The IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award was established in 2011.
Sponsors: Hitachi, Ltd. and IEEE Computer Society
Presented to: An individual, team, or multiple recipients up to three
Scope: For significant technological achievements and contributions to the establishment, development, and proliferation of innovative societal infrastructure systems through the application of information technology with an emphasis on distributed computing systems
Prize: The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.
Basis for judging: In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact on society with an emphasis on contributions to efficient infrastructure systems (e.g. breadth of use, energy savings, resource utilization, cost efficiency) as well as market size/revenue; originality of systems concept; leadership; impact on innovation; extension to further technological development; and quality of nomination.