SIGOPS bestows the following awards to recognize service and achievements in the operating systems community. Details about the nomination process for a particular award can be found on the specific award page.

The Mark Weiser Award

Annual award for creativity, innovation, and vision in Operating Systems research.

The Dennis M. Ritchie Award

Annual doctoral dissertation award that encourages creativity and providing a reminder of what a difference one person can make in the field of software systems research.

The PODC Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing

Given at each PODC 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 Hall of Fame Award

Given biannually to recognize the most influential papers that appeared in SOSP at least ten years in the past.

SOSP “Best Paper” Award

Selected by the SOSP Program Committee. These papers are then forwarded to ACM TOCS for publication.

Chapter Awards

Awards handed out by our various chapters.

EuroSys Lifetime Achievement Award

The EuroSys Lifetime Achievement Award is given every other year to a researcher who has made outstanding technical contributions to the systems area and has shaped the systems research field in Europe.

EuroSys Jochen Liedtke Young Researcher Award

The EuroSys Jochen Liedtke Young Researcher Award rewards annually a junior European researcher who has demonstrated exceptional creativity and innovation in systems research.

EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award

The EuroSys Roger Needham PhD award is given annually to a PhD student from a European university whose dissertation is an exceptional, innovative contribution to systems research.

EuroSys Test-of-Time Award

The EuroSys Test-of-Time award is awarded annually to a paper published at the EuroSys conference at least 10 years prior that has had a lasting and current impact.