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Call for nominations: ERTS 2024 PhD Dissertation Award on embedded critical computing systems

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The award aims at recognizing an individual who has made throughout his or her PhD dissertation a significant contribution to the development and operation of safe, secure, real-time, autonomous and sustainable embedded critical computing systems. All topics related to the design, architecture, verification, validation or assessment of critical embedded systems and networks, including software and hardware layers, as well as engineering practices and tools are relevant.

The award recipient will receive a waived registration fee to attend the edition of the Embedded Real-Time Systems (ERTS) Congress at which the award is presented. The recipient will be required to attend ERTS to receive the award and will be invited to give a presentation to ERTS attendees.

Eligibility and Nomination

To be eligible for the award, the nominee’s PhD defense must be completed prior to the nomination deadline and must have occurred during the period [March 1st 2022- February 29th 2024].

Nominations are to be made by the nominee’s PhD advisor. The nominations package should include (in a single PDF file):

  • A cover letter from the PhD advisor, including the name of the PhD granting institution, the date of the PhD defense and a brief nomination statement (1 page max).
  • A two-page summary of the research work in English, including: 1) Problem description and significance, and 2) an argument supporting the innovative and the impact of the contributions.
  • The curriculum vitae of the PhD recipient, including a list of publications that resulted from the dissertation research (including those that are under review at the time of nomination).
  • Copies of up to three papers resulting from the dissertation work among the list above
  • The reports of the PhD defense committee (rapporteurs' reports, and the minutes of the defense if applicable).
  • The complete dissertation in its original language.

A special committee will evaluate all nominations made in the current edition and choose the award recipient. The committee Chair and the committee members will be appointed by the ERTS Scientific Committee chair after the nomination deadline to avoid potential conflicts of interest. The ERTS award committee shall not include members who have nominated someone for the award have contributed to the research carried out by a nominee. The committee chair and members will be published at the web site of the current ERTS edition.

Submission and Notification dates

Nominations for the award to be presented at the 2024 edition of ERTS should be mailed to the ERTS Chair :, no later than 11:59pm CET on March 15, 2024.

Make sure the words ERTS PhD Award are in the subject line. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt (try again if you don’t). If you have difficulties with the size of the file including the nomination package, you may provide a URL link for retrieval in your email.
The winning work will be announced by End-April 2024.

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Abstract of Regular &
Short Paper submission (4 pages)
October 15th, 2023, November 26th, 2023

Acceptance NotificationFebruary 8th, 2024

Call for nomination : ERTS 2024 PhD
Dissertation Award on Embedded critical computing Systems : March, 15th, 2024

Regular Paper for review (10 pages) : April  3rd, 2024

Final Paper (Short and Regular) : May 5th, 2024

Registration end of early bird rate : May 15th , 2024

Congress (new dates): June 11th to 12th, 2024








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