ACM Distinguished Service Award Goes to Gerhard Goos, Juris Hartmanis, and Jan van Leeuwen

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
May 1, 2014

The ACM Distinguished Service Award is given to individuals on the basis of value and degree of services to the computing community.

Gerhard Goos of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Juris Hartmanis of Cornell University, and Jan van Leeuwen of Utrecht University are the recipients of the ACM Distinguished Service Award for their definitive role in establishing computer science as a vibrant subject.

Among their contributions to the computing community, they served as series editors of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), published since 1973. Through the LNCS series Goos, Hartmanis, and van Leeuwen provided a widely read, well visited forum that supported the exploration of new areas, enabled the dissemination of ideas, and served as an initial platform for many a young researcher.

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