TCPAMI Awards Committee
The PAMI TC Awards Committee is intended to raise the quality of research in the PAMI community by drawing the attention of the community to research ideas and presentations of superior quality. Ideas are particularly recognized for their potential to enable and inspire future research and development in the community; and presentations are important as examples of how a raw idea can be made accessible to the community.
The Committee issues the following awards:
- Outstanding Paper and/or Outstanding Student Paper Awards: Issued at major conferences, based on manuscripts nominated by the Program Chair of the conference.
The Committee will develop additional awards in the coming years, to recognize additional types of achievement within the community.
The Committee will also investigate whether it should have a more active role in the awarding of the David Marr Prize, traditionally issued at ICCV conferences for the best paper or papers at the conference; and it will develop a role to promote the election of PAMI TC members to Fellow rank within the IEEE.
Conference award winners are selected from papers nominated by the Program Chair for the conference. The Awards Committee will select the winners. Certificates are obtained by the PAMI TC Chair through the IEEE Computer Society, and prize money typically comes from corporate sponsors.
The Committee should have seven members. Six serve three-year terms -- each calendar year, two members will be replaced as their terms expire. In addition, an Officer of the PAMI TC should serve ex officio as Chair of the Awards Committee.
New members of the Awards Committee will be appointed by the TC Chair in consultation with the Chair of the committee. They should be members of the PAMI community who are distinguished by one or both of two criteria: By having received significant awards themselves, or by a history of contribution and leadership within the PAMI community at the highest levels. Current Officers of the TC should not be appointed as new members of the committee to replace others whose terms have expired. The Chair of the Awards Committee must make a conscious effort to ensure that the members' interests span the scope of the PAMI community.
All deliberations of the Awards Committee are to be considered confidential, within the limits of the law and of the integrity of the PAMI TC.
Conflict of Interest Statement
From time to time, a member of the Awards Committee may be nominated for an award, or may have a paper nominated for an award.
When such a nomination is for a personal award, that nominee shall be excused from all discussion of the merit of the nomination; and, if the award is competitive, then that nominee shall be exused from discussing the competing nominees as well.
When such a nomination is for a conference paper or other presentation, it may be impractical to completely excuse that nominee from the comparative discussion. In such a case, the conflict of interest shall be clearly stated to the committee members, and the nominee shall refrain from comment on the manuscript or presentation in question. However, the nominee may participate in the discussion as a whole. The committee must discuss all nominations freely within its deliberations, so it is inevitable that the nominee will learn the opinions of the other committee members concerning the work in question. In such cases, it will be incumbent on all members of the Awards committee to keep the discussion at a professional level, to maintain confidentiality of the discussion, and possibly to accept critique freely.
In addition to the Marr prize for the best paper there are two awards to be awarded at ICCV begining at ICCV 2003 in Beijing, China.
- Each awardee will be presented a plaque, and an opportunity to present a keynote address at the ICCV where he or she is to be honored.
- The awardees will be chosen by the awards committee plus the ICCV program chairs for that year. In keeping with the general conflict of interest rules, no member of the awards committee or the ICCV organizing committee of that year may be considered for the award.
Research Excellence in Computer Vision
The award for research excellence in computer vision is given to recognize an individual for his or her outstanding research contributions to the field of computer vision. The intent is to recognize specific contributions.
Lifetime Achievement in Computer Vision
The award for lifetime achievement in computer vision is given to recognize a senior scientist for his or her contributions and service to the field of computer vision during his/her career. This award recognizes excellence over many years.
- To be added.