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The ACM Europe Council is actively promoting ACM activities in Europe, including major scientific, chapter and organizational events.

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 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.