Every year the Vehicular Technology Society looks to sponsor and formally recognize individuals, chapters, and writings that exemplify the spirit of advancing land, airborne and maritime mobile services.

Award Nomination Deadline: April 1st  |  Award Recipient Notification Deadline: June 15th

Nomination Forms and Committee


Awards Recognizing Significant Technical Accomplishment

Hall of Fame Award

Description: The Vehicular Technology Society’s Hall of Fame has been established to honor those individuals whose truly outstanding leadership and contributions who have had a significant impact on the technologies represented by the fields of interest of the VTS.

Prize: Plaque and Life Membership in the VTS.

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Eligibility: Currently elected Board members and appointed members of the award selection committee will not be eligible for this award.

Basis for Judging: Demonstrated pioneering leadership and significant contributions in promoting new technology in the field of the VTS.

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James Evans Avant Garde Award (established in 1993)

Description: To recognize leadership and continuing contributions in promoting new technology in the field of Vehicular Communications and Electronics.

Prize: $1,000 and plaque.

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Eligibility: IEEE VTS member.

Basis for Judging: Demonstrated pioneering leadership and continuing contributions in promoting new technology in the field of Vehicular Communications and Electronics.

Presentation: At annual VTS Conference or other VTS activity (including Chapter meetings as appropriate).

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IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Early Career Award (established 2017)

Description: To recognize outstanding young scientists or engineers who have made relevant contributions to the theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering in the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society fields of interest that include mobile radio, motor vehicles and land transportation.

Prize: $1,500 and plaque.

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Eligibility: The candidate must be a member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society at the time of the nomination and must not be over 35 years old in the calendar year when the recipient of the award is eligible. The candidate contributions must relate to one of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society fields of interest. Nominees from any country are eligible. Previous award winners are ineligible. Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations.

Basis for Judging: Quality, originality, and significance of the contributions of the candidate as evidenced by publications, patents, products, or other tangible items, leadership, contributions to the Society and the profession. Scoring by the Awards Committee will be on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest. The overall score for a nominee will be obtained by summing the scores determined by each Committee member for that nominee. In the case of an equal score, the committee will debate on the nominees with equal higher scores. If no agreement can be reached, the vote of the awards chair will determine the final awardee. The Committee may modify the scoring method.

Presentation: The VTS awards ceremony takes place at the fall edition of our main conference, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. This is the preferred venue for presenting this award, and the location and date will hence depend on the location and date of the conference. Alternatively, the award can be presented at any other VTS events that include the spring edition of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference and the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference.

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Awards Recognizing Significant Technical Accomplishment and Contributions to the Vehicular Technology Society

Stuart Meyer Memorial Award (established in 1996)

Description: To recognize those members of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society who have both served their Society and also have contributed to the development of radio technology and science in an outstanding and exemplary manner.

Prize: $3,000 and Plaque. The plaque shall include the words “The Stuart Meyer Memorial Award” jointly presented by Ericsson and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Funds:  Funded by an endowment from Ericsson (50%) and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (50%), and administered by the IEEE Foundation.

Eligibility: Candidates must be a member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Currently elected Board members and appointed members of the award selection committee will not be eligible for this award.

Basis for Judging: The Stuart Meyer Memorial Award Committee shall accumulate and rank the list of candidates based upon the following criteria:

  1. years of IEEE membership as a member, a senior member or as a Fellow;
  2. years of VTS membership;
  3. years of elected office held in the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society;
  4. years of appointed office held in the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society;
  5. papers published in the Vehicular Technology Transactions or the NEWS;
  6. contributions to the development of radio communication technology and science;
  7. patents that have been issued in the Society’s field of interest. Candidates must exhibit a level of service approaching what Stuart Meyer had provided before they will be considered. Furthermore, the selection criteria must be verified with documentation for the potential candidate (i.e., by checking IEEE records for years of membership, reviewing past VTS minutes for service, accumulation of published papers, past awards, etc).

The awards committee shall submit a candidate (or a list of candidates in the case where two or more are qualified) to the Society’s BoG for approval. This approval process may take place either at a regularly scheduled board meeting, or via mail ballot.

Presentation: At the Society’s annual conference by the Society President, by the Society’s Awards Chairman, or by the Stuart Meyer Memorial Awards Chairman if so designated by the President.

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Awards recognizing excellence in published materials Best Paper Award

Neil Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper (established in 1993)

Description: To recognize the best paper relating to Propagation published in the Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Prize: $1,000 and Certificate.

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Eligibility: Authors of papers relating to Propagation published in the VTS Transactions during the 5 years preceding the award.

Basis for Judging: Uniqueness, quality, readability, archivability.

Presentation: At annual VTS Conference.

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Best Land Transportation Paper Award (established in 2001)

Description: To recognize the best paper relating to Land Transportation published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Prize: $1,000 and Certificate.

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Eligibility: Authors of papers relating to Land Transportation published in the VTS Transactions during the 5 years preceding the award.

Basis for Judging: Uniqueness, quality, readability & archivability.

Presentation: At Spring or Fall annual VTS Conference.

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Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award (established in 2001)

Description: To recognize the best paper relating to Vehicular Electronics published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Prize: $1,000 and Certificate.

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Eligibility: Authors of papers relating to Vehicular Electronics published in the VTS Transactions during the 5 years preceding the award.

Basis for Judging: Uniqueness, quality, readability & archivability.

Presentation: At Spring or Fall annual VTS Conference.

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Jack Neubauer Memorial Award

Description: To recognize the best systems paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Prize: $1,000 (divided equally for multiple authors) and Certificate.

Funding: Funded by an endowment from Panasonic - Matsushita Communications Industrial Corp, and administered by the IEEE Foundation.

Eligibility: Authors of papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology for the preceding 5 years in the field of Systems Engineering. If none of the authors is a member of the IEEE then the lead awardee author shall be supported as a one-year VTS affiliate.

Basis for Judging: Uniqueness, quality, readability, archivability, etc.

Presentation: At a designated Conference.

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Awards recognizing the accomplishments of groups (Chapter activities)

Chapter-of-the-Year Award

Description: To recognize the outstanding Chapter of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Prize: Plaque

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Eligibility: All active VTS Chapters who have not received this award in the past 3 years.

Basis for Judging: Nominations (including self-nominations) of VTS Chapters will be submitted to the Chapters Committee Chair for consideration of this award. Nominations will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. service to chapter membership in terms of technical activities,
  2. service to chapter membership in terms of societal activities,
  3. chapter membership advancement, fellow nominations, and awards,
  4. chapter membership growth.

Presentation: Annually, at one of the VTS Conferences.

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