The jury of the ITS Award 2012 has selected Hanno Spijker for the ITS Award 2012. The prize has been handed out during the ITS World Congress 2012, which was held from October 22 until 26, 2012 in Vienna. Hanno Spijker received the prize for his M.Sc. thesis entitled "Improving Information Dissemination in Sparse Vehicular Networks by Adding Satellite Communication". He performed his M.Sc. research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, supervised by Dipl.-Inf. Bernhard Kloiber and Prof. Dr. Thomas Strang from DLR and Prof. Dr. Hans van den Berg and Dr. Ir. Geert Heijenk from the University of Twente (CTIT, DACS group).