The 2021 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award will be presented at the ACM
SIGMETRICS 2021 conference, to be held online on June 14-18, 2021.
This Call for Nominations is available at
The ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award is given annually to an individual who
has made long-lasting, influential contributions to the analysis and
evaluation of computer/communication system performance. The contributions
may be theoretical advances that have influenced the techniques used to
predict, control and optimize the performance of computer/communication
systems, practical procedures or software tools that have been used widely
to manage system performance, or innovative applications of performance
evaluation models that have impacted the design of computer/communication
The SIGMETRICS Achievement Award recipient is selected by an Awards
Committee comprised of five individuals appointed by the SIGMETRICS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. In selecting the achievement award recipient, the
Awards Committee will place particular emphasis on seminal contributions
and a sustained record of high-impact in the field.
The award includes a plaque and a $2000 award, as well as expenses for
travel to the ACM SIGMETRICS annual conference, where the award is
presented. The recipient is also invited to give a technical presentation
at the conference.
The nomination rules disallow self-nominations, and require that the
nominator, but not the nominee, be a member of SIGMETRICS.
The nomination should include:
1. A two-page description of just those accomplishments which qualify the
nominee as a candidate for the award.
2. A curriculum vitae of the nominee.
3. Five endorsements, of at most 300 words each, from other scientists in
the field supporting the nomination. At least three of the five endorsers
must be SIGMETRICS members. Members of the selection committee are not
eligible to serve as nominator or endorser.
4. A concise statement of the nominee's achievements to be inscribed on the
The nomination materials must be e-mailed by APRIL 2, 2021 to the committee
chair John N. Tsitsiklis at: [log in to unmask] with SIGMETRICS in the subject
Past nominations that did not result in an award can be resubmitted.
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