SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing announces new student-paper award
BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA — The Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS) has established a new recognition, the JARS Best Student Paper Award. This award will join the existing annual JARS Best Paper Awards in the areas of interdisciplinary applications, theoretical innovation, and photo-optical instrumentation and design. The first recipient of the JARS Best Student Paper Award will be announced in 2022 based on the papers published in 2021.
JARS is published online in the SPIE Digital Library by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and optimizes the communication of concepts, information, and progress among the remote-sensing community. Ni-Bin Chang, professor of civil, environmental, and construction engineering at the University of Central Florida, is the Editor-in-Chief.
"We see that students are doing great work, and SPIE would like to encourage their research in remote sensing and applications," notes Chang. "This award will acknowledge their progress, as well as give students a significant achievement to highlight on their CVs."
"It's important for professional societies to recognize the outstanding research work being done by the younger generation of scientists," adds Program Director of the University of Wyoming's Geographic Information Science Center and JARS Associate Editor Ramesh Sivanpillai. "I am confident that awards like this will encourage more students to pursue remote-sensing research in order to address current societal needs."
The JARS Best Student Paper Award will be awarded to the first author on a student-led research paper. To qualify for consideration, the paper must be authored by a graduate student who has completed the research in fulfillment of a dissertation or thesis with novel ideas, concepts, algorithms, and methods. There are no restrictions as to organization, nationality, race, creed, sex, or age, and no requirement for SPIE membership. A selection committee will be appointed by Chang, and papers will be judged based on technical merit, clarity, originality, potential impact on the field, and quality of the overall presentation.
JARS is one of 12 journals published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
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