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). From 2017 to 2022, the Award has been sponsored by the association Alumni der Informatik Dortmund e.V. From 2010 to 2016, the Award has been sponsored by the Kurt Gödel Society. For the three years 2007-2009, the Award was sponsored by Logitech, S.A., Romanel, Switzerland, the world’s leading provider of personal peripherals.

Submissions for the Ackermann Award 2023

Nominations are now invited for the 2023 Ackermann Award.

PhD dissertations in topics specified by the CSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022 are eligible for nomination for the award.

The deadline for submission is 1 July 2023.

Nominations should be submitted by the candidate or the supervisor via Easychair:

Please submit a pdf file containing:

  1. a summary in English of the thesis (maximum 10 pages), providing a gentle introduction and overview of the thesis, highlighting the novel results and their impact and including a link to the thesis (please do not include the thesis itself);
  2. a supporting letter by the PhD advisor and two supporting letters by other senior researchers (in English);
  3. a copy of a document stating that the thesis was accepted as a PhD thesis at a recognised University (or equivalent institution) and that the candidate was awarded the PhD degree within the specified period;
  4. a short CV of the candidate.
    The Award

The 2023 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at CSL 2024, the annual conference of the EACSL. The award consists of a certificate, an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference, the publication of the laudatio in the CSL proceedings, an invitation to the winner to publish the thesis in the FoLLI subseries of Springer LNCS, and financial support to attend the conference.


The jury consists of:

  • Christel Baier (TU Dresden),
  • Maribel Fernandez (King’s College London), president of EACSL,
  • Jean Goubault-Larrecq (ENS Paris-Saclay),
  • Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen University), ACM SigLog representative,
  • Delia Kesner (IRIF, U Paris Cite),
  • Slawomir Lasota (U Warsaw),
  • Florin Manea (U Goettingen), vice-president of EACSL,
  • Prakash Panangaden (McGill University),
  • James Worrell (U Oxford)

For more information please contact Maribel Fernandez: