Call for Nominations : ACM SIGBED Early Career Award

ACM SIGBED ( has established an Early Career Award that recognizes contributions by junior researchers in the area of embedded, real-time, and cyber-physical systems. We encourage SIGBED community members to nominate candidates for the 2019 award.


The nominee should be a SIGBED member, should have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) after January 1, 2012, and have a research focus on topics of relevance to SIGBED. Please visit the SIGBED webpage for a list of SIGBED sponsored conferences to determine relevance, and for instructions regarding how to join SIGBED.

Nomination Process:

The nomination consists of a letter from the nominator summarizing the nominee’s research contributions and explaining its significance and relevance to SIGBED, and two letters of endorsement. All the material should be sent by email to the chair of the award selection committee. Please contact the chair with any questions you may have.

Nomination Deadline:

February 08, 2019

Selection Criteria:

The award selection committee will review the nomination package and collectively choose the winner based on the significance of the contributions to the SIGBED community. The committee has the option to decline to make the award.

Award Details:

The chosen nominee will be notified by March 10, 2019, and the award will be presented by the ACM SIGBED Chair at either CPSWeek 2019 or ESWeek 2019. The award consists of a plaque engraved with the nominee’s name, a $1000 honorarium, and up to $2000 towards support for travel to the event where the award is presented. Funding for the award is provided by ACM SIGBED.

2019 Award Selection Committee:

  • Sanjoy Baruah, Washington University in Saint Louis (Chair; email:
  • Rolf Ernst, Technical University of Braunschweig
  • Janos Sztipanovits, Vanderbilt University
  • Lothar Thiele, ETH Zurich
  • Marilyn Wolf, Georgia Tech

Conflict of Interest Policy:

It is possible that members of the selection committee have worked with the nominees and may have a conflict of interest. The nominator should alert the chair about such conflicts. Conflicts of interest shall not automatically prevent a committee member from taking part in the selection process. However, if a member of the committee, or the chair of the committee, feels that the association of a committee member with a nominee would interfere with impartial consideration of the nominees, the member shall be excused from the relevant parts of the discussion. If the same committee member has conflicts with multiple nominees, the Chair of the committee may seek a replacement.

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