Call for Nominations

The HSCC 2021 organizers are soliciting nominations for the HSCC Test-of-Time Award to recognize the work published at a Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC) conference in 2011 or before, which has proven to be the most visionary and impactful, leading to new directions of research being initiated, or new applications being brought into the hybrid systems research community. The award selection is through a committee of three internationally well-known and outstanding scientists who significantly contributed to the hybrid systems field and also to the HSCC organization. The decision to attribute the award and the choice of the awardee is at the sole discretion of the selection committee, which will carefully consider the nominated papers.

Deadline for nominating papers for the award: Jan 31, 2021, AoE


The HSCC conference series, founded in a meeting in Grenoble after the HART’97 workshop, was a convergence of two trends. On one hand, at the end of the 80s, researchers in formal verification of discrete systems were exploring timed systems represented by additional clock variables, and then started branching into systems with more complex continuous dynamics as in hybrid systems. On the other hand, researchers in control were interested in using such models and verification techniques to analyze control systems that fall outside the traditional control system models, capturing the essence of real implemented control systems. The first workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control took place in 1998 at Berkeley.

This award was initiated at the 20th anniversary of HSCC in 2018 to reflect on the papers published at HSCC that have had the most impact on the larger computer science and control theory/practice community.

Previous winners can be found at

Eligibility Rules

The paper should have been published at an HSCC conference, in 2011 or before.
The paper cannot be co-authored by any person on the selection committee.

Nomination Rules and Procedure

Anyone but members of the selection committee can submit a nomination.
Nominators cannot nominate papers on which they are a co-author.
The members of the selection committee are allowed to solicit nominations.

To nominate a paper, please send an email to the HSCC 2021 Awards Chair at containing the following pieces of information (approximately 500 words overall):

  • The title of the paper, the full list of authors, and the year of publication.
  • A paragraph describing the larger context in which the work is of relevance, and explaining the importance of the work to the community.
  • A second paragraph indicating the strength of the technical or experimental results, and providing some quantifiable metrics (such as number of citations as measured by Google Scholar) as a measure of the impact of the paper. Subjective evidence of the impact is also accepted.

Selection Committee:

The selection committee for this year’s award is composed of the following distinguished members:

  • (Chair) Thomas A. Henzinger, President, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
  • Thao Dang, Research Director, Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
  • Emilio Frazzoli, Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Chief Scientist, Motional Inc., USA

Award Details:

The authors of the awarded paper will be notified by the end of February. They will receive a plaque at the CPS Week banquet. There will be a cash prize associated with the award.