Principles of Distributed Computing Doctoral Dissertation Award
Purpose of the Award
To acknowledge and promote outstanding research by doctoral (Ph.D.) students on the principles of Distributed Computing.
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.
Submission ChecklistA nomination must include:
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 are:
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 presentation/writing.