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Previous Winners of the Wilkes Award

The Wilkes Award is given once a year to the authors of the best paper published in the volume of The Computer Journal from the previous year.

The Wilkes Award is named after Sir Maurice Wilkes, who was Director of the Cambridge Computer Laboratory throughout the whole development of stored program computers starting with EDSAC; inventor of labels, macros and microprogramming; with David Wheeler and Stanley Gill, the inventor of a programming system based on subroutines.

Criteria for the Award are originality and quality of theme and treatment.

2014 winners

A Movable Architecture for Robust Spatial Computing
David H. Ackley, Daniel C. Cannon, and Lance R. Williams

On Selecting the Nonce Length in Distance-Bounding Protocols
Aikaterini Mitrokotsa, Pedro Peris-Lopez, Christos Dimitrakakis, and Serge Vaudenay

2012 winner

Enforcing role-based access control for secure data storage in the cloud
Lan Zhou, Vijay Varadharajan, and Michael Hitchens

2011 winner

An Abstract Interpretation Approach for Enhancing the Java Bytecode Verifier
Roberto Barbuti, Nicoletta De Francesco, and Luca Tesei

2010 winner

Integrating Wireless Sensors and RFID Tags into Energy-Efficient and Dynamic Context Networks
Tomás Sánchez López, Daeyoung Kim, Gonzalo Huerta Canepa, and Koudjo Koumadi

2009 winner

Computing with time: from neural networks to sensor networks
Dr Boleslaw K. Szymanski and Dr Gilbert G. Chen

2009 honourable mentions

The Collective Index: A Technique for Efficient Processing of Progressive Queries
Qiang Zhu, Brahim Mediahed, Anshuman Sharma, and Henry Huang

On the Behavioral Equivalence Between k-data Structures
Manuel A. Martins

2007 winner

Unconditionally Secure Anonymous Encryption and Group Authentication
Goichiro Hanaoka, Junji Shikata, Yumiko Hanaoka and Hideki Imai

2006 winner

Analytical honeycomb geometry for raster and volume graphics
Reneta P. Barneva and Valentin E. Brimkov

2005 winner

Building Footprint Simplification Techniques and their Effects on Radio Propagation Predictions
Zhongqiang Chen, Alex Delis and Henry L. Bertoni

2004 winner

Byzantine fault detectors for solving consensus
Kim Kihlstrom, Louise E. Moser and P. M. Melliar-Smith

2004 honourable mention

Algorithms for moving objects databases
Ralf Hartmut Güting, JA Cotelo Lema, L Forlizzi, RH Gueting, E Nardelli and M Schneider

Members of the Judging Panel

- Professor Mostafa A. Bassiouni, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science-Computer Science Division, University of Central Florida, USA

- Professor Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita' di Torino, Italy

- Professor Fairouz Kamareddine, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, UK

- Professor Steve Furnell, School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, Plymouth University, UK