Student Paper Contest


SPC2017 Results and Winners

This year there were ten valid submissions for SPC2017. The submissions were from KU Leuven (2) (Belgium) Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), East African School of Aviation (Nairobi, Kenya), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary), INPT Rabat (Morocco), King Abdul Aziz University, (Jeddah), Saudi Arabia University of Nis (Serbia), University of Maribor (Slovenia) and University of Valencia, Spain.

The jury members who examined the papers were

  • Prof Paul Micallef, Malta – Chair
  • Prof Samir Shaheen, Egypt
  • Prof  Mohamad Awad, Lebanon.
  • Prof  Christos Schizas, Cyprus
  • Prof Anastas Mishev, Macedonia

The five students chosen by the jury members after the first stage in this year’s SPC competition attended MELECON 2017 at Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, where they presented their papers in front of the  jury members and other interested listeners who were attending the conference.

The five finalists were

  • Ely De Pelecijn from KU Leuven
  • Gautier Tihon from the Universite Catholique de Louvain
  • Istvan Taczi from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Lucija Brezočnik from the University of Maribor
  • Tim Thielemans from KU Leuven.

The organizers of Melecon 2017 hosted the five students at the conference, in a beautiful location on Lake Ohrid, giving them free registration and participation at the conference functions.  IEEE R8 paid for the travel and accommodation.

From these five, the jury chose the best three. These were

FIRST               Lucija Brezočnik from the University of Maribor

Paper Title: Feature selection for classification using particle swarm optimization

SECOND          Tim Thielemans from KU Leuven

Paper Title: A Capacitive Gearbox DC/DC Converter enabling Skyscraper CMOS with Dynamic Voltage Scaling

THIRD  Ely De Pelecijn from KU Leuven

Paper Title:  High Speed Time-multiplexed Continuous Time Sigma-Delta Converters

Since there are some missing entries in the history of SPC in R8, it is difficult to establish definitely when there were other female winners. There is only one other recorded instance of a female winner and she was a co-author in SPC 1988.  So this year’s winner is the first female author to win the SPC over a period of nearly thirty years, and the first leading female author.

The certificates to the finalists were presented by Region 8 Director Margaretha Eriksson during the gala dinner on July 7.

The winning papers also have an award of $800, $500 and $200 dollars respectively given by the IEEE Life Member Fund. Further, the Student Branch of the first classified receives $250 as the Dick Poortvliet Award from Region 8.

Director R8 with FIRST PRIZE Winner Lucija  Brezočnik

 

Director R8 with SECOND PRIZE WinnerTim Thielemans

 

Director R8 with THIRD PRIZE Winner Ely De Pelecijn

 

Three Jury Members R8 Director and five finalists at the award ceremony


STUDENT PAPER CONTEST 2018

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 2018. This is the first call for this year’s Student Paper Contest.

Five papers will be chosen for presentation at MELECON 2018 in May 2018 at Marrakech, Morocco.

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 1, 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 r8sac@ieee.org)

Kind Regards,

IEEE Region 8 SAC Team

Email: r8sac@ieee.org


SAC – Student Paper Contest 2017 Finalists

SAC announces the names of this year’s finalists for the Student Paper Contest.

The five Student finalists are:

Lucija Brezočnik,  ‘ Feature selection for classification using particle swarm optimization‘, SB Maribor, Slovenia,

Elly De Pelecijn, ‘ High Speed Time-multiplexed Continuous Time Sigma-Delta Converters‘ SB KU Leuven, Belgium

Mathieu Jadin , Gautier Tihon , ‘Securing MultiPath TCP‘, SB Université  Catholique de Louvain , Belgium,

Tim Thielemans, ‘ A Capacitive Gearbox DC/DC Converter enabling Skyscraper CMOS with Dynamic Voltage Scaling‘, SB KU Leuven, Belgium,

IstvanTaczi, ‘ Enhancing Power System Stability with Synthetic Inertia‘, SB Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE), Hungary

The five students will present their papers to the jury members in a special session at EUROCON2017, Ohrid, Macedonia, on July 7, and the papers will be included in the EUROCON2017 conference proceedings.

The best three papers will also be awarded $800, $500 and $200 for the first, second and third placed papers respectively. Furthermore, the Region 8 Student Activities Fund offers $250 as the “Dick Poortvliet Award” to the branch where the winner comes from.

One must not forget all the other participants for their effort and initiative in sending in a paper.

Soon it will be time to think for SPC2018, so to all students finishing theses at undergraduate or masters: we would like to see your contributions next year. Perhaps your name will be on the corresponding list next year to come to Melecon 2018!!

Best wishes.


SPC 2017 – Deadline Fast Approaching

Dear IEEE Students,

This document is to help authors who have been asking about the submissions this document; Information on SPC2017 submissions.

Submissions are to http://spc2017.exordo.com.

The submission procedure requires four documents. The following is a help for prospective authors of the four submissions in order. There are help screens on the website as well.

Also, the document IEEE Student Paper Contest 2017 available from this website for more detailed information and links to the SPC Rules 2017 and the IEEE Copyright form.


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 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.


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.


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.


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).


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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