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The IEEE Communications Society Best Survey Paper Award

Plaque and honorarium of $500 per author (up to a maximum total of $1,000). If more than four authors, the maximum of $1,000 would be split between each author.

Award honors the author(s) of an especially meritorious paper published in a ComSoc owned journal dealing with a subject related to the Society’s technical scope.

This award will be given to papers published in any journal owned exclusively by the IEEE Communications Society in the past five years. Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations. There are no restrictions as to IEEE membership, nationality, race, creed, age or gender.

Basis for Judging
Originality, utility, timeliness, impact, technical content and clarity of presentation.

Nominee Solicitation
Nominations are solicited by Editors-in-Chief with the aid of their 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 the community at large.

Awards Committee
The IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee will be responsible for the final selection.  The committee consists of a chair (appointed by the president for a two-year term) and at least 12 members (appointed by the chair for a three-year term).

No more than five manuscripts will be submitted to the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee for final selection by February 15 of each year.

Annually; if, in any year, no eligible paper is deemed to be of sufficient quality, no award will be given.

Administration and Funding
The IEEE Communications Society will administer the award covered in part by an endowment established by the IEEE Foundation and the remaining out of annual Society operating expenses. The Society's budget includes the amount for this award and the Society budget is net positive with the inclusion of the award.

Annually, at the ICC Conference.

The award and recipients’ names will be posted on the Communications Society web site.



Ala Al-Fuqaha
Mohsen Guizani
Mehdi Mohammadi
Mohammed Aledhari
Moussa Ayyash

“Internet of Things: A Survey on Enabling Technologies, Protocols, and Applications”, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol.17, No.4, pp. 2347-2376, Fourth Quarter 2015.


Hesham ElSawy
Ekram Hossain
Martin Haenggi

Stochastic Geometry for Modeling, Analysis, and Design of Multi-Tier and Cognitive Cellular Wireless Networks: A Survey”, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol.15, No.3, pp. 996-1019, Third Quarter 2013.