Student Paper Competition (SPC)

Any full-time university student from any country, who is the principal (first-named) author and the presenter of a paper (oral or poster) at the "2010 Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference" (AP-RASC'10), can apply for the Student Paper Competition (SPC).

Applications should be completed electronically using the "Paper Submission Form" at this website by the deadline of March 31, 2010. Every SPC applicant must be a full-time university student at the time of application, and submit his/her


all in PDF format simultaneously via the Paper Submission webpage. The certification letter needs to be provided on the university letterhead and signed by the student's advisor, which must state that the author is a full-time university student for the PhD degree or a higher degree. In the case of multiple authors, the letter must state that the role of the authors other than the applicant was primarily advisory in nature. No other students are allowed as co-authors. In the preparation of full-length papers, the applicants should follow the instructions given in the sample file.

Download SPC Full Paper Sample:
AP-RASC10_SPC_FullPaperSample_FINAL_0911151142.pdf [ PDF 64KB ]
AP-RASC10_SPC_FullPaperSample_FINAL_0911151142.doc [ Word 160KB ]

Applications will be peer-reviewed by the AP-RASC'10 SPC Committee, and five finalists will be selected when the review process has been completed. All applicants will be notified of the review results by email on May 31, 2010. The five finalists must confirm that they will attend the Conference. These finalists will receive

Basic accommodation will be provided by the AP-RASC'10 organizers. The SPC finalists may arrange alternative accommodation but such arrangements are entirely at their own expenses. As for the finalists traveling from outside Japan, financial support at the maximum of 1,000 Euro (in cash) will be provided to each of them upon his/her arrival at the conference site.

All the five finalists must check into the hotel on September 21, 2010 and present their contributions orally in the SPC Special Session (open to all AP-RASC'10 participants) scheduled in the afternoon of September 22, 2010. They have to present their papers also in regular sessions (oral or poster). It is required that the finalists attend the official Conference Banquet on September 24, 2010, where the winners will be announced.

At the SPC Special Session on September 22, 2010, members of the AP-RASC'10 SPC Committee will judge presentations by the five finalists and select the three winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes). The three winners will receive the following prizes at the Conference Banquet on September 24, 2010:

In addition, the two non-winning finalists will each receive a certificate identifying him/her as a finalist at the Conference Banquet. The SPC results will also be announced on the AP-RASC'10 website and the URSI website at the end of September 2010.

For any inquiries, please contact:

Young Scientist Award (YSA) Student Paper Competition (SPC) [PDF version of this page, 71KB]

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