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NICSO 2013 Scholarships Scheme

TRUCE (Training and Research in Unconventional Computation in Europe) is sponsoring NICSO 2013 with
25 scholarships awarded to research postgraduate students. Successfully accepted student papers will automatically enter a selection process from where the best will be chosen and offered a scholarship that offsets the student registration fee. The programme committee will oversee this process ensuring that NICSO's scholarship criteria are met.

The following conditions hold for a manuscript to be eligible for entering the scholarship selection process:

1) At least one author must be full time research postgraduate student.

2) The submitted manuscript must be successfully accepted.

3) An oral presentation must be delivered by a full time research postgraduate student.

IMPORTANT: Proof of full time research postgraduate student status can be a scan of your student ID, or a letter or other document from your professor or university that clearly states you are a full time student. One of these must be sent to secretariat@nicso2013.org immediately after submission mentioning your paper ID in the subject of the email.

Criteria of the selection process:
Manuscripts will be reviewed and judged based on the criteria described below. Each manuscript will be given a score of 0 to 10 (where 0 is the lowest and 10 is the highest score) against each criterion.

Originality (40%)
Relevance and originality of the contribution to the research field with an emphasis on the paper's innovation regarding (i) theoretical development and/or (ii) empirical results.

Technical Soundness (30%)
Quality of argument presented in the paper incorporating (i) critical analysis of concepts and findings, and (ii) consistency and coherency of the presentation.

Positioning (15%)
Clear significance of paper within the state-of-the-art with a conclusion(s) that is both convincing and of significant potential.

Writing Style (15%)
Quality of the scientific writing style in term of accuracy, clarity, readability, and organisation of the manuscript.

Training and Research in Unconventional Computation in Europe