ACM Special Interest Group
on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC)|
Call for Nomination: By Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
The SIGSAC Awards Committee is now open to receiving nominations for the awards. The awards will be presented at
the 20th ACM Computer and Communication Security Conference, Berlin, Germany, Nov. 4-8, 2013.
DEADLINE FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS: Deadline for receiving nomination is July 31st, 2013. Note that nominees and nominators
not required to be ACM or SIGSAC members.
Nominations should be submitted via e-mail to the chair of the SIGSAC Awards Committee: Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham
ACM SIGSAC is offering two annual Awards: SIGSAC Outstanding
Innovation Award and SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award.
At most one award is given each year in each category.
For more information on previous recipient, please visit the ACM MemberNet.
- SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award: This award is given for
outstanding and innovative technical contributions to the field of computer and
communication security that have had lasting impact in furthering or understanding
the theory or development of secure systems.
- SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution Award: This award is given for
significant contribution to the field of computer and communication security
through fostering research and development activities, educating students, or
providing professional services such as the running of professional societies and
The Awards Committee will solicit nominations for Award recipients 5 months before the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS) via the ACM CCS and the SIGSAC website.
Nominations, once made, may be re-considered for the subsequent two years; if the nominee does not win after the first three years, the nomination is discarded.
The deadline for the nominations will be 3 months before the ACM CCS Conference. (The Awards Committee will take 6 weeks to make its decisions.)
Each nomination should be co-sponsored by at least 3 people. Email
co-sponsorship is accepted. Nominations should include a proposed citation
(up to 25 words), a succinct (100-250 words) description of the
innovation/contribution, and a detailed statement (1-2 page) to justify
the nomination. There is no nomination form as such.
Nominations should be submitted via e-mail (with subject "SIGSAC
Innovation/Contribution Award nomination") to the
chair of the SIGSAC Awards Committee: Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The winners will receive the Awards at the ACM CCS conference. The winners will be announced in the ACM CCS website and the SIGSAC web site.
Form of the Award:
Each Award carries a $1,000 monetary award and a plaque.
If the winner is a group of individuals, the group will receive $1,000 (not each
individual). However, each individual will receive a plaque.
The funds for the award are drawn from the SIGSAC funds.
Frequency of the Awards: Once a year.
Administration of the Awards Program:
The SIGSAC Awards Committee, comprised of 3-5 prominent senior scientists in the field, will solicit nominations for recipient candidates, evaluate the nominations, and select winners.
The SIGSAC executive committee chair will form the Awards Committee by inviting candidates. The SIGSAC executive
committee chair will appoint the Chair of the Awards Committee.
The terms of the Awards Committee will be the same as the term of the SIGSAC executive committee chair.
Once formed, the Awards Committee will select winners of the Awards completely independently of the SIGSAC
The Award winner will be decided by a two-thirds majority vote of the Awards Committee.
There will be at most one individual or one group to receive either Award in any given year. (It is possible that in a given year, there may be no winner of either Award.)
The SIGSAC executive committee chair and members of the SIGSAC Awards Committee are not eligible to be nominated
for either Award.
- SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award:
Awardee: Prof. Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas at San
Citation: For seminal and highly innovative research contributions to the theory and practice of role and usage-based
- SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award:
Awardee: Dr. Robert Herklotz,
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
For pioneering contributions to Air Force information systems security and for directing outstanding research programs in
- SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award: Prof. Virgil Gligor, Carnegie Mellon
Citation: For outstanding and pioneering innovations in Secure Operating Systems, Covert
Channel Analysis, Intrusion Detection, Secure Wireless Sensor Networks, and
Access Control Mechanisms.
- SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award:Prof. Ravishankar K. Iyer,
University of Illinois at
Citation: For his fundamental and far-reaching contributions and outstanding leadership in the assessment and
dependable computing systems.
- SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award: Dr. Jan Camenisch, IBM
Citation: For outstanding theoretical work on privacy-enhancing
cryptographic protocols and his leadership in their practical
- SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award: Prof. Bhavani Thuraisingham,
Univeristy of Texas, Dallas
Citation: For her seminal research contributions and outstanding
leadership to Data and Applications Security for the past 25 years.
- SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award: Dr. Jonathan Millen, The MITRE Corporation
- SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award: Dr. Carl Landwehr, University of Maryland
- SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award: Prof. Dorothy Denning, Naval
- SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award: Prof. Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas
at San Antonio
- SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award: Prof. Martin Abadi, Microsoft
Research and University of California Santa Cruz
- SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award: Prof. Sushil
Jajodia, George Mason University
- SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award: Dr. Michael Schroeder,
Assistant Director at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Lab.
- SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award: Prof. Eugene
Spafford, Director, CERIAS at Purdue University.
- SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award: Dr. Whitfield Diffie,
Vice President, Sun Fellow, and Chief Security Officer at Sun
- SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution Award: Dr. Peter G. Neumann,
Principal Scientist at SRI's Computer Research Lab.