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Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper


To recognize the authors of the best paper published annually in the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC). (established in 1998)


$500 for each author up to a maximum of $2,500 for multiple authors, and a Plaque for each author.


Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society through an endowment administered by the IEEE Foundation.


Authors of papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics during the previous calendar year.

Basis for Judging

Originality, technical merit, potential impact to the SMCS Field of Interest, and presentation quality.


At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

Past Awardees


  • Huaguang Zhang, Lili Cui, Yanhong Luo
    "For their paper "Near-Optimal Control for Nonzero-Sum Differential Games of Continuous-Time Nonlinear Systems Using Single-Network ADP" (Transactions on Cybernetics, 43(1):206-216, February 2013.)"


  • Giancarlo Fortino, Roberta Giannantonio, Raffaele Gravina, Philip Kuryloski, Roozbeh Jafari
    "For their paper "Enabling effective programming and flexible management of efficient body sensor network applications" (Transactions on Human Machine Systems 43(1):115-133)