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.
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.
The nominated Chapters will be evaluated based on the following chapter activities, programs and services during the past year:
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.
All IEEE Signal Processing Society local chapters established more than one year are eligible.
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.
Nominations should be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos (email@example.com), who will collect the nominations on behalf of the Vice President-Membeship, no later than 15 October annually.