Awards

IEEE TCDP Awards

IEEE TCDP (Technical Committee of Distributed Processing) is happy to announce the awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement and for Outstanding Service. The goal of these highly prestigious awards is to encourage innovative long term contributions to the field of distributed processing. The 2021 call-for-nominations for the awards are as follows.

IEEE TCDP Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

This award recognizes scholars whose technical accomplishments contributed significantly to the progress of the distributed processing field in one of the following ways.

  • Impact resulting in significant advance of the distributed processing field;
  • Impact beyond research to industrial practice;
  • Impact beyond the distributed processing field.

Eligibility

The candidate(s) can be anyone except the current officers of IEEE TCDP and members of the IEEE TCDP Awards Committee.

Nomination Process

Anyone in the field can put forward a nomination (self-nominations are excluded). Nominations should include a proposed citation (up to 25 words) and a detailed statement to justify the nomination (500 words or less). The nomination should explicitly indicate the specific nature of the impact (expanding distributed processing through interdisciplinary work, though impact on practice, or by expanding the distributed processing field itself). Three supporting letters should be submitted. The letters need to address the significance of the contributions cited in the nomination. Nominations must be received by March 31, 2021 to be considered for this year’s award. Please include a detailed CV for nominee in the nomination. Nominations that did not result in an award can be resubmitted or updated in subsequent years. The Awards Committee will evaluate all nominations and decide on zero or more winners.

IEEE TCDP Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to ICDCS, TCDP, and the distributed processing community in general.

Eligibility

The candidate can be anyone except the current officers of IEEE TCDP and members of the IEEE TCDP Awards Committee.

Nomination Process

Anyone in the field can put forward a nomination (self-nominations are excluded). Nominations should include a proposed citation (up to 25 words) and a detailed statement to justify the nomination (500 words or less). Three supporting letters should be submitted. The letters need to address the significance of the service contributions cited in the nomination. Nominations must be received by March 31, 2021 to be considered for this year’s award. Please include a detailed CV for nominee in the nomination. Nominations that did not result in an award can be resubmitted or updated in subsequent years. The Awards Committee will evaluate all nominations and decide on zero or more winners.

All Awards

All nominations should be sent to the IEEE TCDP Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Xiaodong Zhang at zhang@cse.ohio-state.edu. The awards with an achievement plaque and an honorarium will be presented in IEEE ICDCS’ 2021 in Singapore.

Award Committee

Kenneth P. Birman
Dept. of Computer Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Tel: 607-255-9199
Email: ken@cs.cornell.edu

Jiannong Cao
Department of Computing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Tel: (852) 2766 7275
Email: csjcao@comp.polyu.edu.hk

Chita R. Das
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Tel: 814-865-0194
Email: das@cse.pus.edu

Nancy A. Lynch
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 06603
Tel: 617-253-7225
Email: lynch@csail.mit.edu

Michel Raynal
IRISA / INRIA Rennes
University of Rennes
35042 Rennes, France
Tel: (33) 2 99 84 71 88
Email: michel.raynal@irisa.fr

Jie Wu
Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel: 215-204-6356
Email: jiewu@temple.edu

Xiaodong Zhang
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: 614-688-3029
Email: zhang@cse.ohio-state.edu