STUDENT PAPER CONTEST RESULTS 2016

The results of this year’s Student paper Contest are out. The five chosen finalists that will be presenting their papers at the Melecon 2016 conference, Limassol Cyprus on April 18, have been chosen by a five member jury.

These are :

Serban Mihalache, Florin-Silviu Dumitru, Current-Mode Capacitance Multiplier with Reduced Parasitic Elements, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Marko Bizjak, The segmentation of a point cloud using locally fitted surfaces, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

Laszlo Pinter, Statistical Analysis of the Electric Vehicle Chargers’ Impacts on the Low-voltage Distribution System, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

A.J. van den Biggelaar,  A Fast, Flexible and Accurate Algorithm for Shaping the 3D Radiation Pattern of an AAS, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Stefan Wunsch, Reducing the Processing Loss of Windowed Transforms Using Linear Discriminant Analysis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

While congratulating the authors of the five chosen papers, SAC thanks all participants in the SPC contest. There  were many other valid contributions but the jury members have to make a decision on which are the best from among all the papers presented.

Advancements and Futuristic Trends in Mechanical and Materials Engineering 2016 (AFTMME-16) Call for Papers

AFTMME is the flagship conference of India that is being organized every year starting 2012. It has become a regular forum for researchers, students, and engineers to present and exchange ideas in latest technological advancements and innovations.

In previous years, AFTMME was organized at I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University Jalandha. This year, it is a honor to state that Baba Farid College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda, Punjab, India is going to organize the 4th International Conference AFTMME-16 under the aegis of ‘Society of Materials and Mechanical Engineers’ (SOMME) on 25-27 February, 2016.

Please send your abstract by email to aftmme16@gmail.com no later than January 1, 2016. More information may be found on www.bfcet.com 

Deadline Extended! IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest SPC 2016 – Final Call

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IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest  2016 Final call & Deadline Extension

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN IEEE REGION 8 STUDENT PAPER CONTEST 2016

  All IEEE Region 8 Student Branches (SBs) are invited to participate in IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2016.

The deadline to send full student papers for the contest has been extended to December 15, 2015.

This is the final reminder for paper submission. Five papers will be chosen for presentation at MELECON 2016, April 18-20 2016, Limassol Cyprus.

The deadline to send full papers to IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2016 is extended to December 15, 2015. Submit paper to http://spc2016.exordo.com . You will be required to setup an account using an e-mail address and a password to allow you to
edit any of your input before the closing date. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

For more information, PLEASE READ THE SHORT DIGEST ABOUT SPC IN THE ATTACHED FILE. (Link)

 

THE COMPLETE SPC RULES ARE ALSO ATTACHED (Link), AS WELL AS IEEE COPYRIGHT FORM (Link).

Mind the Gap! Congrats to Pilot winners

Congratulations to IEEE MtG pilot Winners, you’re stars !!!
And thank you for all participants; we’re looking forward to your proposals in the regional contest :)

MtG Pilot at ICC, London winner:
Mostafa Ezziyyani for his project “World Talk”

MtG Pilot at MESBC 2015, Amman winners:

  • First Prize: Skander Mansouri, Slim Bouakez, and Ahlem Jedidi for their project “Family Camp” (IEEE INSAT SB, Tunisia)
  • Second Prize: Farah Sadi, Hiba Dweikat, and Israa Moussa for their Project “Generationary” (IEEE ANNU SB, Palestine)
  • Third Prize: Amira Tarroum, Ines Abdenneji, and Wafa Ben Hmida for their project “GG-eGlasses” (IEEE ENIG SB, Tunisia)

A big thank you to judges and supporters Charles Turner, Sohaib Qamar Sheikh, Maciej Borowka, Mohamed Amin, Mohamed El Dallal, and SAC’s Mona, Dinko, Ahmet, and Youmna :)

Congratulations to SPC 2015 Winners!

Call for SPC 2016 is out for more than one month now! Five papers will be chosen to compete on the first 3 places in the region during MELECON’16 by April 2016 in Limassol, Cyprus.

