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Award Details

Andy Chi Best Paper Award

This award is given each year to the author, or authors, of the outstanding paper published in TIM two years ago. Its purposes are to emphasize the importance of good authorship and timeliness of subject matter, and to stimulate interest in the Transactions.

The award was established in 1983, and given for the first time to this 1984 paper, with the official announcement made in 1986. The award is named after Andrew R. Chi, who was TIM's EiC from 1978 - 1982, and the President of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society in 1972.

Nominations are solicited by the EiC from the Associate Editors and Guest Editors. No other type of nomination will be accepted, so please do not send us any nominations.

The award bestowed in a specific calendar year (n) is for a paper published in the previous calendar year (n-1), and will be presented at the IEEE I2MTC Awards ceremony in the following year (n+1). For example, the 2010 award was based on papers published in 2009 and the award will be presented at IEEE I2MTC 2011.

Selection Process
The Transactions EIC assembles a selection committee consisting of five current Associate Editors who will consider the nominations and make a recommendation for the best paper award. Nominated candidates for the award and members of the I&M Society Awards committee are not eligible to serve on the selection committee. The recommended paper information (title, publications date, etc.) and the authors’ names will be submitted to the Society Awards Committee for review prior to the Fall AdCom meeting. The Awards Committee forwards its review to the AdCom for consideration at the Fall meeting. The AdCom votes at the Fall meeting whether to approve the recommendation.

Selection Criteria
The selection criteria are:

  • Communication of paper's subject matter to non-experts
  • Organization and logical structure
  • Balance detail versus brevity
  • Writing style, language usage, etc
  • Utilization of illustrative materials, tables and figures
  • Bibliography includes adequate references to the key work in the subject field
  • Timeliness of the paper's subject matter
  • Potential impact on the subject area
  • Degree of originality
  • Relative importance of the subject area in the total field of instrumentation and measurement

The award will be presented at the IEEE I2MTC conference's Awards ceremony. At least one of the co-authors must attend the ceremony to receive the award.

The prize is a plaque and $1000 for one author, or $2000 shared among multiple authors, divided equally among them. In addition, $1,000 could be granted on a need basis (as determined by the Awards Chair on request of recipient) for travel to the conference. The honorarium and travel expenses are shared pro rata if there are multiple recipients and attendees.