PROPOR 2014 - PhD and MSc Dissertation Contest

New: accepted papers and results under "Accepted Papers".


Amália Mendes, Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Andreia Bonfante, UFMT - Campus Cuiabá, Brazil
Brett Drury, USP/ICMC, Brazil
Bruno Martins, Instituto Superior Técnico/INESC-ID, Portugal
Carlos Prolo, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Carlos Ramisch, Joseph Fourier University - Grenoble I, France
Daniela Braga, VoiceBox Technologies, USA
Diana Santos, Linguateca/Universidade de Oslo, Norway
Eric Laporte, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
Fábio Kepler, Universidade Federal do Pampa, Brazil
Fernando Perdigão, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Helena Caseli, UFSCar, Brazil
Isabel Falé, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Leandro Mendonça de Oliveira, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil
Nuno Mamede, L2F INESC-ID / IST, Portugal
Ricardo Daniel Ribeiro, L2F INESC-ID / ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Valeria Delisandra Feltrim, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil
Violeta Quental, PUC-Rio, Brazil



Call for papers (past)

This contest recognizes the best of emerging academic work on

processing of the Portuguese language and related issues, concluded in
the three years preceding the submission deadline.


* Best PhD Dissertation Award
* Best MSc Dissertation Award

Submission Criteria and Procedure:

1. Eligible entrants are those candidates who have successfully
defended their dissertations in the three years preceding the contest
submission deadline. A letter from the primary dissertation advisor must
be submitted with the extended abstract (see number 3.), stating that
the candidate meets this eligibility criterion.

2. The dissertation must focus on some aspect of processing of the
Portuguese language and related issues. In general, any topic that falls
within the scope of PROPOR call for papers is appropriate.

3. Each entry should be in the form of an extended abstract that
includes the nature of the problem to be researched, relevant theory,
hypotheses to be tested, method, analysis, and indicative references.

4. Documents must be submitted in English (even if the thesis is
written in another language).

5. Documents must be submitted in PDF format, following the same
style of the PROPOR 2014 conference. Submissions are limited to
8 pages, including all figures, tables, and references and should
begin with an abstract of 250 words or less.
The documents in the two top places (1st PhD and 1st Masters)
will be included in the printed proceedings of PROPOR 2014.
All accepted papers will be included in the electronic version
of the PROPOR 2014 proceedings (no other hard
copies will be produced).
A web link to the integral work must also be provided.

6. Members of the contest evaluation committee
and their students are 
excluded from the
PROPOR 2014 PhD and MSc Dissertation Contest.

7. Submission deadline is March 26, 2014. Entries must be submitted
electronically (no hard copy submissions will be accepted).
Notifications to authors will be sent on May 2, 2014.

8. Accepted entrants must prepare an A0 poster (portrait format) to be
presented at a special session. Award winners are invited to prepare an
oral presentation of their work (15 / 20 minutes).

Important Dates (please notice that these dates are final and no further extension will be granted):

March 26, 2014 - Submission deadline (extended)
May 2, 2014 - Notification to authors (extended)

Evaluation Committee:

The PROPOR 2014 PhD and MSc Dissertation Contest evaluation committee,
consisting of five members of the PROPOR 2014 Program Committee, will be
posted on the PROPOR 2014 website.

PhD and MSc Dissertation Contest Chairs
David Martins de Matos, INESC-ID, Portugal
Helena de Medeiros Caseli, UFSCar-DC, Brazil