Best Student Paper Award
The ConTEL 2011 Technical Program Committee (TPC) is pleased to announce the Best Student Paper Award (BSPA) contest.
- A paper is eligible if the first author is a full-time student (enrolled in undergraduate, M.S. or Ph.D. program) at the time of submission, or has completed a graduate program no more than a year before submitting a paper.
- The student must be the first author and primary developer of the idea.
- The student must have done the work as part of an academic degree program.
- The professor (advisor) must nominate the paper for the award by following the competition guidelines (see below).
- The student must present the paper at the conference.
- To enter the competition, the student must complete the usual final paper submission and registration procedure.
- The student must provide a proof of student status (to be attached to the nomination e-mail, see below).
Note: If the student has already sent a proof of student status together with the registration, the nominator should just mention this in the e-mail (there is no need to send it again!).
- The nomination must be made by the professor (student's mentor/advisor). The nomination consists of a paragraph certifying that the nominee is the main author and contributor of the paper, that he/she is a student at the time of the nomination or that she/he has completed a graduate program no more than a year before submitting a paper, and a brief description of the contribution of the paper and the main reason for nomination for the award. The advisor's contact information should also be included.
Please use the [BSPA nomination form] for nominations.
- Nominations are limited to one per advisor.
- The nomination should be sent to Professor Gordan Jezic (preferably) per e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (+385 1 6129 825), no later than June 13, 2011 (CoB). (Note: please use the subject line: "Nomination for the ConTEL 2011 best student paper award".)
Candidates with incomplete, incorrect or invalid nominations will be disqualified.
The BSPA will be given to student author(s) of the paper selected by a panel of judges coordinated by the BSPA committee.
The BSPA committe members are:
- Professor Madhu Chandra, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany (Chair)
- Professor Fary Z. Ghasemlooy, Northumbria University, Newcastle UK
- Professor Gordan Jezic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
The final papers as submitted to EDAS, as well as the reviews from the regular peer review procedure will be made available to the BSPA committee members for review.
The BSPA committee members will also attend the candidates' presentations at the conference. The committee may enlist other members from the TPC and the audience to ask questions.
Based on both the submitted paper review ratings and the presentation, the awards committee will select the Best Student Paper. The winner will be announced at the Closing ceremony.