Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award

The Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award recognizes outstanding papers that lie at the intersection of communications and information theory. Any paper appearing in a ComSoc or IT Society publication during the previous three years is eligible for the award. A Committee with members from both societies will make the selection. The award consists of a plaque and cash prize presented at the Comsoc or IT symposium of the authors’ choice. The authors do not have to be members of IEEE.

A plaque and an honorarium up to US \$500 for each author (total cost not exceeding US \$1,000 for each paper).

Eligibility
For outstanding papers published in any publication of the Communications Society or the Information Theory Society within the previous three calendar years. The authors do not have to be members of IEEE. Presented annually.

Basis for Judging
Quality, originality, utility, timeliness, and presentation. The paper should cover the interests and achieve the values of both the Communications Society and the Information Theory Society.

Sponsorship
Jointly sponsored by IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and Information Theory Society (IT).

Funding
Evenly funded by the two sponsoring societies.

Selection Process

  1. Each year a joint papers evaluation subcommittee of six members is formed with three from each of the Awards committees of the two societies. ComSoc's members are appointed by the Chair of the ComSoc Awards Committee.
     
  2. This subcommittee considers ranked nominations from publications boards in both societies and selects 1 or 2 papers as the award recipients. No paper already selected for a ComSoc paper award will be eligible. The processes/timelines will be the same as all other paper awards.

Presentation
Annually at any event sponsored by either of the two sponsoring societies selected by the recipient(s)

Nominations and optional letters of endorsement must be submitted by February 15 using the online nomination form.

Recipients

2021

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
November 2019

2020

2019

2018

2017

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
May 2015

2016

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
March 2013

2015

2014

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
November 2012

2013

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
October 2011

2012

2011

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
June 2008

2010

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
August 2008

2009

2008

IEEE Transactions on Communications
April 2007

2007

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
June 2006

2006

2005

2004

2003

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
December 2002

2002

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
July 2001

2000