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Call for Paper Award Nominations and Deadline
On behalf of the awards committee, I would like to strongly urge all society
members, including student members, to consider nominating papers for the
ITSoc or joint ITSoc/COMSOC prize paper awards. Recognizing
outstanding work by our colleagues is one of the best services our society
can provide, yet some years we receive very few paper award nominations
(especially for the joint award, which is relatively new), and many great
papers are never nominated.
To stimulate more award nominations, the deadline has been extended to
March 1. Please consider nominating any excellent paper you have read
over the last year for one or both of these prestigious awards. (Note that
the same paper may be considered for both awards). Our society can also
sponsor nominations for IEEE-wide prize paper awards (individuals can also
directly nominate for these awards).
The two ITSoc paper awards are described as follows:
1. The "Information Theory Society Paper Award" recognizes exceptional
publications in the fields of interest of the Society. It will be given for
a publication appearing anywhere during 2006 and 2007. Nominations for this
award should be sent to the IT Transactions EIC Ezio Biglieri (ezio.biglieri
at gmail.com) by March 1.
2. The "ComSoc & Information Theory Joint Paper Award" recognizes
outstanding papers published in any publication of the Communications
Society or the Information Theory Society during 2007. It recognizes
exceptional published works in research areas of common interest in the two
societies. Nominations for this award should be sent to the Awards Committee
Chair Andrea Goldsmith (andrea at ee.stanford.edu) by March 1.
More details can be found on p. 53 of the Dec. 2007 ITSoc newsletter
www.itsoc.org/publications/nltr/itNL1207.pdf or on the ITSoc
The IEEE also sponsors several prize paper awards that individuals and
societies can nominate papers for. Details can be found on the IEEE website
http://www.ieee.org/portal/pages/about/awards/prize.html. The IEEE has
suspended several awards this year, but is accepting nominations for the
Fink Prize Paper Award, described below.
3. The "IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award" recognizes an outstanding
survey, review or tutorial paper in any of the IEEE Transactions,
Proceedings of the IEEE, journals or magazines issued during 2007.
Few survey or tutorial papers appear on our transactions, but please
consider nominating outstanding papers of this nature on topics related to
Information Theory that appear in other journals. Nominations for
consideration by the awards committee for a society-sponsored nomination are
due March 1. Individuals can send nominations directly until July
I look forward to receiving your nominations.
ITSoc Awards Committee Chair