Standards Awards
Recognizing outstanding leadership and contributions to the IEEE-SA and the development of standards.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AWARD

 

The Emerging Technology Award may be presented annually to an individual, working group, or company that has advanced, initiated, or progressed a new technology within the IEEE-SA open consensus process, and which meet the following criteria:

  • The IEEE-SA work product is a balloted standards document, a standard, recommended practice, or guide. It is not necessary for the final document to be approved, but substantial progress beyond the PAR is necessary.
  • The IEEE-SA work product is the first, or one of few such activities for the technology, industry, or market(s) for which it is targeted.
  • A technology, industry, or market where broad consensus agreements are not yet widely deployed, or not yet fully commercialized.
  • The IEEE-SA work product has positive market relevance.
  • The effort places IEEE in a leadership position.
  • The contribution extends the IEEE-SA standards portfolio.

Award 
Recognition consists of a sculpture and certificate. There is no honorarium attached to this award.

Eligibility 
The recipient must be an IEEE-SA member. The eligible candidate, if an individual, may be the champion, project initiator, or prominent contributor to the effort.  There are no restrictions or preferences as to the nationality, race, sex, creed or age.

Nomination 
Annual Deadline 31 July 
Nominate a party for this award

Suggested Location for Presentation of Award: 
The award is to be presented at the annual IEEE-SA Awards Ceremony. There is no funding from the IEEE-SA Board of Governors for the recipient for travel to or accommodations at the award venue.

Sponsorship 
This award is sponsored by the IEEE Standards Association, administered by the IEEE-SA Awards and Recognition Committee.

 

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AWARD PAST RECIPIENTS

2017 
​Erik Jan Marinissen 
“For his passion and initiative supporting the creation​ ​of a 3D Test Standard.”​ 

​IEEE 802.11™ Working Group 
“For developing the IEEE 802.11 Enhancements for Very​ ​ High Throughput in the 60 GHz Band standard, the first​ ​ IEEE standard for wireless LAN millimeter wave technology,​ ​ enabling widespread consumer and commercial use of​ ​ 60 GHz spectrum for applications requiring extremely high​ ​ performance, multi-gigabit connectivity and low latency.”​ 

2016
Giovanni Acampora 
“For outstanding contribution and leadership as Chair of the IEEE P1855TM Working Group in initiating and facilitating the creation of the first IEEE standard in the area of fuzzy logic.” 

Stephen F. Bush 
“For contributions to the research, development, and standardization of nanoscale communications.”

2015 
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Ontologies for Robotics and Automation (ORA) Working Group 
"For developing the 'Core Ontologies for Robotics and Automation' standard, which is the first RAS standard and one of the first ontology-based IEEE standards"

2014
Yuan-Ting Zhang 
"For outstanding contribution and leadership as Chair of the IEEE P1708 Working Group in facilitating the creation of the first IEEE standard on wearable cuffless blood pressure measuring devices"

IEEE-SA P2700 Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions 
"For the rapid development of MEMS standard sensor parameter performance definitions that address a critical need in the industry for accelerating innovation and commercialization"

2012
Pierre Martin 
"For his tireless work as vice chairman of the C37.239 WG in facilitating the engineering, design, and implementation of the standard and the scheme of the new Common Format for Event Data Exchange"

2011
802.22 Working Group 
"For developing the first IEEE standard for television whitespaces, using state of the art cognitive radio features that will help bridge the digital divide that exists today for rural areas and developing countries"

2010
IEEE Rail Transit Vehicle Interface Standards Committee Working Group #2 
"For leadership in develop universally adopted consensus standards for communications-based train control technology"

IEEE 11073 Personal Health Devices Working Group 
"For outstanding effort facilitating the creation of interoperability health standards products which enable people to safely and effectively monitor and maintain their health"

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