FUSION 2017 Awards
The Fusion 2017 organization team is delighted to offer
- the ISIF 2017 Jean-Pierre Le Cadre Best Paper Award (winning paper and
- and the ISIF 2017 Tammy Blair Best Student Paper Award (winning paper
and two runners-up).
The International Society for Information Society (ISIF) offers
- the ISIF 2017 Yaakov Bar-Shalom Award for a Lifetime of Excellence in
- and the ISIF 2017 Young Investigator Award.
All awards will be presented at the Fusion 2017 Gala Dinner in the evening of
Wednesday, July 12.
ISIF 2017 Jean-Pierre Le Cadre Best Paper Award
"Generalized Optimal Sub-Pattern Assignment Metric"
Abu Sajana Rahmathullah1, Angel
Garcia-Fernandez2, Lennart Svensson3
1Zenuity AB, Sweden, 2Aalto University,
Finland, 3Chalmers University, Sweden
"Target Motion Analysis with Unknown Measurement Noise
Branko Ristic1,2,Xuezhi Wang1, Sanjeev
1RMIT University, Australia, 2Defence
Science and Technology, Australia
"Maximum Likelihood Detection on Images"
B. Balasingam1, Y. Bar-Shalom2, P.
Willett2, K. Pattipati2
1University of Windsor, Canada, 2University
of Connecticut, USA
ISIF 2017 Tammy Blair Best Student Paper Award
"Dual-Satellite Source Geolocation with Time and Frequency Offsets and Satellite
Chao Liu1,Le Yang2, Lyudmila
1University of Sheffield, UK, 2Jiangnan
University, P.R. China
"Student-t Process Quadratures for Filtering of Non-Linear
Systems with Heavy-Tailed Noise"
Jakub Pr¨¹her1, Filip Tronarp2, Toni
Karvonen2, Simo S?rkk?2, Ond?ej Straka1
1University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic,
2Aalto University, Finland
"Gradient-Based Recursive Maximum Likelihood Identification of
Jump Markov Non-Linear Systems"
Andre R. Braga1 , Carsten Fritsche2,
Fredrik Gustafsson2, Marcelo Bruno3
1Federal University of Ceara, Brazil, 2Link?ping
University, 3Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil
ISIF 2017 Yaakov Bar-Shalom Award for a Lifetime of Excellence in Information Fusion
This award is sponsored by the International Society for Information Fusion
(ISIF) to recognize a researcher or engineer for outstanding contributions to
the field of information fusion throughout their career. Contributions include
technical advances, technical vision and leadership, education and mentoring,
novel applications of information fusion and the associated engineering
achievements, and service to ISIF. This award may be given annually, if
outstanding candidates are nominated, but it is expected to be given at least
once every 3 years because individuals with the anticipated level of
contributions to information fusion throughout a career will be rare. The award
will be presented at the annual International Conference on Information Fusion.
For more information see http://isif.org/isif-yaakov-bar-shalom-award-lifetime-excellence-information-fusion
ISIF 2017 Young Investigator Award
This annual award is sponsored by the International Society of Information
Fusion (ISIF). The purpose of this award is to grant international recognition
for outstanding contributions to the art of information fusion by a young ISIF
member. The goals of the ISIF in granting this award are to encourage individual
effort and to foster increased participation by developing researchers and
engineers. This ISIF award consists of a commemorative recognition plaque and
travel grant to receive the award. The ISIF Young Investigator Award will be
honored at the annual International Conference on Information Fusion. For more
information, see http://isif.org/isif-young-investigator-award
Special Awards of FUSION Conference's 20th Anniversary
The awards at Fusion 2017 are selected by an Awards Committee headed by the two
- Erik Blasch
- Stefano Coraluppi
- Felix Govaers
- Lance Kaplan
- Wolfgang Koch
- Mahendra Mallick
Awards selection rules and process
- 1. It is paramount that the paper awards be free of all conflict of interest, both real and perceived. So any paper authored or coauthored by anyone who is involved in any phase of the selection process is not eligible. These people include awards chairs, technical chairs, awards committee members, and general chairs.
2. The selection process should be reasonably robust against manipulation. So, there should be two awards chairs, their major decisions should be approved by general chairs, and general chairs should not be involved with any concrete selection decisions.
- 3. For the selection process, it is desirable to have more independent and more diverse inputs, and so reviewers, technical chairs, awards chairs, and awards committee should all play some roles. Their roles are better to be more independent, and thus it is better not to have a person with multiple roles here (e.g., a technical chair on the awards committee)
- 4. The above rules are made clear to people involved as early as possible and are set before the selection process begins.
- 1. Awards chairs propose an awards committee of at least five members. General chairs approve the committee.
- 2. Technical chairs design a scheme and by it obtain a list of a few dozens of candidate papers (43 this year) based on reviewers' scores of all accepted papers.
- 3. Given the above list, awards chairs propose replacements of those awards committee members who are authors/co-authors of any candidate papers above. General chairs approve the replacements.
- 4. Awards chairs narrow down the above list to 12 papers by their own judgments knowing reviewers inputs (scores, reviews).
- 5. Awards committee members vote for the six awards (rank the 12 papers) based on their own judgments without knowing reviewers inputs.
- 6. Awards chairs design a scheme to identify the recipients of the best (student) paper awards, first runners-up, and second runners-up based solely on awards committee members' rankings. General chairs approve the scheme. Awards chairs apply the scheme to select the recipients of all the awards. General chairs approve the selections.