IEEE Control Systems Letters Outstanding Paper Award

  • George J. Pappas Headshot Photo
    CSS Board of Governors, term ending 31 December 2021 (elected); Chair, IEEE Control Systems Letters Outstanding Paper Award
 
To recognize an outstanding paper published in the IEEE Control Systems Letters.
 
Award Information
Prize: 
This is a single annual award (at most 1 paper may be selected) with possibly multiple recipients. A galvanic (photo engraved) plaque for each recipient and, for one recipient, travel expenses to the CDC (round trip restricted minimal coach air fare), conference registration and up to 4 conference-rate hotel-nights for a 3-day conference, and up to 5 conference-rate hotel-nights for a 4-day conference.
Funding: 
Funded by the IEEE Control Systems Society.
Presentation: 
At most one (1) award presented annually at the Awards Ceremony of the CSS. Each author of the selected paper(s) will receive a plaque.
Eligibility: 
Papers published in the IEEE Control Systems Letters during the two calendar years preceding the year of the award. The paper publication date is determined by the journal volume date (and not the online publication date). The same paper cannot receive both the Roberto Tempo Best CDC Paper Award and the IEEE Control Systems Letters Outstanding Paper Award in the same year.
Basis for Judgement: 
Originality, potential impact on the theoretical foundations of control, importance and practical significance in applications, and clarity.
Award Nomination
Nomination Deadline: 
May 15 of each year.
Nomination: 

A nomination letter and up to 3 additional supporting letters (maximum of 4 letters) describing the excellence of the nominated paper should be submitted on the IEEE CSS Awards nomination system, css.paperplaza.net by May 15. Material sent by email or via regular mail will NOT be considered. A nomination shall include:

  • A letter from the nominator describing the outstanding features of the paper.
  • Details for up to three additional supporting individuals who are familiar with the paper who have agreed to provide a reference letter.
  • An electronic copy of the paper itself 

Nominations and reference letters are due by May 15 and must be submitted using the CSS Awards Nomination system at
css.paperplaza.net. Please download the nomination letter and follow the instructions.

***Footnote: Any paper presented at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) during year N is eligible for the Roberto Tempo Best CDC Paper Award during year N+1.  Any paper appeared in the IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS) during year N is eligible for the IEEE Control Systems Letters Outstanding Paper Award during years N+1 and N+2.  A paper that is presented at the CDC in year N and appears in the L-CSS in year N cannot receive both the Roberto Tempo Best CDC Paper Award and the IEEE Control Systems Letters Outstanding Paper Award in year N+1.  (But it can receive the Tempo award in year N+1 and the L-CSS award in year N+2.)