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Call for Nominations for the 2019 SIGKDD Test-of-Time Paper Award

The SIGKDD Test-of-Time awards recognize papers that have made a sustained and significant impact in the KDD community over at least a decade. Many papers’ influence is often not apparent at the time of publication but over time they make significant and profound impact in the field. This award recognizes such papers as they have stood the test of time.

The award includes a $1000 honorarium for each paper to be split amongst the authors and an award plaque of recognition for each author. A public citation for award papers will be placed on the SIGKDD website.


All full papers published at least 10 years ago in a KDD conference are eligible for this award.


For the award selected and announced at the KDD conference in year X, candidate nominations must be published as full papers at the KDD conference in a year less than or equal to X-10. For example, for the KDD-2019 award, the candidate papers should be published at KDD-2009 or earlier.

Of the qualified papers, automatic nominations will be given to the top five papers published in year X-10, X-11, and X-12 in the KDD conferences ranked by citations according to the ACM Digital Library.

Additional nominations are also solicited. Each nomination should include a letter outlining the significance of the work and reasons why the paper deserves the award, and is endorsed by at least three SIGKDD members. None of the endorsers should be an author of the paper.

Please send your nominations to: The deadline is April 6, 2019.

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