Outstanding SMC Chapter Award

Description

To recognize the best SMC Chapter that has consistently shown outstanding leadership and service to its members. 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. (Established in 2007)

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.


Past Awardees

2020

  • Italy Chapter, chaired by Giancarlo Fortino
    For outstanding regional leadership of international events of the highest quality

2018

  • Victorian Chapter, chaired by Saeid Nahavandi
    For outstanding leadership and service to its members
  • London Chapter, chaired by Abdallah Shami
    For outstanding leadership and service to its members
  • Hungary Chapter, chaired by Levente Kovács
    For outstanding regional leadership of international events of the highest quality

2015

  • Hiroshima Chapter, chaired by Akira Hara
    For the best SMC Chapter that has consistently shown outstanding leadership and service to its members

2014

  • New York Chapter, chaired by Ping-Tsai Chung
    For the best SMC Chapter that has consistently shown outstanding leadership and service to its members

2013

  • Belfast Northern Ireland UK Chapter
    For successfully hosting the Northern Ireland SMC Society Celebration Lecture Series
  • Baoding, Hebei China Chapter
    For successfully hosting the Baoding and Tianjin SMC Society Celebration Lecture Series