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Most Influential Paper Award

Dear Colleague,

This year the VL/HCC community is continuing the tradition of honoring
research papers whose appearance in this conference had important influences
on VL/HCC research or commerce (see
Because having an important influence can only be determined over time, the 
papers being nominated must be from past decades.

We have two award categories:

Most Influential Paper (1) from 10 years ago (+/- 1 year), namely fully
refereed papers that appeared at:
  VL/HCC 2006 (Brighton, UK)
  VL/HCC 2007 (Coeur d'Alène, Idaho, USA)
  VL/HCC 2008 (Herrsching, Germany)

VL/HCC 2006:
VL/HCC 2007:
VL/HCC 2008:

and Most Influential Paper (2) from 20 years ago (+/- 1 year):
  VL 1996 (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
  VL 1997 (Isle of Capri, Italy)
  VL 1998 (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

VL 1996:
VL 1997:
VL 1998:

Lists of papers eligible for the 10-years-category and for the 20-years-
category are available at
We need your help in nominating papers from either or both of these categories
that have had a truly important, long-term impact on VL/HCC research or
commerce. As the long-term visionary group, we think you're more likely than
anyone to know of well qualified papers. Please nominate some!

This is an important award to our community. It's a way to help us attain
recognition for our field and for the most important works that have appeared
in our conference. We hope it will also be motivational and inspiring for
younger researchers.

To nominate a paper, just send an email containing answers to the following
questions to:

The questions/criteria are:

1. VL full paper title and authors (must be a refereed full paper at VL, HCC, 
   or VL/HCC -- not a keynote, not a panel, not a short paper, etc.)
2. What year did the paper appear?
3. What was the paper's big, long-term, or unique impact on VL/HCC research or 
4. The paper awarded can win the award in one of these two ways:
   4a. It is the only, or first, or first important paper on the influential
   4b. It is just one of a sequence of papers published multiple places that 
       had a big influence on VL/HCC research or commerce. 
   Which of the above was it -- 4a or 4b? Please explain.

However, if there have been multiple communities where the work has been
published, the research needs to be strongly situated in the VL/HCC community
by virtue of many papers on the topic having been published at VL/HCC. Of
course, the nominated paper must satisfy all the other above criteria as well.

Note: Concrete evidence of impact would be very helpful (eg, Google Scholar
citation counts, etc.).

Deadline for nominations is:

  Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Many thanks,

Gennaro Costagliola and Mark Minas
(2017 VL/HCC MIP Task Force)