Student Paper Competition

AT-AP-RASC 2022 Student Paper Competition
May 29 - June 3, 2022 Gran Canaria, Canary Islands


9th International URSI Student Paper Prize Competition
Financially supported by the USA URSI National Committee (USNC-URSI)

Chair:  Prof. Sembiam Rengarajan, California State University, Northridge, CA, USA

Student Paper Prize winners will be awarded certificates, and checks in the amounts of $1000, $750, $500 and $250, respectively, for 1st place through 4th place

Rules and Guidelines

  • The first author and presenter must be a full-time university student.
  • The topic of the paper must be related to the field of one of the ten URSI Commissions.
  • Full Paper, not longer than 10 pages and not shorter than 4 pages in single-column, single spaced format meeting the requirements of the URSI Template, must be submitted by January 15, 2022 January 29th, 2022 (extended).
  • Each student is allowed to submit one paper only for the Student Paper Competition.
  • Applicants to the previous URSI GASS Student Paper Competitions will not be eligible to participate with the same paper.
  • Submissions should be made through the AT-AP-RASC 2022 online paper submission system, with the appropriate box (indicating the Student Paper Competition) being checked during the paper submission.
  • The Full Paper will be evaluated within the Competition and will not be published to ensure that there are no subsequent prior-publication issues for those students who wish to submit the work to a journal. This means that the ten-page Full Paper will not be included in the symposium proceedings.
  • The student must also submit a Summary Paper or Extended Abstract on the same subject to the appropriate session. The Summary Paper or Extended Abstract will be included in the symposium proceedings.
  • A paper that is submitted to a journal before submission to the student competition is ineligible. However, students are encouraged to submit their papers to a journal after January 15, 2022 January 29th, 2022 (extended).
  • A letter from the student’s advisor on university letterhead must be appended to the Full Paper. The letter must state that the author is enrolled as a full-time university student in a degree program. If the Full Paper is coauthored, the letter must state that all coauthors played only an advisory role. No other students are permitted as coauthors.
  • Ten finalists will be chosen based upon quality, originality and scientific merit. They will receive free access to all social activities and will be recognized. Prizes will be presented to the five top finalists.
  • The finalists will present their papers in a special SPC session at AT-AP-RASC 2022. They will be judged by a panel consisting of the ten URSI Commission Chairs or their authorized representatives.
  • The prizes will be awarded based on the clarity of the presentation, adherence to time, accessibility to the broad audience of the ten URSI Commissions, and the ability to answer questions on the work.
  • Submissions must use the following file naming convention, where “Lastnameauthor” text is replaced by the student’s surname and “Firstnameauthor” text is replaced by the student’s first name.:
    SPCSummaryPaperLastnameauthorFirstnameauthor.pdf or SPCExtendedAbstractLastnameauthorFirstnameauthor.pdf