Student Paper Competition

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society Sponsors A Paper Competition for EMBS Student Members (Graduates and Undergraduates)


Students should submit their entry to the Conference as a Contributed Paper by January 6, 2017 (December 31, 2016). Once your full paper (4 or more pages) has been submitted you will then be required to submit the Nomination Form (download Word or PDF file of the Nomination Form) between 9/1/2016 – 1/6/2017 (12/31/2016). Failure to submit the accompanying Nomination Form within the submission window will invalidate the respective student paper submission for the student paper competition.

Competition Deadline for Paper Submission: January 6, 2017 (December 15, 2016)

Competition Deadline for Nomination Form Submission: January 6, 2017 (December 31, 2016)

Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and finalists selected based on the merits of submissions and corresponding nominations.

Finalists must attend the Conference and present their papers as either an oral or poster presentation and also at a special session for the Student Paper Competition. Each Finalist will receive free conference registration and the first, second and third place winners will be selected and these winners will receive monetary awards.

Student Paper Competition (SPC) Guidelines

Students interested in participating in the competition should:

  • Create a profile in the Conference Paper Management System or update an existing profile (if needed)
  • Submit their entry to the NER’17 Conference as a Contributed Paper by 1/6/2017 (12/15/2016)
  • Submit a Nomination form for their paper between 9/1/2016 – 1/6/2017 (12/31/2016).  The corresponding author of the paper should have both a student status and EMBS membership at the time of submission.
  • Upload the Nomination form at . Click on Submit a Contribution to NER’17, click on submit (to the right of student award paper nomination). The student MUST be a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) at the time of paper submission.