Every year BenchCouncil presents the following awards at the Bench Conference.
- BenchCouncil Achievement Award ($3,000): This award recognizes a senior member who has made long-term contributions to benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing. The winner is eligible for the status of a BenchCouncil Fellow.
- BenchCouncil Rising Star Award ($1,000): This award recognizes a junior member who demonstrates outstanding potential for research and practice in benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing.
- BenchCouncil Best Paper Award ($1,000): This award recognizes a paper presented at the Bench conferences, which demonstrates potential impact on research and practice in benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing.BenchCouncil Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award ($1000): This award recognizes and encourages superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in the broad field of benchmarks, data, standards, evaluations, and optimizations community.
- BenchCouncil Award for Excellence for Reproduceable Research(Each winning paper earns a $100 prize, for up to 12 papers): BenchCouncil incubates and hosts benchmark projects, and further encourages reliable and reproducible research using the benchmarks from BenchCouncil or other organizations. To this end, we present the BenchCouncil Award for Excellence for Reproducible Research to the papers using all publicly available benchmarks.
- BenchCouncil Tony Hey Best Student Paper Award ($1,000): Prof. Tony Hey generously donated to the BenchCouncil Award committee to spin off the best student paper award. The committee will present this award to a student as the first author who publishes a paper that has a potential impact on benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing at the BenchCouncil conferences.