Awards and Contests


Mind The Gap is here again!

Dear IEEE Region 8 Students,

This is your opportunity to CROSS the line!

Mind the Gap is a contest challenging IEEE students in Region8 to come up with a project proposal describing an idea that helps reduce the gap between generations and bring them together. It should be feasible, useful, and beneficial to all generations.

The first, second, and third prizes amount to 750, 500, and 250 USD, respectively.

Proposals should be submitted to mtg@ieeer8.org not later than May 22nd, 2017. Any team of 1 to 5 students is eligible to participate, and three winning teams will be announced by June 22nd. Show us what you can do!

Connect with us!

 

What is the generation gap?

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.

 

Guidelines

The project idea shall

  • Bring older and younger generations together, upon its implementation
  • Be beneficial to both older and younger generations, and reflect positively on society
  • Be realizable, i.e. implemented and transformed into reality, within a 6-month period
  • Be realizable, within a budget of no more than 10,000 USD

The proposal shall include

  • A project idea that helps reduce the generation gap (as described above)
  • A development of the idea, discussing the positive impact on the different age groups, and on society
  • The potential challenges that could be faced during and after the project implementation
  • A detailed budget estimation
  • A Gantt Chart showing the project’s milestones and their estimated time of completion
  • No more than 10 pages

 

Proposals should be submitted to mtg@ieeer8.org not later than May 22nd, 2017. Any team of 1 to 5 students is eligible to participate, and three winning teams will be announced by June 22nd. Show us what you can do!

For more information, please visit facebook.com/MtGR8SAC, mtg.ieeer8.org, or send an email to mtg@ieeer8.org. Looking forward to receiving your ideas!

 

All the best,

Your IEEE R8 SAC Team

 


Thanks to EPICS in IEEE, MtG projects will become a reality!

Thanks to EPICS in IEEE, the winners of MtG Second Prize were awarded 10,000 USD in order to transform their project into reality!

Congratulations to the winners Joao Santos, Carina Fonseca, Miguel Dias, and Diogo Mesquita, from the IEEE Portugal Section. MtG team thanks Maciej Borowka and the whole EPICS in IEEE team for their continuous support!

Looking forward to more MtG projects becoming EPICS in IEEE projects!

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IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2017

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN 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.

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).

The deadline to send full student papers for the contest is December 15, 2016.
(If you are not SB Chair or SB Chapter Counselor any more, please transfer
this call to responsible IEEE person(s) or reply to r8sac@ieee.org)

Kind Regards,
IEEE Region 8 SAC Team
Email: R8sac@ieee.org


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.

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Finalists and jury members

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


DEADLINE FOR IEEE STUDENT WEB SITE CONTEST

Dear students,

We want to inform you that we are approaching deadline for IEEE Student Web Site contest really fast. The regional deadline for web site submission is 22 April (annually). Be creative and submit your Student Branch Web Site.

All IEEE Student Branches and Branch chapters are eligible for the Student Branch Web Site contest. Each Student Branch may enter at most one Web site, regardless of the number of Branch chapters present. To enter your Branch, simply send an e-mail message to your Regional Students Activities Chair (RSAC), Regional Student Representative (RSR), and the contest administrator with the subject “IEEE Student Branch Web Site Contest.” Please include the:

 

  • URL of your Web site;
  • name of the Student Branch it belongs to;
  • IEEE region you are in;
  • e-mail address of the Web site contact or administrator;
  • name and e-mail address of Web site contact (if different from the above).

 

Also make sure that you follow the specific submission rules as outlined by your Regional Student Activities Chair (RSAC).

 

More information you can find at

https://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/students/awards/site_contest.html?WT.mc_id=lp_st_com

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Cross the Line!

What is Mind the Gap! Contest?

This time… please CROSS the line!

Mind the Gap! is a contest challenging IEEE Students in Region8 to come up with a project proposal describing an idea that helps reduce the gap between generations and bring them together. It should be feasible, useful, and beneficial to all generations.

The first, second, and third prizes amount to 750, 500, and 250 USD, respectively.
Proposals should be submitted to mtg@ieeer8.org no later than May 15th, 2016. Any team of 1 to 5 people (at least one of them being an IEEE Student Member) is eligible to participate, and three winning teams will be announced before the end of June. Show us what you can do!

Connect with us!
– Facebook page: facebook.com/MtGR8SAC
– Web address: mtg.ieeer8.org
– Email all submissions / questions to mtg@ieeer8.org

What is the Generation Gap?

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.

Guidelines

The project idea shall:

  • Bring older and younger generations together, upon its implementation
  • Be beneficial to both older and younger generations, and reflect positively on society
  • Be realizable, i.e. implemented and transformed into reality, within a 6-month period
  • Be realizable, within a budget of no more than 10,000 USD

The proposal shall include:

  • A project idea that helps reduce the generation gap (as described above)
  • A development of the idea, discussing the positive impact on the different age groups, and on society
  • The potential challenges that could be faced during and after the project implementation
  • A detailed budget estimation
  • A Gantt Chart showing the project’s milestones and their estimated time of completion
  • No more than 10 pages

Proposals should be submitted to mtg@ieeer8.org no later than May 15th, 2016. Any team of 1 to 5 people (at least one of them being an IEEE Student Member) is eligible to participate, and three winning teams will be announced before the end of June. Show us what you can do!

For more information, please visit facebook.com/MtGR8SACmtg.ieeer8.org, or send an email to mtg@ieeer8.org. Looking forward to receiving your amazing ideas!

All the best,
Your IEEE R8 SAC Team
r8sac@ieee.org


Top 3 IEEEXtremers are from R8!

This year’s IEEE Xtreme 2015 Programming Competition results are tremendous for IEEE Region 8. From 2468 teams, top three places held by the teams from R8.
“Team Name” from Iran, “EPFL1” from Switzerland and “Powerhouse” from Romania successfully top three respectively, and their background shows us these achievements are not just luck.

“Team Name” members; Mohammad Ostadmohammadi, Saeed Ilchi Ghazaan and Majid Farhadi are quite successful students. Saeed is international gold and national silver medal winner and Majid is national gold and silver winner in Computer Olympiads. Simply, they were already prepared for competition.

“EPFL1” members Jakub Tarnawski, Andrii Maksai and Alfonso Peterssen are also promising in their student life. Jakub ( originally from Poland ) is PhD student and his research area is graph algorithms. Andrii (originally from Ukraine) is a PhD candidate in Computer Vision Lab. Alfonso (originally from Cuba ) is an undergraduate student. About them is two things common, enthusiasm for programming for long years and they are not originally swiss. All of them coding as a hobby and when competition time comes, they were already prepared too.

“Powerhouse” members Alexandru Nechifor, Dan-Constantin Spătărel and Mihai-Dan Gheorghe are can be considered as successful like the other team members above. Alexandru is received IRES-8 scholarship from EU and currently funded with 3 month PhD exchange between the University of Manchester in UK and Tsinghua University in China. Dan-Constantin is a PhD student in Computer Science in Bucharest university and among that he is a medal hunter in several international olympiads. Mihai Dan is undergraduate student, but a vital member of the team. He is also a winner of bronze medal in an international olympiad.

As Student Activities Committee (SAC), we’re Xtremely happy to see those teams achievements and congratulate them with our heart.

Iranian Team

Iranian Team ( 1st place)

Jakub Tarnavski

Swiss team ( 2nd place)

Alfonso Peterssen-Swiss team

Swiss team ( 2nd place)

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Swiss team (2nd place)

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Romanian team (3rd place)


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.