[Infovis] [IEEE_VPG] Call for Nomination - VGTC/VPG Best Doctoral Dissertation Award

Dr. L. Miguel Encarnacao lme at computer.org
Fri May 4 15:53:34 CEST 2018

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DEADLINE: *June 15th 2018*

The IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC
<http://vgtc.org/>) sponsors the annual Best Doctoral Dissertation Award
program to recognize outstanding academic research and development in
visualization and visual analytics. The dissertations must address a topic
relevant to visualization or visual analytics. The competition will be
administrated by the IEEE Visualization Pioneers Group (VPG
<http://vgtc.org/content/ieee-vgtc-visualization-pioneers-group>) under the
auspices of IEEE VGTC. The IEEE VGTC VPG Doctoral Dissertation Award is
presented annually at the IEEE VPG Reception held at the IEEE VIS
<http://ieeevis.org/> conference.


All English language dissertations that have been successfully defended
between August 15 two years before the award and August 15 of the year of
the competition are eligible (e.g. between August 15, 2016 and August 15,
2018 are eligible for the 2018 competition).


There is no limitation on the number of nominations that may be made by a


Five IEEE VPG members will form a review committee to thoroughly review and
assess the dissertation submissions. The committee will judge the
dissertations based on their intellectual merit, technical depth, and
presentation quality. The selection committee will recommend the winning
dissertation to the IEEE VGTC chair by October 1.


The winner of the IEEE VGTC VPG Doctoral Dissertation Award will receive
not only a monetary prize of $500 provided by IEEE VGTC, but also a chance
to describe the impact of the winning dissertation in an invited article
that may be published in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A)
<http://www.computer.org/cga>. Professor Jim Foley of Georgia Tech and the
editor of the CG&A Dissertation Impact Department will make the final
determination about whether the article will be published. The CG&A
Dissertation Impact Department recognizes the best and brightest
dissertation work nominated by different visualization, computer graphics,
and virtual reality technical communities from around the world.

Thesis Advisor(s) of the winning entrant will chair the following year’s
Dissertation Review Committee, with full support from the VPG OC to handle
details such as publicity and administration.


The student’s advisor should email the nomination package to
vpg_awards at vgtc.org. The package must include:

   1. A nomination letter written by the student’s advisor, which includes:
      - the name, email address, and phone number of the advisor,
      - the name and email address of the candidate, and
      - a one-page summary of the significance of the dissertation
      (references to papers should be provided on an extra sheet)
   2. A copy of the dissertation.

Optional additional letters of recommendation can be attached to the

On behalf of the VPG Operating Committee

Dr. L. Miguel Encarnação
Innovation Management Executive & Consultant
*"The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers. (Richard Hamming)"*
LME at computer.org <lme at computer.org>

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