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About ComSoc

Prize
Plaque and honorarium of US$500 per author (up to a maximum total of US$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. The author(s) 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 notices).

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 the IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC) or IEEE GLOBECOM.  If in any year no eligible paper is deemed to be of sufficient quality, no award will be given. 

Publicity 
The award recipient will be published in the awards luncheon brochure and posted on the IEEE Communications Society website.

Deadline
Nominations due 15 February unless otherwise noted.

 

2018 Award Recipients

Melissa Duarte, Chris Dick, and Ashutosh Sabharwal

“Experiment-Driven Characterization of Full-Duplex Wireless Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 11, No. 12, pp. 4296 - 4307, December 2012.

 

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

2017
Yan Chen, Shunqing Zhang, Shugong Xu, and Geoffrey Ye Li
“Fundamental Trade-offs on Green Wireless Networks”IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 49, No. 6, pp. 30 – 37, June 2011.

2016 - No Award

2015
Cem U. Saraydar, Narayan B. Mandayam, and David J. Goodman
“Efficient Power Control via Pricing in Wireless Data Networks”IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2002, pp. 291-303.

2014
Vahid Tarokh, Hamid Jafarkhani, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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