Call for Best Process Mining PhD Dissertation Award 2020

The IEEE Task Force for Process Mining is happy to announce the 2020 edition of the Best Process Mining PhD Dissertation Award.

The award will be delivered during the 2nd International Conference on Process Mining (ICPM2020) in Padua, 5-8 October 2020.

Eligibility

Eligible candidates are those who officially obtained a PhD degree in 2017, 2018, or 2019, with a dissertation focused on process mining.

We welcome theses that contributed to advance the state of the art in the foundations, engineering, and on-field application of process mining techniques. In this context, the term “process mining” has to be understood in a broad sense: using event data produced during the execution of business, software, or system processes, in order to extract fact-based knowledge and insights on such processes.

For a thesis to be eligible, we also require that thesis-related results have been published in at least one flagship conference/journal for process mining, such as for example ICPM, BPM, CAiSE, EDOC, Petri Nets, ICDM, Information Systems, IEEE TKDE, DKE, ACM TOSEM, IEEE TSC, IEEE TSE, ToPNoC, …

We remark that applications to other dissertation award initiatives are permitted.

Prize

The winner will receive the award at the ICPM’2020 Conference (see https://icpmconference.org/2020/).

The award comes with the option of publishing the thesis with Springer, in the LNBIP series.

Nomination and Submission

Candidates are nominated by their primary supervisor via a nomination letter. Each supervisor  is only allowed to nominate one candidate. The candidate is responsible for submitting the application via Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icpm2020 (selecting the “Best Process Mining PhD Dissertation Award” track).

The application consists of the following parts, which have all to be concatenated in a single PDF file (respecting the order):

  1. An extended abstract of the thesis, positioning the work in the state of the art and highlighting its main results, novelty, and (potential) impact  [3-5 pages]
  2. A nomination letter by the supervisor [1-2 pages]
  3. The PhD evaluation report,  including the reviews of the dissertation
  4. Full CV of the candidate, including the list of publications
  5. The dissertation itself

Questions and inquiries can be directed to the chair of the jury: Marco Montali, http://www.inf.unibz.it/~montali.

Selection Process

The selection process consists of two steps:

  1. The jury evaluates the applications and identifies a shortlist of three candidates.
  2. The three candidates are invited to give a presentation to the jury in an online session. The jury then selects the winner.

The selection is based on the following criteria:

  • originality and depth of contribution;
  • methodological soundness;
  • form and quality of presentation;
  • significance and potential impact for the research field.

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline: 10 June 2020
  • Notification of Short-listing: 31 July 2020
  • Online Presentations by Short-listed Candidates: End of August 2020 (Exact day will be negotiated with the short-listed candidates)