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IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society SMC-28 (Division X) Awards and Recognition Program

Includes new and revised awards (Approved by Technical Activities Board through February 2014)

The IEEE shall recognize those who contribute to and support the purposes of the Institute in an exceptionally worthy manner. In furtherance of this objective, the Institute has created and fostered a broad program of formal recognitions, scholarships and awards of all types. The Institute encourages the formation of awards committees in its geographical, professional and technical entities to recognize outstanding achievements and services for the benefit of the IEEE and the engineering profession, and for those accomplishments which enhance the quality of life for all people throughout the world.
IEEE Awards serve several purposes: (1) they are an expression of recognition for outstanding contributions to the art and science of electrical and electronics engineering; (2) they are an incentive to youth to emulate excellence, (3) they are a personalized recognition of the achievements of the profession and its members to the public, and (4) they identify the IEEE with these achievements.

IEEE SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS SOCIETY

1. Norbert Wiener Award
Description: To recognize significant contributions to research in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics.
Prize: $2,500 and a Plaque
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society through an endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility: No restriction
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

2. Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award (established in 1991)
Description: To recognize outstanding professional service and/or contributions to systems engineering concepts, methodology, design, education, or management.
Prize: $2,500 and a Plaque. Travel expense reimbursement for recipient to attend the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics for presentation of the award.
Funding: Funded by Alphatech, Inc., and the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society through an endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility: IEEE members.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

3. Outstanding Contribution Award
Description: To recognize significant contributions and outstanding service to the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Prize: Plaque
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society through an endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility: Members of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Basis for Judging: Contributions, service, dedication and effort.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

4. Franklin V. Taylor Memorial Award
Description: To recognize the best oral presentation and paper at the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Conference.
Prize: $500 and a Plaque
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society through an endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility: No restriction. Presentation by the author of an accepted paper at the annual SMC conference.
Basis for Judging: Effective oral presentation, quality, and technical merit of papers at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics of the previous calendar year.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

5. Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award (established in 1998)
Description: To recognize the authors of the best paper published annually in the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC).
Prize: $500 for each author up to a maximum of $2,500 for multiple authors, and a Plaque for each author.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society through an endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility: Authors of papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics during the previous calendar year.
Basis for Judging: Originality, technical merit, potential impact to the SMCS Field of Interest, and presentation quality.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

6. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, And Cybernetics Best Student Paper Award (established in 1998)
Description: To recognize the best oral presentation and paper by a student at the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Conference.
Prize: $500 and a Plaque. The honorarium is split among multiple student coauthors who also receive a Plaque and a ticket to attend the Awards Banquet at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society through an endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility: The presenter must be a major contributor to both the written paper and the results described in the paper, and a student when the paper was completed.
Basis for Judging: Technical quality, presentation quality, and ability to communicate and respond to questions concerning the topic of the paper.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

7. IEEE SMC Best Associate Editor Award (established in 2007)
Description: To recognize the best Associate Editor of the SMC Transactions. At most one Associate Editor will be chosen from each of the SMC Society?s Transactions.
Prize: Plaque
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society through an endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility: Associate editors of journals published by the SMC Society.
Basis for Judging: Exceptional contributions in managing reviews and delivering timely and accurate decisions for the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

8. IEEE Most Active SMC Technical Committee Award (established in 2007)
Description: To recognize the most active SMC Technical Committee. Up to three awards per year with a maximum of one Technical Committee each chosen from Cybernetics, Human-Machine Systems, and Systems Science and Engineering.
Prize: $1,000 for use in Technical Committee activities and a Plaque
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society through an endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility: SMCS Technical Committees that have not received the award during the past three years.
Basis for Judging: Recruiting of new members, involvement in workshops and SMCS sponsored conferences, special issues, tutorials, senior member and fellow nominations, and encouraging emerging areas in the SMCS Field of Interest.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

9. IEEE Outstanding SMCS Chapter Award (established in 2007)
Description: To recognize the best SMC Chapter that has consistently shown outstanding leadership and service to its member. Up to three awards with at most one Chapter chosen from Regions 1-7 and 9, at most one Chapter chosen from Region 8, and at most one Chapter chosen from Region 10.
Prize: $1,000 to be used for Chapter activities and a Plaque.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society through an endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility: SMCS Chapters that have not received this award during the past three years.
Basis for Judging: Services to members, membership development, quality of activities, and involvement with SMCS sponsored conferences.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

10. IEEE Outstanding SMCS Student Branch Chapter Award (established in 2009)
Description: To recognize the SMC Student Branch Chapter that has consistently shown outstanding leadership and service to its members.
Prize: $500 to be used for Student Branch Chapter activities and a plaque for display by the chapter.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. Multiple recipients, if selected, will share the award.
Eligibility: Open to all SMC Student Branch Chapters that have not received an award within the past three years.
Basis for Judging: Services to the chapter?s student members, membership development, and quality and quantity of activities.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics and in the name of the SMC Society.

