Outstanding Service Award


The NetSci Outstanding Service Award will be granted for exceptional service to the Network Science Society. The award is for contributions that have sustained positive impact on activities of the society. Contributions may concern services provided by officers of the society, committee members, organizers of NetSci events, and advocates at large for the society.


Eligibility and Selection: All members of the community with a demonstrated record of engagement with the Network Science Society are eligible for nomination. Selection from the pool of nominees will be conducted by an award committee, to be appointed by the Executive Committee of the Network Science Society and composed of a minimum of 4 prominent researchers active in the area of network science. The award committee is fully and exclusively endowed with the responsibility of assessing the eligibility of nominations, evaluating the nominations, and selecting the awardee. The composition of the committee will be made public only after the official communication of the award recipient.


Award and Ceremony: The Outstanding Service Award will be granted each year to one member of the community meeting the criteria above. The awardee will be honored at the banquet of the NetSci International School and Conference on Network Science of the corresponding year, where (s)he will receive a personalized plaque and a citation. Attendance to the award ceremony is encouraged but not binding for the award assignment. Participation in the ceremony will be coordinated by the Network Science Society.


Nomination and Nomination Materials. Each nomination must be submitted by a member of the Network Science Society board. Self-candidatures will not be considered. The nominator is expected to be well-acquainted with the service contributions of the nominee. For consideration, the nomination must include:

·      A letter signed by the nominator detailing the engagement of the nominee with the society and the impact of the nominee’s service. The letter should also include a proposed citation of no more than 30 words.

In addition, the nomination can optionally include:

·      The curriculum vitae of the nominee, including a full list of publications in the area of network science.


All materials must be in English, and the nomination package should be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The files should be in PDF (preferred) or Word format. Separate recommendation letters and other items not listed above will not be considered.


Deadline and Decisions. The completed nomination must be received at the above e-mail address on or before March 1. A letter of intent (LOI), indicating just the names of the nominator and nominee, should be sent to the email above by February 15. The LOI is optional but strongly recommended. Decisions are expected to be communicated by March 31 of the respective year.