What is this award? Well:
The primary criteria will be the number of citations to the paper in ten years. We will use Google Scholar. While citation count will be the primary criteria, the panel will also consider other impact factors for the top-cited papers. If two or more papers are very close, more than one paper may be honored. The determination is done in the Spring of the calendar year for the conference.
That’s pretty cool! It also won best paper at the time. So yay! Matt’s thesis won the BCS Distinguished Dissertation award so Triple Yay!
When Uli and I were supervising Matt, we had plenary meetings. They were enjoyable but it’s difficult enough to get a word in edgewise with either Uli or myself on our own…when we’re bouncing off each other fuggetaboutit.