11. IEEE SMC Lotfi A. Zadeh Pioneer Award (established in 2014)
Description: To honor a person or persons with outstanding and pioneering contributions to academic and/or industrial research in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics.
Prize: $5,000 and a Plaque. Up to two (2) awards made annually. No award will be given if no qualified candidate is identified. Multiple recipients will each receive a Plaque and equally share the award prize.
Funding: The award will be administered by the IEEE Foundation and funded by a donation of $100K from Norm Zadeh managed by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility: No restriction. An awardee may be a non-IEEE member. The Award may be granted only to nominee(s) who has, or have, pioneered and developed innovative research, executed in either academe or industry, and has resulted in major scientific advances that are widely recognized in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics. Contributions must have been made at least 15 years prior to the award date.
Basis for Judging: Quality, originality, and significance of contribution in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

12. IEEE SMC Early Career Award (established in 2014)
Description: To recognize outstanding scientists or engineers who, early in their career, contributed to major advancements of theory, technologies, and/or applications of systems science & engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics.
Prize: $1,000 and a Plaque. Up to two (2) awards made annually. No award will be given if no qualified candidate is identified. Multiple recipients will each receive a Plaque and equally share the award prize.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Eligibility: Any scientist or engineer in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics who is an IEEE Young Professional member, or who is not over 35 years old in the calendar year when the recipient of the award is selected, is eligible.
Basis for Judging: Quality, originality, and significance of research and/or industrial contributions. Contributions to either the theory or applications of systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics will be considered equally. The impact of the nominee(s) on the field as evidenced by publications, patents, products, or other tangible items will also be evaluated and must be highly significant and widely recognized.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

13. IEEE SMC Meritorious Service Award (established in 2014)
Description: To recognize meritorious and significant service to any SMC Society-sponsored activity.
Prize: Certificate. Up to six (6) awards made annually. No award will be given if no qualified candidate is identified.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Eligibility: Open to any person who has contributed to any SMC sponsored activity.
Basis for Judging: Exceptional administrative, managerial and leadership achievement by anyone in any SMCS sponsored activity. Includes contributions as a Society officer, BoG member, associate editor or participant in the management of SMCS-sponsored events.
Presentation: At any appropriate SMC Society function.

14. IEEE SMC Outstanding Service to Humanity Award (established in 2014)
Description: To recognize technical and professional achievements or endeavors of an engineer or scientist in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics that have resulted in a significant impact on humanity.
Prize: $2,000 and a Plaque. Up to two (2) awards made annually. No award will be given if no qualified candidate is identified. Multiple recipients will each receive a Plaque and equally share the award prize.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Eligibility: Any engineer or scientist in the field of systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics is eligible.
Basis for Judging: Conferred upon an engineer or scientist in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics who has made significant humanitarian contributions to the advancement of the well-being of humanity. Factors include: the nature, value, and importance of the contribution, the accumulated impact of the candidate's contribution, and how much the contribution increases the overall quality of life in society. Consideration will also be given as to the particulars of the application of the engineer's or scientist's expertise and skills in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics to their contribution. External letters of recommendations will be required.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

 

The process for selection of SMCS Awards can be viewed here. Awards presented during the past year are listed in Award Recipients.

Nominations and supporting letters for SMC Society Awards are to be submitted by July 15 to the using the Award Nomination Form (PDF, DOC).

 

 
Nominations are invited for the 2014 SMC Society Awards
Nominations and supporting letters are to be submitted to the by June 15, 2014. Details of the awards can be viewed here.
Scope and Title Change of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
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The SMC Society is pleased to announce that the following have been elected to the SMCS Board of Governors as Member at Large

Patrick Chan
Honghai Liu
Rodney Roberts
Fabio Roli
Robert Woon

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Congratulations to the SMC Society members who were elected IEEE Fellows for 2013

Kathlelen Carley
Sam Kwong
Zidong Wang
Gautam Biswas
Ashok Srivastava
Hisao Ishibuchi
Robert Kozma
Kay Tan
Kazuo Tanaka
Germano Torres
Martin Buss
Hong Zhang
Haizhou Li
Yi Murphey

SMC Society Awards for 2013
At the Annual Awards Ceremony held during the 2013 International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics in Manchester, UK, SMCS volunteers were presented with society awards to recognize their service to the SMC Society. [more]
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