What is the Student Forum?
The Industrial Electronics Society Student Forum (IES-SF) is a great opportunity for engineering students and recently graduated engineers to present their research work on Industrial Electronics and related areas. The IES-SF is an activity specially thought for young engineers and its aim is to get in touch with many international students and those recently graduated from universities and companies.
What benefits do I get from the IES-SF?
- A $ 100 reduced registration fee for young engineers presenting their works in the IES-SF
- One Young Engineers’ Oral Session and one Young Engineers’ Poster Session to present your research projects and results
- Awards for the best paper and poster
- Special tutorials conducted by distinguished world-class young lecturers
- Young engineers’ welcome party and banquet
- Friendly debates with young colleagues and companies about topics directly related to your professional future
- An extended deadline
May I join?
Students registered in engineering courses (BSc and MSc) and also recently graduated engineers (max two years since graduation) are strongly encouraged to join the IES-SF. There are two ways to participate in the IES-SF:
- Presenting original results from their research works in the Young Engineers’ Oral Session
- Presenting contents and goals of their research project in the Young Engineers Poster Session
Topics are not limited but they should match with the scope of the IES conference hosting the IES-SF. It should be noted that only students can be authors of papers submitted to the IES-SF. Professors are not allowed to appear as co-authors in the IES-SF papers but they are strongly encouraged to motivate students to participate in this enriching experience and supervise the quality of the submitted works.
Students participating in the IES-SF will enjoy a reduced registration fee. Students’ activities will be concentrated in only one day to reduce the overall cost of attending the IES-SF. However, students are allowed to attend most of the activities of the IES conference hosting the IES-SF. Students with a regular registration for the conference will have a free registration for the IES-SF as well.
How can I participate in the IES-SF?
Authors should submit a copy of their full paper, in English, with 6 pages maximum, using automated web-based submission system and selecting Student Forum [SF] as technical track. Authors should specify in their submitted draft manuscript if they would like to participate either in one of the two young engineers' oral sessions or in the young engineers' poster session. Please, consult the official symposium web page or contact the IES-SF general chairman for further information.
Did you talk about awards?
Yes!! An international group of reviewers will select both the best oral and the best poster presentations of the IES-SF based on the quality of the submitted paper, the clarity of the presentation and the interest aroused among the audience. Authors of these two works will receive an IEEE supporting diploma in recognition of the quality of their contributions and a $ 750 award per work.
Student awards will be paid during conference, when recipient submit to IES Treasurer U.S. tax form W-8 and W-9
Any suggestion to achieve an awarded paper?
The Student Forum offers you a great opportunity for showing to the IES community your work and results. However, you should take into account some suggestions when you prepare your presentations in order to be successful with this task. Please, remember that:
- Avoid using more than 6 lines of text and minimize the number of words on each visual effect.
- Plots should have a maximum of three data traces.
- A fast presentation is one slide per minute. A more relaxed pace would be two minutes per slide. Adjust the number of slides (12 to 15 main slides max). Remember you have only 15 minutes for the presentation and five minutes to answer all questions.
- Simple is better, avoid a lot of unnecessary formatting. We are interested in your technical content, not your PowerPoint skills.
- Put your company or university logo on your title slide only; this is a technical presentation to your peers, not a marketing pitch to a customer.
- Computer presentation works well when using dark background with light text and color scheme. Avoid flashy Christmas light multiple colors and other distracting means.
- In the Young Engineers’ Poster Session, young engineers will have the opportunity to show their works to experienced engineers and companies in a friendly way.
- Authors are expected to set up their Posters before the poster session begining commences. More details will be given in the final program.
- Poster presentations are a different style of conference activity; you are advised to take the time to prepare your material well. Please note that you cannot just pin up copies of your published paper since It is not allowed.
- A good poster display will catch the eye of the viewer, present logical sequence of material in a visually appealing way, and not require the reader to examine large tracts of detailed text. Keep these ideas in mind when preparing your Poster.
- The concept of the young engineers’ poster session is that students remain at or near their paper, and engage in direct discussion with experienced engineers as they come past. This type of presentation allows for more in depth discussion with the audience, and provides the opportunity for extended interaction where there is a mutual interest. However, it only works if Authors are available for discussion so please don’t just hang your poster and walk away.
What about the welcome party and banquet?
The IES-SF starts with a welcome session. This is a great opportunity to meet old (young) colleagues coming to the conference from all around the world. We, the organizers, will take advantage of this opportunity to give you a warm welcome to the Student Forum. Moreover, we will provide all the information you need about young engineer sessions and social activities available through the Student Forum.
After a long day of presentations and questions, we will hold a students’ party to close the IES-SF. This will be a buffet with light refreshments and drinks. A relaxed and informal time to discuss the conference, establish new contacts and make appointments for the next IEEE-IES conference.
Usually, an awards ceremony is held during the buffet. The best paper and best poster awards are presented by the IES President during this ceremony, .
Tickets for the students’ party are included in the Student Forum registration fee.