IEEE TC-B2S (Technical Committee on Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems) is happy to announce the 2018 call for applications for the IEEE TC-B2S awards. The goal of these highly prestigious awards is to encourage innovative long-term contributions to the field of Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems.

  • IEEE TC-B2S Technical Achievement Award
  • IEEE TC-B2S Early-Career Award
  • IEEE TC-B2S Service Award
IEEE TC-B2S Technical Achievement Award

This award recognizes significant and sustained contributions to the Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems (B2S) community through the IEEE Technical Committee on Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems (TC-B2S). The award is based on the impact and achievement of high-quality research made by the awardee throughout the lifetime. The award consists of a plaque and a citation.

Eligibility

The candidate can be anyone except the current officers of IEEE TC-B2S and members of the IEEE TC-B2S Awards Committee.

IEEE TC-B2S Early-Career Award

This award recognizes a junior researcher from either academia or industry who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems (B2S) in the early stage of his/her career development. The award selection committee will particularly emphasize the significance and impacts of the research work led by the applicant. The award consists of a plaque and a citation.

Eligibility

The candidate can be anyone except the current officers of IEEE TC-B2S and members of the IEEE TC-B2S Awards Committee. Meanwhile, the candidate must be an IEEE member in good standing under 35 years old at the application deadline.

IEEE TC-B2S Service Award

This award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to TC-B2S, and the Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems community in general. The award consists of a plaque and a citation.

Eligibility

The candidate can be anyone except the current officers of IEEE TC-B2S and members of the IEEE TC-B2S Awards Committee.

Nominations:

A candidate must be nominated by IEEE-SMC TC B2S member(s) of the community. An individual may nominate at most one candidate for this award. The nomination must be submitted via email to ieee.smc.b2s@gmail.com by March 31th, 2018 (Subject: IEEE TCB2S Award Application). A nomination application (as a single PDF file) should contain the following details:

1) Nominee: list name, affiliation, postal address, email address, and phone number.
2) Nominator: list name, affiliation, postal address, email address, and phone number.
3) Statement: why the nominee is highly deserving of the award. Note that since the award is for outstanding contributions, the statement and supporting letters should address what the contributions are and why they are both outstanding and significant.
4) Support letter: provide three letters of recommendation to support the nomination. Support letter cannot be written by nominator or nominee.
5) CV of the nominee.
Important Dates:
Nomination Deadline:        March 31th, 2018
Notification:                         May 15, 2018
Award & Presentation Note:

Awardees will be presented a plaque and will be recognized by IEEE SMC B2S websites. The awards will be presented at the IEEE-ARM2018 conference that will be held in Singapore during July 17 – 20, 2018. Details of the conference can be found at www.ieee-arm.org.

For more information, please send email to ieee.smc.b2s@gmail.com.