Below is the call for nominations for the 2022 EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award.

The scope includes distributed systems, interpreted in a broad sense.

Please consider nominating your recently-graduated PhD students; the deadline is mid-December.

Best regards, Hagit


We would like to invite nominations of exceptional recently graduated PhD students for the 2022 EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award. 

The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2021. 

A nomination must include:

- the title and abstract of the dissertation;
- a PDF copy of the dissertation itself;
- a 1-page PDF recommendation letter from the submitter;
- the name of the institution and the date of the defense;
- a CV of the candidate with publication list. 

The nomination packet should be sent to [log in to unmask] 

The 2022 EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award Committee:

Hagit Attiya, Technion

Manuel Costa, Microsoft Cambridge
Jon Crowcroft, Cambridge University
Diego Didona, IBM Zurich
Thaleia Doudali, IMDEA 
Baris Kasikci, University of Michigan 
Ana Klimovic, ETHZ 
Jonathan Mace, MPI SWS 
Alain Tchana, ENS Lyon 
Paulo Verissimo, KAUST 
Yiming Zhang, Xiamen University 
Willy Zwaenepoel (chair), University of Sydney 

The award recognises a PhD student from a European University whose thesis is regarded to be an exceptional, innovative contribution to knowledge in the systems area. "Systems" is interpreted broadly, and includes operating systems, distributed systems, real-time systems, transactional and database systems, language runtimes, embedded systems, computer networks, systems aspects of programming, systems security, etc.


We believe that one of the characteristics that makes EuroSys such an exciting community is precisely the inclusive notion of "systems" that it has embraced: to keep it alive, we need our awards to consider the best work across this broad spectrum, and we hope you all can help us make sure that the call reaches every meritorious student (and their advisors!).


Please feel free to forward this to your colleagues and internal mailing lists at your institutions, as appropriate. 

You can find more information about the mechanics of the nominating process at:


Best regards,




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