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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: ACKERMANN AWARD 2014 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE


Nominations are now invited for the 2014 Ackermann Award.
PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS
conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a
university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2012 and 31.12.2013
are eligible for nomination for the award. The deadline for submission
is 28 February 2014 (Note: this is earlier than in previous years).
Submission details follow below.
Nominations can be submitted from 1 January 2014 on and should be sent
to the chair of the Jury, Anuj Dawar, by e-mail: anuj.dawar@cl.cam.ac.uk

The Award
The 2014 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the
annual conference of the EACSL (this year as the CSL/LICS joint
conference), 14-18 July 2014, in Vienna (Austria).
The award consists of

      * a diploma,
      * an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL/LICS conference,
      * the publication of the laudatio in the CSL/LICS proceedings,
      * travel support to attend the conference.

The jury is entitled to give more (or less) than one award per year.
Jury
The jury consists of:

      * Thierry Coquand (Chalmers University of Gothenburg);
      * Anuj Dawar (University of Cambridge), the president of EACSL;
      * Thomas A. Henzinger (IST Austria);
      * Daniel Leivant (Indiana University, Bloomington);
      * Damian Niwinski (University of Warsaw);
      * Luke Ong (University of Oxford), LICS representative;
      * Simona Ronchi Della Rocca (University of Torino), the
vice-president of EACSL;
      * Wolfgang Thomas (RWTH, Aachen).

How to submit
The candidate or his/her supervisor has to submit

     1. the thesis (ps or pdf file);
     2. a detailed description (not longer than 20 pages) of the thesis
in ENGLISH (ps or pdf file);
     3. a supporting letter by the PhD advisor and two supporting letters
by other senior faculty or researchers in equivalent positions (in
English); supporting letters can also be sent directly to Anuj Dawar
(anuj.dawar@cl.cam.ac.uk);
     4. a short CV of the candidate;
     5. a copy of the document asserting that the thesis was accepted as
a PhD thesis at a recognized University (or equivalent institution) and
that the candidate has received his/her PhD within the specified period
(scanned as pdf-file or faxed).

The submission should be sent by e-mail as attachments to the chairman
of the jury, Anuj Dawar:
anuj.dawar@cl.cam.ac.uk
With the following subject line and text:

      * Subject: Ackermann Award Submission
      * Text: Name of candidate, list of attachments

Submission can be sent via several e-mail messages. If this is the case,
please indicate it in the text. Letters of support and documents can
also be faxed to:
Anuj Dawar
Ackermann Award
+44 1223 334678

The Jury has the right to declare submissions to be out of scope or not
to meet the requirements.

The Award is sponsored by the Kurt Gdel Society.