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The IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication

Prize
Plaque and honorarium of $500 per author (up to a maximum total of $2000).

Eligibility
Papers that open new lines of work, envision bold approaches to communication, formulate new problems to solve, and essentially enlarge the field of communications engineering.  Given to an outstanding paper published in any IEEE Communications Society publication in the previous 15 calendar years; author need not be an IEEE member.

Basis for Judging
Quality, originality, novelty and impact.

Nominee Solicitation
Nominations solicited by Editors-in-Chief to the Editorial Boards and guest Editors of all IEEE Communications society publications.  After screening, each Editor-in-Chief shall submit at least one nomination.  Nominations will also be solicited from ComSoc Technical Committee chairs and readership (through published notice).

Selection Process
All nominations shall be submitted to the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee for final selection by March 1 of each year.   The selection process shall comply with procedures and regulations established in  IEEE and ComSoc governing documents, in particular with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Award Limitations.

Administration and Funding
The IEEE Communications Society will administer the award covered out of annual Society operating expenses until a suitable endowment is established.

Presentation
Annually at ICC or GLOBECOM.  Award will not be given if a paper of high quality is not uncovered.  Award and recipient will be published in the ComSoc Awards Luncheon brochure and posted on the ComSoc web site.

AWARDEES

2014

Vahid Tarokh
Hamid Jafarkhani
Robert Calderbank

"Space-Time Block Coding for Wireless Communications: Performance Results,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 17, No. 3, March 1999, pp. 451-460.

     
2013

Andrew Sendonaris
Elza Erkip
Behnaam Aazhang

"User Cooperation Diversity—Part I: System Description," IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol.51, No. 11, November 2003, pp.1927- 1938.

     
2012

Siavash M. Alamouti

"A Simple Transmit Diversity Technique for Wireless Communications," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 16, No. 8,
October 1998, pp. 1451-1458.

     
2011

Maria Gorlatova
Peter Kinget
Ioannis Kymissis
Dan Rubenstein
Xiaodong Wang
Gil Zussman

"Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs) for Ubiquitous Object Networking," IEEE Wireless Communications, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 18-25, December 2010

     
2010

No Award

 
     
2009

Rajiv Ranjan
Aaron Harwood
Rajkumar Buyya

"Peer-to-Peer-Based Resource Discovery in Global Grids: A Tutorial", IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 6-33, Second Quarter 2008

     
2008

John M. Cioffi
Sumanth Jagannathan
Mehdi Mohseni
George Ginis

"CuPON: The Copper Alternative to PON 100 Gb/s DSL Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 132 – 139, June 2007