Professor Zdzisław Pawlak Awards

40 years ago late Professor Zdzisław Pawlak founded the theory of Rough Sets, one of his most recognized achievements. In his research, Professor Pawlak has always emphasized a need of cross-disciplinary, cross-country and cross-generation cooperation. In Computer Science, there may emerge a brilliant idea in someone’s head, but it requires his or her collaborators to make it growing dynamically and then - a number of subject matter experts, from various fields, to develop its practical applications. It was – and still is – the case of Rough Sets as well.

Inspired by the above, we have broadened the range of Zdzisław Pawlak Awards. The following categories of awards are eligible for all tracks of the FedCSIS conference (including all technical sessions within each track):

  • Best Paper Award (€600): the best out of all papers accepted to the conference;
  • Young Researcher Award (€400): the best out of papers whereby all authors are younger than 40 years;
  • Industry Cooperation Award (€400): the best out of papers whereby there are at least two different authors, one working in academia and another one in industry;
  • International Cooperation Award (€400): the best out of papers whereby there are at least two different authors working in institutions located in two different countries.

We believe that all these new categories reflect the principles of Professor Pawlak’s work.

The Best Paper Award and the Young Researcher Paper Award are delivered under patronage of the Mazovia Branch of the Polish Information Processing Society. The Young Researcher Award and the Industry Cooperation Award are sponsored (and other awards co-sponsored) by QED Software – the company specialized in development of new AI and Data Mining products and services, following the same ideas of joint growth and research collaboration.

The awards are decided by the committee of esteemed scientists, who have had the privilege to know and cooperate with Professor Pawlak. As already mentioned, all papers, submitted to any of FedCSIS technical sessions, are eligible.

Autoportret prof. Zdzisława Pawlaka (YouTube video in Polish)

Award Committee

Thus far the winners were:

2022:

Best paper

Kamil Rybiński (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland), Michał Śmiałek (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland) for the paper:

  • Beyond Low-Code Development: Marrying Requirements Models and Knowledge Representations

Young Researcher

Eyad Kannout (University of Warsaw, Poland), Michał Grodzki (University of Warsaw, Poland) and Marek Grzegorowski (University of Warsaw, Poland) for the paper:

  • Utilizing Frequent Pattern Mining for Solving Cold-Start Problem in Recommender Systems

Industry Cooperation

Ghada Moualla (Orange Labs, France), Sebastien Bolle (Orange Labs, France), Marc Douet (Orange Labs, France) and Eric Rutten (INRIA, France) for the paper:

  • Self-adaptive Device Management for the IoT Using Constraint Solving

International Cooperation / Young Researcher Distinctions

There were too few candidates for the international cooperation award so instead, the award committee decided to fund two extra young researcher distinctions (200 EUR each):

  • Aleksandra Bączkiewicz (University of Szczecin, Poland) for the paper: Towards Temporal Multi-Criteria Assessment of Sustainable RES Exploitation in European Countries
  • Aleksandra Weiss (Scientific Circle of Robotics UWM in Olsztyn, Poland), Marcin Młyński (Scientific Circle of Robotics UWM in Olsztyn, Poland) and Piotr Artiemjew (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland) for the paper: About Classifiers Quality Assessment: Balanced Accuracy Curve (BAC) as an alternative for ROC and PR Curve

2021:

Best paper

Anh Nguyen Mac (American School of Warsaw), Hung Son Nguyen (University of Warsaw) for the paper:

Young Researcher

Christian Leyh (Technische Universität Dresden), Konstanze Köppel (Technische Universität Dresden), Sarah Neuschl (Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW), Milan Pentrack (Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW) for the paper:

Industry Cooperation

Lov Kumar (BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus), Mukesh Kumar (NIT Patna), Lalita Bhanu Murthy (BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus),  Sanjay Misra (Østfold University College, Halden, Norway), Vipul Kocher (Testaing.Com), Srinivas Padmanabhuni (Testaing.Com) for the paper:

International Cooperation

Arman Ferdowsi (Vienna University of Technology), Alireza Khanteymoori (University of Freiburg) for the paper:

2020:

Best paper

Łukasz Sosnowski (Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences), Tomasz Penza (OvuFriend Sp. z o.o.) for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Joanna Henzel (Silesian University of Technology) for the paper:

2019:

Best Paper

Przemysław Dolata and Jacek Reiner from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Maciej Laszczyk from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland for the paper:

2018:

Best Paper

Joerg Bremer and Sebastian Lehnhoff from University of Oldenburg, Germany for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Tomasz Tajmajer from University of Warsaw, Poland for the paper:

2017:

Best Paper

Winners: Jens Dörpinghaus, Sebastian Schaaf, Juliane Fluck, Marc Jacobs for the paper:

Student Paper Distinctions

Paweł B. Myszkowski, Maciej Laszczyk, Dawid Kalinowski for the paper:

Krzysztof Wołk, Agnieszka Wolk, Krzysztof Marasek for the paper:

2016:

Best Paper

Andy Lücking for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Jan Jakubik for the paper:

2015:

Best Paper

Adam Grabowski, Artur Korniłowicz, Christoph Schwarzweller for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Migual Ángel Abad, Ernestina Menaslvas for the paper:

2014:

Best Paper

Bernadette Varga, Andrei Roth for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Anras Bota, Miklos Kresz, Andras Pluhar for the paper:

2013:

Best Paper

Bartosz Krawczyk for the paper:

  • Combining One-Class Support Vector Machines for Microarray Classification

Best Student Paper

Kyle M. Tarplee, Ryan Friese, Anthony A. Maciejewski, Howard Jay Siegel for the paper:

  • Efficient and Scalable Computation of the Energy and Makespan Pareto Front for Heterogeneous Computing Systems

2012:

Best Paper

Andrzej Janusz and Dominik Ślęzak for the paper:

  • Utilization of Attribute Clustering Methods for Scalable Computation of Reducts from High-Dimensional Data

Best Student Paper

Ron Adany and Tami Tamir for the paper:

  • Online Algorithm for Battery Utilization in Electric Vehicles

2011:

Best Student Paper

Dmitrij Żatuchin for the paper:

Best Paper Award

Mariusz Paradowski for the paper:

2010:

Best Paper

Mariusz Paradowski for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Katarzyna Agnieszka Olkiewicz for the paper:

2009:

Best Paper

Urszula Markowska-Kaczmar for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Bartosz Broda for the paper:

2008:

Best Paper

Mariusz Paradowski for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Grzegorz Terlikowski for the paper:

2007:

Best Paper

Daniela Zacharie for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Monika Rosińska for the paper:

2006:

Best Paper

Krzysztof Jassem for the paper:

Best Student Paper

Łukasz Słabiński for the paper:

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