SPC 2001

Student Paper Contest 2001

The 2001 IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest received 14 papers from 13 Student Branches in 10 countries:

  •     Austria, Graz University of Technology
  •     Greece, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  •     Germany, University of Hannover
  •     Iran, Isfahan University of Technology
  •     Iran, University of Tehran (2)
  •     Israel, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
  •     Malta, University of Malta
  •     Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology
  •     Netherlands, Twente University of Technology
  •     Nigeria, Federal University of Technology Owerri
  •     Slovenia, University of Ljubljana
  •     Slovenia, University of Maribor
  •     Switzerland, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich

The oral finals took place in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, on 6 July 2001, as part of EUROCON 2001 (5-7 July 2001).

The three winners were:

  1. Johann Groszschaedl (Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria) Area-efficient VLSI implementation of arithmetic operations in the binary finite field GF(2^m)
  2. Arjan Meijerink (University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands) Performance improvement of a generalized coherence multiplexing system
  3. Matjaz Divjak, Ales Holobar, and Iztok Prelog (University of Maribor, Slovenia) VIDERO – Virtual delivery room

The other three papers selected for the oral finals were:

  • Nikos Batsios (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) A CDMA/PRMA protocol for LEO constellations
  • Rita Mayer-Sommer (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland) Smartly analyzing the simplicity and power of simple power analysis on smartcards
  • Claire M. Seguna (University of Malta) The design, construction and testing of a dexterous robotic end effector

The five jury members were:

  •     Martin Bastiaans, Eindhoven, Netherlands, IEEE R8 SPC coordinator.
  •     Norbert Fristacky, Bratislava, Slovakia
  •     Jordan Kolev, Varna, Bulgaria
  •     Javier Macías-Guarasa, Madrid, Spain
  •     Kurt Richter, Graz, Austria