[DistComp] Principles of Distributed Computing Doctoral Dissertation Award -- Deadline tomorrow
chryssis at cs.ucy.ac.cy
Thu May 31 00:36:13 CDT 2012
Principles of Distributed Computing Doctoral Dissertation Award
Purpose: To acknowledge and promote outstanding research by
doctoral (Ph.D.) students on the principles of Distributed Computing.
Eligibility: dissertations defended Jan. 1 2010 through Dec. 31st 2011
Deadline: *May 31st, 2012 *
Purpose of the Award:
To acknowledge and promote outstanding research by doctoral (Ph.D.)
students on the principles of Distributed Computing.
To be eligible for the award, a nominated dissertation must have been
successfully defended in the period January 1st, 2010 through December
31st 2011. A dissertation adhering to the eligibility period can be
nominated at most twice (in two consecutive years). The dissertation
must be in English: either originally written in English, or
translated. The main topic of the dissertation must be on the
principles of Distributed Computing. (For a possible indication of
what it is meant by this term, see for example the Call for Papers of
DISC and PODC.)
Nomination and Submission:
A one-page nomination must be submitted by the thesis advisor. The
nomination should highlight the dissertation's contributions and
justify why the dissertation is worthy of the award. The nomination
must be accompanied by a list of publications on which the thesis is
based and an electronic copy of the dissertation.
A nomination must include:
(1) Contact details (affiliation and email addresses) of the advisor
and the doctoral student.
(2) A formal document from the student's
department/institution/organization verifying the date that the
dissertation was successfully defended (a scanned version is
acceptable for the submission, but the original document might be
required at a later stage of the evaluation).
(3) A one page justification letter.
(4) A list of publications on which the thesis is based or which
resulted from the thesis.
(5) One copy of the dissertation in electronic form (preferably in pdf).
(6) All of the above must be submitted to Faith Ellen via email
(faith at cs.toronto.edu) by May 31st, 2012.
Award Committee and Review Process:
The committee will consist of four core members and a number of ad-hoc
members (to be selected later as explained below). The core members
Faith Ellen, University of Toronto, Canada (PC Chair of DISC 2003, Chair).
Sergio Rajsbaum, UNAM, Mexico (PC Chair of PODC 2003).
David Peleg, Weizman Inst., Israel (PC Chair of DISC 2011).
Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS and University Paris Diderot, France (PC Chair
of PODC 2011).
The first selection phase, carried out by the core members, will be
based on the nomination letters and publication lists. At the end of
this phase, a short list of dissertations to be considered in the
second round will be compiled.
Based on the short list, the four core members will identify experts
on the topics of the dissertations and invite them to serve as
additional (ad hoc) members of the committee. The committee should
include sufficiently many members to allow each dissertation to be
reviewed by three members without requiring any member to review more
than two dissertations.
The nominated dissertations will be reviewed for technical depth and
significance of the research contributions in the area of Distributed
Computing, potential impact on theory and practice, and quality of
This year the award will be presented at DISC 2012. The winning
dissertation will receive a plaque and a monetary award of 1000 USD.
The committee reserves the right to split or decline to give the
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Cyprus
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chryssis at cs.ucy.ac.cy
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