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IEEE Awards - Signal Processing Focused | IEEE Signal Processing Society Awards | Co-Sponsored Awards

We welcome your award nominations to honor an individual member, Chapter, or author for their work on publications, conferences, Chapters, educational activities, industrial activities, or service to the Society.

Each award has its own nomination requirements and procedures. Please click on the award names below to learn more. 

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Each year, the Signal Processing Society and IEEE honor a select number of members with awards for their research and work in signal processing and for their involvement in both IEEE and the Signal Processing Society.  

Browse through the Awards below for more information on individual IEEE and Signal Processing Society awards. If you’re interested in submitting an award nomination, please click on the links to the awards below.  Each award outlines the individual nomination requirements and procedures. 

 

IEEE Awards - Signal Processing Focused

 

IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal
Nomination forms for the IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal are now available and can be found by clicking the above link. Nominations must be received at IEEE by 1 July.

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award
Nomination forms for the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Technical Field Award are now available and can be found by clicking the above link. Nominations must be received at IEEE by 31 January.

IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing
Nomination forms for the IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing are now available and can be found by clicking the above link. Nominations must be received at IEEE by 31 January. The first presentation is scheduled for 2015.


IEEE Signal Processing Society Awards

(Best Paper Award is formerly known as the Senior Award)

Scope:

Honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to the Society’s technical scope, and appearing in one of the Society’s solely owned transactions or the Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, irrespective of the author’s age. 

Prize:

The prize shall be $500 per author (up to a maximum of $1500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate.

Eligibility:

Eligibility is based on a five-year window: for example, for the 2016 Award, the paper must have appeared in one of the Society’s Transactions between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current members of the Signal Processing Society Awards Board are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered.

Basis for Judging:

Judging shall be based on general quality, originality, subject matter, and timeliness.

Nomination/Selection Process:

Up to six Best Paper Awards may be presented annually. There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations shall be submitted directly to the Society’s Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and subsequent balloting by the Awards Board.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation shall be made at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner.

Forms:

Recipients:

 

The IEEE Signal Processing Society Chapter of the Year Award (CoYA) will be presented annually to a Chapter that has provided their membership with the highest quality of programs, activities and services. The award will be presented annually in conjunction with the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) to the Chapter's representative. The award will consist of a certificate and a check in the amount of $1,000 to support local chapter activities. The winning Chapter will also be invited to publish an article in the IEEE Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter.

Nomination Process:

Nominations will be solicited from the local Signal Processing Chapter Chairs through an article listed in the IEEE Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter. The Regional Director-at-Large from each region should also help foster nominations. Self-nominations are welcome from the local SP Chapter Chairs.

Selection Process:

The nominated Chapters will be evaluated based on the following chapter activities, programs and services during the past year:

  1. Technical activities (e.g., technical meetings, workshops and conferences, tours with industry)
  2. Educational programs (e.g,. courses, seminars, student workshops, tutorials, student activities)
  3. Membership development (e.g., programs to encourage students and engineers to join the society, growth in chapter’s membership, member advancement programs)
  4. Annual IEEE Chapter report submitted by the Chapter.

Selection will be based on the nominator’s submission of the Chapter of the Year Award nomination form, the SPS Chapter Certification Form, and the annual IEEE chapter report.  If they Chapter indicates on the Chapter Certification Form that they would like to be considered for the Chapter of the Year Award, the Chapter Certification Form is sufficient to move the nomination forward.

Eligibility:

All IEEE Signal Processing Society local chapters established more than one year are eligible.

Schedule:

  • Call for nominations emailed to local Chapter Chairs -- June annually
  • Deadline for nominations -- 15 October
  • CoYA Selection Committee to choose winner -- by 31 December
  • Award presentation to winning Chapter -- ICASSP

Prize:

The representative of the winning Chapter will receive a certificate and a check of $1,000. In the event that multiple chapters are selected, each winner shall still receive $1,000.

Form:

Nominations should be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos (t.argiropoulos@ieee.org), who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Chapters Review Committee., no later than 15 October annually.

