Continuing a tradition begun in 1996, the Benelux meeting will close with the announcement of the winner of the Best Junior Presentation Award. This award is given for the best presentation given at the meeting by a junior researcher (i.e., someone working towards the PhD degree). The award is specifically given for quality of presentation rather than quality of research, which is judged in a different way. At the meeting, the chairs of sessions will be asked to find three volunteers in the audience who are willing to fill out an evaluation form. After the session, the evaluation forms will be collected by the Prize Commissioners who will then compute a ranking. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, immediately after the final lectures of the meeting and she or he will be presented with the award, which consists of a trophy, that may be kept for one year, and a certificate. The evaluation forms of each presentation will be returned to the junior researcher who gave the presentation.
This year Joseph Winkin (University of Namur-FUNDP) and Peter Heuberger (Delft University of Technology) will act as Prize Commissioners.
The organizing committee is counting on the cooperation of the participants to make this contest a success.
For more information, you can download the evaluation form, used to evaluate the presentation, and a set of guidelines, detailing the procedure and giving some background for the evaluation.