[ecoop-info] Dahl-Nygaard Prizes 2015 - Request for Nominations

Markku Sakkinen markku.j.sakkinen at cs.jyu.fi
Sun Oct 19 14:01:43 CEST 2014

The AITO Dahl-Nygaard Prize Committee hereby requests nominations for the 
Dahl-Nygaard Prizes, which are awarded annually to individuals that have made 
significant technical contributions to the field of Object-Orientation.
The original deadline for nominations was September 30th, 2014.
However, because the updated statutes for the prizes have not been
published yet, the deadline is now exceptionally postponed to October 31st.

The prizes are named after Ole-Johan Dahl and Kristen Nygaard, whose pioneering 
conceptual and technical work in the sixties shaped that view of programming    
and modeling which is now known as object-orientation.  The prizes will be      
presented at the ECOOP conference in 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic.           
One prize is awarded to a junior researcher (who has obtained the PhD           
degree at most 7 years before the award year, i.e., in 2008 or later),          
and one prize to a senior researcher.  The senior researcher should             
have made a significant long-term contribution to the field in research         
or engineering.  The junior researcher should have made a promising             
contribution to the field through a paper, a thesis, or a prototype             
The list of previous winners is on the AITO website:                            
http://www.aito.org/Dahl-Nygaard/ .                                             
The old prize statutes are at                                                   
http://www.aito.org/Dahl-Nygaard/statutes.html .                                
The most significant change to them is that members of the prize committee      
and members of the AITO executive board are explicitly declared ineligible      
for the prize.                                                                  
Please send your nominations by email to dahl-nygaard at aito.org along with       
a short motivation, using the subject 'Dahl-Nygaard junior nomination' or       
'Dahl-Nygaard senior nomination'.  You can even nominate more that one          
person for each prize.                                                          
PS: Did you supervise a brilliant PhD student a few years ago?  Then consider   
a DN junior prize nomination!

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