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Asia/Pacific Young Researcher Award sponsored by IEEE Asia/Pacific (APB) Board

IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Board (APB) sponsors the “IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Young Researcher Award”. This award honors young researchers who have been very active in IEEE ComSoc publications and conference activities over the last 3 years (Jan.  to Dec.).

Eligibility

  • The upper age limit for the applicant is 35.
  • The applicant must be a member of the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Region.
  • The “IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award” will be given to the best candidate, and other candidates will be considered for the “Outstanding Young Researcher Award(s)”.

Award Prize

  • The recipient of “IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award” will receive a certificate and an honorarium of US$500.
  • Each recipient of the “IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award” will receive a certificate and an honorarium of US$250.

Selection Process

The application must be emailed to the IEEE ComSoc APB Technical Affairs Committee (apb-officers-tac@ieee.org) before the deadline. The application should be a single PDF file containing:

  • A cover page that contains the applicant's name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address.
  • No more than 400 words: The applicant’s biography.
  • No more than two A-4 pages: Description of the applicant’s major research contributions over the last 3 years, including clear discussions of 3 most representative publications (e.g., journal/conference/magazine papers and monographs) published over the last 3 years. For each publication, please provide SCI and Google citation information, impact factor (if applicable), significance of the publication, and the applicant’s own contribution to the publication.
  • A complete list of publications and conference activities (over the last 3 years only), and the SCI/Google Scholar citations and H-index (of the entire career).
  • Awards/recognitions received (over the last 3 years only).

Remark 1: The last 3 years refers to the duration between January  and December .
Remark 2: A publication accepted but not published during the last 3 years should NOT be included in the application. An application not adhering to the above guidelines will not be considered.

Important Dates

  • Application Submission Deadline: 31 July
  • Announcement of Awardees: 1 October
  • Award Ceremony at Globecom (December)

Applications (and inquiries) should be directed to the following email address. 
APB Technical Affairs Committee: apb-officers-tac@ieee.org

IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award

IEEE Asia-Pacific Board (APB) sponsors "IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award". This award honors outstanding original papers authored by members in the Asia-Pacific Region and published in IEEE ComSoc journals and conferences over the last 3 years (Jan. to Dec. )

Eligibility

  • The paper must be published in IEEE ComSoc journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and so on (including those technically co-sponsored by ComSoc) in the last 3 years (January to December ).
  • All authors' affiliations must be from the Asia-Pacific Region at the time of publication.
  • The paper should be nominated by an IEEE ComSoc member from the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Self-nomination is not accepted.

Remark: A list of IEEE ComSoc Journals and Portfolio of Conferences & Events can be found.

Award Prize

Plaque and honorarium up to US$500 (award total).

Selection Criteria

Quality, originality, utility, timeliness, and clarity of presentation.

Nomination and Selection Processes

IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Board will constitute a selection committee to select the award recipient from the eligible nominees. 

The nomination must be sent to the IEEE ComSoc APB Technical Affairs Committee (TAC) before the deadline. A nomination should be a single PDF file containing:

  • A cover page that contains the nominator's name, affiliation, address, telephone, fax and e-mail address.
  • Information of the nominated paper, including title, authors' names, affiliations, source (conference/publication details), publication date, and the authors’ contact information.
  • A copy of the nominated paper.
  • Letter of recommendation (up to one A-4 page).
  • Number of SCI and Google scholar citations, impact factor if applicable.

Important Dates

  • Nomination Submission Deadline: 31 July
  • Announcement of Awardees: 1 October
  • Award Ceremony at Globecom (December)

Applications must be sent to the following address by e-mail. APB Technical Affairs Committee: apb-officers-tac@ieee.org
Any queries should be directed to: APB Technical Affairs Committee: apb-officers-tac@ieee.org

APCC Best Paper Award

Purpose

The award is presented to the authors whose work presented at an annual Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) is recognized to be outstanding.

Name

The name of the award is “APCC Best Paper Award”.

Award Committee

The Award Committee, organized under the guidance of APCC Steering Committee, is responsible for selecting and making the award from among all the papers presented at a specific APCC.

Members of the Award Committee

The members of the Award Committee consists of

  • the representatives from CIC, IEEE COMSOC APB, IEICE-CS and KICS, which sponsor the award by donating US$500 per year
  • TPC chair of the specific APCC
  • ASC Chair and ASC secretary

In case a member of the committee is also the author or co-author of shortlisted papers, then a nominee of the member will represent the member in the award selection process.

Number of the Award

The Award Committee will determine the number of awards to be given out in a specific APCC. This will be limited to a maximum of four awards at any one APCC.

