2003 ACM SIGMOD AWARDS
The SIGMOD Awards Committee is now open to receiving nominations for the
SIGMOD Innovations Award and SIGMOD Contributions award.
In addition, the awards committee welcomes informal
advice regarding the Test of Time Award for the paper in the
SIGMOD Conference that has had the most
impact since its publication.
deadline is March 24, 2003.
In 1992, ACM SIGMOD started the Annual SIGMOD Innovations Award
and SIGMOD Contributions Award as part of its Awards Program.
The previous winners of the SIGMOD Innovations Award are: Prof. Michael
Stonebraker (1992), Dr. James Gray (1993), Dr. Philip Bernstein (1994),
Prof. David DeWitt (1995), Dr. C Mohan (1996), Prof. David Maier (1997),
Dr. Serge Abiteboul (1998), Prof. Hector Garcia-Molina (1999), Dr.
Rakesh Agrawal (2000), Prof. Rudolf Bayer (2001), Dr. Patricia
Selinger (2002), and Dr. Donald Chamberlin (2003). The winners of the SIGMOD
Contributions Award are: Dr. Maria Zemankova (1992), Prof. Gio Wiederhold
(1993), Prof. Yahiko Kambayashi (1995), Prof. Jeffrey Ullman (1996), Dr.
Avi Silberschatz (1997), Dr. Won Kim (1998), Prof. Raghu Ramakrishnan
(1999), Dr. Laura Haas and Dr. Michael Carey (2000), Prof. Daniel
Rosenkrantz (2001), Prof. Richard Snodgrass (2002), and Dr. Michael Ley
-- INNOVATION/CONTRIBUTIONS AWARDS --
Name: SIGMOD Innovations Award.
Innovative and highly significant contributions of enduring
value to the development, understanding, or use of database
systems and databases.
Name: SIGMOD Contributions Award.
Outstanding and sustained services to the database field through
education, conference organizations, journals, standards
activities, research funding, etc.
Given: Annually (if there is at least one qualified candidate).
Award: A plaque per person plus $1000 per award (the latter to
be split among a group, if it is a group award)
Administered by the SIGMOD Awards Committee.
Anyone in the field can nominate one or more persons or group.
Nominations should include a 200-500 word statement to justify
the nomination; ASCII is preferred.
Up to two additional supporting letters may be submitted.
However, such letters should not be simple endorsements of the
nomination, but convey additional factual information.
The Awards Committee will evaluate all nominations and decide
on zero or more winners.
Nominations must be received by March 24, 2003 to be considered
for this year's award.
The recipients will receive the awards at the annual ACM SIGMOD/PODS
Conference, at the awards luncheon; each awardee will give a short
speech (5-10 minutes).
Eligibility for Nomination:
Anyone except the current elected officers of SIGMOD (Chair,
Vice Chair, and Treasurer), and members of the SIGMOD Awards
Awards should be for contributions not already honored by a
major ACM Award (e.g., the Turing Award, SIGMOD Innovations
Award, or SIGMOD Contributions Award).
-- TEST-OF-TIME AWARD --
There is no formal nomination process for this award.
However, the SIGMOD Awards Committee is charged with selecting the paper
from the SIGMOD Proceedings from 10 years ago (i.e., the 1994 SIGMOD,
this year) that has best met the "test of time," that is, it has had the
most influence since its publication.
We are especially interested in first-hand accounts of ways in which the
ideas of a paper have been used in practice.
So take a look at the 1994 SIGMOD Proceedings, and if you have
any information you believe would be of use to the commitee, then please
send the committee a note, as described below.
-- WHERE TO SEND NOMINATIONS --
Nominations should be submitted (preferably via e-mail, else by postal
mail) to the chair of the SIGMOD Awards Committee (Moshe Vardi).
SIGMOD Awards Committee:
Moshe Vardi (chair)
Department of Computer Science
Mail Stop 132
6100 S. Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1892
vardi @ cs.rice.edu
Technische Universität München
bayer @ in.tum.de
Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu
Case Western Reserve University
ozsoy @ eecs.cwru.edu
IBM Santa Teresa
pgs @ us.ibm.com
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
stonebraker @ lcs.mit.edu
M. Tamer Ozsu
University of Waterloo
Canada N2L 3G1
ozsu @ acm.org