01.08.2018 - 01.12.2018
The Student Paper Contest (SPC) is one of the main activities in Region 8. The SPC 2019 will be the 52nd .
You can submit your work as a paper to the SPC. This is a good exercise for students, especially those who intend to continue to a doctorate.
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. Since the five finalist papers are being included in the conference proceedings as well as in IEEE Xplore Library, the rules will now allow that the name of the supervisor/mentor may be added, as an author, to the final version
of the paper sent to the conference organisation. This does not change in any way the basic rule that the submitted paper is the work of the student.
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 beforethe student receives the engineering degree that entitles her/him 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 or scientific 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 2019 is December 1, 2018. Send papers by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
PAPER REVIEW, JURY, FINALISTS, ORAL FINALS AND PRIZES
A first evaluation phase (paper review) will be carried out by four jury members and the SPC Coordinator. The jury members may also use as reviewers experts in the pertinent subject area. They 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. Based on this evaluation,
the SPC Coordinator will decide which five papers will be accepted for presentation at the Regional Oral Finals. All five finalists will be invited and financially supported to present their papers at IEEE R8 EUROCON 2019 Conference, July 2019, Novi Sad Serbia. The Jury members will grade the oral presentations and award the prizes. The papers will be published
within EUROCON 2019 Conference Proceedings and included in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Three best finalists will get prizes.
Further details on the SPC rules are available from the SAC website.