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ITSS Awards Call For Nominations

I. IEEE ITS Awards

Purpose and Selection Criteria

The prestigious IEEE ITS Outstanding Research Award, IEEE ITS Outstanding Application Award, and IEEE ITS Lead Award are conferred annually to honor ITS researchers, practitioners, and research/development teams who have made significant contributions to research in ITS related fields (for ITS Research Award), developed and deployed successful ITS systems or implementations (for ITS Application Award), and demonstrated leadership in promoting ITS technologies (for ITS Institutional Lead Award). These awards have been established to recognize, promote, and publicize major research contributions, application innovations with real-world impact, and ITS institutional leadership.

Nomination Materials

Each application must consist of the following materials:
(1)A 5-page summary statement providing sufficient detail for evaluation of the innovations and impact of the work.
(2) At least 3 letters of recommendation from the recognized peer researchers, customers or users of the developed application, and organizations attesting to the work’s significance and impact.

Prize

Winners receive a cash prize of $1000 for each award.

II. IEEE ITSS Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award

Purpose and Selection Criteria

The IEEE ITSS Best Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation in any ITS area that is innovative and relevant to practice. This award is established to encourage doctoral research that combines theory and practice, makes in-depth technical contributions, or is interdisciplinary in nature, having the potential to contribute to the ITSS and broaden the ITS topic areas from either the methodological or application perspectives.

Nomination Materials

Each application must consist of the following materials:
(1)A doctoral dissertation written by the applicant in any language, no more than 18 months prior to the submission deadline.
(2) A summary of the dissertation in English of up to 3 pages in length written by the Ph.D. candidate, highlighting the significance of the problem, the technical approach taken, application context and potential, and the scope of the dissertation.
(3)Sample published paper(s) in English based on the dissertation written primarily by the Ph.D. candidate in scientific journals such as the IEEE Transactions on ITS or the IEEE ITS Magazine.
(4) Listing of all publications by the applicant in the related field(s).
(5)A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation advisor that assesses the significance of the research, attests to the originality of the work, and comments on the engagement of the applicant in the ITS field and the IEEE ITS Society.

Prize

Winners receive a cash prize of $2000 for first place, $1000 for second place, and $500 for third place.

III. Evaluation

A dedicated selection committee will evaluate all qualified nominations for the IEEE ITS Awards. Awards will be announced annually at the flagship ITSC conference where the recipients will give featured presentations of their work.

Please email all nominations before July 18, 2016 to the ITSS Vice President of Membership at: brendan.morris@unlv.edu.