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Nominations Open for 2012 Major SPS Awards

The SPS Awards Board is now accepting nominations for 2012 major SPS awards. Each year, SPS honors outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions related to signal processing through the Society Award, the Technical Achievement Award, the Education Award, and the Meritorious Service Award. The Society also recognizes outstanding publications in SPS journals and magazines through the Best Paper Award, Young Author Best Paper Award, Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award and Best Column Award.

Nominations for the Best Paper Award and Young Author Best Paper Award should come from the below Society journals:

Nominations should be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos (, who will collect the nominations on behalf of John Treichler, Vice President-Awards and Membership. The award nominations will be vetted by the Awards Board. Prospective nominators are encouraged to submit nominations well in advance of the deadline of 1 October 2012. Detailed information and nomination forms of SPS awards can be found online.

SPS Awards: Procedural Changes

The Society recently approved some procedural changes to the SPS Awards program. Please note that these changes are in effect for the 2012 nomination period. The changes are intended to provide an effective means to encourage awards nominations in all categories from the Signal Processing Society community-at-large, including individuals, technical committees, editorial boards and other major Boards, except in the cases of conflict of interests. Technical committees and boards may pass on to the Awards Board one or multiple endorsements on nominations that they receive for all awards.

The paper awards nomination form now requests citation impact information. The Awards Board will continue to review the nominations and make selections on paper awards.

For all major awards other than paper awards, the Awards Board will now be responsible for vetting the nominations and producing a short list of no more than three nominations per award. The Board of Governors will continue to vote on the selection of the major awards.

For full details on each award, please visit the Society’s website at

If you have any questions regarding the new process, please do not hesitate to contact John Treichler, Vice President-Awards and Membership at

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