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Student Paper Contest 2014

Student Paper Contest 2014

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Deadline extended to June 30, 2014.

Dear IEEE Student Members,

You are invited to participate in the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2014 Student Paper Contest (SPC). The submission deadline for full papers is June 1, 2014 June 30, 2014.


Authors must be an IEEE student member. If the submission is made by a team of students, at least one of them must be an IEEE student member at the time of submission and at the time of the conference. The paper must be entirely student work and completed before they have received their degree. The work must be novel and should not have been previously submitted or published anywhere else.


Papers should cover technical and engineering aspects on a subject aligned with the IEEE GHTC conference track. The work need not be original in content, but should be original in treatment and concise in coverage of the author’s contribution to the subject. Papers should be a maximum of 5 pages including figures, using a minimum 10-point font and should include proper citation of the referenced works of others. Use of IEEE manuscript template is recommended :

For more information, please consult the Rules for the Student Paper Contest.


See Dates and Deadlines for list of key dates.

The deadline for receipt of full papers is June 1, 2014. Submit papers online through the IEEE GHTC Review Room with the author names(s) and Universities/Colleges removed. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about the contest please email Ramesh Nair (, the Student Activities Chair of GHTC 2014.

If you have any issues with submitting through Review Room, please email Rob Vice (


The three best papers will receive, along with the waived registration fees, the following prizes:

1st place – USD 750

2nd place – USD 500

3rd place – USD 250



An international jury will review the written papers without knowledge of the identity of the authors or their school. The five finalists will be invited to attend GHTC 2014, October 10-13, 2014 in Silicon Valley, California USA.

For more information on judging guidelines, please consult the Rules for the Student Paper Contest.