Dear Informatics Members,#
The Informatics Section Committee has worked out some criteria in addition to the normal Nomination Procedure that the Section Committee urges you to observer to obtain nominations that will be recommended favourably by the Section Committee and accepted by the Nomination Sub-Committee.
For a successful nomination as new member of the Informatics Section the candidate has to be an outstanding researcher. If this is not clear due a particular breakthrough or distinctions like Turing Award or such, typical indicators are the "NOMINATION CRITERIA" listed below. If some are not met, this has to be justified (e.g. because the candidate is outstanding in other ways). Conversely, nominations satisfying all criteria below have to be graded with at least 2 (acceptable) unless some solid reasons as to which criteria are not satisfied are presented:
"NOMINATION CRITERIA for European candidates"#a. C must have the rank of full professor or have equivalent stature among her/his peers.
b. C must have a publication record of at least 80 papers in refereed journals or high- quality conferences. Other relevant publications such as books, bookchapters, or edited proceedings, are to be taken into account as well.
c. C’s publications must be well-recognized in the field as attested either by peers or a ranking according to a recognized citation ranking method for Informatics. For example, being among the `Most Cited Computer Science Authors’ worldwide according to the CiteseerX index, being among the `HighlyCited.com’ researchers according to ISI, or having an H-index ≥ 20 (according to e.g. PublishorPerish or Quadsearch).
d. C must have supervised successfully a number of PhD students.
e. C must have been in charge of at least 5 substantial Informatics projects (EU, national, or with industry).
f. C must be or have been co-editor of one or more journals.
g. C must have been chair of some important scientific program committees.
h. C must have giving scientific presentations at 30 or more different research institutes and/or international conferences.
i. The presentations sub h must include at least three plenary (or keynote) talks at relevant international conferences.
j. Any other indicators deemed relevant by the AE/IS (like membership in other academies, national or international distinctions or awards, etc.)
For candidates below 45 years of age, some of these indicators may be replaced by lower numbers, if clear gradients in the development are recognizable.
Note that for foreign members the qualifications have to be considerably higher, like h=25 minimum, etc.
In addition to sending the nomination form, please send a full CV, a full publication list (or at least all publications of the last ten years) and possibly other supporting information the chair of the Informatics Section, currently Hermann Maurer at email@example.com, so that evaluation of candidates and the "defense" of the candidates in the meeeting of the nomination sub committee is easier.