As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the EMC Society
of the IEEE, we are seeking nominations and recommendations for
the best papers (10 of them) over the last 50 years for both categories
of (1) Best EMC Symposium Paper and (2) Best EMC Transactions
Paper. This challenge is especially critical for the first 25
years of the Society. Why is this so? Because those individuals
who knew the best papers from 1957 until1983 are few and far between.
We need help from those early members of the Society who are still
active and involved to make serious recommendations on the top
papers of the last fifty years.
BEST EMC Symposium Paper
This selection may be our biggest challenge as a Society. We have
many fine papers written over the years and limited ability to
judge the papers over five decades of technological improvements.
Our own web page only tracks the Best EMC Symposium paper over
the last five years.
Okay, so what criteria should we consider? The paper should be
outstanding either from a theoretical or a laboratory/practical
point of view. It should be a paper that is referenced in future
symposium papers. It should be a paper that is referenced in international
standards or other international venues.
We could consider the best paper of the 50s (57-59), the
60s, the 70s, the 80s, the 90s, and 2000-2007.
What are your recommendations?
BEST EMC Transactions Paper
This opportunity is different because we have more help from the
Best EMC Transactions Prize Paper Award which we have been awarding
since 1973. We can start with that list of papers and begin to
winnow the number down based upon history and references to the
papers in other publications. The first 16 years of the Society
will be more challenging; I await your suggestions. Some criteria
you may think about are (1) The first to discuss an important
EMC issue, (2) Impact on later papers and standards in EMC, (3)
References in other papers and standards, and (4) Other significant
criteria in the opinion of the interested reviewer.
How about an example? Try the paper entitled Calculation
of Site Attenuation from Antenna Factors, by A.A. Smith,
R.F. German, and J.B. Pate in the IEEE Transactions of EMC published
in 1982 in Volume EMC-24 from pages 301-316. This paper has been
referenced many times, most recently in CISPR 22, Fifth Edition,
released in April of 2005.
Would you like a second example? Try the paper by A. Sugiura,
T. Shinozuka and A. Nishikata entitled Correction Factors
for Normalized Site Attenuation published in the IEEE Transactions
of EMC in Volume EMC-34, Number 4, November 1992 from pages 461-470.
This paper has been referenced in EN 50147-3:1998 among other
standards and papers.
Send your ideas to Daniel Hoolihan at Hoolihan@citlink.net.
Thanks in advance on behalf of the 50th Anniversary Committee.
|Can you identify the Best Paper ever published
in the IEEE Transactions on EMC and/or in the IEEE EMC Symposia
Proceedings? The Top Ten papers of these publications
will be announced during the EMC Societys 50th Anniversary
Symposium in 2007. If a paper has had a significant impact
on your career, send your best paper recommendation
to Dan Hoolihan, email@example.com.