PhD Award: Call for Applications

The deadline to apply for the CAiSE PhD Award 2021 is February 19, 2021. The conditions to apply are:

  • having participated as an author in a previous CAiSE Doctoral Consortium,
  • having successfully defended the PhD thesis in the two last years.

The application should be sent to with:

  • a copy of the defended PhD thesis,
  • a support letter from the thesis advisor,
  • the CV of the candidate.

About the PhD Award

The CaiSE PhD Award 2021 will be granted to an outstanding PhD thesis in the field of Information Systems Engineering.

The award, co-sponsored by the CAiSE Steering Committee and Springer, consists of a certificate, free full registration (5 days) to the next two editions of the CAiSE conference, as well as a book voucher for a free selection worth EUR 500 from Springer’s printed books collection. In addition, the selected thesis will be recommended for publication as a monograph in the LNBIP series published by Springer.

The PhD thesis submitted for the award will be reviewed by a standing committee composed of selected members of the CAiSE Advisory Committee, the CAiSE Steering Committee and the CAiSE Program Committee.

Award Chair

Eric Dubois, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Important Dates

  • Submission of application: February 19, 2021.

Dates are Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

Previous awardees

  • 2019: Giovanni Meroni, PhD Politecnico di Milano, thesis title “Artifact-driven business process monitoring” (link to the published monograph)
  • 2018: Wei Wang, PhD from University of Queensland, Australia, thesis title “Integrated Modeling of Business Processes and Business Rules” (link to the published monograph)
  • 2017: Marcela Ruiz, PhD from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain), thesis title “TraceME: A Traceability-Based Method for Conceptual Model Evolution” (link to the published monograph)
  • 2016: Le Minh Sang Tran, PhD from University of Trento, Italy, thesis title “Managing the Uncertainty of the Evolution of Requirements Models” Testimony of the 2016 CAISE PhD Award winner at