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Awards

The Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society recognizes outstanding volunteers and their significant achievements by presentation of the following awards:

1. Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award
Description: To recognize outstanding professional service and/or contributions to systems engineering concepts, methodology, design, education, or management.
Prize: $2,000 and a Plaque. Travel expense reimbursement for the recipient to attend the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics for presentation of the award.
Funding: Funded the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Eligibility: IEEE members.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

2. Norbert Wiener Award
Description: To recognize significant contributions to research in systems science & engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics.
Prize: $2,000 and a Plaque.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Eligibility: No restriction.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

3. Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award
Description: To recognize the authors of the best paper published annually in the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics.
Prize: $500 for each author 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.
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.

4. IEEE SMC Best Associate Editor Award
Description: To recognize the best Associate Editor of the SMC Transactions.
Prize: Plaque.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
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.

5. 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.
Eligibility: Members of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Basis for Judging: Dedication, effort, and contributions.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

6. IEEE Most Active SMC Technical Committee Award
Description: To recognize the most active SMC Technical Committee.
Prize: $1,000 for use in Technical Committee activities and a Plaque.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Eligibility: SMCS Technical Committees that have not received the award during the past three years.
Basis for Judging: Recruiting 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.

7. IEEE Outstanding SMC Chapter Award
Description: To recognize the SMC Chapter that has consistently shown outstanding leadership and service to its members.
Prize: $1,000 to be used for Chapter activities and a Plaque.
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
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.

8. IEEE Outstanding SMC Student Branch Chapter Award
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.
Eligibility: Open to all SMC Student Branch Chapters which have not received an award more than once every three years.
Basis for Judging: Services to its student members, membership development, quality and quantity of activities.
Presentation: At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

9. 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.
Eligibility: Presentation by the author of an accepted paper at the annual SMC conference.
Basis for Judging: Effective oral presentation, and 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.

10. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Best Student Paper Award
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 equally 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 SMC Society.
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.

 

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 Awards Committee Chair by June 15, 2014. Details of the awards can be viewed here.
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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

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