Description: The GRS-S established the Interactive Session Prize Paper Award to recognize the author(s) who posted at the GRS-S Symposium (IGARSS) an exceptional paper in terms of content and impact on the GRS-S.

Eligibility: Papers posted in Interactive Sessions of IGARSS. Eligibility and the selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations.

Award Items: Certificate and US$1250 honorarium. If there are multiple authors, each will receive a certificate and the honorarium will be shared.

Selection Procedure: A special committee designated by each IGARSS will assess all papers posted in the Interactive Sessions. The Special Committee will score papers on readability ease, comprehension ease, clarity, background adequacy, content adequacy, originality, significance, impact, timeliness, etc. The published versions of the papers in the Digest shall also be evaluated.

Selection/Basis for Judging: The GRSS established the Interactive Session Prize Paper Award to recognize the author(s) who posted at the GRSS Symposium (IGARSS) an exceptional paper in terms of content and impact on the GRSS. In selecting the paper, other factors considered are originality, clarity and timeliness of the paper. The published versions of the papers in the Digest shall also be evaluated.

Presentation: The award shall be presented at an awards ceremony during IGARSS of the following year.