A good opportunity to share with you the Winners from SPC 2015 oral finals held during EUROCON’16 in Salamanca, Spain.

• 1st Prize went to Wouter Diels and Alexander Standaert for “Design of 1Mbit RRAM memory to replace eFlash”, KU Leuven, Belgium.

• 2nd Prize went to Ian Kavanagh for “Developing a Method of Moments Based Indoor Propagation Model”, Dublin City University, Ireland.

• 3rd Prize went to Quentin Cappart and Adrien Thonet for “The World Migration Network: Rankings, Groups and Gravity Models”, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Congratulations to all the winners, looking forward to publishing the photos of the 2016 SPC winners in Limassol! :)

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How to hold a Student and Young professional Congress?

Holding an SYP congress (Student and Young Professional Congress) is an amusing yet tricky job. To make it to a really good event, whether it’s a sectional, cross-sectional or regional congress, there are many important details that need to be attentively put into consideration. In the attached link you can find the SYP manual, prepared and updated from the field experience of regional SYP congress organizers. Please click here to open the manual.

In case you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your R8 Student Activities committe: <r8sac@ieee.org>

IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest SPC 2016 – First call

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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN IEEE REGION 8 STUDENT PAPER CONTEST 2016
   
All IEEE Region 8 Student Branches (SBs) are invited to participate in IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2016.  
The deadline to send full student papers for the IEEE R8 SPC 2016 is December 1, 2015. 
FINALISTS’ PAPERS WILL BE PRESENTED DURING MELECON 2016, APRIL 18 – 20, 2016, LIMASSOL, CYPRUS
 
PLEASE READ THE SHORT DIGEST ABOUT SPC IN THE ATTACHED FILE. (Link)
 
THE COMPLETE SPC RULES ARE ALSO ATTACHED (Link), AS WELL AS IEEE COPYRIGHT FORM (Link). 

Mind the Gap! – New Contest for R8 Students

 

What is the generation gap? 

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The term “generation gap” describes the sociological and psychological differences between people belonging to different generations: differences in values, lifestyle, attitude, even opportunities. Sociologists differentiate between three generations: Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964), Generation X (1965-1984), and Millennials (also known as Generation Y, 1985-2010).

The biggest gap exists between Millennials and their predecessors. Millennials grew up in a time where everything they needed to know or wanted to know was at their fingertips thanks to the advancement of technology. This innovative need to know, want, and do more led Millennials to obtain a skill set that is infinitely scalable compared to previous generations, mostly in terms of the ability to use technology efficiently and absorb information rapidly. However, what they lack most is what their predecessors abundantly have: experience.

What’s Mind the Gap (MtG) Contest? (Click this link for more info)

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Mind the gap (MtG) is a new contest presented by IEEE Region8 SAC. The motivation behind this project is the continuous growth of the generational gap, caused by fast technical advancement.

To compete in “Mind the Gap!”, a team of students is expected to come up with a project idea that brings younger and older generations together, using technology to the advantage of humanity.
In MtG phase I, a team of 3 to 5 students (at least one of them being an IEEE student or graduate student member, and at least one of them being a post-graduate student) submits a proposal that describes a project aiming to reduce the generational gap, a project that the team is able to transform into a proof of concept within 6 months, and assuming a funding of up to $10,000. The proposal should include a description of challenges, market study, project milestones, detailed budget, and a Gantt chart.
Three winning projects, presented by three teams, will be selected to be laureates of the first, second, and third prize.
In MtG phase II, each one of the three winning teams will be granted up to $10,000 in order to realize their project within 6 months, and effectively cover the generational gap, benefiting both younger and older generations.
Initial timetable: 
May 15, 2016: idea submission (phase I)
July 31, 2016: idea evaluation results (phase I)
August 15, 2016: winners announcement (end of phase I)
March 15, 2017: project realization deadline (end of phase II).
For any questions about the contest, please refer to the Region8 SAC email: R8SAC@ieee.org