VERSEN Master Thesis Award

Winners: 2018


VERSEN is the Dutch National Association for Software Engineering. Its mission is to bring together researchers, educators and practitioners in the field of software engineering in The Netherlands, who share the common goals of advancing the field or software engineering, raising public awareness of the challenges and opportunities of the field, acquiring funding for groundbreaking and applied research, transferring academic results to society, and representing software engineers to professional, legal, and political entities.


About the Thesis Awards

To further promote and encourage excellence in software engineering research, VERSEN has introduced the VERSEN Thesis Awards. The awards are indications of excellence that can support talent in future applications in the current competitive academic climate.

Three Master thesis awards are available. The awards are supported by NWO and promoted at ICT.Open.


The theses will be judged on the following factors, in equal parts:


Please note that the thesis will be published on the VERSEN website and cannot contain any intellectual property that is not public. If applicable, we will also publish links to associated artifacts (datasets, Github links, etc.).


Procedure Thesis Awards 2020

The Award can only be awarded to students who have obtained their degree from a Dutch institute of higher academic learning between September 1st, 2018, until August 31st, 2019. 


Important Dates


Nominations for the awards should consist of:


Where can I get further information?

For further information about the awards, contact dr. Slinger Jansen (


Evaluation Committee Both Awards

prof.dr. Patricia Lago

dr. Slinger Jansen Jan Friso Groote


Award Sponsorship

Three master thesis awards will be provided. Each of the winners will receive a free ticket for the ICT.Open event. NWO and ICT.Open sponsor the awards.