Eligibility/Selection Process

All conference papers submitted for review to the Editorial Board are eligible for the award. Papers are subjected to the normal peer review process, and finalists are determined by composite review comments. The award winner is selected by a committee designated by the Chair of the Governing Board. The committee reports its decision to the Managing Editor and the Chair of the Board. The Managing Editor informs the award recipient of the outcome.


Recipients are given a plaque and complimentary registration to the subsequent conference where the achievement is officially recognized.

Papers that are accepted for publication through the review process will appear in a subsequent issue of the journal.