Student Poster Competition 2020

GHTC 2020 ONLINE Student Poster Competition Guidelines

DEADLINE  2-OCTOBER

GHTC 2020 invites undergraduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Competition. Download flyer (PDF)

Students are invited to send in ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the Key focus areas of GHTC 2020 include (but are not limited to):

  1. Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7): Generation, and Distribution of Renewable Energy; Off-grid Energy for Lighting, Cooking and Heating.
  2. Agriculture & Food Security (SDG2): Agricultural Technologies, Irrigation and Farming Practices.
  3. Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG6): Clean Water; Sanitation; Solid Waste Management; Disease Vector Control; Drainage and Hygiene.
  4. Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development: Communication and Information Technologies, Systems, and Applications; Social Media and Its Application;
  5. Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8): Entrepreneurship Programs (including social entrepreneurship), Sustainable Business Models, Social Enterprises, Workforce Development Programs (e.g. digital literacy programs), Innovative Business Financing Models.
  6. Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery: Disaster Planning and Preparedness; Predictive, Warning and Response Systems; Community Mobilization; Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Response.
  7. Good Health and Well Being (SDG3): Medical technology, Telemedicine, Mobile Clinics, Primary Care and Nutrition.
  8. Quality Education (SDG4): Training and Capacity Building; Programs; Methods and Service Learning.
  9. Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (e.g. SDGs 9, 11, 12, 14): Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities; Infrastructure, Information, and Human Security; Shelters; Community engagement, Capacity-building, and Behavior Change; Metrics and measurement; Technology Design, Adoption and Dissemination; Human-Centered System Design; Ocean Health and Climate Change Mitigation.

The selected posters will be displayed during the GHTC 2020 ONLINE Student Poster Session, during GHTC 2020 October 28-Nov. 1, at time TBA.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts is midnight US Pacific Time, October 2, 2020.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out a week after this deadline.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

  • Poster authors must be undergraduate students at the time of submission and may be members of a team comprising of up to four students.
  • At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest.
  • The poster should be fully the work of the student(s) and completed before they have received their respective engineering or scientific degree.

HOW TO SUBMIT?

To participate in the Competition students should write a 400-500-word description (abstract) of the poster, along with authors names, respective university and contact details; and submit in PDF using the form below.

The abstracts will be reviewed and authors notified about the acceptance of their poster by October 3rd. If you have any questions or problems submitting your abstract, please contact: Prof. Mostafa Mortezaie, at mortezaie@ieee.org

After the abstract is accepted, contestants will need to register for the contest at <TBA> and prepare a poster of no larger than 48 x 36 inches in PDF.

Key Dates

October 2, 2020 Submission of Deadline for Poster Abstract
October 9, 2020 Notification of Acceptance
October 16, 2020 Submission of accepted final posters PDF
October 31, 2020 Winning Poster Display During Conference

PRIZES

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

Judges Award-$750
Technical Award-$500
People’s Choice Award-$250

Information on the winners will be posted on the GHTC and IEEE Region 6 websites.

RULES REGARDING SUBMISSIONS

1. Poster authors must be undergraduate students at the time of submission and may be members of a team comprising of up to four students.
2. At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest.
3. The poster should be fully the work of the student(s) and completed before they have received their engineering or scientific degree.
4. The poster abstract should not be previously published or presented at another conference which has assigned copyright. If any plagiarism or copyright issues are found for the abstract, it will not be accepted.
5. Poster abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. Abstracts submitted afterward will not be considered for evaluation.
6. Students from countries embargoed by the US Government are not eligible for prizes.
7. The organizing/review committee of the GHTC Student Poster Competition reserves the right to accept or reject any abstract without assigning any reason.
8. For accepted posters, the authors, affiliations, title of the poster and the abstract will be posted on the GHTC website in advance of the contest.

POSTER SPECIFICATIONS
1. Posters must be in PDF no larger than 36”x48” if printed and no larger than 10 MB
2. Posters will be uploaded to location TBD in advance of the presentation

POSTER SESSION SCHEDULE AND SET UP FOR CONTESTANTS
1. At least one of the authoring students must be present at the GHTC Student Poster Competition.
2. The poster session starts at 5:00 pm and ends by 8:00 pm PT.
3. Teams will make a 10 minute presentation on their poster, using either the poster or by separate PPT presentation, followed by 5 miutes for questions.

4. Judging will occur after the session is over and results will be announced by email and posted on the website.
5. If selected as one of the winning posters, you will be contacted to fill out the appropriate US IRS tax form after which you will receive your prize. (Students from countries embargoed by the US Government are not eligible for prize money.)
6. The GHTC will post prize posters on the website.

REGISTRATION FEE

After the poster is accepted, contestants must register at <TBA>. Registration is not required to submit an abstract.

Registration fee is $50 per poster (at least one student has to be an IEEE student member – https://www.ieee.org/membership/join/index.html).

Additional students may participate as the audience for no additonal fee.

SUBMISSION FORM

If you encounter a problem with the form, email the names and contacts with the abstract to Prof. Mostafa Mortezaie, at mortezaie@ieee.org.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your College or University (required)

Your Poster Topic (required)

I certify that I am an IEEE student member registered in a course of study at least 50% of a normal full-time academic load, and this work was done while in an undergraduate program and I am the author or a co-author and have contributed in a meaningful way to the content thereof. (required)

Attach your PDF Poster Abstract: (up to 2 pages)

 

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