Call for ACM Award Nominations

See below for upcoming deadlines for ACM Award Nominations.  As usual, the CATCS is available to help with the nomination process (in the form of providing advice, connecting you with others who might help, etc.); just contact a member of the committee.

Note that for ACM Fellow Nominations, the candidate must have been a Professional Member of ACM (not just SIGACT member) for at least 5 years continuously.  Similarly, becoming an IEEE Fellow requires 5 years of continuous IEEE membership (not just IEEE Computer Society Membership).

In addition to the awards below, note that there are also several SIGACT-specific awards.

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From: Rosemary McGuinness
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 3:51 PM
Subject: Call for Award Nominations

AWARD NOMINATIONS SOLICITED

As part of its mission, ACM brings broad recognition to outstanding technical and professional achievements in the computing and information technology community. Each year our award committees evaluate the contributions of candidates in a wide spectrum of professional and technological arenas.

We welcome nominations by ACM members of those who deserve recognition for their accomplishments. Please refer to the ACM Awards website at http://awards.acm.org for:

• award descriptions and information on former winners

• nomination procedures, members of the 2013 Award Committees, and contact information

Each award has its own nomination cycle. The following nominations are due this Fall.

Nominations due September 5:

Fellows:  ACM’s most prestigious member grade which recognizes the top 1% of members

Nominations due October 31:

ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award:   best doctoral dissertation in computer science and engineering

Nominations due November 30, 2013:

A.M. Turing Award:   major contributions of lasting importance to computing

ACM – Infosys Foundation Award:   personal contributions by young scientists and system developers

Distinguished Service Award:    service contributions to the computing community at large

Grace Murray Hopper Award:   outstanding young computer professional, based on a single recent major technical or service contribution

Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award:   theoretical accomplishments that have had significant impact on practice

Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award:   advancing new teaching methodologies, curriculum development in computing, or significant contributions to ACM’s educational mission

Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award:   outstanding contributions to ACM, in both value and degree

ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award:   career contributions with breadth or that bridge computer science and other disciplines

Software System Award:    developing a software system that has had a lasting influence

For SIG-specific Awards, please visit http://awards.acm.org.

Cherri Pancake (pancake@nacse.org), ACM Awards Committee Chair
Elisa Bertino (bertino@cerias.purdue.edu), SIG Governing Board Awards Committee Liaison
Rosemary McGuinness (mcguinness@acm.org), ACM Awards Committee Liaison

Simons Investigator Nominations

This year, the Simons Foundation started the Simons Investigator program, which provides a stable base of support for a selected group of outstanding scientists in theoretical computer science, mathematics, and theoretical physics, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions.

For the 2013 Simons Investigators, the Simons Foundation has asked 90 university presidents to provide a nomination up to two nominations in each of the three areas by December 14.  Given the short timeline, it may be good to check that your department chair and administration are aware of and pursuing this opportunity.

Call for ACM Award Nominations

[Note: The task of nominating someone for a high-profile award can be daunting, but the CATCS is available to help. If there is a nomination you want to make but the process seems overwhelming, contact us and we may be able to provide advice, connect you with people who can help, etc.]

KEY PEOPLE NOMINATIONS SOLICITED

As part of its mission, ACM brings broad recognition to outstanding technical and professional achievements within the computing and information technology community. Each year our award committees evaluate the contributions of candidates for various awards that span a spectrum of professional and technological accomplishments.

Nominations by ACM members of those who deserve recognition for their contributions to the field of computing are welcomed.

The deadline for the majority of awards is November 30, 2012.

Here are the exceptions to the November 30th deadline.

ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award – October 31, 2012: http://awards.acm.org/html/dda.cfm
ACM Senior Member – September 4, 2012: http://awards.acm.org/html/senior_member_nom_guide.cfm
ACM – IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award – March 30, 2013: http://awards.acm.org/eckert%5Fmauchly/
ACM – IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award – July 1, 2013: http://awards.acm.org/homepage.cfm?awd=167
ACM Distinguished Member – August 1, 2013: http://www.acm.org/awards/distinguished_member_nom_guide.html
ACM Fellows – September 5, 2012: http://awards.acm.org/html/fellow_nom_guide.cfm
ACM Gordon Bell Prize – April 30, 2013: http://awards.acm.org/homepage.cfm?srt=all&awd=160

The deadline for the following ACM awards is November 30, 2012:

A.M. Turing Award: http://awards.acm.org/homepage.cfm?awd=140
ACM – Infosys Foundation Award: http://awards.acm.org/homepage.cfm?awd=165
Distinguished Service Award: http://awards.acm.org/distinguished%5Fservice/
Grace Murray Hopper Award: http://awards.acm.org/hopper/
Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award: http://awards.acm.org/kanellakis/
Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award: http://awards.acm.org/karlstrom/
Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions
within Computer Science and Informatics (Biennial): http://awards.acm.org/lawler/
Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award: http://awards.acm.org/outstanding%5Fcontribution/
ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award: http://awards.acm.org/newell/
SIAM-ACM Prize in Computational Science http://www.siam.org/prizes/sponsored/cse.php
and Engineering – 2013 (date to be announced) http://awards.acm.org/homepage.cfm?srt=all&awd=151
Software System Award: http://awards.acm.org/software%5Fsystem/

For information on SIG Awards please see: http://www.acm.org/sigs/sig-awards

Please refer to the ACM Awards page, http://www.acm.org/awards/, for:
• award descriptions, and lists containing the names of the previous ACM Award winners and their citations,
• nomination procedures for the 2012 awards, including the membership of the 2012 Award Committees, and contact information for the chairs: http://awards.acm.org/html/award_nominations.cfm

Thank you.

C.C. (Kelly) Gotlieb (kelly27@sympatico.ca ) and Cherri Pancake (pancake@nacse.org)
ACM Awards Committee Co-chairs

Erik Altman (ealtman@us.ibm.com)
SGB Awards Committee Liaison

Rosemary McGuinness (mcguinness@acm.org)
ACM Awards Committee Liaison

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