Student Activities

IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2017


Dear IEEE Region 8 Student Branch Chairs,
Dear Student Branch Counselors,

All IEEE Region 8 Student Branches (SBs) are invited to participate in the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2017. This is the first call for this year’s Student Paper Contest.
This year SPC 2017 marks 50 years since it was first held.

Five papers will be chosen for presentation at EUROCON 2017 between July 6-8 at Ohrid, Macedonia.


The deadline to send full student papers for the contest is December 15, 2017.
(If you are not SB Chair or SB Chapter Counselor any more, please transfer
this call to responsible IEEE person(s) or reply to

Kind Regards,
IEEE Region 8 SAC Team

IEEE R8 50th Student Paper Contest

It is time to start thinking about the R8 Student Paper Contest for 2017. This will be the 50th Contest. Last year there were 30 students from more than twenty different Student Sections. The papers are judged by an international R8 jury, and as usual the students submitting the five chosen papers will have an oral presentation at one of the prime IEEE R8 conferences. This year it will be IEEE R8 Eurocon 2017 in July at Ohrid, Macedonia.

The travel and accomodation will be funded by IEEE R8. There will also be three prizes for the first three papers, chosen after the oral presentation. The prizes are US$800, US$500 and US$200 respectively.

The student branch of the student who wins first prize also gets as an award the Region 8 “Dick Poortvielt Award” of US$250.

So I encourage Student Branch Counsellors to encourage students to prepare themselves and participate. Ideally there would be a student paper contest organised within the student section to choose the best paper. Further information regarding deadlines will be posted soon.

More information regarding the eligibility, the rules and the requirements are available from IEEE R8 SAC.

Celebrate IEEE Day 2016

This year’s IEEE Day is held on 4th October 2016.
Worldwide celebration of IEEE day, every year is hosted by members.
Each year, members are encouraged to host events, parties, competitions and festivities to join together and collaborate on new ideas!
This year is the 7th annual celebration year and it’s popularity is growing exponentially (2010 – 80 events, 2015 – 600 events) To get involved, take a look at the IEEE Day website  for inspiration and promotional materials.
Don’t forget to submit events via the events portal, and share via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram using hashtag #ieeeday
Share your vision and joy with members worldwide.

IEEE PES Renewable Engineering in Schools (RES)

Call for IEEE PES Student Chapters around the world to join the “IEEE PES Renewable Engineering in Schools” (RES). This project has approved finance support of the PES Member Drive Initiatives (2016). The RES project will support with educational kits to PES Student Chapters visit and teach about renewable energy in primary and high schools until the end 2016.
Deadline to join: September 21, 2016.
Link to join in the project:
RES project description:

IEEE R8 SAC Student Paper Contest 2016

This year’s IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest awards were held at Limassol Cyprus during Melecon 2016. From the original 29 submissions, the five finalists were Marko Bizjak from Slovenia , Serban Mihalache from Romania, Laszlo Pinter from Hungary , A.J. van den Biggelaar from the Netherlands and Stefan Wunsch from Germany.
After the oral presentation of the finalists, together with the marks given originally for the paper, the jury members chose the paper “Reducing the Processing Loss of Windowed Transforms Using Linear Discriminant Analysis” by Stefan Wunsch from the University of Karlsruhe as the winner.
Congratulations to Stefan, to the other finalists, and also to all the participants in the contest.


Finalists and jury members


Region 8 Director, Jury Members and Finalists at the award ceremony.

IEEE R8 Student & Young Professional Congress 2016 Regensburg

The IEEE R8 Student and Young Professional Congress (SYP Congress) is an event that takes place every two years in the IEEE Region 8. It gathers both student and young professional members from all Sections in the Region and it provides an opportunity to network and get to know over four hundred people from all over the world.

The 2016 version of the Congress will be hosted by the IEEE Student Branches Regensburg and Passau in Regensburg, Germany from the 17th till the 21st of August. The participants will have the opportunity to develop their technical and soft skills in a wide variety of workshops and lectures from local companies and global players and they deal with interesting topics in diverse technical fields, meet other IEEE members, exchange ideas and experiences. At the same time, we will introduce the participants to OTH Regensburg, the city of Regensburg, companies and laboratories in and around our city and the bavarian way of life.

Over four hundred students and young professionals from Africa, Europe and Middle East will create an incredible atmosphere – guaranteed! So take part, make new friends or meet old ones, learn about everything IEEE, network with high-tech companies and exchange ideas with like-minded people from all over Region 8.

To register please check out the SYP’s website: 

and check out the Facebook page:

The full registration fee includes accommodation and meals during the official dates of the congress (17 – 21 August 2016).12244771_1152239268150169_8453132503522449451_o
Registration fee with accommodation: 375 Euro
Registration fee without accommodation: 300 Euro

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2016 abstract due date extended to 16 May

Dear Students,

The new extended deadline for accepting abstracts for the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is 16 May.


GHTC will be in Seattle WA, October 13 – 16, 2016. Refer to the Call for Papers here for details. The abstracts should be 200 words max and additional information for authors is at


At GHTC multiple disciplines interact to identify, create and advance technology that benefits the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations of the world and help with improving disaster response. The conference’s focus is research, applied technology, and case studies pertaining to humanitarian technology and its application in the following areas:

  • Energy,
  • Healthcare,
  • Disaster management,
  • Connectivity & communication,
  • Humanitarian challenges & opportunities,
  • Water & sanitation,
  • Agriculture,
  • Education, and
  • Deployment.

Authors must submit an initial abstract for consideration to present in an oral session or interactive poster session; or a proposal for a case study, panel discussion, and workshop. We especially encourage the inclusion of case studies on topics that are appropriate for humanitarian technology. Submission of a full paper is mandatory for technical paper oral presentations and optional for posters and special workshops after initial abstract acceptance. All abstracts should be submitted online following the author guidelines at


Submission Schedule:

May 16 Abstract or proposal submission deadline
June 30 Full paper submission deadline
August 15 Final paper submission deadline



Dear Students,

The submission is open until June 6, 2016. Please consider submitting your papers to .

****ALL registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for POTENTIAL inclusion to IEEE Xplore.****

The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, and Wireless Communications (DIPDMWC2016)

July 06-08, 2016 » Moscow, Russia
National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)



Submission Dates Open from now until June 6, 2016
Notification of Acceptance 2-4 weeks from the submission date
Camera Ready Submission June 26, 2016
Registration Deadline June 26, 2016
Conference Dates July 6-8, 2016

You are invited to participate in The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, and Wireless Communications (DIPDMWC2016) that will be held in Moscow, Russia, on July 06-08, 2016. The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

DIPDMWC2016 welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, Wireless Communications and related research topics.

SUBMISSION LINK:…/dipdmwc2016/openconf/openconf.php