The Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing is awarded for outstanding papers on the principles of distributed computing, whose significance and impact on the theory or practice of distributed computing have been evident for at least a decade. It is sponsored jointly by the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC) and the EATCS Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC). The prize is presented annually, with the presentation taking place alternately at PODC and DISC.
The committee decided to award the 2020 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing to
for their paper
Computation in networks of passively mobile finite-state sensors,
Distributed Computing 18(4): 235-253 (2006).
2020 Award Committee:
- Hagit Attiya, Technion (chair)
- Christian Cachin, University of Bern
- Rachid Guerraoui, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
- Nancy Lynch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Yoram Moses, Technion
- Paul Spirakis, University of Liverpool and University of Patras
- Alex Schwarzmann, Augusta University