Awards and prizes - 2 VERSEN Thesis awards: PhD and Master


To further promote and encourage excellence in software engineering research, VERSEN has introduced two 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 the VERSEN 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 2019
The Award can only be awarded to students who have obtained their degree from a Dutch institute of higher academic learning between September 1st, 2018, until August 31st, 2019. We strongly recommend that both the winner of a thesis award and the nominator are present at the award ceremony. 

Nominations for the awards should consist of:

  • A nomination letter from the thesis supervisor (maximum of one page);
  • This letter contains the reasons the thesis is worthy of the award;
  • The letter includes the student name, thesis supervisor(s), thesis title, and institution granting the degree.
  • Thesis (in PDF format)
  • A short summary of the thesis (mandatory in English)
  • Curriculum vitae (in PDF format) of the nominee

Important Dates

  • 01-10-2019 Awards are announced, submission form open
  • 01-12-2019 Deadline for submission
  • 01-2-2020 Notification
  • February 2020 Award ceremony at SEN Symposium for the Master Thesis Award

Where can I get further information?
For further information about the awards, contact dr. Slinger Jansen (