Dear Colleagues,
this is to let you know that the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) has already opened a call for recruiting 8 new PhD students that will do research in various fields of the ICT area.
A scholarship, funded by the Italian government, will be provided to each of the best 6 applicants. The call is available at
Further details about possible research topics are available on the web site of the Doctoral School in ICT,
If you know good students potentially interested in applying for a position in our PhD programme, could you please forward them these information?
If you need further information about the Doctoral School, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks a lot again for your help.
Best regards,
Domenico Beneventano 
Department of Engineering  "Enzo Ferrari"
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

IEEE Computer Society Italy Section Chapter 2016 PhD Thesis Award

The IEEE Computer Society Italy Section Chapter recognizes
distinguished work by young researchers in the field of Computer
Science and Engineering through presentation of an Award for the
best PhD Thesis defended in an Italian University in 2016.
The Award consists in an honorarium of 500 Euro and a Certificate.

For the year 2016 one award will be presented.

Only candidates with the following requisites are eligible for
the award:
* be a Member of IEEE Computer Society
* have completed the Doctoral Program in an Italian University,
and defended the Thesis in 2016

Candidates must send their application by February 28, 2017
together with:
* Name and email address of the candidate
* Self-certification of IEEE Computer Society membership with
member number
* Title of the Ph.D. Thesis
* Name of the Ph.D. Thesis Advisor and his/her contact email address
* Name of the University and of the Ph.D. program where the Ph.D.
has been acquired
* Date of final defence
* Electronic copy in pdf format of the Ph.D. Thesis
* Electronic copy in pdf format of a 1-page Summary of the
contribution of the Ph.D. Thesis
* List of the publications co-authored by the candidate resulting
from the thesis, if any
* Electronic copy in pdf format of the publications co-authored
by the candidate concerning the doctoral topic, if any
* Curriculum Vitae listing educational background, positions held,
awards of the candidate
* A presentation letter by the PhD. Thesis Advisor

All documents must be sent in electronic format by e-mail to with subject "Application for 2016 PhD Thesis
<family name of the candidate>"

The thesis will be evaluated by a Board of Experts in Computer
Science and Engineering designated by the IEEE Computer Society Italy
Section Chapter. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by
April 30, 2017.
The award will be presented at the 3rd International Forum
on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry (RTSI 2017),
which will be held in Modena on September 11-13, 2017.
All the decisions of the Board are final.

More information at:

Bando di concorso per una borsa di dottorato industriale per il corso di dottorato in Ingegneria dell'Informazione del Politecnico di Milano, Area 1 - Computer Science and Engineering, vincolata all’esecuzione del tema di ricerca “Digital Consumer Behavior Analysis: research path definition”

SCADENZA entro le ore 14.00 del 10 marzo 2016 (ora italiana)

Il bando e' disponibile alla pagina

2015 Process Mining Dissertation Award Call for nominations Deadline May 1, 2015

On behalf of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining, I am pleased to solicit nominations for the 2015 Process Mining Dissertation Award that is awarded to an outstanding PhD thesis focused on the area of business process intelligence. The award is particularly dedicated to works contributing to research in the area of process mining and/or the innovative use of process mining techniques for solving practically relevant problems.

With this award, the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining wants to draw attention to excellent works by young researchers and promote the research area as a whole.

The Best Process Mining Dissertation Award will be conferred by the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining to the winner during the meeting of the IEEE Task Force at the 13th Int. Conference on Business Process Management in Innsbruck, Austria on 31st August 2015. As part of this event, the recipient will be invited to give a presentation on the main results of the thesis in a form suitable for the event and audience.

The selected thesis will also be recommended for publication as a monograph in the LNBIP series published by Springer. Further, the Dissertation Award will be accompanied by a monetary prize of 1,000 EUR.

Which theses can be nominated?
The call for nominations refers to PhD theses which have been successfully defended (and the PhD title awarded) in the period between 1 Jan 2013 and 31 Dec 2014. Nominations for theses that fall outside this period will not be taken into consideration.

The thesis must be written in English.

How to submit a nomination?
1. A PhD thesis is nominated for the award by their supervisors. A nomination should consist of an electronic version of the thesis itself, accompanied by a brief letter (1 or 2 pages) from the supervisor describing why the thesis should be considered for the award.

2. Nominations should highlight the quality and impact of the work. The nominator may include a pointer to research work influenced by the results of the nominated thesis, and citations to the thesis or derived works, where available.

3. Submissions should be sent to the Award Organizers at the following emails: (Dirk Fahland), (Antonella Guzzo), (Marcello La Rosa).

How is the best thesis selected?
Nominations are judged by an international committee of five experts, members of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining, based on the following criteria:

- Significance and innovation of the research contribution
- Technical depth of the research contribution, in terms of
  a. conceptualization
  b. formalization
  c. implementation
  d. evaluation
- Potential impact on academia
- Potential impact on practice
- Quality of presentation
- Quality and number of publications derived from the PhD work
- Total number of citations (incl. publications and thesis itself)

Important Dates
- 1 May 2015: deadline for nominations
- 1 July 2015: announcement of the result to the winner
- 31 August 2015: awards ceremony at the IEEE Task Force meeting (as part of BPM'15)

Further Information and Updates are available from the website of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining via


Sono disponibili N.2 borse di dottorato presso l'Università di Siena - Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Scienze Matematiche -- prof. Roberto Giorgi.


SCADENZA: 13/10/2014 (la domanda e' totalmente gestita via web)


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High Performance and Green Computing – settore Computing - Systems (Sistemi di elaborazione)


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