SPC 2009

Student Paper Contest 2009

The 2009 IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest received 13 papers from 11 Student Branches in 10 countries:

  •     Austria, Technical University of Graz
  •     Belgium, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  •     Egypt, Cairo University
  •     Germany, University of Technology Ilmenau
  •     Iran, University of Tehran (3x)
  •     Israel, Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology, Haifa
  •     Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology
  •     Russia, Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University
  •     Slovenia, University of Ljubljana
  •     Slovenia, University of Maribor
  •     South Africa, University of Pretoria

The oral finals took place in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, on 19 May 2009, as part of EUROCON 2009 (18-23 May 2009).
R8 IEEE SPC 2009 finalists, Jury and Region 8 Director

The three winners were:

  1. Ralph Hermans (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) Low-complexity model predictive control of electromagnetic actuators
  2. Bernhard Geiger (Technical University of Graz, Austria) Ranging in the IEEE 802.15.4a standard using energy detectors
  3. Jef Beerten (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) Comparison of three-level torque hysteresis controllers for Direct Torque Control

The other two papers selected for the oral finals were:

  1.     Hossein Hajimirsadeghi (University of Tehran, Iran) A hybrid IWO/PSO algorithm for fast and global optimization
  2.     Khaled S. Refaat (Cairo University, Egypt) The support vector machined kernel

The five jury members for the 2009 SPEC were:

  1.     Martin Bastiaans , Eindhoven, Netherlands, IEEE R8 SPEC coordinator
  2.     Carlos López-Barrio, Madrid, Spain
  3.     Andrzej Pacut, Warsaw, Poland (not present at the oral finals)
  4.     Djordje Paunovic, Belgrade, Serbia
  5.     Irina Borisovna Vendik, Saint-Petersburg, Russia