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2008 Jenks Prize: Call for Nominations
Dear Colleagues, The deadline for nominations for the 2008 Richard D. Jenks Prize is approaching quickly. Please consider making a nomination for this prestigious award. 2008 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS ACM/SIGSAM Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Computer Algebra Software Engineering The third Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for excellence in software engineering for computer algebra will be awarded at International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC 2008) at RISC Linz, Austria, in July, 2008. The prize will consist of a plaque and a cash award of jumi,000. Nominations, including self nominations, for this prize are hereby solicited. Each nomination should be accompanied by a carefully completed nomination form. Candidates (or their nominators) should arrange to have two to five confidential letters of recommendation submitted by persons who are familiar with the nominee's software engineering achievements in computer algebra. The letters are an especially important part of the nomination packet. We welcome re-nominations of previously nominated candidates into the current competition. Please see http://www.sigsam.org/awards/Jenks for more details. Previous winners have been the SINGULAR team at the University of Kaiserslautern (2004) and Prof. John J. Cannon of The University of Sydney (2006). Software engineering will be interpreted broadly, but it should be an important component in the work of any nominee. The nominee can be an individual or a team, when the latter is appropriate. Any questions about the suitability of a given body of work for the prize should be directed to a member of the prize committee as listed below. All nominations must be received by May 1, 2008. The prize winner will be selected by a committee consisting of the following individuals: - Barry Trager (co-chair), IBM Research (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Tony Hearn (co-chair), Rand Corporation (email@example.com) - David Musser, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst (musser@cs.RPI.edu) - Mike Dewar, Numerical Algorithms Group (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Mark Giesbrecht, ACM SIGSAM Chair, University of Waterloo (email@example.com ) All nominations and supporting papers should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2008.