Introducing the award
Each year, the Journal Computers & Geosciences awards the Best Paper Award. Two winners will be chosen, one in the area of Computational Geosciences and one in the area of Geoinformatics. A committee of Editors and Board members vote to select the winners.
Best Paper Award 2015 - Computational category
Interactive editing of 3D geological structures and tectonic history sketching via a rigid element method
Gautier Laurent, Guillaume Caumon, Mark Jessell - Computers and Geosciences, Volume 74, January 2015, Pages 71–86
Best Paper Award 2015 - Informatics papers:
GeoPAT: A toolbox for pattern-based information retrieval from large geospatial databases
Jarosław Jasiewicz, Paweł Netzel, Tomasz Stepinski - Computers & Geosciences, Volume 80, July 2015, Pages 62-73,
"Stress Inversion Using Slip Tendency"
John M. McFarland, Alan P. Morris & David A. Ferrill
"GeoTools: An Android Phone Application In Geology"
Yi-Hua Weng, Fu-Shing Sun & Jeffrey D. Grigsby
Best paper in geo-informatics
"Automatic processing, quality assurance and serving of real-time weather data"
M. Williams , D. Cornford, L. Bastin, R. Jones and S. Parker
Best papers in geo-computing
"Bayesian spatial modeling and interpolation using copulas"
H. Kazianka and J. Pilz
"Optimizing the spatial pattern of networks for monitoring radioactive releases"
S.J. Melles, G.B.M. Heuvelink, C.J.W. Twenhöfel, A. van Dijk, P.H. Hiemstra, O. Baume and U. Stöhlker
Self-nominations are not allowed, neither are nominations where an associate editor, editor or board member was an author or co-author on the paper. Papers that are not nominated will not be considered for the award. Two winners will be chosen, one in the area of Computational Geosciences and one in the area of Geoinformatics.
Award and Ceremony
The Best Paper Award winning paper will be announced by e-mail and in Computers & Geosciences. Authors and co-authors will receive a certificate for their award, to be presented at the annual IAMG meeting should the awardee be in attendance, or otherwise by post.