Student Paper and Poster Competition

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Guidelines for Poster Competition


The 2013 ISSST Student Poster Competition is sponsored by the International Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Sustainable System and Technology to honor outstanding posters created and presented by students in the field of sustainable systems and technology at the ISSST Poster Session. While the Poster Session is open to all symposium participants, the session is particularly suited to students as an opportunity to share scholarly work as a visual display, even in its early stages, to practice presenting, and to interact with colleagues and gather feedback.


Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three posters.  Posters will be evaluated on three areas by several judges: content, visual appearance, and oral presentation.  Content refers to the quality of the research presented on the poster.  Visual appearance is the organization and layout of the content on the poster and the effectiveness of conveying the content.  Oral presentation is the effectiveness of the presenter at verbally explaining the content on the poster; this requires the presenter to be standing next to the poster throughout the poster session.  All three areas will be weighted equally. Gifts will be provided for all poster session participants (first authors only).

Competition Eligibility

Any first author student who has an abstract accepted for the ISSST Poster Session is automatically entered into the Student Poster Competition, unless he/she does not wish to participate in the competition. To be eligible for the competition, the first author must be a student on or after January 1, 2013.

Poster Session Details

Posters will be mounted on foam core posterboards that are 36″ x 48″ (3/16″ thick), which will be mounted on easels.  Supplies will be provided for mounting posters to the posterboards.  Posters being considered for the student poster competition must be the size of the posterboard or smaller (i.e., you may not bring a larger board and participate in the competition).


Contact the Poster Session Chairperson, Gabrielle Gaustad:

Guidelines for Paper Competition


The 2013 ISSST Student Paper Competition is sponsored by the  International Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Sustainable System and Technology to honor outstanding papers researched and written primarily by a student in the field ofsustainable systems and technology. Cash prizes will be awarded to thetop three papers, based on a blind review by a panel of judges. Papers will be evaluated based on their relevance to the field of sustainablesystems, the quality and originality of the research as well as theoverall quality of the writing.

Application Process

There are five conditions for eligibility:

  • Only papers for which abstracts are accepted by the Program Committee will be eligible.
  • The entrant must be a student on or after January 1, 2012.  The research must have been conducted while the entrant was a student.
  • The paper must present original research results.
  • Thepaper must be written by the entrant with only minor outside editorialassistance. One or more advisors may appear as co-authors of a paper,but the student must be the ‘first author.’

Entrantsshould submit via e-mail a “blind” copy of their paper with no namesand affiliations using the standard IEEE publishing format.  Acover page should be included with the paper listing all authors andaffiliations as well as the entrant’s telephone number, fax number,e-mail address, and postal address. The first page of the paper itselfshould only include the title of the paper with no informationregarding authors or affiliations. In addition, any acknowledgements orother information about the authors should not be included with thepaper.

These entries should be e-mailed no later than 5:00 pm, May 5th, 2013 to Vikas Khanna:


Contact the Student Paper Competition Chairperson, Vikas Khanna:

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