Awards

There are three categories of awards:

  • CISTC Technical Recognition Award
  • CISTC Outstanding Service Award
  • CISTC Early Career Award

The award includes a plaque and shall be given at a committee meeting. The periodicity of the issuing of an award as well the committee meeting at which the award will be given, shall be determined by the committee Chair in consultation the CISTC Award Selection Committee. The award winners shall be listed in the committee webpage.

Award Selection Committee

Objectives:

The Award selection committee recognizes outstanding contributions, both technical and service contributions, to the technical committee and the community it serves.

Selection Committee Members:
Chair: Francesco Chiti, University of Florence, Italy

Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Mohsen Guizani, Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, Qatar
Xiaodong Lin, University of Guelph, Canada
Bin Xiao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Award Selection Committee

The recipient of the CISTC Technical Recognition Award is decided by the CISTC Award Selection Committee, which is chaired by a past CISTC chair.

The Chair establishes the committee selection, constituted of reasonable number of 4 or 5 experts and active members, among them one or two officers of CISTC. It is established for TWO years. This committee should be approved by the TC (active members) and the TEA Council before it starts its work.

Yearly CISTC Technical Recognition Award:

  • 2023 CISTC Technical Recognition Award: Yi Qian(University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • 2022 CISTC Technical Recognition Award: The Committee has decided not to give this award this year since we do not have a suitable candidate.
  • 2021 CISTC Technical Recognition Award: Xiaodong Lin (University of Guelph)
  • 2020 CISTC Technical Recognition Award: Hsiao-Hwa Chen (National Cheng Kung University),Mohsen Guizani (Qatar University)
  • 2019 CISTC Technical Recognition Award: Bhavani Thuraisingham (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • 2018 CISTC Technical Recognition Award: Giuseppe Ateniese (Stevens Institute of Technology)
  • 2017 CISTC Technical Recognition Award: Kui Ren (University at Buffalo)
  • 2016 CISTC Technical Recognition Award: Wenjing Lou (Virginia Tech)
  • 2015 CISTC Technical Recognition Award: Yuguang “Michael” Fang (University of Florida)
  • 2014 CISTC Technical Recognition Award: H. Vincent Poor (Princeton University)

Yearly CISTC Outstanding Service Award:

  • 2023 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: The Committee has decided not to give this award this year since we do not have a suitable candidate.
  • 2022 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: Abderrahim Benslimane (University of Avignon)
  • 2020 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: Xiaodong Lin (University of Guelph)
  • 2019 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: The Committee has decided not to give this award this year since we do not have a suitable candidate.
  • 2018 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: Yi Qian (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, USA)
  • 2017 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: Hsiao-Hwa Chen (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • 2016 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: Peter Mueller (IBM Research in Zurich)
  • 2015 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: The Committee has decided not to give this award this year since we do not have a suitable candidate.
  • 2014 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: The Committee has decided not to give this award this year since we do not have a suitable candidate.
  • 2013 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: The Committee has decided not to give this award this year since we do not have a suitable candidate.
  • 2012 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos
  • 2011 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: The award committee did not receive nominations for candidates who are eligible for consideration.
  • 2010 CISTC Outstanding Service Award: We do not have recipient for 2010 CISTC Outstanding Service Award.

Yearly CISTC Early Career Award:

  • 2023 CISTC Early Career Award: Weizhi Meng (Technical University of Denmark)

Guidelines for CISTC Awards

GUIDELINES FOR CISTC TECHNICAL RECOGITION AWARD

Current version: October 2020

The Communications & Information Security (CISTC) Technical Recognition Award aims to promote research and development activities on topics of Communications and Information Systems Security in both the academic and industrial community. The award recognizes members of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) who have made outstanding contributions to the technological advancement of security.

Award Frequency

The CISTC Technical Recognition Award will be given in each calendar year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year. The award will be announced and conferred during the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC).

