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Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Prize

This award is presented at IFAC World Congresses for the best Control Engineering textbook in one of the official IFAC languages for which the first edition(s) occurred not later than the Congress just prior to the one at which the award is presented. It recognizes the author(s) of the textbook(s) judged to have most contributed to the education of control engineers. The candidates for the prize are nominated by a selection committee, chaired ex officio by the Control Education Committee Chair. The books under consideration come before the committee through recommendation of the control engineering community. The prize consists of a monetary prize and a certificate.

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Call for Nominations 2011-2014

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

FOR

THE HAROLD CHESTNUT CONTROL ENGINEERING TEXTBOOK PRIZE

 

The Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Prize Selection Committee of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) calls for nominations for the Triennial Harold Chestnut Prize.

 

The Prize is awarded to the author(s) of a control engineering textbook that has most contributed to the education of control engineers.  The Prize, consisting of a monetary award and a certificate, will be presented at the Closing Ceremony of the 19th IFAC World Congress that will be held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014.

 

To be considered, nominations must relate to books that are:

1.         written in one of the official IFAC languages, preferably in English; and

2.         published between September 1, 2005 and July 31, 2011.

 

Nominations should include:

a)         A nomination letter that states the full title, name(s) and address of the author(s), name of the textbook, date of publication, and name and address of the publisher;

b)         Evidence of the contribution/s of the textbook to the education of control engineers; and

c)         Any additional information that may support the Judging Process, as per the selection criteria listed below. It is important to note that only those book reviews in IFAC journals (Automatica, Control Engineering Practice, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Process Control, Mechatronics), IFAC affiliated journals, journals of IFAC NMOs, and other reputable academic journals (e.g. IEEE transactions) will be considered.

           

All nominations will be evaluated using the selection criteria:

·         Originality and innovation

·         General content in terms of the topics covered

·         Clear applications to real problems

·         Style:

- presentation, readability and clarity in relation to the content

·         Meeting educational objectives:

- Clear statement of what students should be able to do

- Worked examples and exercises

- Software support

- Multi-disciplinary examples (cross-boundary applications of control)

- Use by practicing engineers

 

To be considered, nominations must be received by close of business on September 30, 2013.  Only submissions on a CD (containing word, pdf, html, excel, power point and/or image files) will be accepted. Please note that all the supporting evidence should also be presented in electronic format and stored on the submitted CD.

 

If the Prize-winning textbook is written by more than one author, the monetary component of the Prize will be equally split among the authors with each author receiving a certificate. The winner(s) will be notified well in advance, to allow them to plan their attendance at the Award Ceremony to be held during the 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa in 2014.

 

Please submit nominations to:

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Professor

Chair, IFAC Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Prize Selection Committee

Department of Mathematics

University of Kansas

1460 Jayhawk Boulevard

Lawrence, KS  66045-7594, USA

Phone:  785-864-5162   Fax:  785-864-5255

bozenna@math.ku.edu

http://www.ifac-control.org/awards/harold-chestnut-control-engineering-textbook-prize