Call for Papers: QMUL IEEE Student Paper Contest 2010

To all Undergraduate, MSc. And 1st year PhD students,

You have just finished your undergraduate/MSc. studies and have probably spent a lot of time this year and this summer working on your project and thesis. Would you like to see your efforts rewarded?

How about transforming your project report/thesis into an article and submit it at the QMUL IEEE StudentPaper Contest 2010?

Submission deadline is now: Monday 22 November 11:59PM

It should be fairly easy and quick, and you can win one of the following cash prizes:
1st prize: £100 (best paper)
2nd prize: £50
3rd prize: £25
The articles will be reviewed by a panel of teachers and researchers from QMUL.

In addition, the best paper will be submitted to the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest. For this Region 8 Contest, the selected finalists will be asked to orally present their work during the IEEE Eurocon 2011 Conference in Lisbon, Portugal (travel expenses to this conference will be covered by IEEE).

The authors of the three best Region 8 papers will receive cash prizes (last year these prizes were USD800, USD500 and USD200 respectively).

In other words, by entering the QMUL IEEE Student Branch local Student Paper Contest you can win an award, cash prizes and participate in an IEEE Conference. More importantly you can receive an IEEE award for your research, that’s a good way to start your career as a researcher!

The rules of our paper contest and guidelines for the authors can be found here: SPC2010 – Rules and Guidelines.

In particular please note that:
– The work reported in the article must have been conducted during undergraduate or MSc. studies (the author may be a 1st year PhD student now but should write an article about his/her MSc. research, not about his/her current PhD research)
– Work already published cannot be submitted to this contest
– 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
– The authors must be an IEEE Student Member (to become a member please contact us)
– Papers should cover technical and engineering aspects of a subject reasonably within or related to the areas with which the IEEE is concerned with. Notice that numerous fields are covered by IEEE including fields in Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Physics, etc. (a full list of IEEE related fields can be found here)

Submissions must be sent to before Monday 22 November 2010 11:59p.m. (GMT) and must include:
The article in PDF, or PS format conforming to the layout described in the Rules and Guidelines document. Since the review process is anonymous, the article should NOT mention any of the following details: Authors’ names, school or department, address, e-mail addresses.
– In the email itself please specify: authors’ first name, last name, Department or School within QMUL, IEEE membership number, year(s) after high school the work has been performed (for instance: 2nd year undergraduate studies), name of the programme and year your are currently in at QMUL.

If you are not an IEEE student member yet, contact us and we will help you getting a membership.

For any questions about this Student Paper Contest or for more information about the QMUL IEEE Student Branch and IEEE do not hesitate to contact us at

Good luck!