EATCS annually honors a respected scientist from our community with the prestigious EATCS Distinguished Achievements Award. The award is given to acknowledge extensive and widely recognized contributions to theoretical computer science over a life long scientific career.

For the EATCS Award 2018, candidates may be nominated to the Awards Committee

consisting of

Artur Czumaj,
Christos Papadimitriou,
Jean-Eric Pin (chair)

Nominations will be kept strictly confidential. They should include supporting justification and be sent by
e-mail to the chairman of the EATCS Awards Committee:

Jean-Eric Pin
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by 31st December 2017.

Call for nominations: EATCS Award 2018

The decision has been unanimously approved by the EATCS Council.


The Award will be assigned during a ceremony that will take place in Prague, Czech Republic during ICALP 2018 (July 9-13, 2018).

A brief history of the EATCS Award follows below.

2017 / Éva Tardos

Place: ICALP (Warsaw )


Committee: Fedor Fomin (chair), Christos Papadimitriou and Jean-Eric Pin

2016 / Dexter Kozen

Place: ICALP (Rome)


Committee: Fedor Fomin, Kim G. Larsen (chair) and Jean-Eric Pin

2015 / Christos Papadimitriou

Place: ICALP (Kyoto)


Committee: Fedor Fomin, Kim G. Larsen and Vladimiro Sassone (chair)

2014 / Gordon Plotkin

Place: ICALP (Copenhagen)


Committee: Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Vladimiro Sassone and Leslie Ann Goldberg (chair)

2013 / Martin Dyer

Place: ICALP (Riga)


Committee: Leslie Ann Goldberg, Vladimiro Sassone and Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide (chair)

Photos from ICALP 2013

2012 / Moshe Y. Vardi

Place: ICALP (Wawrwick)


Committee: Leslie Ann Goldberg, Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, Eugenio Moggi (chair)

2011 / Boris (Boaz) Trakhtenbrot

Place: ICALP (Zürich)


Committee: Paul G. Spirakis (chair), Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, Eugenio Moggi

Photos from ICALP 2011 by Manfred Kudlek

2010 / Kurt Mehlhorn

Place: ICALP (Bordeaux)


Committee: Emo Welzl (Chair), Pavlos Spirakis and Eugenio Moggi

Photos from ICALP 2010 by Manfred Kudlek

2009 / Gérard Huet

Place: ICALP (Rhodes)


Committee: Catuscia Palamidessi (Chair), Paul Spirakis and Emo Welzl

Photos from ICALP 2009 by Manfred Kudlek

2008 / Leslie G. Valiant

Place: ICALP (Reykjavik)


Committee: David Peleg (chair), Catuscia Palamidessi and Emo Welzl

2007 / Dana S. Scott

Place: ICALP (Wroclaw)

Committee: Wolfgang Thomas (chair), Catuscia Palamidessi and David Peleg

2006 / Mike Paterson

Place: ICALP (Venice)

Committee: M. Dezani-Ciancaglini (chair), D. Peleg, and W. Thomas

Photos from ICALP 2006


2005 / Robin Milner

Place: ICALP (Lisboa)


Committee: J. van Leeuwen (chair), M. Dezani-Ciancaglini and W. Thomas

2004 / Arto Salomaa

Place: ICALP (Turku)

Committee: J. van Leeuwen (chair)

2003 / Grzegorz Rozenberg

Place: ICALP (Eindhoven)

Committee: Jean-Pierre Jouannaud, Emo Welzl and Jan van Leeuwen (chair)

2002 / Maurice Nivat

Place: ICALP (Málaga)

2001 / Corrado Böhm

Place: ICALP (Creta)

2000 / Richard Karp

Place: ICALP (Geneva) your social media marketing partner
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