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Anaheim, California, United States
9 - 13 April 2017
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2016 Defense + Security Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards

Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXV (Conference 9842)
Commencing in 2016, a conference awards committee will be established to evaluate the submitted papers and associated presentation to select the Young Researcher Best Paper Award.

Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XXIII (Conference 9843)
SAR 2016 Best Student Paper Award
In order to be considered for this award, the student must be the presenter and the primary author. A panel of experts will evaluate the papers, both for quality and content with regard to: 1) innovation, clarity, and style, and 2) the importance of the work to the field.

Automatic Target Recognition XXVI (Conference 9844)
Announcing the 2016 ATR Best Paper Awards
Lockheed Martin Corporation had generously offered to sponsor the Best Paper Awards for the Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) conference, part of the SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, 17-21 April 2016. One or more in each category are planned: Best Student Paper Award and Best Paper Award.

In order to be considered for these awards:

· Presenter must make their oral presentation as scheduled
· Manuscript must be submitted to SPIE no later than the week of 21 March 2016.

FOR STUDENTS: In addition to the above requirements, to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award:
o Student must be the presenting author at the conference
o Student must be the leading author of the manuscript
o Student must send a message to the conference chairs identifying them/you as a student. This should be one after you have submitted your abstract, and must include your Tracking Number and Paper Title.

Please send to:Firooz Sadajdi- firooz.a.sadjadi@lmco.com
and
Abhijt Mahalanobis- abhijit.mahalanobis@lmco.com

A panel of experts headed by the ATR conference chairs will evaluate all the papers, both for quality and content. Attention will be given to 1) the innovation, clarity, and style of both the oral presentation at the conference and the manuscript submitted for publication, and 2) the importance of the work to the field of ATR. The winners will be recognized in person at the 2016 ATR conference. They will also be formally notified by email, and will receive a certificate of award.

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AWARD ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for the following conferences below:

Criteria for Best Paper Awards
In order to be considered for a Best Paper Award:

  • Presenter must make their oral or poster presentation as scheduled.
  • Manuscript must be submitted to the Proceedings of SPIE. The award decision is based on manuscript submission.
  • Please see the conference award description above and conference website to check for possible additional requirements.

Evaluation Process
A panel coordinated by the Conference Chairs will evaluate all manuscripts submitted for consideration of high quality content. Attention may be given to 1) the innovation, clarity, and style of both the presentation at the conference and the manuscript submitted for publication, and 2} the importance of the work in the field.

 

Infrared Technology and Applications XLII (Conference 9819)

The Conference Chairs and Program Committee would like to recognize pioneers in the field with a Best Paper Award. Two candidates will be selected: one winner for the Best Paper Award ($1,000 USD) and a Runner-up ($500 USD). This award is open to all authors who present in this conference. Please see the below for complete award eligibility requirements.

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XVII (Conference 9823)

The Conference Chairs and Program Committee would like to recognize pioneers in the field with a Best Paper Award. Two candidates will be selected: one winner for the Best Paper Award ($1,000 USD) and a Runner-up ($500 USD). This award is open to all authors who present in this conference. Please see the below for complete award eligibility requirements.

Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VIII (Conference 9836)

The Conference Chairs and Program Committee would like to recognize pioneers in the field with a Best Paper Award. Two candidates will be selected: one winner for the Best Paper Award ($1,000 USD) and a Runner-up ($500 USD). This award is open to all authors who present in this conference. Please see the belowf or complete award eligibility requirements.

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Important Author Dates

Author Notification (Rescheduled)
13 December 2016

Manuscripts Due
13 March 2017


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