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The Ackermann Award
The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science.
It is presented during the annual conference of the EACSL (CSL'xx).
For the past three years 2007-2009,
the Award is sponsored by
Logitech, S.A., Romanel, Switzerland,
the world's leading provider of personal peripherals.
For the next three years 2010-2013,
the Award is sponsored by the Kurt Gödel Society.
Submissions for the Ackermann Award 2013
Eligible for the 2013 Ackermann Award are 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 1.1.2011 and 31.12.2012.
The deadline for submission is 15 April 2013.
Submission details follow below.
Nominations can be submitted from 1 January 2013 on and should be sent
to the chair of the Jury professor Anuj Dawar by e-mail:
The 2013 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference
of the EACSL (CSL'13), 2-5 September 2013, in Torino (Italy). The award consists of
The jury is entitled to give more (or less) than one award per year.
- a diploma,
- an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference,
- the publication of the
laudatio in the CSL proceedings,
- travel support to attend the conference.
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);
- Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay and LIX);
- 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
The submission should preferably be sent by e-mail
as attachments to professor Anuj Dawar:
With the following subject line and text:
- the thesis (ps or pdf file);
- a detailed description (not longer than 20 pages)
of the thesis in ENGLISH (ps or pdf file);
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org);
- a short CV of the candidate;
- 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).
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:
Prof. Anuj Dawar
- Subject: Ackermann Award Submission
- Text: Name of candidate, list of attachments
+44 1223 334678
The Jury has the right to declare submissions to be
out of scope or not to meet the requirements.