IEEE GRSS Letters Prize Paper Award

The GRSS established the Letters Prize Paper Award (LPPA) to recognize the authors who have published in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters during the calendar year an exceptional paper in terms of content and impact on the GRS-Society. 

Eligibility

Papers published in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. Papers authored or co-authored by the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters or persons involved in the selection process are ineligible.

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$1500. In case of multiple authors, each will receive a certificate, and the cash award will be shared among the co-authors.

Frequency

The award shall be presented annually to one recipient, provided a qualified candidate is nominated.

If a suitable paper cannot be identified from among those published during the calendar year, papers published in prior years and subsequently recognized as being meritorious may be considered.

Nominee Solicitation

Nominations for GRSS Letters Prize Paper Award shall be made by:

  • Reviewers of the GRSS Letters papers

  • Associate Editors of GRSS Letters

  • Editor in Chief of GRSS Letters

  • Society members

The nomination package must be submitted by an IEEE GRSS member, consisting of the following:

  • paper information

  • relevant contribution

  • originality

  • clarity

  • timeliness

The Editor-in-Chief compiles the list of nominated papers, along with the number of nominations and any other pertinent and appropriate data. The Editor-in-Chief is not allowed to remove any nominated paper from consideration.

The Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations. No paper authored or coauthored by persons involved in the selection process is eligible.

Selection/Basis for Judging

In selecting the paper, factors considered are:

  • originality
  • impact
  • clarity 
  • timeliness of the paper
  • IEEE membership is preferable

Award Timeline

December

Associate Editors nominate 2-5 candidates from the accepted papers in the award year. All nominations are placed in a candidate pool and sent to all Associate Editors for evaluation and ranking. The five highest-ranked candidates are sent  to the Editor-in-Chief for approval.

End of January

The Editor-in-Chief forwards the five highest-ranked candidates to the Publication Awards Committee.

Early February to Mid-March

The Publication Awards Committee evaluates the five candidates and selects a winner.

March

The Award recipients are ratified at the March AdCom meeting. Award recipients are notified by 31 March.

Presentation

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

Publication Awards Committee

  • Antonio Plaza, University of Extremadura (Spain): Chair

  • Liangpei Zhang, Wuhan University (China)

  • Paul Scheunders, University of Antwerp (Belgium)

  • Florence Tupin, Telecom Paris (France)

  • Jun Li, China University Geoscience (China)

  • Hairong Qi, University of Tennesse (USA)

  • Hanwen Yu, University of Electronic Science & Technology (China)