Description: The GRSS Symposium Prize Paper Award was established to recognize the author(s) who presented at the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) an exceptional paper in terms of content and impact on the GRSS.

Eligibility: Papers orally presented in a Sessions of IGARSS and published in the Proceedings 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 check for US$1250. In case of multiple authors, each will receive a certificate and the cash award will be shared among the coauthors.

Selection Procedure: The Technical Program Chairman of the IGARSS will request nominations from the Session Chairs, and these nominations will be forwarded to the Awards Committee Chair. The Awards Committee (PAC) will accept these nominations, examine the corresponding papers in the Digest, and select an exceptional paper to be recommended to GRSS AdCom. The GRSS AdCom approves the selection.

Selection/Basis for Judging: The GRSS established the Symposium Prize Paper Award to recognize the author(s) who presented 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.