Thu, 11 Sep 2008 08:49:17 -0500
Dear Members of the Ada Community:
The deadline for nominations is approaching. Below is a copy of the
message I sent last month with all of the necessary information for
you to nominate a colleague.
On Thursday, 30 October 2008, the 2008 SIGAda Awards will be
presented in a special morning plenary session at the SIGAda 2008
conference in Portland, Oregon. (See
http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2008/ if you have somehow missed
announcements of this year's annual SIGAda international conference.)
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.
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 or e-mail attachment
to [log in to unmask]
The ACM SIGAda Awards Committee, comprised of volunteers who have
previously won an award, will determine this year's recipients from
your nominations. Call our attention to the people who are most
deserving, by nominating them. And please nominate by SEPTEMBER 21!
Chair ACM SIGAda