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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. The judgment is made by the Editorial Board.

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 Alberto Apostolico, College of Computing, Georgia Tech, USA - Sadly, Alberto passed away in July 2015

2014 winners

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

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

2012 winner

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

2011 winner

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

2010 winner

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

2009 winner

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