SIGOPS - Operating Systems

SIGOPS Dennis Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award for Software Systems Research

Given annually to a recent Ph.D. graduate in recognition of an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the area of software systems research. The award includes a $2000 honorarium and a plaque.

SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award

Given annually to recognize creativity, innovation, and vision in Operating Systems research made by an individual whose computer-related career began no earlier than 20 years prior to the time of nomination. The award is named in honor of Mark Weiser who was known as a computing visionary, recognized for his research accomplishments during his career at Xerox PARC, and appreciated for his many contributions to the SIGOPS community. The award includes a prize of $1,000 and a framed certificate.

SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award

The SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award was instituted in 2005 to recognize the most influential papers that have appeared in SOSP and OSDI conference proceedings at least 10 years in the past.

SIGACT/SIGOPS Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing

Cosponsored by EATCS, and given alternately at PODC or DISC to an outstanding paper on the principles of distributed computing, whose significance and impact on the theory and/or practice of distributed computing has been evident for at least a decade. The winning authors will share a cash award of $2,000, and each will be presented with a plaque at the business meeting.


Presented annually to the author(s) of one paper that appeared in the International Symposium on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) 10 or more ASPLOS conferences prior to the award year. The Award will be presented at ASPLOS each year and includes an honorarium of $1000 and a plaque.


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