Award Winner


Best Paper Award
IEEE-NEMS 2012 conference has the following three categories of conference awards:

  1. Best Conference Paper Award
  2. Best Student Paper Award
  3. CM HO Best Paper Award in Micro/Nano Fluidics

For any of these awards, factors to be considered in determining the winners are the significance of the new findings/applications, technical merits, originality, potential impact on the field, and clarity of presentation.

The awards winners will be announced at the Conference Banquet (March 7, 2012) and receive a Certificate and Cash Prize of US$ 300.


Award Finalist Presentation (Wednesday, March 7)
The Award Finalist Presentation will be held at ROOM A (International Conference Hall I) as the following program schedules:

  • 09:00-10:15: W1A Invite II/Award Finalist Presentation I
  • 10:45-12:00: W2A Award Finalist Presentation II
  • 14:30-16:00: W4A Award Finalist Presentation III

IEEE-NEMS 2012 Award Rules

  • Authors may nominate their original research work to enter the Awards Competition when they submit their 2-page abstracts. Papers with the General Chair, Technical Program Co-Chairs, or Awards Committee Chair/Members on the authors list are NOT eligible for any of the awards.

  • The Technical Program Co-Chairs who are responsible for handling the reviews of abstracts submitted to the “Microfluidics and Nanofluidics” category will nominate finalist papers to be considered for the CM HO Best Paper in Micro/Nano Fluidics Award. Authors who are currently performing research in any labs/organizations directed by Prof. Chih-Ming HO is NOT eligible to receive this award.

  • There is no exclusivity for the awards, i.e., it is possible that your paper can be nominated as a finalist for all 3 awards. Additionally, winning 1 of the awards does NOT automatically exclude a paper from winning the other 2 awards, i.e., it is possible that your paper can be awarded all 3 awards.

Best-Paper-Award Criteria
All the Award Committee Members are the judges for selecting the winner of the Best Paper Award, and they will attend each presentation and evaluate each finalist’s performance according to the following evaluation criteria: (1) Originality, Technical strength and Presentation on the paper, and (2) Oral presentation and Q&A performance at the conference.

The oral presentations of the finalist papers will be open to all conference attendees.