Recipients:

Scope:

Recognizes the author(s) of an ICIP and ICASSP/GlobalSIP paper of exceptional industrial merit and industrial impact dealing with a subject related to the Society’s technical scope.

Prize:

The prize shall consist of $500 per author (up to a maximum of $1500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for consideration, the paper must have been submitted to ICIP or ICASSP/GlobalSIP. The GlobalSIP eligible papers will be considered for the Award during the next ICASSP. The candidate(s) are not required to be IEEE members. Candidates are not required to be working in industry at the time of nomination or when the paper was written. Current members of the Conference Award Evaluation Committee are ineligible. Self-nominations are accepted.

Basis for Judging:

Judging shall be based on general quality, novelty, maturity of the technology and industrial impact of the described work. Prototype, demo or video of prototype/demo presented at these conferences can also be considered for the award.

Nomination/Selection Process:

The Award will be announced via the conference websites. Nominations can be submitted through two methods:

  1. The authors will be given the option to nominate their paper for the award at the paper submission step; or
  2. The reviewers will be asked to indicate whether a paper is award quality, as is the case for the regular conference paper awards. The nominated papers will be evaluated by a committee, consisting of members of the Technical Program Committee of the conference (including Area Chairs or Technical Program Committee Chairs). The Committee will consist of five members.

Nomination Schedule:

The award nomination schedule will be set by the ICASSP, ICIP and GlobalSIP paper nomination deadline, which will be noted on each conference’s website.

Presentation:

One award may be presented annually at ICIP’s Opening Ceremony and one award may be presented annually at ICASSP’s Opening Ceremony. The award will not be conferred in any given year for which there are no suitable candidates identified. 

Recipients:

Each year, up to ten (10) technically diverse and geographically dispersed individuals shall serve as Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturers (DLs). The formal term of appointment shall be two calendar years with five (5) individuals appointed each year.

Nominations shall be solicited by the Awards Board from the Society’s Technical Committees, Editorial Boards, Chapters and other boards and committees no later than 1 June of each year. All nominations will be considered by the Awards Board and a list of nominees and alternates, along with a list of their lecture topics, will be provided to the Board of Governors at least three weeks prior to its Fall meeting. The Board will consider this list at its Fall meeting and provide its advice and consent for the final selections, which shall be announced by the Vice President-Awards and Membership.

The list of nominees and alternates shall comprise individuals of distinction who are members of the IEEE and of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, who are recognized experts in their fields of endeavor, and who are capable of delivering a message of importance to the technical community as well as to the Society’s members organized in chapters around the world.

Following identification of the top five (5) candidates and alternates by the Board, the Society staff, on behalf of the Awards Board Chair, will reconfirm in writing the candidates’ willingness to serve as an SPS Distinguished Lecturer.

The Society has created a new open access portal called the SPS Resource Center, an online library of tutorials in established and emerging signal processing fields. It is required that the Distinguished Lecturers contribute their lecture(s) to the Resource Center.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 April
  • Nomination Period Closes: 31 May

Forms:

Scope:

Honors educators who have made pioneering and significant contributions to signal processing education.

Prize:

The prize shall be $1500, a plaque and a certificate.

Eligibility:

Current officers and members of the Signal Processing Society Board of Governors and Awards Board are ineligible. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. Members of the Awards Board and Board of Governors are not permitted to submit nominations. However, non-voting Board of Governors members are permitted to submit nominations.

Basis for Judging:

Nominees shall be judged by a career of meritorious achievement in signal processing education as exemplified by writing of scholarly books and texts, course materials, and papers on education; inspirational and innovative teaching; creativity in the development of new curricula and methodology.

Nomination/Selection Process:

There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations shall be submitted directly to the Society’s Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and ensuring that there are no more than three nominations per award. The Awards Board will manage the balloting by the Board of Governors.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

The award shall be presented at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner.

Forms:

Recipients:

Scope:

Recognizes an individual or team at any level who were industry employees whose technical contributions have resulted in significant advances using signal processing technologies within the scope of the Society.

