We invite you to submit nominations for the inaugural SPAA Test-of-Time
Award <https://spaa.acm.org/spaa-test-of-time-award/> and SPAA Parallel
Computing Award <https://spaa.acm.org/spaa-parallel-computing-award/>,
given by the ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures
(SPAA) <https://spaa.acm.org/>. The nomination deadline is *August 1, 2022*.
More information about these awards can be found below as well as on the
SPAA webpage.

Yan Gu and Julian Shun
SPAA Publicity Chairs


*SPAA Test-of-Time Award*
The SPAA Test-of-Time Award will recognize papers that have had a
significant impact in the SPAA community and beyond. All regular papers
that were published in a SPAA conference at least 10 years ago are eligible
for the award.

*Selection committee:* The selection committee will consist of the SPAA
Steering Committee and is headed by the Steering Committee Chair.


*Nomination deadline: August 1, 2022.*
Nominations will be submitted to the SPAA Steering Committee Chair at
[log in to unmask] and must include:

- Name, address, and email address of the nominator
- The nominated paper
- A statement (at most 500 words) addressing why the paper should receive
the award
- Up to three supporting letters from experts in the field

Self nominations are disallowed. Nominations by a Steering Committee member
are allowed.

After the nomination deadline, the committee will then rank the nominated
papers according to the following selection criteria:

- Impact of the paper within and outside of the community
- Scientific quality of the paper

and will make a decision by *October 1*. The committee may pick either
exactly one paper or no paper at all, if it feels that none of the
nominations has had sufficient impact. If a paper is selected, the Steering
Committee Chair will contact the authors of that paper and invite them to
give a plenary talk at next year’s SPAA conference.

*Funding:* No funding will be provided for the award, but the author giving
the plenary talk will get a free registration and a honorarium to cover
her/his travel expenses. The money for the honorarium will come from the
registration fees of the current SPAA conference.

*Award announcement: *Each Test-of-Time Award will be published at the SPAA
website and will be announced using standard mailing lists in the parallel
and distributed computing communities.

*Conflict of interest:* The award committee will follow a conflict of
interest policy that is consistent with that of ACM:
http://awards.acm.org/conflict-of-interest.cfm.

*SPAA Parallel Computing Award*

The SPAA Parallel Computing Award will recognize a person either for a
singular important result or for a career of accomplishments related to the
SPAA community. However, it is not restricted to people who publish in
SPAA, or a result that appeared in SPAA.

*Selection committee: *The selection committee will consist of the SPAA
Steering Committee and is headed by the Steering Committee Chair.


*Nomination deadline: August 1, 2022.*
Nominations can be made for any individual of the parallel and distributed
computing community by submitting a nomination letter including the
following information to the SPAA Steering Committee Chair at
[log in to unmask]:

- Name, address, and email address of the nominator
- The nominated person
- A statement (at most 500 words) addressing why the person should receive
the award
- Up to three supporting letters from experts in the field

Self nominations are disallowed. Nominations by a Steering Committee member
are allowed.

After the nomination deadline, the committee will then rank the candidates
according to the following selection criteria:

- Impact of the publications within and outside of the community
- Scientific quality of the publications

and will make a decision by *October 1*. The committee may either pick
exactly one candidate or no candidate at all, if it feels that none of the
candidates has had a sufficient impact. If a candidate is selected, the
Steering Committee Chair will contact her/him and invite her/him to give a
plenary talk at next year’s SPAA conference. Candidates that have not been
selected for the award but receive support from at least one committee
member will be re-considered in the next year.

*Funding:* No funding will be provided for the award, but the winner will
get a free registration and a honorarium to cover her/his travel expenses.
The money for the honorarium will come from the registration fees of the
current SPAA conference.

*Award announcement: *Each SPAA Parallel Computing Award will be published
at the SPAA website and will be announced using standard mailing lists in
the parallel and distributed computing communities.

*Conflict of interest:* The award committee will follow a conflict of
interest policy that is consistent with that of ACM:
http://awards.acm.org/conflict-of-interest.cfm.

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