[ecoop-info] Dahl-Nygaard Prizes 2015 - Request for Nominations
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:
The old prize statutes are at
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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