• Guidelines for “Zhang Si-Ying (CCDC) Outstanding Youth Paper Award”
  • Zhang Si-Ying, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Science and a renowned expert in control, is the founder of the journal ``Control and Decision” and The Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC). With outstanding achievements in education and research, Professor Zhang Si-Ying is the winner of many prestigious national, ministerial and provincial awards. To recognise Academician Zhang's highly-regarded perseverance, character and academic contribution and also to inspire, motivate and encourage young scholars in their research, the conference organizing committee of CCDC sets up “Zhang Si-Ying (CCDC) Outstanding Youth Paper Award” with the following guidelines.
  • 1.The Award
  •         ☆ The name of the Award is Zhang Si-Ying (CCDC) Outstanding Youth Paper Award;
  •         ☆ Only a maximum of two winners for the Award is allowed per year;
  •         ☆ Each winner will receive an award of CNY10000 and a certificate.
  •         ☆ Each finalist will receive an award of CNY3000 and a certificate.
  • 2. Award Committee
  •         ☆The Award Committee comprises of 5-7 invited internationally renowned experts in the areas of the conference.
  • 3. Eligibility and Conditions for the Award
  •         ☆ Members of the Award Committee, General Chairs and Program Chairs of the conference must not be authors of the paper;
  •         ☆ The first author of the paper must not be older than 35 on the day of award presentation at conference for the year;
  •         ☆ The first author must attend the conference to present the paper and answer questions;
  •         ☆ The first author must be at the conference for the announcement and presentation of the award.
  •         ☆ The paper should be written and presented in English.
  •         The Award Committee reserves the right to disqualify the award candidate if he or she fails to meet one of the above conditions.
  • 4.Award Selection Criteria
  •         The award is based on both the technical quality of the paper and the oral presentation to be given by the first author of the paper.
  •         ☆ The paper must have original significant contributions to the theory and/or applications of control and decision and it should not have been published or is under review for publication in any other international journal and conference;
  •         ☆ The paper should be well-organised and well-written, clear and concise, and with appropriate references and acknowledgement. Technical conclusions should be sound, correct and defendable;
  •         ☆ The paper should be well-presented in the conference and questions should be satisfactorily answered during the presentation.
  •         ☆ The first author of the nominated paper presents the paper in CCDC, and answers questions;
  •         ☆ The Award Committee decides the final Award winners and Nominee Award Winners;
  •         ☆ Awards are announced and presented during the conference;
  •         ☆ If less than two-thirds of the Award Committee Members attend the conference, the Chair of the Award Committee may invite renowned experts from the conference attendees as additional Members of the Award Committee for that conference year.
  • 5. Award Review/Selection Process
  •         ☆ When submitting paper, the authors need to indicate “Application for Award”, and submit copies of valid identity documents (e.g., Staff Certificate, Student Certificate, Identity Certificate, or Passport) of the first author;
  •         ☆ The process of selecting the winner of the Award will go through 3 rounds:
  •         1) In the first round, the paper is reviewed as per normal reviewing process. Based on reviewers’ comments, nominations, and the evaluations of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) member who handles the paper, the TPC decides if the paper will be selected for further considerations in the second round.
  •         2) If selected, the paper will be sent to well-established international experts including members of the International Advisory Committee in the relevant areas for additional assessment in the second round. Based on their evaluations and recommendation, the TPC shortlists five papers as the finalists for evaluation in the third round. The finalists are announced in conference website.
  •         3) In this final round, each member of the Award Committee attends the oral presentations of all the shortlisted finalists and independently assesses their originality, technical quality and significance of contributions, written and oral presentations. Based on the assessments, the CCDC Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award is decided by the Award Committee.
  • 6. Announcement and Presentation of the Award
  •         ☆ During the award presentation ceremony, the winner will be announced and an award of 10000 RMB and a certificate will be presented to the winner. In addition, a confirmed finalist excluding the winner will also receive an award of 3000 RMB and be presented a `Certificate of Finalist’ during the ceremony. In case that there are two winner, the award of 10000 RMB plus 3000 RMB will be shared by the two winners.
  • 7. Miscellaneous
  •         The CCDC Organising Committees and Organisers reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions of the award guidelines.


  • Information for 29th CCDC “Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award”
  • The Award Committee for the 2017 CCDC was composed of five members: Professor Zhong-Ping Jiang of USA, Professor Karl H. Johansson of Sweden, Professor Changyun Wen of Singapore, Professor Xinhe Xu of China and Professor Guang-Hong Yang of China.

     

    For the 2017 CCDC, 127 papers were selected for consideration for the “Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award” based on reviewers' comments, nominations, and the evaluations of the Technical Program Committee members. These papers were sent to famous experts including some members of the International Advisory Committee for further evaluation. Based on their evaluations and recommendation, the Technical Program Committee shortlisted the following five papers as the finalists for the Award:

  • Winners for Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award
  •         Xinyue Shen and Yuantao Gu of Tsinghua University, Steven Diamond and Stephen Boyd of Stanford University, Madeleine Udell of Cornell University.
  •         Paper Title: Disciplined Multi-Convex Programming
  •         Yong Qiao and Wenlun Yang of Zhejiang University, Minyue Fu of Zhejiang University and University of Newcastle
  •         Paper Title: A New Distributed Method for Clock Synchronization in Sensor Networks
  • Finalists for Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award
  •          Xin Du and Peter Benner of Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems and Shanghai University.
  •            Paper Title:Parameterized Frequency-dependent Balanced Truncation for Model Order Reduction of Linear Systems
  •         Menglin Li and Jiahu Qin of University of Science and Technology of China, Ling Shi of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Xinghuo Yu of RMIT University and Huijun Gao of Harbin Institute of Technology.
  •            Paper Title:Optimal DoS Attack Strategy against Remote State Estimation Over Lossy Networks
  •         He Cai and Guoqiang Hu of Nanyang Technological University
  •            Paper Title:Cooperative Output Regulation for a Class of Nonlinear Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Systems
  • The 29th CCDC Award Committee Chairs and Finalists of ZHANG SI-YING Outstanding Youth Award