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2020 C&C Prize Ceremony

The 2020 C&C Prize Award Ceremony was held at ANA InterContinental Tokyo on November 30, 2020. The ceremony started with the welcoming speech by Dr. Nobuhiro Endo, the president of the NEC C&C Foundation, followed by the recognition of 2020 award recipients by Dr. Tomonori Aoyama, the chair of the awards committee. The 2020 C&C Prizes were presented to Prof. Jun Murai and Dr. Michael Stonebraker.

Photo 1 C&C Prize Ceremony.

Group A: new windowProf. Jun Murai;
For Pioneering Contributions to Society in Building and Developing the Internet in Japan

Group B: new windowDr. Micheal Stonebraker;
For Pioneering Contributions to Relational Database Systems

Photo 2 From the right: Prof. Jun Murai, Group A recipient; President Endo.
Photo 3 Dr. Stonebraker, Group B recipient.

As shown in PDFthe program leaflet, after the congratulatory speeches, the recipients made acceptance speeches, and the ceremony ended. Followings are the pictures taken at the ceremony.

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About The NEC C&C Foundation

The Foundation is a non-profit organization established in March 1985 to foster further growth in the electronics industry by encouraging and supporting research and development activities and pioneering work related to the integration of computers and communications technologies, that is, C&C, and ultimately to contribute to the world economy and the enrichment of human life. The Foundation is funded by NEC Corporation.

The Foundation currently has two main activities. It presents the annual C&C Prizes to recognize outstanding contributions to R&D activities and pioneering work in the area of C&C. Candidates are recommended from all over the world. Each prize winner receives a certificate, a plaque, and a cash award (ten million yen per group). As of 2018, 112 prominent persons had received the prize. In addition, an Outstanding Paper Award for Young C&C Researchers is awarded annually to outstanding paper(s) presented at an international conference overseas with the support of a grant from the Foundation. Each recipient is given a cash award of 200,000 yen.

The Foundation also gives the following two grants: (1) grant to enable researchers in Japan to attend international conferences overseas to make presentations in the field of C&C and (2) grant to non-Japanese researchers in Japan.