23rd Edition of the SEPLN Award to the Best Doctoral Thesis in NLP

Premio SEPLN

The Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing announces the 23rd edition of the SEPLN Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Natural Language Processing, which will be regulated by the following rules:

  • The purpose of this award is the promotion and dissemination of research in the field of Natural Language Processing.
  • The doctoral thesis will be awarded a compact portable computer (tablet) and 300€ grant to help cover the cost of attending the conference. The award will be given at the 40th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing (SEPLN 2024), after a brief presentation of the awarded work by the author.
  • In order to be able to participate, the author of the doctoral thesis must be a member of the SEPLN at the time of presenting the work. The candidate must not participate as an author in more than one work. 
  • It is possible to submit doctoral theses that have been read during 2023, written in one of the languages of the Spanish State or in English.
  • In addition to the complete thesis, it is essential to send:
    • a 4-page summary of the thesis, clearly describing the topic and the relevance of the research, the objectives, methods, results achieved and contributions.
    • a brief description of the scientific career of the author of the thesis, detailing the participation in scientific activities such as organization of competitive tasks, congresses, generation of open access resources such as sets of data, language models, etc., and participation in projects, contracts, and/or patents.
  • The quality of the presentation, the technical and methodological correctness, the relevance, originality, the generation, evaluation and publication of resources, as well as the research trajectory during the pre-doctoral period will be the criteria used for the award of the prize by the jury.
  • The works will be submitted through the Society's journal website before May 2nd, 2024.
  • The final decision will be communicated during the 39th International Congress of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing (SEPLN 2024).