2020 Call for Nominations

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2020 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 international 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 1, 2020 
  • Notification of awards: April 5, 2020
  • Award presentation at ICSE 2020,  in Seoul, South Korea.

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.

TCSE Rising Star Award

The TCSE Rising Star Award is presented annually to a person who is either: a) under the age of 35 at the time of nomination, or b) has completed their PhD no more than 10 years ago at the time of nomination, and who has exceeded expectations for a person of their experience in at least two of: teaching, leadership in the Software Engineering community, research, and disseminating software engineering concepts and practice.

TCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

The TCSE Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed a lifetime of outstanding and sustained contributions to the software engineering community.

TCSE New Directions Award

The TCSE New Directions Award is presented annually to an individual or team who have made substantial contributions to software engineering research or practice where these contributions moved the field in a new direction.

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

  • Nominator: name, address, phone number, and email address of the person making the nomination.
  • Nominee: name, address, phone number, and email address of the individual (not self nominated) or institution for whom an award is recommended.
  • 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.
  • You can download all of the award criteria, as a single zip file, here.

Submission of Nomination Package

A nomination package should be submitted via EasyChair:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tcseawards2020

General inquiries about the TCSE Awards may be directed to the 2020 TCSE Awards Co-Chairs, Nancy Mead and Philippe Kruchten at
tcseawards2020@easychair.org

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.