IEEE CIS Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award Nomination Instructions

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) annually recognizes outstanding papers published in the IEEE Computational Intelligence magazine (CIM) through its CIM Outstanding Paper Award established in 2013. For the current round of competition, any paper published in 2016 is eligible for consideration. The prize includes a $1,000 honorarium, to be split equally among co-authors, and certificates to the author and coauthors of the selected paper. Please note no self-nomination is allowed. For those who are interested in submitting a nomination for the IEEE CIS Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, the materials needed are the following:

• Nomination Letter with the following information:

o Nominator: name, affiliation, and email address of nominator

o Nominated Paper: full citation of the paper, authors and their affiliations, postal addresses and email addresses.

o Basis for Nomination: detailed documentation to justify the overall quality of the paper.

o Proposed Citation: provide suggestion for the complete, correct, and succinct citation. The Awards Committee reserves the right to make any necessary change on the citation.

• Up to five reference letters supporting the nomination.

• Nominated paper in PDF format.

The complete nomination packet must be saved in a single pdf file containing the above information in the given order. The name of the file must be surname_of_the_first_authorCIM.pdf.

The complete nomination packet must be submitted by email to the Awards Soliciting Nominations Subcommittee Chair, Prof. Cesare Alippi (cesare.alippi .a_t. and a copy to Only when the Awards Chair acknowledges receipt of the nomination packet, the submission procedure can be considered complete.

The deadline is April 30, 2018 (strict deadline).

The list of awarded papers is provided below for reference:

• Published in 2014: Zhi-Hua Zhou, Nitesh V. Chawla, Yaochu Jin, Graham J. Williams. “Big data opportunities and challenges: Discussions from data analytics perspectives”, vol. 9, no. 4, 2014 November, pp.62-74.

• Published in 2013: Nicola Bova, Óscar Ibáñez and Óscar Cordón, "Image Segmentation Using Extended Topological Active Nets Optimized by Scatter Search," Vol. 8, No. 1, 2013, pp. 16-32.

• Published in 2012: Minh Nghia Le, Yew Soon Ong, Yaochu Jin, and Bernhard Sendhoff, “A Unified Framework for Symbiosis of Evolutionary Mechanisms with Application to Water Clusters Potential Model Design” Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 20-35.

If you have any questions regarding the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award nomination, please feel free to contact Awards Committee Chair Prof. Marios Polycarpou  (