2011 AlgoViz Awards

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We are about to open nominations for the 2011 AlgoViz awards. The nomination form is at here. We do require that all nominees have an associated catalog entry. If you would like to nominate something not currently in the catalog, you can submit a new catalog entry here. Please note that you must register at the site to nominate, vote, or submit new catelog entries.

This year, we are hoping to have three categories: New AVs (AVs published since September, 2008), Program Visualizations, and General AVs (everything else). Of course, this is possibly subject to change, depending on what nominations we actually get. Over the next week or so, we will post some nominations from members of the Steering Committee. But don't hesitate to add your own nominations! Ideal candidate would be:

  • Something that you have used in your own classes (or were used in a class that you took) that worked well. Or…
  • An AV that you developed. Here is a chance to show off your best work!

Once we have an initial slate of nominees, we will open up the voting. Since this is actually rating rather than voting, we can still accept nominations even once the voting has begun. One improvement over last year that we are planning is to have a video demonstrating each nominee. This should make it easier to cast a vote.

The winners will be those nominees that get the average highest ratings. There will be some minimum number of votes cast for a given nominee to be eligible, but last year no nominees were disqualified on this basis. Depending on the number of nominations, we would have at least one winner per category. Last year, we had three categories, and declared two winners from each for a total of six. Winners will be added to the AlgoViz Hall of Fame.

Please give us feedback about the process!

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Re: 2011 AlgoViz Awards

Well, the 2011 AlgoViz Awards Voting Ballot is finally up and ready! We didn't get many nominations for "New" AVs or Program Visualizations, so we decided to go with a single category for "General AVs". We might have been able to do the Program Visualization category, in that we could find several good ones to  nominate. But we felt that we should become better prepared before trying to take that one on, since we would like to be able to do justice to describing the nominees. A Program Visualization system tends to be much bigger and more complex than the typical AV.

Please vote! Thanks!