This award is to recognize on a yearly basis a highly cited and highly influential article published at IEEE Transactions on Biometrics Behavior and Identity Science (TBIOM) that has had a sustained impact during the last 10 to 15 years. A paper considered for the award should be relevant to current researchers and/or practitioners and represent at least one of the following:
- The paper resulted in a paradigm shift in how a particular problem is solved.
- The work forms the theoretical basis for much of the contemporary work in a particular field.
- The work introduced methods that are now broadly adopted by the forensics or biometrics community in industry, or government bodies.
Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, an article must have appeared in IEEE Transactions on Biometrics Behavior and Identity Science, in the 10 to 15 calendar years preceding the date of presentation of the award. Papers (co-) authored by the current members of the IEEE Biometrics Council Awards Committee are ineligible. Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society/Council governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations.
Prize Items: This is a single annual award. A total honorarium of $1,000 to be split equally among the authors and a plaque for each author.
Frequency: Annual. Award will be given only if a suitable awardee is identified.
Nominee Solicitation: Nominations will be solicited through the editorial board of the TBIOM and public announcement of the award. Any current member of the TBIOM editorial board and past member within the last six years can submit a nomination to the Award Committee. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations should comply with IEEE Policies and restrictions on awards. Incidents of misconduct including, but not limited to violations of IEEE’s publication policies will be strongly considered by the awards committee and may be grounds for denial of an award or leadership position.