Prize:

The prize shall be $1500 per awardee (up to a maximum of $4500 per award) and a plaque and certificate. In the event that there are more than three awardees, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all awardees and each shall receive a plaque and certificate.

Eligibility:

The award shall be open to individuals at any level who were industry employees who played a significant role in the technical contribution at the time of the accomplishments being recognized. Candidate(s) need not be an IEEE SPS member. It is preferred that recipients of the IEEE SPS Industrial Innovation Award be members of IEEE. However, the IEEE Board of Governors may approve the presentation to a non-member upon the recommendation of the IEEE SPS Awards Board. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its own members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current officers and members of the Signal Processing Society Board of Governors and Awards Board are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. Members of the Awards Board and Board of Governors are not permitted to submit nominations. However, non-voting Board of Governors members are permitted to submit nominations. Previous recipients of the Industrial Innovation Award are ineligible.

Basis for Judging:

Judging is based on major industrial accomplishments, standards, deployment of important processes or products, etc, that are of substantial benefit to the public, which use signal processing technologies and are visible beyond the company or institution where the contribution was made. 

Nomination/Selection Process:

There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members, as well as, specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards, and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations should be submitted directly to the Society's Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and ensuring that there are no more than three nominations per award. The Awards Board will manage the balloting by the Board of Governors. 

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation of the award shall be made at either the Society's Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner. The award will not be conferred in any given year for which there are no suitable candidates identified.

Forms:

Recipients:

Scope:

Recognizes an industry business or technical leader whose leadership has resulted in major and outstanding advances or new directions using signal processing technologies within the scope of the Society.

Prize:

The prize shall be $1500, a plaque and certificate.

Eligibility:

This award is for executive leadership resulting in major advances and new directions using signal processing in a business area. The candidate is not required to be an IEEE member. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its own members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current officers and members of the Signal Processing Society Board of Governors and Awards Board are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. Members of the Awards Board and Board of Governors are not permitted to submit nominations. However, non-voting Board of Governors members are permitted to submit nominations. Previous recipients of the Industrial Leader Award are ineligible.

Basis for Judging:

Evaluation is based on such factors as global acceptance of the products and services, financial success and growth of the business, ubiquity of the products and services, emulation of the contributions by competition, and degree of global recognition of the candidate. Other factors include time of service, impact, specific innovations, etc. An industry leader who played a major leadership role in research or development and introduction of systems, devices, applications or services that have significantly impacted society on a global basis or has substantially advanced the use of signal processing technologies in industry, commerce, or society.

Nomination/Selection Process:

There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members, as well as, specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards, and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations should be submitted directly to the Society's Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and ensuring that there are no more than three nominations per award. The Awards Board will manage the balloting by the Board of Governors. 

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation of the award shall be made at either the Society's Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner. The award will not be conferred in any given year for which there are no suitable candidates identified.

Forms:

Recipients:

Scope:

Honors contributions to the Signal Processing Society.

Prize:

The prize shall consist of a plaque and a certificate.

Eligibility:

A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. The current President of the Signal Processing Society is ineligible. Previous recipients of the Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award are ineligible. Current members of the Awards Board and the Board of Governors are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. Members of the Awards Board and Board of Governors are not permitted to submit nominations. However, non-voting Board of Governors members are permitted to submit nominations.

Basis for Judging:

Judging shall be based on dedication, effort, and contributions.

Nomination/Selection Process:

Up to two Meritorious Service Awards may be presented annually, provided nominations meet the specific criteria. There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations shall be submitted directly to the Society’s Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and ensuring that there are no more than three nominations per award. The Awards Board will manage the balloting by the Board of Governors.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation shall be made at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner.

Forms:

Recipients:

Scope:

Honors the author(s) of a journal article of broad interest that has had substantial impact over several years on a subject related to the Society's technical scope.

Prize:

The prize shall consist of $500 per author (up to a maximum of $1500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate.

