The 2021 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to
Logic and Computation
Call for Nominations
An annual award, called the
Eligibility and Nominations
The contribution must have appeared in a paper or papers published
within the past 25 years. Thus, for the 2021 award, the cut-off date
is January 1, 1996. When a paper has appeared in a conference and then
in a journal, the date of the journal publication will determine the
cut-off date. In addition, the contribution must not yet have received
recognition via a major award, such as the Turing Award, the
Kanellakis Award, or the Gödel Prize. (The nominee(s) may have
received such awards for other contributions.) While the contribution
can consist of conference or journal papers, journal papers will be
given a preference.
Nominations for the 2021 award are now being solicited. The nominating
letter must summarize the contribution and make the case that it is
fundamental and outstanding. The nominating letter can have multiple
co-signers. Self-nominations are excluded. Nominations must include: a
proposed citation (up to 25 words); a succinct (100-250 words)
description of the contribution; and a detailed statement (not
exceeding four pages) to justify the nomination. Nominations may also
be accompanied by supporting letters and other evidence of worthiness.
Nominations are due by 1 March 2021, and should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation of the Award
The 2021 award will be presented at the ACM SIGLOG/IEEE Symposium on
Logic in Computer Science, LICS 2021, which is scheduled to take place in Rome
in June/July 2021.
The award will be accompanied by an invited lecture by the
award winner, or by one of the award winners. The awardee(s) will
receive a certificate and a cash prize of USD 2,000. If there are
multiple awardees, this amount will be shared.
The 2021 Alonzo Church Award Committee consists of the following five