Call for IPSJ/ IEEE Computer Society Young Computer Researcher Award 2020

Call for IPSJ/ IEEE Computer Society Young Computer Researcher Award 2020

The IPSJ and IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) established a joint award in 2018 named the IPSJ/IEEE-CS Young Computer Researcher Award. This award aims to recognize outstanding young scientist(s) and/or engineer(s) who have contributed to theory, technologies, and/or applications advancing a new research field and/or novel transformative computing service or system. We call for nominations for the 2020 award as elaborated below.

Nomination Instructions for IPSJ/IEEE-CS Young Computer Researcher Award

Eligibility of Nominee

Any scientist or engineer who has a position at university/public research organization/company and is not over 40 years old as of March 31, 2020, who is a member of IPSJ and a member of IEEE-CS, is eligible. Members serving on the IPSJ/IEEE Computer Society Young Computer Researcher Award Committee are not eligible. It is desirable that nominees have attained the rank of Senior Member of IEEE.

Nominees should have publications in journals or conferences organized by the IPSJ, and also have ones in journals or conferences organized by IEEE-CS. In addition, nominees should not have been awarded any of Microsoft Award, Information Processing Research and Development Award, IPSJ/ACM Award for Early Career Contributions to Global Research, and IPSJ Nagao Special Researcher Award from the IPSJ. Nominees cannot apply for any of these awards in the same calendar year.

* The contributions for nominations are not limited to contributions for IPSJ and IEEE-CS.

Eligibility of Nominator

Any regular/honorary member of IPSJ and/or IEEE-CS. Self-nominations are not permitted.

Submission Materials

Materials submitted for evaluation shall be written in English, using 10-point (or larger) font with the proper form provided by the IPSJ website. Each nomination package will be submitted both by postal mail and electronically and include:

  • a summary statement of achievements of the basis for the nomination (up to 200 words),
  • a detailed statement of the achievements (up to 2 pages),
  • a list of awards given to the nominee (up to 0.5 page),
  • representative activities or services to the IPSJ and/or IEEE-CS, as well as others (up to 1 page),
  • a list of representative publications and patents (up to 2 pages),
  • three research articles which were authored or co-authored by the nominee within IPSJ and IEEE-CS journals and conference proceedings.
Provision of active web links for those materials which remain accessible from the time of the nomination to the presentation of the award are strongly encouraged.

Nomination form (word):Download (Size: A4)

Nomination Deadline

November 19, 2019

The submission materials (signed nomination form and 3 representative articles) must arrive by postal mail to the address below by Tuesday, November 19, 2019. The electronic files of these materials must also be sent to by e-mail prior to this deadline. 

Selection Process

The nominee’s achievements will be evaluated by the award committee consisting of members selected from the IPSJ and IEEE-CS, and at-most three awardees will be selected.
* The committee may contact the nominator during the screening process.
* The personal information of the nominee (e.g. name, affiliation, age, postal/e-mail address, and telephone number) will be shared among committee members (IPSJ and IEEE-CS).

Award Ceremony and Publication 

The Award Ceremony is TEMPTATIVELY (to be approved) planned for the IEEE-CS COMPSAC 2020 conference (presenting the certificate of merit) in July, 2020, in Madrid, Spain. The awardees will be also announced at the National Convention of IPSJ in March, 2020. Nominees agree that, if they are selected for the award, then they will:
a) provide information about themselves both in English and Japanese, and recent professional photograph, which will be posted on websites, and
b) attend the IEEE-CS COMPSAC 2020 conference ceremonies in-person to receive the certificate of merit.


[Contact (Address for sending Nomination Form)] 
IPSJ/IEEE-CS Award Office
Technical Activity Section
Information Processing Society of Japan
Kagaku-kaikan (Chemistry Hall) 4F
1-5 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062 JAPAN
Tel: (03)3518-8372 Fax: (03)3518-8375  
The electronic files must be sent to → E-mail:
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