Call for 2019 IEEE-RAS Best Paper Award in Model-Based Optimization for Robotics


We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 TC Best Paper Award in Model-Based Optimization for Robotics. We anticipate winners of this newly established award being announced yearly in conjunction with TC events at ICRA. Eligible papers for this year's award will have appeared at a conference or in a journal in 2019. We encourage TC members and community members to nominate their favorite papers of the past year (including their own!).


Nominations should be sent to the TC Co-Chairs at by 15 May 2020 and accompanied by a short motivation (150 words max) for the nomination. TC CoChairs will collect nominations, and a separate awards committee will evaluate finalists. Finalists and winners will be selected based on factors of novelty, quality, and impact. Selfnominations are encouraged but should be limited to one per individual.



  • Call for nominations: 18 February 2020
  • Nominations Due: 15 May 2020 [self-nominations encouraged]
  • Finalists Announced: 1 June 2020
  • Winners Announced: 30 June 2020