IEEE Smart Village Next Generation (ISVx) Student Paper Competition 2023
Topic: The role of Electrical Engineering in addressing the outcomes of Climate Change across Africa
Electrical engineering plays a key role in mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change. Electrical engineers contribute to renewable energy generation, energy efficiency and conservation, electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, grid modernization and resilience, and environmental monitoring and modelling. They are actively involved in designing, optimising, and integrating solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal systems into the power grid, in addition to developing advanced power electronics and control systems that minimise energy losses and improve overall system performance. Electrical engineers and integrated circuits will play a seminal role in determining the future trajectory of the human race.
|Call for submissions (Open)||May 29, 2023|
|Extended Submission deadline (firm)|
|Author notifications||September 30, 2023|
|Award ceremony||November, 2023 during the PAC 2023 Conference (look out for the date on the conference program)|
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We seek papers that discuss your reasoning, not a reiteration of published papers. Contestants are encouraged to be aware of their field as described in the literature but urged to discuss their own thinking. Submitted papers must relate their narrative to climate change within the framework of energy, education and entrepreneurship, the three pillars of IEEE Smart Village.
You can prepare your paper in Microsoft Word or LaTeX format. All submissions must follow the IEEE conference template which can be accessed at https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html
CATEGORIES OF PARTICIPATION
- Category A: Postgraduate students
- Category B: Undergraduate students
- Category C: High school students
ELIGIBILITY OF PARTICIPATION
All authors must be currently registered at an institution of learning at the time of submitting the paper.
LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION
- Individual paper
- Group paper with a maximum of five authors
PAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR CATEGORY A & B
- Undergraduate & Postgraduate: Length of paper 5 – 8 pages (double-column according to IEEE conference template)
PAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR CATEGORY C
- High School Students: 3 – 5 pages (double-column according to IEEE conference template)
- Hint: The Earth is affected by climate change. How will you power a climate-safer future? Consider how you can help create a safer environment by using renewable electricity solutions.
LINKS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Kindly submit your paper for the contest via this EasyChair link. Students are expected to submit their papers to any of the tracks listed:
- Track 13: Student Paper Competition – Category A
- Track 14: Student Paper Competition – Category B
- Track 15: Student Paper Competition – Category C
Note that the link above only accepts PDF documents. Only one submission is required in the case of a group paper. If you are new to EasyChair, you would need to first create an account before making your submission.
NOTE: Plagiarism of any kind is not permitted in the IEEE Smart Village Next Generation (ISVx) Student Paper Competition. The American Psychological Association (APA) defines plagiarism as “the act of presenting the words, ideas, or work of another as one’s own” (APA, 2021). Hence, make sure your writing is original and that you reference any work derived from other people. The maximum allowed similarity index is 20%.
Prior to upload of papers, contestants should evaluate their own submissions using the rubric below (partially derived from the Rotary Club’s 4 way test (https://my.rotary.org/en/guiding-principles#)):
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
- Is it real to you, has it been proven?
- Is it what you think or what someone else thinks? Be specific.
- Is it practical, implementable, and scalable within a finite time in your country?
The following prizes/awards shall be given to the winners and their host institutions:
A. Postgraduate Category
|First Place||Student award: $500 + Plaque||Host institution award: Plaque|
|Second Place||Student award: $300 + Plaque||Host institution award: Plaque|
|Third Place||Student award: $200 + Plaque||Host institution award: Plaque|
B. Undergraduate Category
|First Place||Student award: $300 + Plaque||Host institution award: Plaque|
|Second Place||Student award: $200 + Plaque||Host institution award: Plaque|
|Third Place||Student award: $100 + Plaque||Host institution award: Plaque|
C. High School Category
|First Place||Student award: $150 + Plaque||Host institution award: Plaque|
|Second Place||Student award: $75 + Plaque||Host institution award: Plaque|
|Third Place||Student award: $50 + Plaque||Host institution award: Plaque|
- Plaques shall be presented to the winners and their institutions during the conference
- Winners are expected to start ISVx-SBs at their institutions of learning where such do not exist already
- Three winners from each category will present their paper in person or virtually during PAC 2023
- First placed contestants from the undergraduate and postgraduate categories will receive travel grants to Marrakech, Morocco
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