The referee reports and the reports from the members of the editorial board of Reliable Computing serve as the basis for choosing the best paper.
In 1995, the best student paper award was awarded to the paper "A software interface and hardware design for variable-precision interval arithmetic" by Michael J. Schulte and Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr. This paper is published in Reliable Computing, 1995, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 325-342. Michael J. Schulte is the student author of this paper.
In 1996, the best paper award was awarded to the paper "Newton's constant of gravitation and verified numerical quadrature" by Oliver Holzmann, Bruno Lang, and Holger Schuett. This paper is published in Reliable Computing, 1996, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 229-240. In addition to being a very good paper, it is devoted to an important application (measuring the gravitational constant) that has led to a good publicity for interval computations (in "Discover", one of the major popular science journals). Oliver Holtzmann is the student author of this paper.
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who submitted the papers for the job well done!
Vladik Kreinovich and Guenter Mayer
co-editors of the student issues