[TYPES/announce] ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Dissertation Award : deadline March 1st, 2016

Alain Girault alain.girault at inria.fr
Thu Feb 4 11:55:01 EST 2016

ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Dissertation Award
The nomination should be submitted via EasyChair at
by March 1, 2016. For further information,  contact Wang Yi (yi at it.uu.se)


The Paul Caspi Dissertation Award is a new ACM SIGBED award established 
in 2013. The award will recognize outstanding doctoral dissertations 
that significantly advance the state of the art in the science of 
embedded systems, in the spirit and legacy of Dr. Paul Caspi's work.

The ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Dissertation Award will be presented annually 
to the author of an outstanding dissertation in the area of Embedded 
Systems. The author of the winning dissertation will be invited to 
publish a dissertation summary in the ACM SIGBED Newsletter and to 
submit their work to the journal ACM TECS (Transactions on Embedded 
Computing Systems) for possible publication, after the normal 
peer-review process. The award will include an award certificate for the 
author and an honorarium of 2000 USD. A public citation for the award 
paper will be placed on the SIGBED web site.

Selection Committee

Christoph Kirsch
Nikil Dutt
Rolf Ernst
Tei-Wei Kuo
Florence Maraninchi
Oleg Sokolsky
Reinhard Wilhelm
Wang Yi (Chair)

Selection Process

The award is for an outstanding doctoral dissertation dated within one 
year preceding the nomination due date. A selection committee and a 
selection committee chair will be selected by the current SIGBED 
Executive Committee. A member of the current SIGBED Executive Committee 
will be one of the selection committee members. The committee chair 
shall adjudicate conflicts of interest, appointing substitutes to the 
committee as necessary. Dissertations supervised by a selection 
committee member are ineligible to be nominated. For purposes of 
continuity, committee members may remain on the committee for up to 
three years. The selection committee shall be no less than three persons 
in size.

Nomination Process

Nominations will be solicited annually, being due March 1st each year, 
via major mailing lists and web forums. Additionally, dissertation 
advisers of each eligible year will be contacted for solicitation of 
award nominations.

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.
     - Supporting statements from up to two persons in addition to the 
     - 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.

The selection committee will make a recommendation on the winner of the 
award to the SIGBED Executive Committee, which will approve and announce 
the final winner. SIGBED Executive Committee members who have conflicts 
of interest with any nominee will be excluded from the approval process. 
The primary selection criterion will be the quality of the candidate's 
work, with the aim to recognize outstanding doctoral dissertations. The 
selection committee may choose to issue no award in a given year. The 
award may not be given to multiple recipients.

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