In 2012, HPDC established an annual achievement award, which is presented to an individual who has made long-lasting, influential contributions to the foundations or practice of the field of high-performance parallel and distributed computing (HPDC). These contributions may include one or more of the following:
- conceptual advances that have influenced the design or operation of HPDC systems or applications;
- innovative techniques or tools for the design or analysis of HPDC systems or applications;
- the design, the implementation, and the deployment of innovative (components of) HPDC systems or applications;
- the analysis of innovative (components of) HPDC systems or applications.
- 2015: Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California, USA
- 2014: Rich Wolski, UC Santa Barbara, USA
- 2013: Miron Livny, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
- 2012: Ian Foster, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Achievement Award TalkThe award will be presented at the 25th ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC-25) to be held in Kyoto, Japan, from May 31 - June 4, 2016. The winner should be available to receive the award in person and present an achievement award talk at the HPDC-25 conference.
Nominations for the 2016 AwardCandidates may be nominated by colleagues. A nomination (in the form of a single pdf file) should be approximately one page long and contain the following details:
- The nominee's current professional affiliation(s).
- A brief citation (thirty words or less) precisely stating the most salient reason(s) why the nominee is qualified for the award.
- A description of the technical contributions of the nominee and their significance and impact.
Important DatesNomination deadline: Friday March 18th
2016 Award Selection Committee
- Douglas Thain (Chair), University of Notre Dame, USA
- Hiroshi Nakashima, Kyoto University
- Kenjiro Taura, University of Tokyo
- Jack Lange, University of Pittsburgh
- Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California