The SPAA Test-of-Time Award will recognize papers that have had a significant impact in the SPAA community and beyond. All regular papers that were published in a SPAA conference at least 10 years ago are eligible for the award.
Selection committee: The selection committee will consist of the SPAA Steering Committee and is headed by the Steering Committee Chair.
Nomination deadline: August 1 each year.
Nominations will be submitted to the SPAA Steering Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org and must include:
- Name, address, and email address of the nominator
- The nominated paper
- A statement (at most 500 words) addressing why the paper should receive the award
- Up to three supporting letters from experts in the field
Self-nomination is disallowed.
Nominations by a Steering Committee member are allowed.
After the nomination deadline, the committee will then rank the nominated papers according to the following selection criteria:
- Impact of the paper within and outside of the community
- Scientific quality of the paper
and will make a decision by October 1. The committee may pick either exactly one paper or no paper at all, if it feels that none of the nominations has had sufficient impact. If a paper is selected, the Steering Committee Chair will contact the authors of that paper and invite them to give a plenary talk at next year’s SPAA conference.
Funding: No funding will be provided for the award, but the author giving the plenary talk will get free registration and an honorarium to cover her/his travel expenses. The money for the honorarium will come from the registration fees for the current SPAA conference.
Award announcement: Each Test-of-Time Award will be published on the SPAA website and will be announced using standard mailing lists in the parallel and distributed computing communities.
Conflict of interest: The award committee will follow a conflict of interest policy that is consistent with that of ACM: http://awards.acm.org/conflict-of-interest.cfm.