Call for Nominations: ACP Research Excellence Award 2017

*CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE** **Association for Constraint Programming** **AWARD FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING 2017** *OVERVIEW* The Executive Committee of the ACP invites nominations for the 2017 ACP award for Research Excellence in Constraint Programming, which will be presented at the CP conference in Melbourne, Australia, August 28-September 1, 2017. The purpose of this award is to celebrate those CP researchers who have made exceptional and very influential research contributions to CP with their work. For the list of previous awardees, see: http://www.a4cp.org/awards/research-excellence-award The award recipient will give a plenary talk at CP 2017. The costs for his/her participation to the conference will be covered by the ACP. *ELIGIBILITY* Nominations for this award are invited from members of the ACP. *NOMINATION PROCESS* A nomination package consists of a nomination form from one nominator, and reference letters from at least 2 referees. Typically, a nominator is somebody who knows the nominee very well, and locates the references, ensuring that they do their parts in time to produce a convincing nomination package. Ideally, a reference is a well-known member of the CP community who has never had a very close relationship with the nominee, but who can speak with authority for him or her. Nominations and reference forms should follow the form below and should be sent (nomination forms by the nominators, and reference forms by references) by email to secretary@a4cp.org. *TIMEFRAME* The nomination package must arrive at the above address by June 1, 2017. We cannot accept anything received after that date. We will acknowledge receipt of nominations. The decision will be available by July 1, 2017. *AWARD COMMITTEE* Every other year, an Award Committee will decide the award recipient among the nominees, and will include: the president and secretary of the ACP-EC, two previous award recipients, and the program chair of the CP conference where the award will be given. Members of the award committee cannot be candidates, nor can they support a candidate by being a nominator or a reference. Enquiries concerning nominations should be directed to the ACP EC Secretary at the address secretary@a4cp.org. *_____________________________ Nomination Form __________________________* NOMINATION FORM: ACP AWARD FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING Please answer, as completely as possible, Questions 1 to 9 of the form below, and email it to secretary@a4cp.org. Regarding Question 9, it is important to show evidence that the nominee has generated some of the most important and influential work in the CP field. Effective nominations will therefore emphasize what the nominee has done and why it matters. The information on this form is confidential. Neither the candidate nor the references will be informed of the views you express. 1. Nominator's name and affiliation (first, middle, last; address; telephone; and email address) 2. References (list at least 2 people who will submit the reference forms) 3. Nominee's name and affiliation (first, middle, last; address; telephone; fax; email address; and webpage) 4. Candidate's education (highest degree received, field, institution, date) 5. Record of professional experience (list of principal positions held and dates; please briefly describe primary responsibilities for each position) 6. Professional recognition (honors, awards, prizes) 7. Contributions of record (list 5-10 significant publications, patents, or other contributions) 8. Noteworthy public services (boards, committees, etc) 9. Please describe, in 300 words or less, the accomplishments of the candidate that, in your opinion, qualify him/her for the ACP award for Research Excellence in Constraint Programming. Answers to the following questions will assist in the evaluation process: * Which specific accomplishments made by the candidate merit the Award? * Where does the candidate stand in comparison to other scientists in the field of CP? * What impacts have the contributions of the candidate had on other fields (AI, OR, computer science, etc.), or on society? * If some of the candidate's contributions involved a team effort, what specifically were the candidate's contributions? *_____________________________ Reference Form ___________________________* REFERENCE FORM: ACP AWARD FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING Please answer, as completely as possible, Questions 1 to 5 by editing this form directly, and email it to secretary@a4cp.org. Regarding Question 5, it is important to show evidence that the nominee has generated some of the most important and influential work in the CP field. Effective letters will, therefore, emphasize what the nominee has done and why it matters. The information on this form is confidential. Neither the candidate nor the nominator will be informed of the views you express. 1. Reference's name and affiliation (first, middle, last; address; telephone; and email address) 2. Nominator's name 3. Candidate's name 4. A reference is required to have been at "arm's length" from the candidate for the past 6 years, which here means being at a different institution from, not having supervised or been supervised by, and not having done joint work with the candidate. Please declare here any association you have ever had with the candidate. 5. Please describe, in 300 words or less, the accomplishments of the candidate that, in your opinion, qualify him/her for the ACP award for Research Excellence in Constraint Programming. Answers to the following questions will assist in the evaluation process: * Which specific accomplishments made by the candidate merit the Award? * Where does the candidate stand in comparison to other scientists in the field of Constraint Programming? * What impacts have the contributions of the candidate had on other fields (AI, OR, computer science, etc), or on society? * If some of the candidate's contributions involved a team effort, what specifically were the candidate's contributions? Nike x Fragment Women