Deadlines

Nominations must be received by March 24, 2020 to be considered for this year’s award. Nominations should be sent to the email address given below. The committee will automatically re-consider previously submitted nominations for both awards from the past two years (2018 and 2019). However, nominators are welcome to revise the supporting documents for such candidates if they so wish.

Where to send nominations

Nominations and inputs for the Test-of-time Award should be submitted via e-mail to the SIGMOD 2020 Awards Committee Chair at tamer.ozsu@uwaterloo.ca

About the SIGMOD Awards

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 in honor of Dr. Edgar F. (Ted) Codd (1923 – 2003), who invented the relational data model that led to the significant development of the database field as a scientific discipline.

SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award

The SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award is for innovative and highly significant contributions of enduring value to the development, understanding, or use of data systems. The award is given annually (if there is at least one qualified candidate) and consists of a plaque plus an honorarium of $10,000. If the award is given to more than one individual, the honorarium will be split among all the recipients. The recipients will receive the awards at the annual ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference, at the awards session.

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), Moshe Vardi (2008), Masaru Kitsuregawa (2009), Umeshwar Dayal (2010), Surajit Chaudhuri (2011), Bruce Lindasy (2012), Stefano Ceri (2013), Martin Kersten (2014), Laura Haas (2015), Gerhard Weikum (2016), and Goetz Graefe (2017), Raghu Ramakrishnan (2018), Anastasia Ailamaki (2019).

Eligibility: anyone except the current elected officers of SIGMOD (Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer), and members of the SIGMOD Awards Committee. 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).

Nomination: Anyone in the field can nominate one or more persons (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; plain text is preferred. Along with the nomination, 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. The Awards Committee itself is free to identify candidates for the award and is not required to pick among submitted nominations.

SIGMOD Contributions Award

The SIGMOD Contributions Award is for outstanding services to the database field through new community initiatives, professional services, standards activities, and research funding. The award is given annually (if there is at least one qualified candidate) and consists of a plaque plus an honorarium of $1,000. If the award is given to more than one individual, the honorarium will be split among all the recipients. The recipients will receive the awards at the annual ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference, at the awards session.

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 Ozsu (2006), Hans-Joerg Schek (2007), Klaus Dittrich (2008), Beng Chin Ooi (2009), David Lomet (2010), Gerhard Weikum (2011), Marianne Winslett (2012), H.V. Jagadish (2013), Kyu-Young Whang (2014), Curtis Dyreson (2015), Samuel Madden (2016), Yannis E. Ioannidis (2017), and Z. Meral Özsoyoğlu (2018), Ahmed Elmagarmid (2019).

Eligibility: anyone except the current elected officers of SIGMOD (Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer), and members of the SIGMOD Awards Committee. 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).

Nomination: Anyone in the field can nominate one or more persons (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; plain text is preferred. Along with the nomination, 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. The Awards Committee itself is free to identify candidates for the award and is not required to pick among submitted nominations.

Test-of-time Award

The ACM SIGMOD Test of Time Award recognizes the best paper from the SIGMOD proceedings 10 years prior, based on the criterion of identifying the paper that has had the most impact (research, products, methodology) over the intervening decade. In 2020, papers that were published in the SIGMOD Proceedings in 2010 will be considered. In picking a winner, the Awards Committee evaluates the evidence that the scientific or engineering contributions of the paper have had lasting impact on our research community, on the state-of-the-art in practice, or on society more broadly. The committee values impact in practice and impact in research through significant follow-up research or establishment of a new research area.

Nomination: Anyone in the field can nominate one or more papers (self-nominations are excluded). Nominations should include a justification of no more than 750 words. Additional supporting letters are not accepted for this award. The Awards Committee itself is free to identify candidates for the award and is not required to pick among submitted nominations.

SIGMOD Systems Award

The SIGMOD Systems Award is awarded to an individual or set of individuals to recognize the development of a software or hardware system whose technical contributions have had significant impact on the theory or practice of large-scale data management systems. The SIGMOD Systems Award is intended to recognize data management projects that are innovative, and which have widespread deployment and impact. Not every winner has to be equal in both dimensions, but neither pure research projects (innovation without a practical artifact with widespread impact) nor a pure product (a useful artifact without deep innovation) are good candidates.

Some concrete criteria:

  • · Is the project embodied in a piece of software that is widely available?
  • · Is the software used by a large number of people, and has it had wide practical impact?
  • · Does the project embody innovative technical ideas?
  • · Has the project substantially changed the direction of the field?

Eligibility: anyone except the current elected officers of SIGMOD (Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer), and members of the SIGMOD Awards Committee. 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).

Nomination: Anyone in the field can nominate one or more persons (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; plain text is preferred. Along with the nomination, 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. The Awards Committee itself is free to identify candidates for the award and is not required to pick among submitted nominations.

curtis, 4.03.2020 | Posted in Awards