Universidade de Vigo
FALA2010 PhD Dissertation Contest

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PhD Dissertation Contest   

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

Award: Best PhD Dissertation Award.

It will consist of:

•An award certificate

•A gift valuated on 200-300 € approx.


Submission Criteria and Procedure:

1. 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.

2. The dissertation must focus on some aspect of processing of any of the Iberian languages and related issues. In general, any topic that falls within the scope of FALA2010 Call for papers is appropriate.

3. 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.

4. Documents must be written in English (even if the thesis is written in another language). Authors must use the same style of the FALA 2010 conference following the regular FALA2010 Paper Submission guidelines. The documents will be included in FALA 2010 proceedings. A web link to the PhD thesis text can also be provided.

5. All the documents must be sent by email to Este endereço de e-mail está protegido de spam bots, pelo que necessita do Javascript activado para o visualizar . Acknowledgment of reception will be sent by email.

6. Members of the contest evaluation committee and their students are excluded from the FALA2010 PhD Dissertation Contest.

7. Accepted candidates must prepare a poster to be presented at a special session.


Important Dates:

September 30, 2010 - Submission deadline.

October 22, 2010 – Publication of the award recipient.



Updated Info:

  • October 5: In order for the evaluation committee to take in consideration the posters presented by the candidates during the thesis/demo/project session, the award recipient will be announced at the Gala Dinner
  • October 5: Nine submissions have been received and acknowledged yet. If you are a candidate and has not received the ack message, please contact the local organizers at Este endereço de e-mail está protegido de spam bots, pelo que necessita do Javascript activado para o visualizar
  • October 15: Taking into account the number of submitted thesis (9), demos (5) and projects (2) the organization has decided to redistribute the three planned awards, reserving two awards for thesis and a single one for projects and demos.


Evaluation Committee:

Daniela Braga

Microsoft (MLDC)


Laura Docío

University of Vigo


Javier Hernando



Rubén San Segundo



Antonio Teixeira

University of Aveiro


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