Tuesday, March 22, 2022

[DMANET] Call for Nominations: Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing 2023

Nominations are requested for the *Prize for Innovation In Distributed
Computing 2023*, awarded by the Colloquium on Structural Information and
Communication Complexity <http://sirocco.hiit.fi/> (SIROCCO).

This prize was established to recognize individuals whose research
contributions expanded the collective investigative horizon in SIROCCO
<http://sirocco.hiit.fi/>'s area of interest. That is, they formulated new
problems, or identified new research areas, that were at the time of their
introduction, unorthodox and outside the mainstream, but later attracted
the interest of the SIROCCO community.

This community is interested in the relationships between information and
efficiency in decentralized computing. The prize recognizes originality,
innovation, and creativity – the qualities that reflect the spirit of the
SIROCCO conference.

The winner of the Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing 2023 is
expected to give an invited talk at SIROCCO 2023. The winner of the 2022
edition of the prize (Christian Scheideler) will give a talk at *SIROCCO *2022
which will be held in Paderborn June 27 – 29.

Past prize winners are Nicola Santoro, Jean-Claude Bermond, David Peleg,
Roger Wattenhofer, Andrzej Pelc, Pierre Fraigniaud, Michel Raynal, Masafumi
Yamashita, Shmuel Zaks, Zvi Lotker, Paola Flocchini, Amos Korman, Friedhelm
Meyer auf der Heide, and Christian Scheideler.

The prize may not necessarily be awarded every year.

Deadline for nominations: *April 30, 2022*.


The following conditions must be met by the nominees to be eligible for the
prize. It is requested that a nomination letter explains and demonstrates
how the nominee matches these conditions.

(1) The original innovative contribution was introduced by the nominee(s)
for the first time in a publication at least five years before the
nomination deadline, and the publication must have appeared in a conference
proceedings or a scientific journal.

(2) At least one paper (co)authored by the nominee(s), either the original
paper, or a paper closely related to the innovative contribution, must have
appeared in a SIROCCO proceedings.

A nomination letter should identify the paper(s) that make(s) the nominee
eligible according to conditions (1) and (2) above, as well as explain the
contribution, its originality, and its significance.

Past SIROCCO papers and authors can be found at indexing sites, e.g. Google
Scholar or DBLP

*Selection process*

The prize winners are selected by the Award Committee composed of the
current Steering Committee (SC) Chair of the SIROCCO conference, the PC
chairs, including co-chairs, of the three SIROCCO conferences immediately
preceding the nominations deadline, plus one additional member of the
Advisory Board, or one past winner, selected by the Steering Committee for
the current year.

The Award Committee of the Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing
2022 consists of: Keren Censor-Hillel (Technion), Michele Flammini
(University of L'Aquila), Pierre Fraigniaud (University of Paris and
CNRS), Magnus M. Halldorsson - chair (Reykjavik University), Thomas
Jurdzinski (Wroclaw University), Andrea Richa (University of Arizona),
Christian Scheideler (Paderborn University), and Stefan Schmid (University
of Vienna).

Nominations can be made by any member of the scientific community.

*The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2022.*

Please send the nomination to the prize committee chair, Magnus M.
Halldorsson, by e-mail mmh@ru.is. Please write "SIROCCO Prize Nomination" *in
the subject line*.

Please help in recognizing the contributions of members of our community.

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