Contests


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 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.


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 http://www.ieeeghtc.org/author-central.

 

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 http://www.ieeeghtc.org/author-central.

 

Submission Schedule:

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

 


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.


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.
Initial timetable: 
May 15, 2016: idea submission
– End of June, 2016: idea evaluation results
For any questions about the contest, please refer to mtg@ieeer8.org 

Steps to Success: IEEE Contests 2014

2014 Presidents’ Change the World Competition

The IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition recognizes and rewards students who identify a real-world problem and apply engineering, science, computing, and leadership skills to solve it. The contest offers students the perfect opportunity to have their ingenuity and enthusiasm for engineering and technology recognized by prestigious IEEE members around the globe.
The registration will be open until January 31

If you are interested in the 2014 Presidents’ Change the World Competition, please visit the website: http://bit.ly/18LF41Y 

2014 Website Contest

The new rules will be published soon… stay tuned 🙂