Nomination Procedure

Nominations will be solicited from the CISTC members. All nominations must be sent to a designated member of the Awards selection committee in PDF or text file format by the deadline fixed in the call for nomination launched each year few weeks before IEEE ICC conference will be held. The nominations should include a concise description of the candidate’s accomplishments as related to his/her technical contribution. Any person may nominate a candidate for the award, except the members of the CISTC Technical Recognition Award Selection Committee and ComSoc Board of Governors.

Eligibility Criteria

Any individual, except members of the CISTC Technical Recognition Award Selection Committee and

ComSoc Board of Governors, may be nominated for the award, if the following criteria are met:

the candidate must be an IEEE ComSoc Member at the time of nomination and receiving the award;

the candidate must be an active member of the CISTC at the time of nomination; and

the candidate must have made significant contributions to the technical advancement of security or have made valuable contributions in standardization, patents, industry practice, etc.

Support for the Award

The CISTC Technical Recognition Award is supported by the IEEE ComSoc.The prize is a certificate and an IEEE plaque.

GUIDELINES FOR CISTC OUTSTANDING  SERVICE AWARD

Current version: October 2020

The Communications & Information Security (CISTC) Outstanding Service Award is established to recognize members of the IEEE Communications Society’s (ComSoc) CISTC who have a distinguished record of service to the CISTC community, including organization of CISTC endorsed symposia and workshops, providing exceptional leadership within the CISTC, and promotion of CISTC activities and interests in the CISTC research community.

Award Frequency

The CISTC Outstanding Service Award will be given in each calendar year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.  The award will be announced and conferred during the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom).

Nomination Procedure

Nominations will be solicited from the CISTC members. All nominations must be sent to a designated member of the Awards selection committee in PDF or text file format by the deadline fixed in the call for nomination launched each year few weeks before IEEE Globecom conference will be held. The nominations should include a concise description of the candidate’s accomplishments as related to his/her CISTC service. Any person may nominate a candidate for the award, except the members of the CISTC Outstanding Service Award Selection Committee and ComSoc Board of Governors.

Eligibility Criteria

Any individual, except members of the CISTC Outstanding Service Award Selection Committee and

ComSoc Board of Governors, may be nominated for the award, if the following criteria are met:

the candidate must be an IEEE ComSoc Member at the time of nomination and receiving the award;

the candidate must be an active member of the CISTC at the time of nomination; and

the candidate must have made significant contributions in terms of his/her leadership role within the CISTC and has been serving as a Chair or Vice-Chair before or at the time of nomination.

Support for the Award

The CISTC Outstanding Service Award is supported by the IEEE ComSoc. The prize is a certificate and an IEEE plaque.

GUIDELINES FOR CISTC EARLY CAREER AWARD

Current version: October 2022

The Communications & Information Security (CISTC) Early Career Award recognizes members of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)  CISTC who have achieved early career visibility in the field through research and service and who (i) have participated in the CISTC (e.g., attended CISTC meetings, served CISTC in a significant capacity, been member of the TPC for ICC/GLOBECOM) and (ii) are within 10 years of receiving their (first) highest university degree.

Award Frequency

The CISTC Early Career Award will be given in each calendar year.  If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year. The award will be announced and conferred during the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom).

Nomination Procedure

Nominations will be solicited from the CISTC members. All nominations must be sent to a designated member of the Awards selection committee in PDF or text file format by the deadline fixed in the call for nomination launched each year a few weeks before the IEEE Globecom conference. The nominations should include a concise description of the candidate’s technical accomplishments as well as the participation in CISTC.  Any person may nominate a candidate for the award, except the members of the CISTC Early Career Award Selection Committee and ComSoc Board of Governors.

Eligibility Criteria

Early career for an individual is defined as within 10 years of receiving their (first) highest university degree. Any individual, except members of the CISTC Early Career Award Selection Committee and ComSoc Board of Governors, may be nominated for the award, if the following criteria are met:

  • the candidate must be an IEEE ComSoc Member at the time of nomination;
  • the candidate must be an active member of the CISTC at the time of nomination; and
  • the candidate must have made significant contributions within the CISTC in his/her early career stage.

Support for the Award

The CISTC Early Career Award is supported by the IEEE ComSoc. The prize is a certificate and an IEEE plaque.