The RCC Challenge, my thesis 3.0

November 29th, 9: 00 – 12:30

The RCC challenge, my thesis 3.0: present and defend your thesis in 180 seconds!

The “Réserve Citoyenne de Cyberdéfense” (RCC) organizes a second edition of “RCC challenge: my thesis 3.0”. Supported by the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, the “Pôle d’Excellence Cyber” and Orange Cyberdefense, the competition’s grand final will be held during the European Cyber ​​Week in Rennes on November 29th.

Based on a concept developed by the University of Queensland, the RCC challenge aims to promote the researches working on the security and defense domains. This competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. It requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just three minutes (and one slide).

The 2017 Challenge:

Entries are open to 2016-2017 doctoral and 2017-2018 post-doctoral candidates undertaking research in Cyber. Three main categories are identified: Human and social Sciences, Sciences of the data processing and the Cyber rights and Laws. To participate, you have to send a 3 minutes video presenting your project of research (clear, concise and convincing statement), a CV and your thesis presentation (one page).

In the final, all selected projects compete in front of an experts committee. All candidates win an award. A special award will felicitate the best projects and the best shows in each category.


The registrations are opened until October 27th.

Registration :

Information: Facebook page ”My thesis 3.0: the Challenge RCC


  • 1st September to 10th November : reception and selection phase
  • 15th November:  selected thesis announcement
  • 29th November (09:30 to 12:30):  the finale of the challenge in Rennes during the European Cyber Week


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