The Chairs of the 7th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2010) and the CONET Consortium are pleased to announce the Master and PhD Thesis Award Competitions in the area of Cooperating Objects. The prize is donated by the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence (CONET)
Cooperating Objects combine the strong functional aspects of embedded systems, pervasive computing and wireless sensor networks. Cooperating objects entities federate themselves into dynamic and loose networks in order to reach a common goal. This common goal will typically be related to sensing or control.
Theses eligible for the competition have to be completed at an official European university (EU and EFTA) between 1/DEC/2008 and 30/NOV/2009. Candidates must submit the following materials (in English) in electronic format until 4/DEC/2010:
. Application letter, including the name of the student, the title of the thesis, its duration, and its date of completion, the date of the
defense, the overall grade and a report on the outstanding contributions of the thesis.
. Letter of recommendation from Advisor.
. The thesis itself.
Submission of a single document file in PDF format must be done through EDAS
The proposals will be assessed by CONET members and criteria for selecting the winner are scientific originality, scientific significance for the field of Cooperating Objects, quality of the presentation and potential for practical application. Each category of thesis (MSc or PhD) will have separate prizes assigned by separate academic and industrial juries, for a total of 4 prizes:
. MSc Academic – 250 Euros
. MSc Industrial – 250 Euros
. PhD Academic – 500 Euros
. PhD Industrial – 500 Euros
The jury can decide not to award some of the prizes if the quality or significance of the submitted works is not relevant. The jury will also decide on which track the thesis will be evaluated.
Prepare nice works and good luck!