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ACM Europe Council Best Paper Award

The ACM Europe Council Best Paper Awards recognize authors of outstanding technical contributions to ACM conferences taking place in Europe. The award will acknowledge groundbreaking research in each conference's respective field for its importance and contribution to the area, to highlight theoretical and practical innovations that are likely to shape the future of computing both in Europe and worldwide.

Award Criteria and Selection Process
Every ACM Conference that takes place in Europe in the award year is eligible for the Award. The recipient of the award will be chosen by an award committee in conformance with Conference Policies.

Prior to the eligible conference deadline, the ACM Europe Council will contact the conference organizers to establish their interest in bestowing the award (or vice-versa).

The evaluation criteria will be determined by the International Program Committee Co-Chairs of each participating conference. They will either select the winners themselves, barring any conflicts of interest, or the winners will be decided by the Program Committee. The specific procedure for the award presentation for each venue will be decided by either the Steering Committee or the Program Committee.

Submission Process
All papers accepted for oral presentation at a participating Conference will be eligible for the award.

Award
Each of the winners will receive a plaque. In addition, there will be a 1000 Euro honorarium to be split among the winners. Moreover, the recipient's paper will be provided online through the ACM Europe Council Awards page.

All expenses related to the award will be covered by the ACM Europe Council.

The award will be presented during the award ceremony at the conference by an ACM Europe Council member attending the conference, or by a party designated by the Council.

Conflict of Interest
The award committee will follow the conflict of interest policy consistent with that of ACM: https://awards.acm.org/awards-committees/conflict-of-interest. In the case of a conflict, the Program Committee Chairs may recommend a recusal similar to ACM's policy, or find a replacement for the conflicted committee member.

ACM Europe Council Sponsors Best Student Paper Award at ITiCSE 2018 in Larnaca, Cyprus

Ali Erkan was the recipient of the ACM Europe Best Paper Award for the paper, The Educational Insights and Opportunities Afforded by the Nuances of Prim's and Kruskal's MST Algorithms. The certificate was presented on 4 July at the 23rd Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education.



Ali Erkan receives award for "The Educational Insights and Opportunities Afforded by the Nuances of Prim's and Kruskal's MST Algorithms" presented by ACM Europe Council Vice Chair Judith Gal-Ezer of The Open University of Israel


ACM Europe Council Sponsors Best Student Paper Award at VRST 2017 in Gothenburg

The 23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology took place on 8-10 November in beautiful Gothenburg, Sweden this year. VRST 2017 was a record event in terms of submissions (183), participants (240) and graduate students. Congratulations to the team from Chalmers University who made this venue a remarkable success. The ACM Europe Council Best Student Paper Award went to:
Exploring the Effects of Observed Physicality Conflicts on Real-Virtual Human Interaction in Augmented Reality
Authored by Kangsoo Kim, Gerd Bruder, and Gregory Welch (University of Central Florida)



Authors of Best Student Paper receive award for "Exploring the Effects of Observed Physicality Conflicts on Real-Virtual Human Interaction in Augmented Reality"


ACM Europe Council Sponsors Best Paper Awards at IoT in Linz

The Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2017) took place on 22-25 October 2017 in Linz, Austria. Building on the success of its predecessors since 2008, IoT is the premier forum for to share, discuss and witness cutting-edge research in all areas of IoT development. The ACM Europe Council sponsored the Best Student Paper Award, which went the paper:
A Visual Programming Approach Based on Domain Ontologies for Configuring Industrial IoT Installations
Authored by:
Matus Tomlein and Kaj Groenbaek of Aarhus University



At the conference dinner held on 24 October in the VOEST Alpine Guest House, Matus Tomlein (center, holding certificate) was honored by PC-Chairs Stefan Schneegass (left) and Simon Mayr (right). The award certificate and the famous "Linzer Cake" were presented to Tomlein by Gabriele Anderst Kotsis (far right), ACM-W Europe Executive Committee member.


ACM Europe Council Sponsors Best Paper Awards at EICS in Lisbon

The ACM SIGCHI Engineering Interactive Systems (EICS) Symposium took place on 26-29 June 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. EICS traces its origins to the Design Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems as far back as 1994. The ACM Europe Council was proud to support the Best Paper Award. The award went to the paper:
Input Controls for Entering Uncertain Data: Probability Distribution Sliders
Authored by:
Miriam Greis, Hendrik Schuff, Marius Kleiner, Niels Henze, and Albrecht Schmidt (all of VIS, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany)



ACM Europe Council Executive Committee member Joaquim Jorge congratulating Best Student Paper award co-recipient Miriam Greis at ACM EICS 2017 in Lisbon.


ACM Europe Council Sponsors Best Paper Awards at SODA in Barcelona

The ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA) held 16-19 January 2017 in Barcelona is jointly sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics. The Best Paper Award was awarded jointly to two papers:

Subquadratic Algorithms for the Diameter and the Sum of Pairwise Distances in Planar Graphs
Authored by Sergio Cabello

A (2 + Є) Approximation for Maximum Weight Matching in the Semi-Streaming Model
Authored by Ami Paz and Gregory Schwartzman

The Best Student Paper Award went to the paper:

A (2 + Є) Approximation for Maximum Weight Matching in the Semi-Streaming Model
Authored by Ami Paz and Gregory Schwartzman


ACM Europe Council Sponsors Best Student Paper Award at CCS Conference in Vienna

The ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) is the flagship annual conference of ACM's Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC). From its inception, CCS has established itself as a high standard research conference in its area. In October 2016 the ACM Europe Council was proud to join SIGSAC in awarding the Best Paper Authored by a Student at CCS 2016 at Vienna's famous Hofburg Palace, in front of hundreds of attendees. The award went to the paper:

PhishEye: Live Monitoring of Sandboxed Phishing Kits
Authored by Xiao Han, Nizar Kheir (Orange Labs) and Davide Balzarotti (Eurecom)



ACM Europe Council / ACM-W Europe Executive Committee member Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis
congratulating Best Student Paper award co-recipient Xiao Han at ACM CCS 2016 in Vienna.



ACM Europe Council and ACM SIGGRAPH Sponsor Best Paper Awards at VRST 2016 Conference in Munich

ACM Virtual Reality Software Technology (VRST) is one of the oldest conferences in the topical field of Virtual Reality. In 2016, the conference took place in Munich, Germany from 2-4 November. ACM Europe Council was proud to join ACM/SIGGRAPH in supporting the Best Paper Award and the Best Paper Authored by a student. The award went to the paper:

Procedurally Generated Virtual Reality from 3D Reconstructed Physical Space
Authored by Misha Sra (MIT Media Lab Student), Sergio Garrido-Jurado (University of Córdoba), Chris Schmandt (MIT Media Lab), and Pattie Maes (MIT Media Lab)



Prof Hans-Joachim Hof hands the Best Paper Award to Misha Sra, a Graduate Student from MIT Media Lab and first author of the paper "Procedurally Generated Virtual Reality from 3D Reconstructed Physical Space"

The Best Paper Authored by a student was awarded to:

A Novel Magnetic Levitation Haptic Device for Augmentation of Tissue Stiffness Perception
Authored by Qianqian Tong, Zhiyong Yuan, Mianlun Zheng, Weixu Zhu, Guian Zhang, and Xiangyun Liao (School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, Hubei, China)

The awards were presented by Prof Hans-Joachim Hof, in representation of the ACM Europe Council. More details.