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About ComSoc

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

Eligibility
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.

Presentation
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.

Deadline
Nominations due 15 February unless otherwise noted.

 

2018 Award Recipients

Erik G. Larsson, Ove Edfors, Fredrik Tufvesson, and Thomas L. Marzetta

“Massive MIMO for Next Generation Wireless Systems”IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 186-195, February 2014.

 

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

2017
Melike Erol-Kantarci and 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

2016
Ejder Baştuğ, Mehdi Bennis, and 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.

2015
David Gesbert, Stephen Hanly, Howard Huang, Shlomo Shamai Shitz, Osvaldo Simeone, and 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.

2014
Jean Armstrong
“OFDM for Optical Communications [Invited Tutorial],” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, No. 3, February 2009, pp. 189-204.

2013
Tevfik Yucek and 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, and 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.

2012
Alexander Afanasyev, Neil Tilley, Peter Reiher, and Leonard Kleinrock
"Host-to-Host Congestion Control for TCP," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol.12, No.3, Third Quarter 2010, pp. 304-342.

2011
Steven Gringeri, Bert Basch, Vishnu Shukla, Roman Egorov, and Tiejun J. Xia
"Flexible Architectures for Optical Transport Nodes and Networks," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 48, No. 7, pp. 40-50, July 2010

2010
Martin Haenggi, Jeffrey G. Andrews, Francois Baccelli, Olivier Dousse, and 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

2009
Michael McGarry, Martin Reisslein, and 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  

2008
Elena Fasolo, Michele Rossi, Jorg Widmer, and Michele Zorzi
"In-Network Aggregation Techniques For Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey", IEEE Wireless Communications, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 70 – 87, April 2007 

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

2006
Abbas Jamalipour, Tadahiro Wada, and 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  

2005
Yang Chen, Chunming Qiao, and Xiang Yu
"Optical Burst Switching: A New Area in Optical Networking Research", IEEE Network, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 16-23, May/June 2004   

2004
David Gesbert, Mansoor Shafi, Da-shan Shiu, Peter J. Smith, and 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  

2003
Ian F. Akyildiz, Weilian Su, Yogesh Sankarasubramaniam, and Erdal Cayirci
"A Survey on Sensor Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 8, pp. 102-114, August 2002

2002
Chatschik Bisdikian
"An Overview of the Bluetooth Wireless Technology", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 12, pp. 86-94, December 2001

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

2000
Matthew J. Moyer, Josyula R. Rao, and Pankaj Rohatgi
"A Survey of Security Issues in Multicast Communications", IEEE Network Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 6, November/December 1999, pp. 12-23

1999
Shigang Chen and 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

1998
Charles E. Perkins
"Mobile IP", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol 35, No 5, pp. 84-86, 91-99, May 199

1997
E. Ayanoglu, K. Y. Eng, and M. J. Karol
"Wireless ATM: Limits, Challenges, and Proposals", Personal Communications, August 1996, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 18-34

1996
J. Mitola
"The Software Radio Architecture", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 33, No 5, May 1995

1995
J. Richard Jones
"Baseband and Passband Transport systems for Interactive Video Services", IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 32, No. 5, May 1994 

1994
A.G. Fraser
"Early Experiments with Asynchronous Time Division Networks", IEEE Network Magazine, Volume 7, No. 1, January 1993