2016 Call for Nominations

2016 IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) Awards

The IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) requests nominations of distinguished individuals and teams for its annual awards. Each award includes an award plaque that will be presented at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) along with a public citation for the award on the IEEE TCSE website http://www.cs-tcse.org.

Important Dates

  • Nomination deadline: March 21, 2016
  • Notification of awards: April 8, 2016
  • Award presentation at ICSE 2016, May 14–22, 2016 in Austin, Texas, USA.

TCSE Distinguished Service Award

The TCSE Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding and/or sustained contributions and service to the software engineering community.

TCSE Distinguished Education Award

The TCSE Distinguished Education Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding and/or sustained contributions to software engineering education.

TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award

The TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award is presented annually to a team for outstanding and/or sustained contributions that stand as a model in the software engineering community of effective partnership between industry and universities.

TCSE Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award

The TCSE Distinguished WISE Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding and/or sustained leadership in the software engineering community to encourage women to explore science and engineering career paths.

Eligibility
  • A nominee must be an IEEE Computer Society and TCSE member at the time of nomination (unless the nominee is an institution).

Nomination Package

  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of the person making the nomination (the nominator).
  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of the candidate or institution for whom an award is recommended (the nominee).
  • A short statement (200-500 words) explaining why the nominee deserves the recommended award.
  • Supporting statements from up to two people in addition to the nominator.
  • The vitae or detailed biographical summary of the nominee, or document highlighting the story of the institution, mission/goals, and what its impact has been on software engineering.

Submission of Nomination Package

A nomination package should be emailed, as a single PDF file attachment, to the respective award chair:

  • TCSE Distinguished Service Award: Rainer Koschke, koschke@informatik.uni-bremen.de
  • TCSE Distinguished Education Award: Karl Reed, K.Reed@latrobe.edu.au
  • TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award: Grace Lewis, glewis@sei.cmu.edu
  • TCSE Distinguished WISE Leadership Award: Julia Rubin, mjulia@csail.mit.edu
General inquiries about the TCSE Awards should be directed to the 2016 TCSE Awards Chair, Kenny Wong, kenw@cs.ualberta.ca.

TCSE Awards Selection Process
  • The TCSE Chair appoints a TCSE Awards Chair annually who serves at most two consecutive years.
  • The TCSE Awards Chair in consultation with the TCSE Chair appoints an Award Selection Chair and Committee Members for each award.
  • Each Award Selection Chair will follow the selection criteria for that award and submit the recommendation to the TCSE Awards Chair.
  • There is flexibility in the process and criteria to, e.g., move nominees to a more suitable category.
  • The TCSE Awards Chair will review the selection process and approve or disapprove the recommendation based on conformance with the selection process and criteria.
  • The TCSE Awards Chair will submit the final recommendations for approval to the TCSE Chair.
  • The TCSE Chair will submit the final recommendations for approval to IEEE.
  • IEEE Awards Board Operations Manual

2016 TCSE Awards Selection Committee Members

  • TCSE Awards Chair
    • Kenny Wong, University of Alberta, Canada
  • TCSE Distinguished Service Award Committee
    • Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen, Germany (Chair)
    • Paul Croll, Consultant, USA
    • Scott Tilley, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
    • Kenny Wong, University of Alberta, Canada
  • TCSE Distinguished Education Award Committee
    • Karl Reed, La Trobe University, Australia (Chair)
    • Thomas Fritz, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    • Hausi Müller, University of Victoria, Canada
    • Kenny Wong, University of Alberta, Canada
  • TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award Committee
    • Grace Lewis, SEI, USA (Chair)
    • Rick Selby, Northrop Grumman, USA
    • Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
    • Kenny Wong, University of Alberta, Canada
  • TCSE Distinguished WISE Leadership Award Committee
    • Julia Rubin, MIT, USA (Chair)
    • Grace Lewis, SEI, USA
    • Ladan Tahvildari, University of Waterloo, Canada
    • Kenny Wong, University of Alberta, Canada