Award format

Every author of an awarded paper will be presented with a certificate. Each awarded paper will also receive a cash honorarium with an amount equivalent to US$300.

As an option, conference organizers may wish to add some small local souvenir gifts as part of the award.

Selection method

  • The Award Committee requests the TPC Chair of the conference to nominate 7 to 10 papers based on their review scores. These scores will not be made known to members of the award committee prior to the final decision of the award.
  • Members of the Award Committee will review and score each of the nominated papers.
  • The winning papers together with a few runners-ups are selected based on the combined scores of the Award Committee members and the TPC reviews in the ratio of 1:1. It is possible that some considerations/adjustments on certain issues, such as Regional balance, (e.g., Regional balance, etc.) may be necessary in the final selection of the awarded papers.
  • The members of the Award Committee will make sure that the winning papers have been orally presented at the conference. If no oral presentation is made by a winning paper, then the runner up paper, which receives the highest score and has been presented, will be chosen in its place.

    Comment: Since the awards are given out during the conference banquet, normally held on the second day of the conference, it is necessary to make sure that those winning papers scheduled for the last day of the conference will in fact be presented.

Fund for the awards

The awards are supported by the cash donations from KICS, IEICE-CS, CIC, and IEEE COMSOC APB. The ASC Secretary will receive from each organization a cash donation of US$500 per year.

(APB  (ComSoc) is expected to give the APCC organization US$1000 every two years.)

APCC Steering Committee

Winners

2019

Best Young Researcher Award
Haijun Zhang
for contributions to research on radio resource management in ultra-dense and heterogeneous networks

IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Jie Xu
for contribution to research on wireless power transfer

Guoru Ding
for contribution to research on cognitive radio networks

Ruisi He
for contribution to research on measurement and modeling of wireless channels

Zhenyu Zhou
for contribution to research on energy management in wireless networks

Haibo Zhou
for contribution to research on dynamic spectrum sharing in vehicular networks

Suzhi Bi
for contribution to research on wireless powered communication networks

IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award 
Chenchen Yang, Yao Yao, Zhiyong Chen, and Bin Xia, "Analysis on Cache‐Enabled Wireless Heterogeneous Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 131‐145, January 2016.

Changsheng You, Kaibin Huang, Hyukjin Chae, and Byoung-Hoon Kim, "Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation for Mobile-Edge Computation Offloading," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 1397-1411, Mar 2017.

Jiajia Liu, Hiroki Nishiyama, Nei Kato, and Jun Guo, "On the Outage Probability of Device-to-Device Communication Enabled Multi-Channel Cellular Networks: A RSS Threshold-Based Perspective," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 163-175, January 2016.

2018

Best Young Researcher Award
Hui-Ming Wang
for contributions to research on physical-layer secrecy for wireless communications

IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award 
Yuan Shen
for contributions to research on network localization and navigation

Peng Cheng
for contributions to research on communications and control of large-scale networked systems

Yong Zeng
for contributions to research on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications

Kaoru Ota
for contributions to research on optimization of wireless networks

Kaigui Bian
for contributions to research on dynamic spectrum sharing

Nan Zhao
for contributions to research on interference alignment

IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award 
Linglong Dai, Bichai Wang, Yifei Yuan, Shuangfeng Han, Chih-Lin I, and Zhaocheng Wang, "Nonorthogonal Multiple Access for 5G: Solutions, Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Research Trends," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 74-81, September 2015.

Yongmin Zhang, Shibo He, and Jiming Chen, "Gathering Optimization by Dynamic Sensing and Routing in Rechargeable Sensor Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1632-1646, 2016.

2017

Best Young Researcher Award
Xiangyun Zhou
for contributions to physical-layer security research(and remove him under outstanding young researcher

IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award 
Junil Choi
for his contributions to design of FDD massive MIMO systems

Xu Chen
for his contributions to socially-driven mobile networking and computing

Sheng Zhou
for his contributions to Green Wireless Communications

Xiangyun Zhou
for contributions to physical-layer security research

Jiajia Liu
for his contributions to device-to-device communications

Mianxiong Dong
for his contributions to modeling, analysis, and optimization of Cyber-Physical Systems

Linglong Dai
for his contribution to the development and application of wireless transmission technologies

IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award 
Hiroki Nishiyama, Masaya Ito, and Nei Kato, “Relay-by-smartphone: realizing multihop device-to-device communications,” Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 56- 65, IEEE Communications Magazine, April 2014

Jemin Lee and Tony Q. S. Quek, “Hybrid Full-/Half-duplex System Analysis in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 2883 - 2895, May 2015

