Transactions on Control of Network Systems Outstanding Paper Award

To recognize an outstanding paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

A photo-engrave 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).
Funded by the IEEE Control Systems Society.
At most one (1) award is presented annually at the Awards Ceremony of the CSS.
Basis for Judgement:
The basis for judging shall be originality, potential impact on the foundations of network systems, importance and practical significance in applications, and clarity.
Papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems during the two calendar years preceding the year of the award. The paper publication date is determined by the journal volume date (not the online publication date).
Nomination Details:

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, by May 15. Material sent by email or via regular mail will NOT be considered. A nomination shall include:

  1. A letter from the nominator describing the outstanding features of the paper.
  2. Details for up to three additional supporting individuals who are familiar with the paper who have agreed to provide a reference letter.
  3. 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

Nomination Form

Nomination Instructions


Samuel Coogan, Ebru Aydin Gol, Murat Arcak, Calin A. Belta

Francesco Bullo, Sandro Zampieri, Fabio Pasqualetti