VL/HCC 2012


Most Influential Papers

This year the VL/HCC community is continuing the tradition of honoring research papers whose appearance in this conference had important influences on VL/HCC research or commerce. Because having an important influence can only be determined over time, the papers being nominated must be from past decades.

We have two award categories:

  • Most influential paper (1) from 10 years ago (+/- 1 year), namely fully refereed papers that appeared at
  • and Most influential paper (2) from 20 years ago (+/- 1 year),

We need your help in nominating papers from either or both of these categories that have had a truly important, long-term impact on VL/HCC research or commerce. As the long-term visionary group, we think you're more likely than anyone to know of well qualified papers. Please nominate some!

This is an important award to our community.  It's a way to help us attain recognition for our field and for the most important works that have appeared in our conference. We hope it will also be motivational and inspiring for younger researchers.

To nominate a paper, just send an email containing answers to the following questions to: vlhcc12mip@gmail.com

The questions/criteria are:

  1. VL full paper title and authors (Must be a refereed full paper at VL, HCC, or VL/HCC -- not a keynote, not a panel, not a short paper, etc.)  
  2. What year did the paper appear?
  3. What was the paper's big, long-term, or unique impact on VL/HCC research or commerce?
  4. The paper awarded can win the award in one of these two ways:
    1. It is the only, or first, or first important paper on the influential topic.
    2. It is just one of a sequence of papers published multiple places that had a big influence on VL/HCC research or commerce.   However, if there have been multiple communities where the work has been published, the research needs to be strongly situated in the VL/HCC community by virtue of many papers on the topic having been published at VL/HCC. Of course, the nominated paper must satisfy all the other above criteria as well.

Which of the above was it, 4a or 4b? Please explain.

Note: Concrete evidence of impact would be very helpful.   (eg, Google Scholar citation counts, etc.)

Deadline for nominations is: Monday April 16th 2012.

It would be helpful to have them earlier though. 


Many thanks,

John Grundy, John Hosking and John Howse

(2012 VL/HCC MIP Task Force aka "The Three Johns")

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