About the Harlan D. Mills Award
| Next new deadline: 1 October 2019 |
The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements.
Established in memory of Harlan D. Mills to recognize researchers and practitioners who have demonstrated long-standing, sustained, and impactful contributions to software engineering practice and research through the development and application of sound theory. This technical award was first given in 1999. The award consists of a $3,000 honorarium, museum-quality memento, and a possible invited talk during the week of the annual International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE).
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Past Recipients for the Mills Award
|2018||Gail Murphy||For outstanding research on understanding software-development practices and tools that improve the productivity of developers.|
|2017||Pamela Zave||For groundbreaking use of formal methods in the development of telecommunication software and for enduring contributions to software engineering theory.|
|2016||Wolfram Schulte||For research and research leadership contributions leading to major theoretical and practical advances in software verification.|
|2015||Gerard Holzmann||For fundamental contributions to improving software quality, in particular through model checking tools and coding standards, and for successfully transferring these contributions to practitioners developing mission-critical software.|
|2014||Patrick Cousot & Radhia Cousot||For the invention of "abstract interpretation", development of tool support, and its practical application.|
|2012||Lionel Claude Briand||For practical and fundamental contributions to Model-based Software Testing and Verification.|
|2011||John Rushby||For practical and fundamental contributions to Software & Hardware Reliability with seminal contributions to computer security, fault tolerance, and formal methods.|
|2009||Bertrand Meyer||For practical and fundamental contributions to object-oriented software engineering, software reuse, and the integration of formal methods into the above.|
|2007||Bev Littlewood||For leading research on the application of rigorous probabilistic and statistical techniques to problems of assessment in software engineering, particularly in systems dependability.|
|2006||John C. Knight||For encouraging software researchers to focus on practical results as well as theory, and for critically analyzing their assumptions and evaluating their research claims.|
|2004||Elaine Weyuker||For leading research on rigorous software testing including industrial evaluations of the comparative effectiveness and costs of such testing methods.|
|2003||Victor R. Basili||For significant contributions to programming languages, program reading and writing, and empirical methods.|
|2002||Jesse H. Poore||For significant contributions to function-based software development and statistical software testing.|
|2001||Meir (Manny) Lehman||For pioneering contributions to the empirical study of software processes and program evolution.|
|2000||Barry Boehm||For development of empirical software engineering models of cost, schedule, and quality.|
|1999||David Parnas||For fundamental contributions to large-scale systems development by establishing software engineering as an engineering discipline.|
2018 Harlan D. Mills Award Subcommittee Chair
Lionel Briand, University of Luxembourg
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New deadline for 2020 nominations is 1 October 2019Achievements that have previously been recognized by an award may not be re-nominated. All other nominations may be resubmitted in any subsequent year. Any submission that has previously been declined must address the deficiencies outlined by the Chair of the Award Committee.