2009 ACM SIGMOD
The SIGMOD Awards Committee is now open to receiving nominations for the
SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award and the
SIGMOD Contributions award.
In addition, the awards committee welcomes informal
advice regarding the Test of Time Award for the paper in the
1999 SIGMOD Conference that has had the most
impact since its publication.
The nomination deadline is April 13, 2009.
In 1992, ACM SIGMOD started the Annual SIGMOD Innovations Award and
SIGMOD Contributions Award as part of its Awards Program. In 2004,
SIGMOD, with the unanimous approval of ACM Council, renamed the
Innovations Award award in honor of Dr. Edgar F. (Ted) Codd (1923 -
2003), who invented the relational data model and was responsible for
the significant development of the database field as a scientific
The previous winners of the Innovations Award are:
Michael Stonebraker (1992), James Gray (1993), Philip Bernstein
(1994), David DeWitt (1995), C Mohan (1996), David Maier (1997), Serge
Abiteboul (1998), Hector Garcia-Molina (1999), Rakesh Agrawal (2000),
Rudolf Bayer (2001), Patricia Selinger (2002), Donald Chamberlin
(2003), Ronald Fagin (2004), Michael Carey (2005), Jeffrey Ullman
(2006), Jennifer Widom (2007), and Moshe Vardi (2008).
The previous winners of the
Contributions Award are: Maria Zemankova (1992), Gio Wiederhold
(1993), Yahiko Kambayashi (1995), Jeffrey Ullman (1996), Avi
Silberschatz (1997), Won Kim (1998), Raghu Ramakrishnan (1999), Laura
Haas and Michael Carey (2000), Daniel Rosenkrantz (2001), Richard
Snodgrass (2002), Michael Ley (2003), Surajit Chaudhuri (2004),
Hongjun Lu (2005), Tamer Özsu (2006), Hans-Jörg Schek
(2007), and Klaus Dittrich (2008).
-- INNOVATIONS/CONTRIBUTIONS AWARDS --
|| SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award.
|| For What:
Innovative and highly significant contributions of enduring
value to the development, understanding, or use of database
systems and databases.
|| SIGMOD Contributions Award.
|| For What:
Outstanding and sustained services to the database field through
education, conference organizations, journals, standards
activities, research funding, etc.
|| Annually (if there is at least one qualified candidate)
|| A plaque per person plus $1000 per award (the latter to
be split among a group, if it is a group award)
|| Administered by the SIGMOD Awards Committee
|| Nomination/Evaluation Procedures:
Anyone in the field can nominate one or more persons or group
(self nominations are excluded).
Nominations should include a proposed citation (up to 25 words),
a succinct (100-250 words) description of the innovation/contribution,
and a detailed statement to justify the nomination; plaintext is
At least three additional supporting letters should be submitted.
Such letters, however, should not be simple endorsements of the
nomination, but convey additional factual information.
The Awards Committee will evaluate all nominations and decide
on zero or more winners.
Nominations must be received by April 13, 2009 to be
considered for this year's award.
The recipients will receive the awards at the annual ACM SIGMOD/PODS
Conference, at the awards luncheon; each awardee will give a short
speech (5-10 minutes).
|| Eligibility for Nomination:
Anyone except the current elected officers of SIGMOD (Chair,
Vice Chair, and Treasurer), and members of the SIGMOD Awards
Awards should be for contributions not already honored by a
major ACM Award (e.g., the Turing Award, SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd
Innovations Award, or SIGMOD Contributions Award).
-- TEST-OF-TIME AWARD --
There is no formal nomination process for this award, but input from
the database research community is welcome.
The SIGMOD Awards Committee is charged with selecting the paper
from the SIGMOD Proceedings from 10 years ago (i.e., the 1999 SIGMOD,
this year) that has best met the "test of time," that is, it has had the
most influence since its publication.
We are especially interested in first-hand accounts of ways in which the
ideas of a paper have been used in practice.
So take a look at the
1999 SIGMOD Proceedings, and if you have
any information you believe would be of use to the committee, then please
send the committee a note, as described below.
-- WHERE TO SEND NOMINATIONS --
Nominations should be submitted via e-mail to the chair of the SIGMOD
Awards Committee, David Maier, with copies to the other members of the
-- NOTE --
The committee will automatically re-consider nominations for both awards from
the past two years (2007 and 2008). Nominators are of course free to revise
the nominating documents for such candidates.
SIGMOD Awards Committee:
University of Edinburgh
IBM Almaden Research Center
David Maier (Chair)
Portland State University
Max-Planck Institute of Computer Science, Saarbruecken
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