Dear SIGAda Members,
SIGAda Extended Executive Committee (EEC),
SIGAda Working Groups,
Past SIGAda Awards Recipients, and
Members of the Ada Community:
On Wednesday, 16 November 2005, the 2005 SIGAda Awards will be presented in
a special morning plenary session at the SIGAda 2005 conference in Atlanta,
Georgia. (See http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2005 if you have
somehow missed announcements of this year's annual SIGAda international
We welcome your nominations of deserving recipients.
The ACM SIGAda Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made
outstanding contributions to the Ada community and to SIGAda. The two
categories of awards are:
(1) Outstanding Ada Community Contribution Award
-- For broad, lasting contributions to Ada technology & usage.
(2) ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service Award
-- For exceptional contributions to SIGAda activities & products.
Please consider who should be nominated this year. You may nominate a
person for either or both awards, and as many people as you think
worthy. One or more awards will be made in both categories.
Please visit http://www.acm.org/sigada/exec/awards/awards.html#Recipients
and peruse the names of past winners. This may help you think about the
measure of accomplishment that is appropriate. You may be aware of people
who have made substantial contributions that have not yet been
acknowledged. Nominate them. Consider what you believe to be the best
developments in the Ada community or SIGAda in the last year; the last 5
years; since Ada's inception. Who was responsible? Nominate them.
Please note that anyone who has received either of the two awards remains
eligible for the other. Perhaps there is an outstanding SIGAda volunteer
who has won our Distinguished Service Award and who has also made important
contributions to the advance of Ada technology, or visa versa. Nominate
him or her!
The nomination form is available on the SIGAda website at
http://www.acm.org/sigada/exec/awards/awards.html. (You need to visit this
website to see past award winners' names, and also a picture of the
statuette which is the award among other things, so you don't nominate
someone who has already won an award in a category.) Submit your
nomination as an e-mail attachment to [log in to unmask] You may also
submit nominations on-line at:
The ACM SIGAda Awards Committee, comprised of volunteers who have
previously won an award, will determine this year's recipients from your
Call our attention to the people who are most deserving, by nominating
them. And please nominate by OCTOBER 15!
Your participation in the nominations process will help maintain the
prestige and honor of these awards.
Chair ACM SIGAda