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.

Administration: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE 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.

Funds: The award is funded through the IEEE GRSS budget. The society’s budget includes the amount for this award AND the Society budget is net positive with the inclusion of the award.

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.

Award Committee: The nominations are evaluated and ranked by the IEEE GRSS Publications Awards Committee. The IEEE GRSS AdCom approves the award in its spring meeting.

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.

Publicity: A feature publication will be published in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING and/or in the GRSS Magazine.

Schedule: The following schedule shall be the guideline:

IGARSS Nominations for the Symposium Prize Papers shall be conducted during IGARSS.
Sept. The titles and scores of the outstanding papers shall be forwarded to the GRSS Awards Committee within one month following IGARSS.
Feb. 15 deadline for evaluations by Publications Awards Cmte
Feb. AdCom approval of the candidate by GRSS AdCom
March 1 notify recipient, request biographical sketch and photo
April 1 order certificate with citation from IEEE, and send signatures of both GRS-S President and Awards Committee Chair to IEEE Headquarters (allow 2 months)
IGARSS awards presentation (Plenary or Banquet)
Prepare material for GRSS Magazine immediately after IGARSS
Sept. Prepare archival material for TRANSACTIONS

Last Update: November, 2013