ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award
This annual award is presented to an individual who has contributed dedicated and important service to the software engineering community.
Recipients receive a plaque engraved with their name and signed by the chair of SIGSOFT along with a $1000 honorarium. The award is presented by the SIGSOFT chair at ICSE during ICSE's award presentation session. The award recipient also receives support for travel to ICSE up to $2500 within their home continent and up to $3000 outside their home continent, including airfare, hotel, and conference registration for ICSE.
The selection committee is appointed by the SIGSOFT chair and consists of a combination of recent recipients of the award and current SIGSOFT executive committee members. The committee solicits nominations from the software engineering community in a variety of ways including announcements in SIGSOFT's newsletter, Software Engineering Notes, and postings on appropriate newsgroups and websites. The committee considers all external nominations, plus any internal nominations from members of the committee, in the context of the nominees' specific and general service contributions to the overall software engineering community.
Nominations should be made electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 15 of each year. Nominations should include
- a proposed citation (25 words),
- a succinct (100-250 words) description of the innovation/contribution, and
- a detailed statement to justify the nomination
Plain text is preferred. Up to three supporting letters are encouraged, but not required.
The following individuals are the previous winners of the award:
|2010||Mary Lou Soffa|
|2008||John C. Knight|
|2005||Richard N. Taylor|
|2003||Axel van Lamsweerde|