The Geomorphometry society biannually awards best paper awards in two categories: (1) the best rated paper, and (2) the best PhD student presentation award, and the Life Achievement Award (to retired members of our society). Both best paper and best PhD student presentation* award are given directly at the last day of conference.
At each conference, registered participants (and scientific committee members) rate submitted papers by evaluating a combination of elements: (a) presentation, (b) novelty and (c) quality of data/materials used. The best paper award is given to the paper that receives the best average rating from 1-5 (a minimum of 10 ratings is required), at the last day of the conference. The best PhD student presentation is awarded directly by the running chair and vice-chair.
*PhD student or MSc level student, i.e. conference participant without a PhD degree.
BEST PAPER AWARDS SO FAR:
- Petras V., Mitasova H., and A. Petrasova: "Mapping gradient fields of landform migration" (best paper award)
- Lecours V., Lucieer V., Dolan M., and A. Micallef: "An Ocean of Possibilities: Applications and Challenges of Marine Geomorphometry" (best PhD student presentation)
- Peter Guth (Life Achievement Award)
- Qin, Cheng-Zhi, Jing-Chao Jiang, Li-Jun Zhan, Yan-Jun Lu, Zhu A-Xing: "A Browser/Server-based Prototype of Heuristic Modelling Environment for Digital Terrain Analysis" (best paper award)
- Xiong, Liyang, G. Tang.: "Simulating Loess Underlying Bedrock Paleotopographic strata for Landscape Evolution in the Loess Plateau Based on Digital Elevation Models" (best PhD student presentation)
- Ian S. Evans (Life Achievement Award)
- Stepinski, T. , Jasiewicz, J.: "Geomorphons - a new approach to classification of landforms" (best paper award)
- Gorini, M.A.V., Abelha Mota, G.L.:
"Which is the best scale? Finding fundamental features and scales in DEMs" (best PhD student presentation)
- Richard Pike (Life Achievement Award)
- Gallant, J. C., Hutchinson, M. F.: "A Differential Equation for Specific Catchment Area" (best paper award)
- Gorini, M.A.V.: "Physiographic Classification of the Ocean Floor: A Multi-Scale Geomorphometric Approach" (best PhD student presentation)