Eligibility:

A paper considered for the award should present an overview of a method or theory with technical depth and application perspective. It should have a multi-year record of impact and also be relevant to current researchers and/or practitioners. To be eligible for consideration, an article must have appeared in one of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Transactions, the Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and the IEEE Proceedings, in an issue that is three years old or more from the current award year: for example, for the 2016 Award, the paper must have appeared in an issue in 2013 or earlier. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its own members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current members of the Signal Processing Society's Awards Board are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. Papers that have already been recognized with another SPS Paper Award are not eligible.

Basis for Judging:

Judging shall be on the basis of effectiveness in presenting subjects of high impact and broad interest to the Society's members. The nominated paper should be an overview paper with technical depth, not a tutorial. The paper should have a record of broad and/or long-term impact and be of current importance, e.g., it is still frequently cited and/or is incorporated in widely-used commercial technology. Work that was particularly important 20 years ago, but has since been superseded by other methods, would not be appropriate unless the new methods clearly leverage the original work in some way. The paper should have a sustained citation record. Ideally, the paper will have had commercial impact.

Nomination/Selection Process:

There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members, as well as specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards, and the major boards of the Society will be solicited. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations should be submitted directly to the Society's Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and subsequent balloting by the Awards Board.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation of the award shall be made at either the Society's Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner.

Forms:

Recipients:

Scope:

Honors the author(s) of a letter article of exceptional merit and broad interest on a subject related to the Society's technical scope and appearing in the IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

Prize:

The prize shall consist of $500 per author (up to a maximum of $1500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for consideration, an article must have appeared in the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. Eligibility is based on a five-year window: for example, for the 2016 Award, the paper must have appeared in the Signal Processing Letters between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current members of the Signal Processing Society's Awards Board are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered.

Basis for Judging:

Judging shall be on the basis of the technical novelty, the research significance of the work, quality and effectiveness in presenting subjects in an area of high impact to the Society's members.

Nomination/Selection Process:

There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards, and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations should be submitted directly to the Society's Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and subsequent balloting by the Awards Board.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation shall be made either at the Society's Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner.

Forms:

Recipients:

Scope:

Honors the author(s) of a column of exceptional merit and broad interest on a subject related to the Society's technical scope and appearing in the Society's magazine.

Prize:

The prize shall consist of $500 per author (up to a maximum of $1500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for consideration, an article must have appeared in the Columns and Forums Section of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine in any issue predating the Spring Awards Board meeting of the current year (typically held in conjunction with ICASSP) for example, for the 2016 Award, the paper must have appeared in an issue of the Signal Processing Magazine before March 2016. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current members of the Signal Processing Society's Awards Board are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered.

Basis for Judging:

Judging shall be on the basis of quality and effectiveness in presenting subjects of broad interest to the Society's members.

Nomination/Selection Process:

There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/ committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations shall be submitted directly to the Society’s Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and subsequent balloting by the Awards Board.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation shall be made either at the Society's Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner.

Forms:

Recipients:

Scope:

Honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit and broad interest on a subject related to the Society’s technical scope and appearing in the Society’s magazine.

Prize:

The prize shall consist of $500 per author (up to a maximum of $1500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for consideration, a paper must have appeared in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine in any issue predating the Spring Awards Board meeting of the current year (typically held in conjunction with ICASSP) for example, for the 2016 Award, the paper must have appeared in an issue of the Signal Processing Magazine before March 2016. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current members of the Signal Processing Society’s Awards Board are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered.

Basis for Judging:

Judging shall be on the basis of quality and effectiveness in presenting subjects of broad interest to the Society’s members.

Nomination/Selection Process:

There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations shall be submitted directly to the Society’s Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and subsequent balloting by the Awards Board.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation shall be made either at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner.

Forms:

Recipients:

Scope:

Honors outstanding technical contributions in a field within the scope of the Signal Processing Society and outstanding leadership within that field.

Prize:

The prize shall be $2500, a plaque and a certificate.

Eligibility:

A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current officers and members of the Signal Processing Society Board of Governors and Awards Board are ineligible. Previous recipients of the SP Society Award are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. Members of the Awards Board and Board of Governors are not permitted to submit nominations. However, non-voting Board of Governors members are permitted to submit nominations.

