Rules of the EuCAP Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards
2023 EuCAP Best Paper Awards
The EuCAP 2023 Best Paper Awards have been created to contribute to the recognition of the scientific quality of research and engineering in four thematic domains:
Best Electromagnetics Paper Award.
Best Antenna Paper Award.
Best Propagation Paper Award.
Best Measurements Paper Award.
Among all the papers applied for an award or reported by the reviewers, the Award Co-Chairs choose five finalists for each category. As soon as the lists of all the finalists are available, the Award Co-Chairs will nominate, for each thematic domain, an Award Committee of four distinguished professionals in the field. This procedure avoids the possibility of excluding some finalists from the process because of the incompatibility with the evaluators.
EuCAP 2023 Best Student Paper Awards
Application deadline: October 14, 2022.
It is possible to fill in the application for the awards during the paper submission.
The EuCAP 2023 Best Student Paper Award is not related to a specific thematic domain.
Exceptionally the Best Student Paper competition can allow up to two Awards if the quality is sufficient, provided both cover different topical areas among antennas, electromagnetics, propagation, and measurements.
The Award Committee for the Best Student Paper Award is constituted by the four members chosen between the EuCAP 2023 Award Co-chairs:
Nuria Llombart Juan
Eligibility for a Best Student Paper Award
The candidate must fulfill the following conditions:
Be a Bachelor, Master, or PhD student at the paper submission deadline (October 14, 2022).
Be at most 35 years old at the conference starting date (March 26, 2023). Exceptions for parental/sick leaves will be considered
Be the first author of the competing paper and have a major contribution to the work. Moreover, a maximum of two co-authors can be over the age of 35
Be registered at EuCAP 2023
Present the paper at the conference in person
Be present at the closing ceremony
Condition 1 must be certified by the supervisor in the form of an accompanying signed letter (PDF format). Conditions 2-3 must be certified by the candidate author after receiving a special request from the Awards Co-Chairs (after the paper acceptance notification and subject to the reviewing score).
EuCAP 2023 Best Student Paper Awards are sponsored by the European School of Antennas (ESoA) and are rewarded with a free ESoA course at the awardee’s choice.
Awards Selection Procedure
The Award Co-Chairs will select five finalists in each thematic domain of the EuCAP 2023 Best Paper Awards and five finalists for the EuCAP 2023 Best Student Paper Awards based on two criteria:
The reviewers score and their recommendations for the initially submitted paper.
The quality of the final paper.
In addition to the presentation in their regular (oral or poster) sessions, the authors of the selected papers will be invited to compete for the Best Paper Awards in a special Award poster session held on Thursday afternoon, March 30, 2023. Instead, the finalists of the Best Student Paper Award will be invited to present their works in a specific oral session.
The selection of the Best Paper Awards will result from the evaluation of the paper and the special poster/oral presentation by a committee of experts different for each domain. The Co-chairs will choose the members of each committee after the five finalists are selected to avoid any conflict of interest.
In this selection, the main criterion will be technical excellence. Other evaluation criteria are originality and innovation, significance to the antennas and propagation community, potential impact, and clarity of presentation.
All awards will be distributed during the closing ceremony on Friday, March 31, 2023.
Awardees cannot be co-author or belong to the same laboratory as any member of the relevant Awards Committees.
A student can choose applying for either a thematic award or a Best Student paper Award or both. However, the latter choice is not recommended unless the student obtained exceptionally quality results. In any case, a candidate cannot receive more than one award.
November 04, 2022 : Submission Deadline for Short Courses and Scientific Workshops
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