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The IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award

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

Given to an outstanding tutorial paper published in any Communications Society magazine or journal in the previous 5 calendar years; author need not be an IEEE member.

Basis for Judging
Clarity and quality of presentation, timeliness and relevance of 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 short list 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 short list submitted to the Communications Society Awards Committee for final selection.

Annually (as soon as possible after recommendation). Award may not be presented if suitable candidate is not available.



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