Saturday, January 24, 2015

2015 ACM SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award

2015 ACM SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award

The ACM SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes an outstanding dissertation in the areas
spanned by Electronic Commerce, and Economics and Computation. The award is conferred annually at
the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC) and includes a plaque, complimentary conference
registration, and an honorarium of $1,500. A plaque may further be given to up to two runners-up. No
award may be conferred if the nominations are judged not to meet the standards for the award.

To be eligible, a dissertation must be on a topic related to the fields of Electronic Commerce or
Economics and Computation and must have been defended successfully during the calendar year
preceding the year of the award presentation.

The 2015 SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award will be given for dissertations defended in 2014.
Nominations are due by theend of February, 2015, and must be submitted by email with the subject
"SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award" to the Chair of the Award Committee (, or to
other committee members in the case of a conflict of interest with the Chair. A dissertation may be
nominated simultaneously for both the SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award and the ACM Doctoral
Dissertation Award.

Nominations may be made by any member of SIGecom, and will typically come from the dissertation
supervisor. Self-nomination is not allowed. Nominations for the award must include the following,
preferably in a single PDF file:
1. A two-page summary of the dissertation, written by the nominee, including bibliographic data and
links to publicly accessible versions of published papers based primarily on the dissertation.
2. An English-language version of the dissertation.
3. An endorsement letter of no more than two pages by the nominator, arguing the merit of the
dissertation, potential impact, and justification of the nomination. This document should also
certify the dissertation defense date.
4. The names, email addresses, and affiliations of at least two additional endorsers.

The additional endorsement letters themselves should be sent directly to the Chair of the Award
Committee, by the same deadline. These endorsements should be no longer than 500 words, and should
specify the relationship of the endorser to the nominee, contributions of the dissertation, and its
potential impact on the field.

It is expected that a nominated candidate, if selected for the award, will attend the 2015 ACM
Conference on Economics and Computation to accept the award and give a presentation on the
dissertation work. The cost of attending the conference is not covered by the award, but
complimentary registration is provided.

On behalf of the 2015 Award Committee:
Michael P. Wellman (Chair)
Shuchi Chawla
Noam Nisan