SIGBED Research and Career Awards


ACM SIGBED offers several major awards in the area of embedded and cyber-physical systems. See below for current SIGBED awards and to learn more about the nomination process, deadlines, and eligibility criteria.

Open Calls

CACM Research Highlights Nominations

The SIGBED Research Highlights Nomination (RHN) sub-committee selects papers for consideration in the Communications of the ACM (CACM) Research Highlights ( The chair or co-chairs of  the SIGBED RHN sub-committee is appointed by the SIGBED Chair for two year term.  Annually, the chair(s) of the RHN committee will appoint other committee members to help with […]

General Information & Past Calls

ACM SIGBED Scholars Program
ACM SIGBED Scholars ProgramEligibility, Timeline and Application Form ACM SIGBED Scholars ProgramCall for Applications Are you currently enrolled in a bachelor degree program or did you receive your bachelor’s degree after January 1st 2019? Do you have an interest in embedded or cyber-physical systems? Would you like to learn more about the state of the [...]
ACM SIGBED Scholars 2020

SIGBED is introducing a new program to recognize promising young scholars with an interest in the Internet of Things, embedded systems, or cyber-physical systems. The progam is open to students of Computer Science or Computer Engineering currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, or who have received their Bachelor’s degree in 2019. No prior research work in the area is required.

SIGBED Early Career Researcher Award

ACM SIGBED in 2017 established the Early Career Researcher Award to recognize contributions by junior researchers in the area of embedded, real-time, and cyber-physical systems. We now encourage SIGBED community members to nominate researchers for the 2020 award.

ACM SIGBED Student Research Competition 2019

This year for the first time, the Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) invited participation in the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). Sponsored by ACM and Microsoft Research, the SRC is a forum for undergraduates and graduate students to share their research results, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes.

SIGBED Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award

The SIGBED Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award was established in 2013. The award recognizes outstanding doctoral dissertations that significantly advance the state of the art in the science of embedded systems, in the spirit and legacy of Dr. Paul Caspi’s work.

SIGBED EMSOFT Best Paper Award

The SIGBED EMSOFT Best Paper Award will be presented to the individual(s) judged by the award committee to have written the best paper appearing in the EMSOFT conference proceedings. The selection criteria are the scientific quality of the paper and the exposition of the ideas. The award will be presented during ESWEEK.

SIGBED Frank Anger Memorial Award 2019

The Frank Anger Memorial Award is a student award in the name of late Dr. Frank Anger to promote cross-disciplinary research between embedded systems and software engineering. SIGBED solicits applications from qualified student members. The submission deadline is usually end of August each year and will be distributed to all SIGBED members well in advance.