Call for Nominations
ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2013
The SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award will be presented annually to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of Software Engineering. The author of the winning dissertation will be invited to publish a dissertation summary in the SIGSOFT newsletter, Software Engineering Notes (SEN). The award will include an award plaque for the author, which will be presented at the Foundations of Software Engineering conference (FSE), and funding support for the recipient to travel to FSE to receive the award (including a registration to FSE). A public citation for the award dissertation will be placed on the SIGSOFT web site.
The award is for an outstanding dissertation (in software engineering) dated within one year preceding the nomination due date (i.e., dated between March 1, 2012 and Feb 28, 2013). A nominee must be a SIGSOFT member at the time of nomination.
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2013
Notification of Awards: June 1, 2013
Award Presentation at ESEC/FSE 2013: 19-23 August 2013, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Note: starting with awards given out in 2014, SIGSOFT will adopt the same nomination deadline for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award as for its other significant awards. This means that the next round of nominations for this award will be solicited by December 15, 2013, for which dissertations will be considered that were completed between December 15, 2012, and December 14, 2013.
A nomination should consist of the following items:
- Name, address, phone number, and email address of the person making the nomination (the nominator).
- Name, address, phone number, and email address of the candidate for whom an award is recommended (the nominee).
- A short statement (200-500 words) explaining why the nominee deserves the award in question.
- Supporting statements from up to two people in addition to the nominator.
- The nominated dissertation in an English language version.
- A list of the nominee's publications that were used as the basis of chapters in the nominated dissertation.
- The CV of the nominee.
Nominations should be submitted as a zip file including the preceding items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions on the award should be sent there as well.
The following individuals are the previous winners of the award:
2012: Mark Gabel