Basis for Judging:

Nominees shall be judged on the basis of outstanding technical contributions and leadership in a field within the scope of the Society as evidenced by publications, patents, books, lectures, etc.

Nomination/Selection Process:

There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations shall be submitted directly to the Society’s Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and ensuring that there are no more than three nominations per award. The Awards Board will manage the balloting by the Board of Governors.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation shall be made at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner..

Forms:

Recipients:

Scope:

Honors the author(s) of a journal article of broad interest that has had sustained impact over many years on a subject related to the Society's technical scope. A paper considered for the award should be relevant to current researchers and/or practitioners and represent at least one of the following: the paper resulted in a paradigm shift in how a particular problem is solved; the work forms the theoretical basis for much of the contemporary work in a particular field and the work introduced methods that are now broadly adopted in industry.

Prize:

The prize shall consist of $500 per author (up to a maximum of $1500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for consideration, an article must have appeared in any of the Society’s financial sponsored periodicals, in an issue that is 10 years old or more from the current award year: for example, for the 2016 Award, the paper must have appeared in any of the Society’s financial sponsored periodicals in an issue in 2006 or earlier. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its own members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current members of the Signal Processing Society's Awards Board are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. This award is exempt from the rule that papers that have already been recognized with another SPS Paper Award are not eligible.

Basis for Judging:

Judging shall be on the basis of novelty and effectiveness in presenting subjects of high impact and long-term interest to the Society's members. The nominated paper should have a record of sustained impact and be of current importance, e.g., it is still frequently cited and/or is incorporated in widely-used commercial technology. Work that was particularly important 20 years ago, but has since been superseded by other methods, would not be appropriate unless the new methods clearly leverage the original work in some way. The paper should also be an original contribution rather than an overview or tutorial.

Nomination/Selection Process:

There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members, as well as specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards, and the major boards of the Society will be solicited. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations should be submitted directly to the Society's Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and subsequent balloting by the Awards Board.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation of the award shall be made at either the Society's Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner.

Forms:

Recipients:

Scope:

Honors a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact on the field.

Prize:

The prize shall be $1500, a plaque and a certificate.

Eligibility:

A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current officers and members of the Signal Processing Society Board of Governors and Awards Board are ineligible. Previous recipients of the SP Technical Achievement Award are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. Members of the Awards Board and Board of Governors are not permitted to submit nominations. However, non-voting Board of Governors members are permitted to submit nominations.

Basis for Judging:

Nominees shall be judged on the basis of outstanding technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact on the field.

Nomination/Selection Process:

Up to two Technical Achievement Awards may be presented annually, provided nominations meet the specific criteria.There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations shall be submitted directly to the Society’s Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and ensuring that there are no more than three nominations per award. The Awards Board will manage the balloting by the Board of Governors.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation shall be made at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner.

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Recipients:

(formerly known as the Paper Award)

Scope:

Honors the author(s) of an especially meritorious paper dealing with a subject related to the Society’s technical scope and appearing in one of the Society’s solely owned transactions or the Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and who, upon the date of submission of the paper, is less than 30 years of age.

Prize:

The prize shall consist of $500 per young author (up to a maximum of $1500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three young authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all young authors and each shall receive a certificate. The prize is only presented to the author(s) who are under 30 years of age, not all the authors of the paper.

Eligibility:

Eligibility is based on a three-year window; for example, for the 2016 Award, the paper must have appeared in one of the Society’s Transactions between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current members of the Signal Processing Society Awards Board are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered.

Basis for Judging:

Judging shall be on the basis of general quality, originality, subject matter, and timeliness.

Nomination/Selection Process:

Up to six Young Author Best Paper Awards may be presented annually. There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations shall be submitted directly to the Society’s Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and subsequent balloting by the Awards Board.

Nomination Schedule:

Nominations must be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos, who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Awards Board.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 May
  • Nomination Period Closes: 1 September

Presentation:

Presentation shall be made at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner.

Forms:

Recipients:

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