In recognition of the importance of university research to the advancement of design, automation and test, and to encourage young researchers to work in the field, the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) has established an award for outstanding Ph.D. dissertations.
In 2012 EDAA has received a total of 28 submissions from around the world. In each category a committee of international experts evaluated all nominations and selected the final winner. Each award consists of a 1000 € prize and a certificate.
In addition, Springer will publish these awarded dissertations in the EDAA Outstanding Monographs series.