SPC 2004

Student Paper Contest 2004

The 2004 IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest received 17 papers from 17 Student Branches in 12 countries:

  •     Belgium, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
  •     Egypt, Ain Shams University, Cairo
  •     Egypt, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Alexandria
  •     Egypt, University of Cairo
  •     Germany, University of Karlsruhe
  •     Malta, University of Malta
  •     Netherlands, Universiteit Twente, Enschede
  •     Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  •     Russia, Biysk Technological Institute
  •     Serbia and Montenegro, University of Novi Sad
  •     Slovenia, University of Ljubljana
  •     Slovenia, University of Maribor
  •     South Africa, University of Pretoria
  •     Spain, Politechnic School of the University of Alcala
  •     Spain, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
  •     United Kingdom, University of London (King’s College)
  •     United Kingdom, University of York

The oral finals took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 12 May 2004, as part of MELECON 2004, the 12th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (12-15 May 2004).

The three winners were:

  1. Antonin Descampe and François Devaux (Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) A flexible line-based JPEG2000 decoder for digital cinema: devaux
  2. Biswa Sengupta (University of York, UK) Optimisation of timing properties in a platform independent manner: sengupta
  3. Ahmed Abdelrahman Muhammad and George Isaac Aziz (Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt) 2D single mode channel waveguide and MMI beam splitter fabrication and characterization: aziz

The other two papers selected for the oral finals were:

  • Eduard Calvo Page (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain) Binary decoding of concatenated turbo codes and space-time block codes for quaternary modulations: page
  • Ronan de Renesse (King’s College London, UK) Formal verification of ad-hoc routing protocols using SPIN model checker: renesse

The five jury members for the 2004 SPC were:

  •     Martin Bastiaans, Eindhoven, Netherlands, IEEE R8 SPC coordinator
  •     Kamel Hassan, Cairo, Egypt
  •     Zeljko Jakopovic, Zagreb, Croatia
  •     Kurt Richter, Graz, Austria
  •     Ryszard Romaniuk, Warsaw, Poland