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.]


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:
ACM Senior Member – September 4, 2012:
ACM – IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award – March 30, 2013:
ACM – IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award – July 1, 2013:
ACM Distinguished Member – August 1, 2013:
ACM Fellows – September 5, 2012:
ACM Gordon Bell Prize – April 30, 2013:

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

A.M. Turing Award:
ACM – Infosys Foundation Award:
Distinguished Service Award:
Grace Murray Hopper Award:
Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award:
Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award:
Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions
within Computer Science and Informatics (Biennial):
Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award:
ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award:
SIAM-ACM Prize in Computational Science
and Engineering – 2013 (date to be announced)
Software System Award:

For information on SIG Awards please see:

Please refer to the ACM Awards page,, 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:

Thank you.

C.C. (Kelly) Gotlieb ( ) and Cherri Pancake (
ACM Awards Committee Co-chairs

Erik Altman (
SGB Awards Committee Liaison

Rosemary McGuinness (
ACM Awards Committee Liaison

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