(formerly known as the Paper Award)
The Young Author Best Paper Award honors the author(s) of an especially meritorious paper dealing with a subject related to the Society’s technical scope and appearing in one of the Society’s solely owned transactions or the Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and who, upon the date of submission of the paper, is less than 30 years of age. The prize shall consist of $500 per young author (up to a maximum of $1500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three young authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all young authors and each shall receive a certificate. The prize is only presented to the author(s) who are under 30 years of age, not all the authors of the paper. Eligibility is based on a three-year window; for example, for the 2016 Award, the paper must have appeared in one of the Society’s Transactions between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current members of the Signal Processing Society Awards Board are ineligible. Judging shall be on the basis of general quality, originality, subject matter, and timeliness. Up to six Young Author Best Paper Awards may be presented annually, either at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring or at ICIP in the Fall following selection of the winner(s). Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations shall be submitted directly to the Society’s Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and subsequent balloting by the Awards Board.
Nominations must be received by the Awards Board Chair as follows: