To encourage young researchers to attend the conference two 1000 Euro Young Researcher Best Paper Prizes will be awarded to the best
paper presented at each conference. Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully to confirm eligibility for this competition.
The following terms and conditions apply to this competition. Failure to comply with any of the following rules,
will automatically lead to disqualification from the competition.
- There is one prize of 1000 Euro.
- The prize is awarded to the first named author of the best paper in this conference as judged by the jury.
- The first named author has to apply to be considered for the prize using an application form, which can be downloaded below.
- The application form has to be fully completed and signed by the applicant.
- The application form has to be included with the submission package and therefore submitted at the same time as the full paper and summary. Applications submitted later cannot be accepted.
- The paper has to be submitted within the submission deadline as communicated by the editor at the time of abstract acceptance. One deadline extension is permitted by special request to the production department (production AT civil-comp DOT com).
- The paper has to comply with all instructions regarding formatting, paper length, summary length, and submission requirements. The proceedings production department reserves the right to disqualify a paper if it deems that formatting and submission instructions have not been properly followed.
- The first named author has to be the corresponding author for the paper. Changes in corresponding author between the abstract stage and the full paper stage are allowed.
- The first named author also has to be the presenting author for the paper.
- The first named author has to register for the conference and pay the applicable author registration fee before the author registration deadline. Special package registrations are permitted.
- The first named author has to be 35 years of age or younger on 6 April 2009.
- Each author can only submit one paper for the competitions. A second paper may be submitted for the conference, but only one paper can be considered for the competitions.
- The jury consists of the Conference Editors and selected members of the Conference Editorial Board. The decision of the Conference Editors is final.
- The prizes will be awarded at a ceremony taking place at the close of the conference on 8 April 2009.
- The winning author has to be present at the ceremony in order to receive their prize.
- If the winning author is resident in the United Kingdom, the prize will be paid by UK cheque. Otherwise the prize will be paid by international bank transfer.
- A certificate will be presented to the winner.