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SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Best Paper Prize

Established in 2015, the prize is awarded to the author or authors of the most outstanding paper in the field of parallel scientific and engineering computing published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

Call for Nominations Opens: March 1, 2019

Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Best Paper Prize (SIAG/SC Best Paper Prize) is awarded every two years to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the selection committee, in the field of parallel scientific and engineering computing published within the four calendar years preceding the award year.


Eligibility Criteria

The qualifying paper must contain significant research contributions in parallel scientific and engineering computing. The paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

For the 2020 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2019. At least one of the authors must be a member of the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing at the time of nomination, and the paper must be nominated by at least two individuals.


Required Materials

  • Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate paper, signed by at least two individuals
  • Bibliographic citation for candidate paper
  • Digital version of the candidate paper (PDF required)

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About the Award


About the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Best Paper Prize


The SIAG/SC Best Paper Prize includes a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, a representative author will be invited to present a plenary lecture at the conference. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending giving the lecture.

Award Date

The prize will not be awarded in 2018; the next prize will be awarded in 2020 at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing.


Award Presentation

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing and present the award to the recipient(s). An announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News and the activity group's website.

Prize History



Prize History

Selection Committee

Olaf Schenk (Chair)
Umit Catalyurek
William D. Gropp
Carol Woodward

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