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2nd annual Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Paper Competition (updated)

ECE Graduate Students Association is pleased to announce their second annual student paper competition. Please check the guidelines below and start working on your papers. Winners in either journal papers or conference papers will be awarded.
Submission rules and Guidelines:
  1. Papers submitted to the competition must be submitted to either a journal or a conference. (Proof of submission should be provided).
  2. Papers submitted to conferences and journals between 3/1/2016 and 3/1/2017 are considered.
  3. Each student can only submit one journal and one conference.
  4. Each student can submit to one field only.
  5. Students submitting must be the first authors of their papers.
  6. In case a journal and a conference are to be submitted, they should be different.
  7. Please use IEEE transactions format for journal papers and IEEE conferences format for conference papers.
  8. Papers will be judged based on the content, writing, formatting, presentation quality and originality.
  9. Students submitting to the competition must be registered for Spring-2017 semester.
The competition will take place in April. More details will be provided later.
Submission will start at the beginning of Spring-2017 semester.

Submission Procedure

- Please have your paper(s) ready and formatted as required. 
- Please have ready the proof of submission or the proof of acceptance, or in case the paper was published, the DOI or the link to the publication.
- Combine the proof of submission and paper into one pdf file. The paper should be first in the document.
- Send the paper in an email to Indicate the discipline, the first author's name, The title, the abstract, whether it is a conference or a journal publication 
- Disciplines:
  • Applied Electromagnetic.
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Communications
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Computer Vision Graphics and Image Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Microelectronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Power and Energy
  • Signal Processing
  • Systems and Controls
- If you face any problems Please contact us at
Soft submission deadline is: 03/03/2017.

Judging phases

First phase

Each discipline has a professor as a judge. The judge will decide on the best paper for journal and conference. All chosen papers from each discipline will get to the second judging phase.

Second phase

All finalists from each discipline will present their paper in 3 minutes. The committee, professors, and attending students will choose 3 papers finalists for conference and 3 papers finalists for journals.

Third phase

The 6 finalist papers will be judged by the final judging panel. The final judging panel will decide on the winners from each category. Winners will be announced during an event that will be held at one of the ECE rooms by mid-april!


Conference publication: 

- 1st place: 500$
- 2nd place: 250$
- 3rd Place: 100$

Journal publication:

- 1st place: 750$
- 2nd place: 500$
- 3rd Place: 250$

Important Dates:

Presentations Day: 03/31/2017
Awards Ceremony: 04/14/2017

Good Luck all!

Graduate Students Association President

Mustafa Al-Mashhadani