The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Best SICON Paper Prize (SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize) is awarded every two years to the authors of the two most outstanding papers, as determined by the prize committee, published in SICON in the three calendar years preceding the award year.

A candidate paper must make significant research contributions to the field of control and systems theory and must have been published in SICON in one of the three calendar years preceding the year of the award.

For the 2021 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020.- Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate paper
- Bibliographic citation for candidate paper
- Digital version of the candidate paper (PDF required)

Two SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prizes will be awarded each prize cycle and includes a plaque. If the selected paper has multiple authors, each author will receive a plaque. At least one recipient for each prize paper is invited to attend the award ceremony and present the paper as a short plenary lecture at the meeting. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the lecture.

The prize will next be awarded at the 2021 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications.

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory will announce the awards at the meeting and present the awards to the recipient(s). At least one author of each paper is encouraged to attend. The announcement of the award will appear in *SIAM News*.

- William M. McEneaney and Peter M. Dower, “The Principle of Least Action and Fundamental Solutions of Mass-Spring and N-Body Two-Point Boundary Value Problems,”
- Michele Palladino and Richard Vinter, “Regularity of the Hamiltonian Along Optimal Trajectories,”

George Yin (Chair)

Michael Demetriou

Helene Frankowska

Arjan van der Schaft

Qing Zhang

- Amir Ali Ahmadi, Raphaël Jungers, Pablo Parrilo, and Mardavij Roozbehani, “Joint Spectral Radius and Path-Complete Graph Lyapunov Functions,”
*SICON*52 (2014), pp. 687-717 - Jason R. Marden, H. Peyton Young, and Lucy Y. Pao, “Achieving Pareto Optimality Through Distributed Learning,”
*SICON*52 (2014), pp. 2753-2770

Qing Zhang (Chair)

Francesco Bullo

Asen Dontchev

Maurizio Falcone

Mary Ann Horn

- Francesco Bullo, Ruggero Carli, and Paolo Frasca, “Gossip Coverage Control for Robotic Networks: Dynamical Systems on the Space of Partitions,“
*SICON*50 (2012), pp. 419-477 - Bernard Chazelle, “The Total
*s*-Energy of a Multiagent System,” SICON 49 (2011), pp. 1680-1706

Jorge Cortes (Chair)

Anthony Bloch

Piermarco Cannarsa

Maurizio Falcone

Stephane Gaubert

- Jean-Pierre Raymond, "Feedback Stabilization of a Fluid-Structure Model,"
*SICON*48 (2010), pp. 5398-5443 - Mou-Hsiung Chang, Tao Pang, and Jiongmin Yong, "Optimal Stopping Problem for Stochastic Differential Equations with Random Coefficients,"
*SICON*48 (2009), pp. 941-971

George Yin (Chair)

Anthony Bloch Eduardo Casas-Renteria

Paul Dupuis

Fariba Fahroo

- Yves Achdou, "An Inverse Problem for a Parabolic Variational Inequality with an Integro-Differential Operator,"
*SICON*, 47 (2008), pp. 733-767 - Luc Bouten, Ramon Van Handel, Matthew R. James, "An Introduction to Quantum Filtering,"
*SICON*, 46 (2007), pp. 2199-2241

Arthur J. Krener (Chair)

Eduardo Casas-Renteria

Karl Kunisch

George Yin

Thaleia Zariphopoulou