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Call for Nominations:
The 2013 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing
For details see http://www.podc.org/dijkstra/
Nominations deadline: June 1, 2013.
The Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing is named for
Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (1930-2002), a pioneer in the area of
distributed computing. His foundational work on concurrency,
semaphores, mutual exclusion, deadlock, finding shortest paths in
graphs, fault-tolerance, self-stabilization, among many other
contributions comprises one of the most important supports upon
which the field of distributed computing is built. No other
individual has had a larger influence on research in principles of
The prize is given for outstanding papers on the principles of
distributed computing, whose significance and impact on the theory
and/or practice of distributed computing has been evident for at
least a decade. The Prize includes an award of $2000.
The Prize is sponsored jointly by the ACM Symposium on Principles of
Distributed Computing (PODC) and the EATCS Symposium on Distributed
Computing (DISC). This award is presented annually, with the
presentation taking place alternately at ACM PODC and EATCS DISC -
this year it will be presented at DISC 2013. The winners of the
award will share the cash award, and each winning author will be
presented with a plaque. An announcement of each year's prize
recipient(s) will be included in the ACM PODC or EATCS DISC
proceedings of that year, describing the paper's lasting contributions.
Nominations and Eligibility
Nominations may be made by any member of the scientific community.
Each nomination must identify the paper being nominated and include
a short paragraph (approximately 200 words) justifying the
nomination. Papers appearing in any conference proceedings or
journal are eligible, as long as they have had a significant impact
on research areas of interest within the theory of distributed
computing community, and as long as the year of the original
publication is at least ten years prior to the year in which the
award is given.
Papers authored or co-authored by members of the Prize Committee
will not be eligible for consideration.
Please send your nomination to the Chair of the Prize Committee,
Gadi Taubenfeld (tgadi[AT]idc.ac.il). Please mind that the
nominations deadline is June 1, 2013.
Although the Award Committee is encouraged to consult with the
distributed computing community at large, the Award Committee is
solely responsible for the selection of the winner of the award. The
prize may be shared by more than one paper. All matters relating to
the selection process that are not specified here are left to the
discretion of the Prize Committee.
Prize Committee 2013
Yehuda Afek Tel-Aviv Univ.
Faith Ellen Univ. of Toronto
Boaz Patt-Shamir Tel-Aviv Univ.
Sergio Rajsbaum UNAM
Alexander Shvartsman Univ. of Connecticut
Gadi Taubenfeld, Chair IDC