SPC is traditional and probably the oldest students activity in Region 8 – over 45 years old.
It is not only fun, in fact SPC is a mixture of student-technical-educational-scientific-academic activities.
Once every year, each IEEE R8 Student Branch (SB) may hold and organize a local Student Paper Contest under its own responsibility. The winner(s) of each Student Branch Contest may compete for the Region 8 Contest, held within the Region 8 limits. A SB may submit one paper per every 100 SB IEEE members or part thereof, with a maximum of three papers per SB.
Who could participate? Region 8 Student Paper Contest is for IEEE R8 student members or graduate student members that have not yet started their PhD. Only IEEE R8 student members could be authors of the IEEE R8 SPC papers. Each student author must be a member of an IEEE Student Branch at the time of the original submission of the paper to the Branch Contest, and a member (student or not) of the IEEE at the time of the R8 Oral Finals presentation.
Main Goals of SPC Activities SPC was and is an important IEEE topic in many aspects, just to mention some of them: (a) SPC is an excellent occasion for personal leadership and strong involvement of student members in a prospective IEEE scientific/technical activity; (b) SPC is a very good reason and chance for activating and keeping active Student Branches; (c) it makes possible further promotion of IEEE among students; (d) it is a nice possibility for IEEE members with non-student grades – the SPC Committee (Jury) members, their colleagues (associate reviewers), Student Branch Counselors, professors – student mentors and many others to be involved and to participate in such an important and interesting IEEE student activity.
SPC General Organization Once every year, each Student Branch may hold and organize a local Student Paper Contest under its own responsibility. The organization of local SPC generally means that contest should be announced publicly in advance to all IEEE Student Branch members and that all submitted papers are to be locally reviewed by qualified specialists. Student Branch Advisers should be fully involved in all local SPC activities, as well as all other local IEEE officers (Section Chairs, Chapter Chairs, student representatives in Sections Executive Committees, …).
The winner(s) of each local Student Branch Contest may compete for the Region 8 Contest, held within the Region limits. A Branch may submit one paper for every 100 branch members or part thereof, with a maximum of three papers.
An international jury is grading the written papers without knowledge of the identity of the authors and of their schools, and is deciding which papers will be accepted for presentation at the Region 8 Oral Finals.
SPC Student Participants Only IEEE student members (but not doctoral students) could be authors of a paper submitted for SPC. Each student author must be a member of an IEEE Student Branch at the time of the original submission of the paper to the local Branch Contest, and a member (student or not) of the IEEE at the time of the oral presentation. The work presented has to be completed before the student receives the engineering degree that entitles him/her to start preparing a doctoral thesis.
Character of the Papers Paper should cover technical and engineering aspects of a subject reasonably within or related to the areas with which the IEEE is concerned with. The work need not be original in engineering content, but should be original in treatment and concise in coverage of the author’s contribution to the subject.
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