will be strictly enforced to give the panel sufficient time to read the submissions.
As with previous years, there theses are distributed to the panel on a geographical basis, so that judges do not deal with theses from their own state.
Please note that unless we receive all of the items listed above, the submission will be deemed ineligible.
The panel is currently composed of:
David Abramson, Monash
Rachel Cardell-Oliver, UWA
Gillian Dobbie, Auckland
Alan Fekete, Sydney
Peter Strazdins, ANU
James Thom, RMIT
Rodney Topor, Griffith
Anton van den Hengel, Adelaide
Please e-mail your submissions to:
David.Abramson -at- infotech.monash.edu.au by the due date.
Please clearly mark the submission in the subject line. You should receive an acknowledgment of the submission by the 9th of December.
Updated 2nd Novermber 2012