All regulations concerning courses and exams are provided in the "Study Programme", which is different for each Cycle.
The PhD Board has decided from November 2017 the following:
As a result of each successful annual evaluation, the candidates receive an evaluation about their performance, based on the presented documents, and, for the first two years, on a public presentation. Candidates who do not pass the exam can be qualified eith as “Repeating candidate” (Er) and will be allowed to repeat the year, or as “not able to carry on with the PhD (Ei)”, and will have to leave the PhD program. The third year evaluation establishes the candidate's admission to send the thesis to the reviewers, so to get their final approval to access to the final PhD defense, to be held in front of an external committee. In particular, to obtain a positive evaluation, at least a publication on a significant journal or conference is needed.
All pubblications produced with the POLIMI affiliation should include the DEIB affiliation and should be inserted in the IRIS catalogue. This can be accessed from the personal Polimi portal, under the Administration section-> IRIS Re.Public@Polimi – Catalogue/repository of research publications
The system has been designed to be self-explanatory, but manuals are available online. Paper records could be searched by title and the returned record inserted and completed, or, if not found, manually inserted. Be sure to insert also the references to ISI Citation Index or Scopus, when available. A version of the paper should also be uploaded with the corresponding record, according to the copyright rules stated on the IRIS web site: either an author copy, or a pre-print are usually acceptable for this purpose, sometimes also the original, according to the info available from the site. Incomplete records cannot be considered.