Call for Nominations
The 1996 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Competition
Deadline: August 1, 1996
Rules of the Competition
ACM established the
Doctoral Dissertation Award
program to recognize and
encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer
science and engineering. These awards are presented annually in conjunction
with ACM's Computing Week. [Usually in the February-March timeframe.]
Nominations are limited to one per university or college, from any country,
unless more than 10 Ph.D.s are granted in one year, in which case two may be
Submissions must be received at ACM headquarters by August 1, 1996 to
qualify for consideration. This date is not negotiable.
Each nominated dissertation must have been accepted by the department within
a 12-month period prior to August 1, 1996. Exceptional dissertations
completed in July 1995, but too late for submission last year will be
considered. Only English language versions will be accepted. Please send
five copies of thesis.
Each nomination shall be forwarded by the thesis advisor and must include
the endorsement of the department head. A one-page summary of the
significance of the dissertation written by the advisor must accompany the
Each nomination must be accompanied by an assignment to ACM by the author of
exclusive publication rights.
Winning dissertations will be published by Springer-Verlag.
Each nominated dissertation will be screened by three to five specialists in
the relevant fields to provide a preliminary evaluation.
On the basis of these evaluations, five finalists will be chosen for
submission to a selection committee of six persons who serve staggered terms
of three years.
The selection committee will select the winning dissertation by November 15.
The author of the winning dissertation will receive $1,000. Financial
support for the Doctoral Disstertation Award is provided by Springer-Verlag.
Submission Procedure Summary
A nomination must include:
Send the nomination material to:
Nomination letter by thesis advisor of candidate. This letter must include
(a) the name, address, and phone number of the advisor,
(b) the name and address of the candidate, and
(c) a one-page summary of the significance of the dissertation.
An endorsement letter by the department head.
FIVE (5) copies of the dissertation.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Coordinator
New York, NY 10036-5701, USA