2016

Best Young Researcher Award
Jun Zhang
for his contributions to the analysis and optimization of dense wireless cooperative networks

IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award 
Namyoon Lee 
for his contributions to the development of advanced interference management techniques in wireless networks

Yong Li 
for his contribution to social-aware optimization framework and mechanisms for communications and networking

Lin Gao 
for his contributions to network economics and game theory

Qian Wang 
for his contributions to cloud security and wireless networking security

Guanding Yu 
for his contribution to wireless communications and networking

IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award 
Xun Zhou, Rui Zhang, and Chin Keong Ho. "Wireless information and power transfer: Architecture design and rate-energy tradeoff," IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 61, Issue 11, PP 4754-4767, November 2013

Ali A. Nasir, Xiangyun Zhou, Salman Durrani, and Rodney A. Kennedy. “Relaying protocols for wireless energy harvesting and information processing,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 3622-3636, July 2013

2015

Best Young Researcher Award
Mo Li
for his contributions to building wireless and networked sensing systems

Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Tsung-Hui Chang​, Xiang Cheng​, Lingjie Duan​, Zubair Fadlullah​, Shibo He

Outstanding Paper Award
Kaibin Huang and Vincent K. N. Lau, "Enabling Wireless Power Transfer in Cellular Networks: Architecture, Modeling and Deployment," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 902-912, Feb. 2014​.​

Li-Chun Wang, Chung-Wei Wang, and Chung-Ju Chang, "Modeling and Analysis for Spectrum Handoffs in Cognitive Radio Networks," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 11, No. 9, pp. 1499-1513, Sep. 2012.

2014

Best Young Researcher Award
Yulong Zou

Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Nan Yang, Haojin Zhu, Kaishun Wu, Jemin Lee, and Mugen Peng

Outstanding Paper Award
Shao-Yu Lien, Kwang-Cheng Chen, Yonghua Lin, "Toward Ubiquitous Massive Accesses in 3GPP Machine-to-Machine​ ​Communication​," IEEE Communications Magazine, ​V​ol. 49, ​N​o. 4, pp. 66-74, Apr. 2011​.​
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Xinbing Wang, Wentao Huang, Shangxing Wang, Jinbei Zhang, Chenhui Hu​, ​"​Optimal Spectrum Sharing in MIMO Cognitive Radio Networks via​ ​Semidefinite Programming​," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 29, No. 2, Feb. 2011.

2013

Best Young Researcher Award
Mathew McKay

Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Feifei Gao | Kyoung-Jae Lee | Rongxing Lu | Hiroki Nishiyama | Caijun Zhong

Outstanding Paper Award
Masahiko Jinno, Bartlomiej Kozicki, Hidehiko Takara, Atsushi Watanabe, Yoshiaki Sone, Takafumi Tanaka, and Akira Hirano, "Distance-adaptive Spectrum Resource Allocation in Spectrum-sliced Elastic Optical Path Network," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 48, No. 8, pp. 138–145, Aug. 2010

Zhisheng Niu, Yiqun Wu, Jie Gong, and Zexi Yang, "Cell Zooming for Cost-Efficient Green Cellular Networks," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 48 , no. 11, pp. 74–79, Nov. 2010

Kyoung-Jae Lee, Hakjea Sung, Eunsung Park, and Inkyu Lee, "Joint Optimization for One and Two-way MIMO AF Multiple-relay Systems," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 9, no.12, pp. 3671–3681, Dec. 2010

2012

Best Young Researcher Award
Dusit Niyato
for contributions to Wireless Communications

Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Chan Byoung Chae | Sudip Misra | Lingyang Song | Chau Yuen | Chi Zhang

Outstanding Paper Award
Yonghong Zeng, and Ying-chang Liang, "Eigenvalue-based spectrum sensing algorithms for cognitive radio," IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp.1784-1793, June 2009

2011

Best Young Researcher Award
Rui Zhang
for contributions to Wireless Communications

Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Jiming Chen | Himal A. Suraweera | Shinya Sugiura | Chee Wei Tan | Wenyi Zhang

2010

Best Young Researcher Award
Wei Chen
for his contribution to Research Cooperative Communicatins and Network Information Theory

Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Ting See Ho | Y.W. Peter Hong | Bang Chul Jung

2009

Best Young Researcher Award
Tarik Taleb
for his contribution to Research on Mobile Multimedia Streaming and Wireless Networking

Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Jianwei Huang | Sangheon Pack | Meixia Tao | Xinbing Wang | Wei Zhang