Awards and Medals

The following awards and medals ceremony will be scheduled at the conference:

  • Helga and Wolfgang Gaul Stiftung Award (age < 30)
  • Chikio Hayashi Award (age 30-35)
  • IFCS Research Medal for outstanding research achievements (age > 35)
  • Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Paper Competition and Travel Award (age 22 – 29)
  • BRCA Data Analysis Award

Call for award nominations is here (pdf file). 

Guidelines for awards are here (pdf file).

For application, please use the following files:

Helga and Wolfgang Gaul Stiftung Award (age < 30)

This award is for researchers under 30 years of age on 1 July 2017 who have demonstrated outstanding research ability and potential. Research ability should be demonstrated by some combination of peer-reviewed publications, preprints, and conference presentations as well as two letters of support, which should also comment on the research potential. One of the two letters of support should be from a former or present supervisor, collaborator, or mentor. The other letter must be from a senior researcher in the field who neither is nor was supervisor, collaborator, or mentor of the person to be awarded, and is not from the same university. The winner will be invited to present a paper at IFCS 2017 and must attend the meeting. 

Award: 2000 Euros.

Chikio Hayashi Award (age 30-35)

This award is given biennially to young researchers working in the area of Classification, Clustering and related topics. All candidates must be aged 30-35 years at the time of the conference and must be authors of a paper to be presented at the IFCS Conference. Up to three awards will be given.

Award: $1000 each award, plus plaque.

IFCS Research Medal for outstanding research achievements (age > 35)

The International Medal for Outstanding Contributions in Classification, is an award to recognize the exceptional achievements of an individual scientist who has made fundamental contributions to the advancement of Classification, Clustering and related topics over a number of years, with at least 10 year from studies. The award is open to individuals whose research, teaching, service and advocacy has had international impact and significantly benefited Classification, Clustering and other topics of interest of IFCS. Members of the societies affiliated to IFCS are invited to submit and/or sustain nominations.

Award: $1000, plus medal. 

Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Paper Competition and Travel Award (age 22 – 29)

This award is given biennially to up to two graduate students working in the area of classification, clustering and related topics who submit, as first author, papers to this competition. The paper is meant to be largely the work of the student. The paper should involve original methodological research, or a novel application, or software to be included on the website of IFCS, related to some aspect of classification, clustering and related topics. The winners will be invited to present their papers at a special junior research session of the IFCS and invited to submit their paper to ADAC or JOC for possible publication. The IFCS will offer a grant towards their attendance expenses, conference fees and the local/university hotel.

Award: $200 travel reimbursement for winners in the same continent of the IFCS conference and $600 otherwise, plus certificate.

BRCA Data Analysis Award

This award honors innovative scientific research combining methods from statistics and data analysis with an application dealing with the prevention of heredital cancers (such as familar breast cancer, BRCA). It is endowed with 1000 Euro and offers the opportunity to present the underlying work, e.g., at the biennial conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) in Tokyo in August 2017. The individual members of all Member Societies of the IFCS are encouraged to send their applications to BRCA-Award@gfkl.de before the deadline September 30, 2016. For any details concerning prize, conditions, and organization see www.isw.rwth-aachen.de/BRCA-Award.php