SPC 2003

Student Paper Contest 2003

The 2003 IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest received 11 papers from 11 Student Branches in 9 countries:

  •     Belgium, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
  •     Egypt, Ain Shams University, Cairo
  •     Egypt, Alexandria University
  •     Germany, Universität Karlsruhe
  •     Israel, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
  •     Malta, University of Malta
  •     Netherlands, Universiteit Twente, Enschede
  •     Romania, “Gh. Asachi” Technical University of Iasi
  •     Slovenia, University of Ljubljana
  •     Slovenia, University of Maribor
  •     South Africa, University of Pretoria

The oral finals took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 23 September 2003, as part of EUROCON 2003, the International Conference on Computer as a Tool (22-24 September 2003).

The three winners were:

  1. Ulrich Stein and Marwan Younis (Universität Karlsruhe, Germany) Suppression of range ambiguities in synthetic aperture radar systems: Stein
  2. Els Kok (Universiteit Twente, Enschede, Netherlands) Completely multimode arrayed waveguide grating-based wavelength demultiplexer: kok
  3. Noha A. El-Yamany (Alexandria University, Egypt) A new fuzzy gradient-adaptive lossy predictive coding system for still image compression: yamany

The other two papers selected for the oral finals were:

  • Eugene van Wyk (University of Pretoria, South Africa) Design of an integrated optical receiver in a standard CMOS process: vanwyk
  • Marvin Bugeja (University of Malta) Non-linear swing-up and stabilizing control of an inverted pendulum system: bugeja

The five jury members were:

  •     Martin Bastiaans, Eindhoven, Netherlands, IEEE R8 SPC coordinator
  •     Franc Bratkovic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  •     Kamel Hassan, Cairo, Egypt
  •     Javier Macías-Guarasa, Madrid, Spain
  •     Kurt Richter, Graz, Austria

Martin Bastiaans and Javier Macias were unable to attend the oral finals; they were replaced by Tony Davies and Baldomir Zajc, while the oral session was chaired by Kurt Richter.