VERSEN Master Thesis Award

To further promote and encourage excellence in software engineering research, VERSEN has introduced the VERSEN Thesis Awards. The awards are indications of excellence that can support talent in future applications in the current competitive academic climate.

The awards are supported by NWO and promoted at ICT.Open.

The theses will be judged on the following factors, in equal parts:

  • Novelty to and impact in the field promoted by VERSEN.

  • Timeliness.

  • Quality of the thesis report and associated artifacts.

  • Methodological approach and execution.

Please note that the thesis will be published on VERSEN’s website and cannot contain any intellectual property that is not public. If applicable, we will also publish links to associated artifacts (datasets, Github links, etc.).

Procedure Thesis Awards 2020

The Award can only be awarded to students who have obtained their degree from a Dutch institute of higher academic learning between September 1st, 2019, until August 31st, 2020. We strongly recommend that both the winner of a thesis award and the nominator are present at the award ceremony. 

Important Dates

  • 01-10-2020 Awards are announced, submission form open

  • 01-12-2020 Deadline for submission

  • 01-2-2021 Notification

  • February 2020 Award ceremony at SEN Symposium for the Master Thesis Award

Nominations for the awards should consist of:

  • Thesis (in PDF format)

  • Curriculum vitae (in PDF format) of the nominee

Where can I get further information?

For further information about the awards, contact dr. Slinger Jansen (

Evaluation Committee Thesis Awards

  • 2019-2020 prof.dr. Patricia Lago, dr. Slinger Jansen, prof. dr. Jorge Perez

  • 2018-2019 prof.dr. Patricia Lago, dr. Slinger Jansen, Jan Friso Groote