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  1. ACM AWARDS SIG BOARD Chicago, February 5, 2007 Calvin Gotlieb, Co-chair, ACM Awards Committee ccg@cs.toronto.edu

  2. Awards Committee Structurewww.acm.org/awards ACM President | ACM Awards Committee | ACM-wide Award Selection CommitteesSIG Award Selection Committees A.M. Turing Award, Distinguished Service SIGACT Goedel Prize Software System, Doctoral Dissertation SIGADA Distinguished Service Grace Murray Hopper, Fellows SIGAPL Kenneth E. Iverson Outstanding Contribution to ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice SIGCAS Making a Difference International Science and Engineering Fair SIGCSE Lifetime Service Eugene Lawler SIGRAPH Stephen A. Cook Gordon Bell Prize (with Supercomputing Conf,) SIGMETRIC Achievement Eckert_Mauchly (with IEEE CS) SIGDOC Joseph T. Rigo Allen Newell (with AAAI) SIGMOD Innovations Computational Science and Eng,( with SIAM) SIGMOD Test of Time Distinguished Member, Senior Member SIGPLAN Programming Languages Canvassing Subcommittees SIGSOFT Outstanding Research SIGWEB/SIR Vannevar Bush . 58 in all SIG Board Feb. 5, 2007

  3. POLICIES RE AWARD ESTABLISHMENTwww.acm.org/awards/policies.html Awards may be for: Merit Service Best paper New Awards • Must have ACM sponsoring unit – SIG, Council, Awards Committee … (May be in conjunction with other groups) • Must include: Statements of criteria, frequency Descriptions of nomination, selection processes, form of the award Plan for financing honorarium, where applicable • Must be approved by ACM Awards Committee • Named Awards must be approved by Council –after recommendation Pro forma approval for Service, Best paper awards with proper documentation SIG Board Feb. 5, 2007

  4. ACM Awards Committee Function Monitors progress of award selection committees Advises on policy, new awards Does not select award winners Membership ACM President (Stuart Feldman), CEO (John White) ex-officio Chair (Co-chairs—Calvin Gotlieb, Jim Horning) Current chairs of ACM-wide Award Selection committees SIG Chairs Liaison with Awards Committee ( Fred Niederman) Meets annually in conjunction with ACM Awards Banquet Annual Report (Follow link from Awards web page) Rosemary McGuiness at ACM HQ Awards Liaison mcguinness@acm.org SIG Board Feb. 5, 2007

  5. ACM-wide Award Selection Committees • Consist of 3-5 ACM members for 3-5 year terms (Note: Award winners need not be members of ACM) • Practice is for members to assume chair in next-to-last year • Members may be appointed by Award Committee co-chairs Committee chair must be approved by ACM President Because of Practice, Presidential approval sought before appointment • Recommendations for appointments welcomed from: Outgoing chairs SIGs, where interests coincide with those of the Award • Except for Fellows Committee, award selection done by e-mail, conference call SIG Board Feb. 5, 2007

  6. Nominations for Awards • Nomination process must be open, broad • Nominations for merit awards should not be made by members of the selection committee (Acceptable for service, best paper awards) If you know of a worthy candidate, it is reasonable to approach a friend, and solicit a nomination on his/her behalf • Be aware of cliques where a small group of members nominate each other • Practice on holdovers from one year to the next, varies Most committees do have holdovers for small number of years SIG Board Feb. 5, 2007

  7. ACM Awards Banquet, Annual Meeting of Awards Committee • Held in different city each year, as determined by Council • May be stand-alone, or with a conference, Council meeting -- • Banquet now ACM gala event, with President presiding Seating usually sold out • ACM covers travel costs of incoming, outgoing chairs of ACM-wide Award committees • Awards Banquet Program lists award winners (both ACM-wide and SIG), citations, identifies sponsors, previous award winners, award nomination procedures, etc. (see sample distribution) 2007 Awards Banquet Saturday, June 9, San Diego SIG Board Feb. 5, 2007