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      Nominations</h3>
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          name="achievement-award-talk" style="color: rgb(56, 97, 149);">HPDC
          Achievement Award Call</a></h3>
      <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; line-height: 1.5;">In 2012, HPDC
        has established an<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><b>annual
          achievement award</b>, which will be presented to an
        individual who has made long-lasting, influential contributions
        to the foundations or practice of the field of high-performance
        parallel and distributed computing (HPDC). These contributions
        may include one or more of the following:</p>
      <ul style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; list-style: none; padding-left:
        1em; line-height: 1.5;">
        <li style="background-image:
          url(http://www.hpdc.org/2014/site/template/images/arrow.png);
          padding-left: 9px; background-position: 0px 0.6em;
          background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">conceptual advances
          that have influenced the design or operation of HPDC systems
          or applications;</li>
        <li style="background-image:
          url(http://www.hpdc.org/2014/site/template/images/arrow.png);
          padding-left: 9px; background-position: 0px 0.6em;
          background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">innovative techniques
          or tools for the design or analysis of HPDC systems or
          applications;</li>
        <li style="background-image:
          url(http://www.hpdc.org/2014/site/template/images/arrow.png);
          padding-left: 9px; background-position: 0px 0.6em;
          background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">the design, the
          implementation, and the deployment of innovative (components
          of) HPDC systems or applications;</li>
        <li style="background-image:
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          padding-left: 9px; background-position: 0px 0.6em;
          background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">the analysis of
          innovative (components of) HPDC systems or applications.</li>
      </ul>
      In selecting the achievement award recipient, the Award Selection
      Committee will place particular emphasis on seminal contributions
      and a sustained record of high-impact in the field.
      <h4 style="padding: 0px 0px 0.125em; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);
        margin: 5px 0px; font-size: 1.167em;">Achievement Award Talk</h4>
      The award will be presented at the 23nd ACM Symposium on
      High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC-23) to
      be held in Vancouver, Canada, from June 23-27, 2014. The winner
      should be available to receive the award in person and present an
      achievement award talk at the HPDC-23 conference.
      <h4 style="padding: 0px 0px 0.125em; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);
        margin: 5px 0px; font-size: 1.167em;">Nominations for the 2014
        Award</h4>
      Candidates may be nominated by colleagues. A nomination (in the
      form of a single pdf file) should be approximately one page long
      and contain the following details:
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        padding-left: 1em; line-height: 1.5;">
        <li>The nominee's current<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><b>professional
            affiliation(s)</b>.</li>
        <li>A brief<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><b>citation</b><span
            class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>(thirty words or less)
          precisely stating the most salient reason(s) why the nominee
          is qualified for the award.</li>
        <li>A description of the<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><b>technical
            contributions</b><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>of
          the nominee and their significance and impact.</li>
      </ol>
      <b>Nominations should be sent to</b><span
        class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:plale@cs.indiana.edu">plale@cs.indiana.edu</a> or
      <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:matei@ece.ubc.ca">matei@ece.ubc.ca</a>..
      <h4 style="padding: 0px 0px 0.125em; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);
        margin: 5px 0px; font-size: 1.167em;">Important Dates</h4>
      Nomination deadline: April 7th, 2014
      <h4 style="padding: 0px 0px 0.125em; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);
        margin: 5px 0px; font-size: 1.167em;">2014 Award Selection
        Committee</h4>
      <ul style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; list-style: none; padding-left:
        1em; line-height: 1.5;">
        <li style="background-image:
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          padding-left: 9px; background-position: 0px 0.6em;
          background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Douglas Thain,
          University of Notre Dame</li>
        <li style="background-image:
          url(http://www.hpdc.org/2014/site/template/images/arrow.png);
          padding-left: 9px; background-position: 0px 0.6em;
          background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Beth Plale, Indiana
          University</li>
        <li style="background-image:
          url(http://www.hpdc.org/2014/site/template/images/arrow.png);
          padding-left: 9px; background-position: 0px 0.6em;
          background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Matei Ripeanu, The
          University of British Columbia</li>
        <li style="background-image:
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          padding-left: 9px; background-position: 0px 0.6em;
          background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Franck Cappello,
          Argonne National Lab and INRIA</li>
        <li style="background-image:
          url(http://www.hpdc.org/2014/site/template/images/arrow.png);
          padding-left: 9px; background-position: 0px 0.6em;
          background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Dongyan Xu, Purdue
          University</li>
        <li style="background-image:
          url(http://www.hpdc.org/2014/site/template/images/arrow.png);
          padding-left: 9px; background-position: 0px 0.6em;
          background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Miron Livny,
          University of Wisconsin</li>
      </ul>
      The award selection committee is chaired by a member of the HPDC
      steering committee and includes the General Chair(s) and the
      Program Committee Chair(s) of the current HPDC conference, and the
      previous year's award winner. An award committee member cannot be
      a nominator or be selected as the winner.<br>
      <br>
      For more information, see
      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.hpdc.org/2014/achievement-award/call-for-nominations/">http://www.hpdc.org/2014/achievement-award/call-for-nominations/</a>.
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Ioan Raicu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Guest Research Faculty, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
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Data-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory, CS/IIT
Distributed Systems Laboratory, MCS/ANL
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Editor: IEEE TCC, Springer Cluster, Springer JoCCASA
Chair:  IEEE/ACM MTAGS, ACM ScienceCloud
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Office:   1-312-567-5704
Email:    <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:iraicu@cs.iit.edu">iraicu@cs.iit.edu</a>
Web:      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.cs.iit.edu/~iraicu/">http://www.cs.iit.edu/~iraicu/</a>
Web:      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/">http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/</a>
LinkedIn: <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/ioanraicu">http://www.linkedin.com/in/ioanraicu</a>
Google:   <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jE73HYAAAAAJ">http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jE73HYAAAAAJ</a>    
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