IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2014


call-for-papers

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN IEEE REGION 8 STUDENT PAPER CONTEST 2014

All IEEE Region 8 Student Branches are invited to participate in IEEE
Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2014
The deadline to send full papers for the IEEE R8 SPC 2014 is
December 15, 2013.

 

 

MAIN GOALS OF SPC ACTIVITIES

IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest (SPC) is a traditional,
over forty five years existing student, academic and
technical activity in Region 8. SPC was and is an important
IEEE topic in many aspects, just to mention some of them:
(a) SPC is an excellent occasion for personal leadership
and involvement of student members in a prospective IEEE
scientific/technical activity; (b) SPC is a very good
reason and chance for activating and keeping active Student
Branches; (c) it makes possible further promotion of IEEE
among students; (d) it is a nice possibility for IEEE
members with non-student grades – the local and regional
SPC Committee (Jury) members, their colleagues (associate
reviewers), Student Branch Counselors, professors (student
mentors) and many others to be involved and to participate
in such an interesting IEEE student activity.

GENERAL

Once every year, each IEEE R8 Student Branch (SB) may hold and
organize a local Student Paper Contest under its own
responsibility. The organization of a local SPC generally
means that contest should be announced publicly in advance and
that all submitted papers are to be locally reviewed by
qualified specialists. Additionally, all R8/Sections/Chapters
IEEE Conferences, having student papers sessions included in
their programs, could and should also be used to get
additional proposals for SPC. As long as a SB is formally
supporting and accepting any type of a student papers contest
activity, it is in line with the existing SPC rules. Student
Branch Counselors should be fully involved in all local SPC
activities, as well as all other local IEEE officers (section
chairs, chapter chairs, student activities officers, members
of executive committees, …). The winner(s) of each Student
Branch Contest may compete for the Region 8 Contest, held
within the Region 8 limits. A Student Branch may submit one
paper per every 100 Student Branch members or part thereof,
with a maximum of three papers per SB.

WHO COULD PARTICIPATE ?

IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest is for IEEE R8 student
members or graduate student members who have not yet started
their PhD. Only IEEE R8 student members could be authors of
the IEEE R8 SPC papers. Professors-mentors and other associates
can not be SPC authors (but their names could be acknowledged
in the FINAL versions of the papers). Each student author must
be a member of an IEEE Student Branch at the time of the
original submission of the paper to the Branch Contest, and a
member (student or not) of the IEEE at the time of the R8 Oral
Finals presentation. The work presented has to be completed
before the student receives the engineering degree that
entitles him/her to start preparing a doctoral thesis. The
submission of the paper to the Region 8 SPC must be completed
within 12 months after graduation. A doctoral thesis is not
considered. Published work is excluded from the Contest.

CHARACTER OF THE PAPER

Papers should cover technical and engineering aspects of a
subject reasonably within or related to the areas with which
the IEEE is concerned with. The work need not be original in
engineering content, but should be original in treatment and
concise in coverage of the author’s contribution to the
subject.

DEADLINE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The deadline to send full papers to IEEE Region 8 Student
Paper Contest 2014 is December 15, 2013. Send email to ieeesb@upatras.gr for more information

JURY, FINALISTS, ORAL FINALS AND PRIZES

An international jury will grade the written papers sent by
Student Branches to the Regional contest without knowledge of
the identity of the authors and of their school, and will
decide which papers will be accepted for presentation at the
Regional Oral Finals. All finalists will be invited and
financially supported to present their papers at IEEE R8
MELECON 2014 Conference, 13-16 April 2014, Beirut, Lebanon
(melecon2014.org). The papers will be published within
MELECON 2014 Conference Proceedings and included in IEEE
Xplore Digital Library. Three best finalists will get
prizes from the IEEE Life Member Fund.