Details

Awards given by SMC Society*,**

Outstanding SMCS BSc Thesis Work:
for undergraduate or graduated SMC student members who are working on SMC related topics (SSE or HMS or CYB) and finish or finished with their BSc (or equivalent) theses between January 1, 2016 and July 5, 2017.

Outstanding SMCS MSc Thesis Work:
for graduated SMC members who are working on SMC related topics (SSE or HMS or CYB) and finish or finished with their MSc (or equivalent) theses between January 1, 2016 and July 5, 2017.

Outstanding SMCS PhD Thesis Works:

Outstanding SMCS PhD Thesis Work on Systems Science and Engineering (SSE):
for SMC members who have defended their PhD theses in SSE related topics between January 1, 2015 and July 5, 2017.

Outstanding SMCS PhD Thesis Work on Human-Machine Systems (HMS):
for SMC members who have defended their PhD theses in HMS related topics between January 1, 2015 and July 5, 2017.

Outstanding SMCS PhD Thesis Work on Cybernetics (CYB):
for SMC members who have defended their PhD theses in CYB related topics between January 1, 2015 and July 5, 2017.

* One Awardee per category – five possible grants are available. No award will be given if no qualified candidate is identified.
** Applicants are able to apply in only one cathegory.

Prizes

  • Outstanding SMCS BSc Thesis Work in SMC related topic: $500 and Plaque
  • Outstanding SMCS MSc Thesis Work in SMC related topic: $500 and Plaque
  • Outstanding SMCS PhD Thesis Work on Systems Science and Engineering: $1000 and Plaque
  • Outstanding SMCS PhD Thesis Work on Human-Machine Systems: $1000 and Plaque
  • Outstanding SMCS PhD Thesis Work on Cybernetics: $1000 and Plaque

General eligibility

The language of the work has to be English.

Any Student, Graduated Student and Young Professional members of SMCS who is not over 35 years old in the calendar year when the recipient of the award is selected is eligible. (Specific eligibility criteria are listed under the types of Available Diploma Grants).

Funding

The IEEE SMCS Thesis Grant Initiative is funded by the Outreach Fund of SMCS through the SMCS Thesis Grant Program 2017.

Basis for Judging

The following criteria will be investigated: Relevance of the topic, Technical-Scientific quality, Structure, Scientific Language, Referencing.

Assessment of the received works

Assessment of the received works will be made by the Ad-hoc Thesis Grant Assessment Committee (ATGAC).

The ATGAC consists of the following entities:

  • Vice-President of Membership and Student Activities or his/her delegate
  • Vice-President of Systems Science or his/her delegate (responsible for the SSE PhD Grant)
  • Vice-President of Human-Machines Systems or his/her delegate (responsible for the HMS PhD Grant)
  • Vice-President of Cybernetics or his/her delegate (responsible for the CYB PhD Grant)
  • Chair of the Student Activities Committee or his/her delegate (responsible for the BSc Grant)
  • Chair of the Young Professional Committee or his/her delegate (responsible for the MSc Grant)

Introduction of the Awardees***

The Awardees of the SMCS Diploma Grants and the summary of the awarded diploma works will be introduced at the annual IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

*** Personal presence of the Awardees is not necessary.