Best Paper Award Winners
Congratulations to the authors of the 2018 Best Paper Award winners and runner-up!

The IEEE Computer Society Publications Board has awarded the following 2018 Best Paper Awards based on nominations submitted by each publication’s awards committee.

Winners

Xiang Zhou, Xin Peng, Tao Xie, Jun Sun, Chao Ji, Wenhai Li, and Dan Ding, “Fault Analysis and Debugging of Microservice Systems: Industrial Survey, Benchmark System, and Empirical Study,” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2018, 10.1109/TSE.2018.2887384 [Early Access].

Yair Meidan, Michael Bohadana, Yael Mathov, Yisroel Mirsky, Asaf Shabtai, Dominik Breitenbacher, and Yuval Elovici, “N-BaIoT—Network-Based Detection of IoT Botnet Attacks Using Deep Autoencoders,” IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 17, no. 3, 2018, pp. 12-22, 10.1109/MPRV.2018.03367731.

Peyman Pouyan, Esteve Amat, and Antonio Rubio, “Memristive Crossbar Memory Lifetime Evaluation and Reconfiguration Strategies,” IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, vol. 6, no. 2, 2018, pp. 207-218, 10.1109/TETC.2016.2581700.

Huadong Ma and Wu Liu, “A Progressive Search Paradigm for the Internet of Things,” IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 25, no. 1, 2018, pp. 76-86, 10.1109/MMUL.2017.265091429.

Tiago Gama Rodrigues, Katsuya Suto, Hiroki Nishiyama, Nei Kato, and Katsuhiro Temma, “Cloudlets Activation Scheme for Scalable Mobile Edge Computing with Transmission Power Control and Virtual Machine Migration,” IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 67, no. 9, 2018, pp. 1287-1300, 10.1109/TC.2018.2818144.

Yu Gan and Christina Delimitrou, “The Architectural Implications of Cloud Microservices,” IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, vol. 17, no. 2, 2018, pp. 155-158, 10.1109/LCA.2018.2839189.

Mike Davies, Narayan Srinivasa, Tsung-Han Lin, Gautham Chinya, Yongqiang Cao, Sri Harsha Choday, Georgios Dimou, Prasad Joshi, Nabil Imam, Shweta Jain, Yuyun Liao, Chit-Kwan Lin, Andrew Lines, Ruokun Liu, Deepak Mathaikutty, Steven McCoy, Arnab Paul, Jonathan Tse, Guruguhanathan Venkataramanan, Yi-Hsin Weng, Andreas Wild, Yoonseok Yang, and Hong Wang, “Loihi: A Neuromorphic Manycore Processor with On-Chip Learning,” IEEE Micro, vol. 38, no. 1, 2018, pp. 82-99, 10.1109/MM.2018.112130359.

Stephanie Dick and Daniel Volmar, “DLL Hell: Software Dependencies, Failure, and the Maintenance of Microsoft Windows,” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 40, no. 4, 2018, pp. 28-51, 10.1109/MAHC.2018.2877913.

Brian A. Scriber, “A Framework for Determining Blockchain Applicability,” IEEE Software, vol. 35, no. 4, 2018, pp. 70-77, 10.1109/MS.2018.2801552.

Runner-up

Eric Chung, Jeremy Fowers, Kalin Ovtcharov, Michael Papamichael, Adrian Caulfield, Todd Massengill, Ming Liu, Daniel Lo, Shlomi Alkalay, Michael Haselman, Maleen Abeydeera, Logan Adams, Hari Angepat, Christian Boehn, Derek Chiou, Oren Firestein, Alessandro Forin, Kang Su Gatlin, Mahdi Ghandi, Stephen Heil, Kyle Holohan, Ahmad El Husseini, Tamas Juhasz, Kara Kagi, Ratna Kovvuri, Sitaram Lanka, Friedel van Megen, Dima Mukhortov, Prerak Patel, Brandon Perez, Amanda Rapsang, Steven Reinhardt, Bita Rouhani, Adam Sapek, Raja Seera, Sangeetha Shekar, Balaji Sridharan, Gabriel Weisz, Lisa Woods, Phillip Yi Xiao, Dan Zhang, Ritchie Zhao, Doug Burger, “Serving DNNs in Real Time at Datacenter Scale with Project Brainwave,” IEEE Micro, vol. 38, no. 2, 2018, pp. 8-20, 10.1109/MM.2018.022071131.