Call for Nominations
The ACM Doctoral Dissertation Competition
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
at the ACM Awards Banquet.
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 nominated.
Please see our website for exact eligibility rules.
Only English language versions will be accepted.
Please send a copy of the thesis in PDF format
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 transmittal.
Submissions must be received by October 31, 2012 to
qualify for consideration.
Each nomination must be accompanied by an assignment
to ACM by the author of exclusive publication rights.
(Copyright reverts to author if not selected for publication.)
Winning dissertations will be published by ACM in
the ACM Digital Library.
Dissertations will be reviewed for technical depth and significance
of the research contribution, potential impact on theory and
practice, and quality of presentation. A committee of individuals
serving staggered five-year terms performs an initial screening
to generate a short list, followed by an in-depth evaluation to
determine the winning dissertation.
The selection committee will select the winning dissertation
in early 2013.
The Doctoral Dissertation Award is accompanied by a prize
of $20,000 and the Honorable Mention Award is accompanied
by a prize of $10,000. Financial sponsorship of the award is
provided by Google.
For Submission Procedure