The 1st New Generation of Circuits and Systems Conference (NGCAS) will host an event where young professionals (YPs) or teams involving YPs will compete with their innovative contributions for one challenging goal: “Best YP industrial and societal application”. To enter the Competition candidates must submit a 4-page paper in IEEE format (following the NGCAS 2017 submission guidelines) containing a clear description of the proposed technical solution(s) and project details, social and industrial impact and relevance, implementation status, testing and trial (if any). The submitted papers will follow the standard reviewing process performed for the technical sessions, and therefore, accepted contributions will be included in the conference proceedings and submitted for the IEEE Xplore digital library.
The competition will take place in special sessions during the conference, where the YPs will have a dedicated time slot to present and perform a live demonstration (even using also videos) of their contributions for the audience and a Judging Committee. The Judging Committee will select the winner(s) of the Competition based on the evaluation of the paper, of the presentation at the conference and the live demonstration. The paper evaluation criteria are: target problem complexity, social and industrial relevance and impact, implementation status, and, testing and trials performed. The winner(s) of the competition will be awarded with a price at the end of the competition.
In parallel with the Competition event, YPs or teams involving YPs are also invited to demonstrate working prototypes/demos emphasizing relevant achievements and industrial/societal impacts. Prototypes could be presented by a short live demonstration, or by presenting a short video of the system. YPs are invited to submit 1 page abstract describing their work, i.e., goal of the demonstration, description, duration, optionally, a short video (5 minutes max). Examples of possible demos include (but not limited to) IoTs, smart sensors, energy harvesting/remote powering systems, image/video processing, robotics, biomedical devices, etc.