ITSS Germany PhD Dissertation Award

The IEEE ITSS Germany – Best PhD Dissertation Award is given every two years for the best PhD dissertation in any ITS area that is innovative and relevant to practice.

This award has been established to encourage doctoral research in Germany that combines theory and practice, makes in-depth technical contributions, or is interdisciplinary in nature, having the potential to contribute to the ITSS and broaden the ITS topic areas from either the methodological or application perspectives.

Important Dates

Nomination Materials

Each application must consist of the following materials:

  1. A doctoral dissertation written by the applicant in any language at a German institution, no more than 24 months prior to the submission deadline.
  2. A summary of the dissertation in English of up to 3 pages in length written by the PhD candidate, highlighting the significance of the problem, the technical approach taken, application context and potential, and the scope of the dissertation.
  3. Sample published paper(s) in English/German based on the dissertation written primarily by the PhD candidate preferably in scientific journals such as the IEEE Transactions on ITS, the IEEE ITS Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, or other ITS-related high-impact journals.
  4. Listing of all publications by the applicant in the related field(s).
  5. A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation advisor that assesses the significance of the research, attests to the originality of the work, and comments on the engagement of the applicant in the ITS field and the IEEE ITS Society.
  6. The applicant’s IEEE membership number. (optional)


Please submit your nomination to either attaching the nomination materials directly to the e-mail or providing a link to a shared online folder.


The winners will receive a certificate and a cash prize. Details regarding location and date of the awards ceremony will be announced in due course.


A dedicated selection committee will evaluate all qualified applications and make selections.