Awards

IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer

Recipients

prof. Lutz Lampe (2012 - 2013)
prof. Han Vinck (2008 - 2009)
prof. Klaus Dostert (2007 - 2008)

Selection Criteria

The TC-PLC has been nominating distinguished TC-PLC members for the IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer program. Details on the selection criteria can be found here.

TC-PLC Outstanding Service Award & TC-PLC Inter-disciplinary Research and Application Award

Recipients

2014 TC-PLC Outstanding Service Award: Jim LeClare for his contributions to narrowband PLC standardization.

2014 TC-PLC Inter-disciplinary Research and Application Awardprof. Francisco Cañete for his contributions to PLC channel modeling.

2013 TC-PLC Outstanding Service Award: prof. Hendrik Ferreira for his distinguished research and educational contributions in the power line communications field and for his leadership in the organization of the International Symposium on Power Line Communications (ISPLC).

2013 TC-PLC Inter-disciplinary Research and Application Award: dr. Don Shaver for his tireless role, leadership and efforts in the design and standardization of narrowband power line communications for a variety of applications from smart metering to automotive applications to in-home energy management.

2012 TC-PLC Outstanding Service Award: prof. Masaaki Katayama for his distinguished research and educational contributions in the power line communications field, for his leadership in the organization of the International Symposium on Power Line Communications (ISPLC), and for his outstanding participation in the activities of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Power Line Communications.

2011 TC-PLC Outstanding Service Award: prof. Klaus Dostert for his pioneering and extensive work on characterization and modeling of power line communication channels, which has had a deep and wide impact on the understanding and implementation of data communications over power lines.

2011 TC-PLC Outstanding Service Award: dr. Stefano Galli for founding the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Power Line Communications (TC-PLC), his extraordinary leadership, dedication, and vision as TC-PLC Chair, and for promoting PLC in the international scientific and industrial communities through special issues in journals and magazines, organization of conferences, and active participation in PLC standardization activities.

2010 TC-PLC Outstanding Service Award: prof. Ralf Lehnert for his distinguished contributions to the activities of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Power Line Communications (PLC), including leadership in the organization of IEEE ISPLC and the Vertical Workshop on PLC, and many years of outstanding research and educational contributions to the field of PLC.

2008 TC-PLC Outstanding Service Award: prof. Gen Marubayashi for many years of continued leadership in the field of power line communications (PLC), for his instrumental role in developing an international PLC community, and for his pivotal contributions to establishing an annual international PLC conference, which has evolved into the IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications.

2006 ISPLC Achievement Award: prof. Han Vinck for his fundamental role in creating what is today the most important technical conference in the field of power line communications and for facilitating the transition of ISPLC to a fully financially and technically sponsored IEEE Communications Society conference.

 

Selection criteria

The awards are decided by the ANC and made annually, provided that suitable candidates have been identified. Nominations will be solicited by email from the TC-PLC members immediately after GLOBECOM with nominations due 1 March of the year the awards are to be made. The nomination should include a concise rationale, be supported by at least two TC-PLC members, and be sent to the Chair of the Awards & Nominations Committee (ANC). Recommendations can also be made by the ANC. Current ANC Committee members and the TC-PLC Chair cannot be nominated.

TC-PLC Outstanding Service Award:
This award shall recognize members of the Technical Committee on Power Line Communications (TC-PLC) who have a distinguished record of service to the PLC community. Such service includes initiation of and participation in technical and administrative activities that foster the development of PLC at large, leadership roles within the TC-PLC, organization of conferences and workshops, and promotion of TC-PLC activities and interests in the broader research community.
TC-PLC Inter-disciplinary Research and Application Award:
This award shall recognize members of the Technical Committee on Power Line Communications who have made significant technical and/or business contributions through inter-disciplinary research and/or application of PLC.

Presentation

The awards (recognition plaques) are presented at a ceremony during the annual IEEE ISPLC.

Award & Nomination Committee (ANC)

The ANC consists of one TC-PLC officer and between two to four TC-PLC members. The TC-PLC officer is appointed by the TC-PLC Chair and chairs the ANC. The other ANC members are elected at ISPLC. The term of all ANC members is two years.

ISPLC Best Paper Award

2014 IEEE ISPLC Best Paper Award : Josu Bilbao, Aitor Calvo, Igor Armendariz, Pedro M. Crespo and Muriel Médard, "Reliable Communications with Network Coding in Narrowband Powerline Channel".

2014 IEEE ISPLC Best Student Paper Award : Wafae Bakkali, Mohamed Tlich, Pascal Pagani and Thierry Chonavel, "A Measurement-Based Model of Energy Consumption for PLC Modems".

2013 IEEE ISPLC Best Paper Award : Karl F. Nieman, Jing Lin, Marcel Nassar, Khurram Waheed and Brian L. Evans, "Cyclic Spectral Analysis of Power Line Noise in the 3-200 kHz Band".

2013 IEEE ISPLC Best Student Paper Award : Massimo Antoniali, Marco De Piante and Andrea M. Tonello, "PLC Noise and Channel Characterization in a Compact Electrical Car".

2012 IEEE ISPLC Best Paper Award : Jose Antonio Cortes, Miguel Cerda, Luis Diez and Francisco Javier Canete, "Analysis of the Periodic Noise on In-Vehicle Broadband Power Line Channels".

2012 IEEE ISPLC Best Student Paper Award : Victor N. Papilaya, Thokozani Shongwe, A. J. Han Vinck and Hendrik C. Ferreira, "Selected Subcarriers QPSK-OFDM Transmission Schemes to Combat Frequency Disturbances".

2011 IEEE ISPLC Best Paper Award : Lutz Lampe, "Bursty Impulse Noise Detection by Compressed Sensing".

2011 IEEE ISPLC Best Student Paper Award : Massimo Antoniali, Andrea M. Tonello, Matteo Lenardon and Andrea Qualizza, "Measurements and Analysis of PLC Channels in a Cruise Ship".

2010 IEEE ISPLC Best Paper Award : Stefano Galli, "A Simple Two-Tap Statistical Model for the Power Line Channel".

2010 IEEE ISPLC Best Student Paper Award: Fabio Versolatto and Andrea M. Tonello, "Analysis of the PLC Channel Statistics Using a Bottom-Up Random Simulator".

2009 IEEE ISPLC Best Paper Award : Hao Lin and Pierre Siohan, "Transmission Capacity for Indoor PLC: A Comparison between DMT and HS-OQAM".

2007 IEEE ISPLC Best Paper Award : Haidine Abdelfatteh and Ralf Lehnert, "Analysis of the Channel Allocation Problem in Broadband Power Line Communications Access Networks".

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