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About ComSoc

Plaque and honorarium up to US$500 for each author (award total not to exceed US$1,000).

Given to an outstanding tutorial paper published in any IEEE Communications Society magazine or journal in the previous five calendar years; author need not be an IEEE member.

Basis for Judging
Clarity and quality of presentation, timeliness, and relevance of the topic.

Nominee Solicitation
Nominations solicited by Chair of Magazines (Journals) Paper Awards Selection Committee in consultation with Magazines (Journals) Editors-in-Chief.

Selection Process
Nominations screened and shortlist prepared by the Magazines and Journals Paper Awards Selection committees with the approval of the Magazines/Journals Editors-in-Chief, Director of Magazines, and Director of Journals. The shortlist is then submitted to the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee for final selection.

Annually (as soon as possible after recommendation). If in any year no eligible paper is deemed to be of sufficient quality, no award will be given.

Nominations due 15 February unless otherwise noted.


2023 Award Recipients

Qingqing Wu, Shuowen Zhang, Beixiong Zheng, Changsheng You, and Rui Zhang

Intelligent Reflecting Surface-Aided Wireless Communications: A Tutorial,“ IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 5, pp. 3313-3351, May 2021.



Angela Sara Cacciapuoti, Marcello Caleffi, Rodney Van Meter, and Lajos Hanzo
When Entanglement Meets Classical Communications: Quantum Teleportation for the Quantum Internet,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 3808-3833, June 2020.

Mansoor Shafi, Andreas F. Molisch, Peter J. Smith, Thomas Haustein, Peiying Zhu, Prasan De Silva, Fredrik Tufvesson, Anass Benjebbour, and Gerhard Wunder
"5G: A Tutorial Overview of Standards, Trials, Challenges, Deployment, and Practice," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 1201-1221, June 2017.

Hesham ElSawy, Ahmed Sultan-Salem, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Moe Z. Win
"Modeling and Analysis of Cellular Networks Using Stochastic Geometry: A Tutorial”, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 167-203, First Quarter 2017.

Sennur Ulukus, Aylin Yener, Elza Erkip, Osvaldo Simeone, Michele Zorzi, Pulkit Grover, Kaibin Huang
"Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications: A Review of Recent Advances"IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 360-381, March 2015

Erik G. Larsson, Ove Edfors, Fredrik Tufvesson, Thomas L. Marzetta
“Massive MIMO for Next Generation Wireless Systems”IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 186-195, February 2014.

Melike Erol-Kantarci, Hussein Mouftah
“Energy-Efficient Information and Communication Infrastructures in the Smart Grid: A Survey on Interactions and Open Issues”IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 179-197, First Quarter 2015

Ejder Baştuğ, Mehdi Bennis, Mérouane Debbah
“Living on the Edge: The Role of Proactive Caching in 5G Wireless Networks”IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 52, No. 8, pp. 82-89, August 2014.

David Gesbert, Stephen Hanly, Howard Huang, Shlomo Shamai Shitz, Osvaldo Simeone, Wei Yu
“Multi-Cell MIMO Cooperative Networks: A New Look at Interference”IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 28, No. 9, December 2010, pp. 1380-1408.

Jean Armstrong
“OFDM for Optical Communications [Invited Tutorial],” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, No. 3, February 2009, pp. 189-204.

Tevfik Yucek, Huseyin Arslan
“A survey of spectrum sensing algorithms for cognitive radio applications," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 11, 
No. 1,January 2009, pp. 116-130

Andrea Goldsmith, Syed Ali Jafar, Ivana Maric, Sudhir Srinivasa
"Breaking Spectrum Gridlock With Cognitive Radios: An Information Theoretic Perspective," Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 97, No. 5, May 2009, pp. 894-914.

Alexander Afanasyev, Neil Tilley, Peter Reiher, Leonard Kleinrock
"Host-to-Host Congestion Control for TCP," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol.12, No.3, Third Quarter 2010, pp. 304-342.

Steven Gringeri, Bert Basch, Vishnu Shukla, Roman Egorov, Tiejun J. Xia
"Flexible Architectures for Optical Transport Nodes and Networks," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 48, No. 7, pp. 40-50, July 2010

Martin Haenggi, Jeffrey G. Andrews, Francois Baccelli, Olivier Dousse, Massimo Franceschetti
"Stochastic Geometry and Random Graphs for the Analysis and Design of Wireless Networks", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 27, No. 7, pp. 1029-1046, September 2009

Michael McGarry, Martin Reisslein, Martin Maier
"Ethernet Passive Optical Network Architectures and Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Algorithms", IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 46-60, Third Quarter 2008  

Elena Fasolo, Michele Rossi, Jorg Widmer, Michele Zorzi
"In-Network Aggregation Techniques For Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey", IEEE Wireless Communications, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 70 – 87, April 2007 

Ari Juels
"RFID Security and Privacy: A Research Survey", IEEE Journal On Selected Areas In Communications, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 381-394, February 2006

Abbas Jamalipour, Tadahiro Wada, Takaya Yamazato 
"A Tutorial on Multiple Access Technologies for Beyond 3G Mobile Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 110 - 117, February 2005  

Yang Chen, Chunming Qiao, Xiang Yu
"Optical Burst Switching: A New Area in Optical Networking Research", IEEE Network, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 16-23, May/June 2004   

David Gesbert, Mansoor Shafi, Da-shan Shiu, Peter J. Smith, Ayman Nagui
"From Theory to Practice: An Overview of MIMO Space-Time Coded Wireless Systems", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 281-302, April 2003  

Ian F. Akyildiz, Weilian Su, Yogesh Sankarasubramaniam, Erdal Cayirci
"A Survey on Sensor Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 8, pp. 102-114, August 2002

Chatschik Bisdikian
"An Overview of the Bluetooth Wireless Technology", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 12, pp. 86-94, December 2001

Yoram Bernet
"The Complementary Roles of RSVP and Differentiated Services in the Full- Service QoS Network", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 154 –162, February 2000

Matthew J. Moyer, Josyula R. Rao, Pankaj Rohatgi
"A Survey of Security Issues in Multicast Communications", IEEE Network Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 6, November/December 1999, pp. 12-23

Shigang Chen, Klara Nahrstedt
"An Overview of Quality of Service Routing for Next-Generation High-Speed Networks: Problems and Solutions", IEEE Network, Vol 12, No 6 Nov/Dec 1998, pp. 64-79

Charles E. Perkins
"Mobile IP", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol 35, No 5, pp. 84-86, 91-99, May 199

E. Ayanoglu, K. Y. Eng, M. J. Karol
"Wireless ATM: Limits, Challenges, and Proposals", Personal Communications, August 1996, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 18-34

J. Mitola
"The Software Radio Architecture", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 33, No 5, May 1995

J. Richard Jones
"Baseband and Passband Transport systems for Interactive Video Services", IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 32, No. 5, May 1994 

A.G. Fraser
"Early Experiments with Asynchronous Time Division Networks", IEEE Network Magazine, Volume 7, No. 1, January 1993