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About ComSoc

Prize
Plaque and honorarium up to US$500 for each author (total awards not to exceed US$1000).

Eligibility
Publication of an original paper in any IEEE Communications Society magazine in the previous 3 calendar years; author need not be an IEEE member.

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

Selection Process
Nominations screened and shortlist prepared by the Magazines Paper Awards Selection Committee with the approval of the Magazines Editors-in-Chief. The shortlist is 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.

 

2019 Award Recipients

Emil Björnson, Erik G. Larsson, Thomas L. Marzetta

"Massive MIMO: Ten Myths and One Critical Question"IEEE Communications Maganzine, Vol.54, Issue: 2, pp. 114-123, February 2016.

 

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

2018
Shuangfeng Han, Chih-Lin I, Zhikun Xu, Rowell Corbett
“Large-Scale Antenna Systems with Hybrid Analog and Digital Beamforming for Millimeter Wave 5G”, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 52, Issue 1, Page 186-194, January 2015.

2017
Xiaofei Wang, Min Chen; Tarik Taleb, Adlen Ksentini, Victor C.M. Leung
“Cache in the Air: Exploiting Content Caching and Delivery Techniques for 5G Systems”IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 52, Issue 2, Page 131-139, February 2014.

2016
Federico Boccardi, Robert W. Heath Jr., Angel Lozano, Thomas L. Marzetta, Petar Popovski
“Five disruptive technology directions for 5G”IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp. 74 – 80, February 2014. 

2015
Mehdi Bennis, Meryem Simsek, Andreas Czylwik, Walid Saad, Stefan Valentin,  Merouane Debbah
“When Cellular Meets WiFi in Wireless Small Cell Networks”IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol.51, No. 6, June 2013, pp.44 - 50. 

2014
Gunther Auer, Vito Giannini, Claude Desset, Istvan Godor, Per Skillermark, Magnus Olsson, Muhammad Ali Imran, Dario Sabella, Manuel J. Gonzalez, Oliver Blume, Albrecht Fehske
“How much energy is needed to run a wireless network,” IEEE Wireless Communications,Vol.18, No. 5, October 2011, pp. 40-49. 

2013
Markus Fiedler, Tobias Hossfeld, Phuoc Tran-Gia
A Generic Quantitative Relationship between Quality of Experience and Quality of Service," IEEE Network, Vol. 24, No. 2, March/April 2010, pp.36-41.

2012
Moe Z. Win, Andrea Conti, Santiago Mazuelas, Yuan Shen, Wesley M. Gifford, Davide Dardari, Marco Chiani
"Network Localization and Navigation Via cooperation," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 49, No.5, May 2011, pp. 56-62.

2011
Dusit Niyato, Ekram Hossain, Zhu Han
"Dynamic Spectrum Access in IEEE 802.22-Based Cognitive Wireless Networks: A Game Theoretic Model for Competitive Spectrum Bidding and Pricing," IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Vol. 16, No 2, pp 16-23, April 2009 

2010
Irwin Dorros
"Retrospective  — 25 Years Later", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol 47, No 6, pp 14-20, June 2009  

2009
Omer Ileri, Narayan B. Mandayam
"Dynamic Spectrum Access Models: Toward an Engineering Perspective in the Spectrum Debate", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 153-160, January 2008  

2008
Reaz Ahmed, Noura Limam, Jin Xiao, Youssef Iraqi, Raouf Boutaba
"Resource and Service Discovery in Large-Scale Multi-Domain Networks", IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 1 – 30, October 2007

2007
Arvind Giridhar, P. R. Kumar
"Toward a Theory of In-Network Computation in Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 98-107, April 2006 

2006
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Shaojian Fu, William Ivancic
"Evaluation of SCTP for Space Networks", IEEE Wireless Communications, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 54 - 62, October 2005  

2005
Simon Haykin, Mathini Sellathurai, Yvo de Jong, Tricia Willink
"Turbo-MIMO for Wireless Communications", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 42, No. 10, pp.48-53, October 2004  

2004
Debanjan Saha, Bala Rajagopalan, Greg Bernstein
"The Optical Network Control Plane: State of the Standards and Deployment", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 41, No. 8, IEEE Optical Communications Design, Technologies, and Applications, Vol. 1 No 3, pp. S29-S34, August 2003  

2003
W. David Sincoskie
"Broadband Packet Switching: A Personal Perspective", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 7, pp. 54-66, July 2002  

2002
Per Johansson, Manthos Kazantzidis, Rohit Kapoor, Mario Gerla
"Bluetooth: an Enabler for Personal Area Networking", IEEE Network Magazine, Sept/Oct 2001, pp. 28-37   

2001
Cyriel Minkenberg, Ton Engbersen
“A Combined Input and Output Queued Packet-Switched System Based on PRIZMA Switch- on- a- Chip Technology”, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 12, pp. 70 –77, December 2000  

2000
Mark E. Perkins, Charles A. Dvorak, Barry H. Lerich, Joseph A. Zebarth
"Speech Transmission Performance Planning in Hybrid IP/SCN Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 7, July 1999, pp. 126-131  

1999
Vijay P. Kumar, T.V. Lakshman, Dimitrios Stiliadis
"Beyond Best Effort: Router Architectures for the Differentiated Services of Tomorrow's Internet", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol 36, No 5, May 1998, pp. 152-164   

1998
Kevin Thompson, Gregory Miller, Rick Wilder
"Wide-Area Internet Traffic Patterns and Characteristics", IEEE Network, Nov/Dec 1997   

1997
T. M. Chen, S. S. Liu, V. K. Samalam
"The Available Bit Rate Service for Data in ATM Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, May 1996, Vol. 34, No. 5, pp. 56-71 

1996
J.C. Bellamy
"Digital Network Synchronization", IEEE Communications Magazine, April 1995 

1995
Anthony S. Acampora
"The Scalable Lightwave Network", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 32, No 12, December 1994

1994
Jack H. Winters, Richard D. Gitlin, Sanjay Kasturia
"Reducing Effects of Transmission Impairments in Digital Fiber Optic Systems", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol 31, No 6, June 1993