The SPIE and OPSS are sponsoring this competition for the BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARD and BEST STUDENT POSTER AWARD at the icOPEN 2019. This competition recognizes and encourages excellence in graduate studies in the field of optics and photonics. Presentations and posters will be shortlisted based on reviewer scores. First prizes to third prizes of BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARD and BEST STUDENT POSTER AWARD competition will be $300, $200, and $100 USD, respectively. All finalists (top 5 for each group) will receive certificates commemorating their achievement. The prizes and certificates will be presented at the conference banquet.
Abstract will be first shortlisted based on reviewer scores. For BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARD competition. Eligible applicants will present their work at a special oral session during the conference. The judging committee will make a decision on the award of prizes based on the reviewers’ comments and scores, their own reading of the extended abstracts and the students’ presentations at the special session, including student responses to questions from the audience. For BEST STUDENT POSTER AWARD competition. The posters of eligible applicants will be judged by the award committee based on the content, the quality of the visual display of information, and the ability of the student to successfully and succinctly present the subject matter in the poster.
Chao Zuo, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Qican Zhang, Sichuan University, China
Zonghua Zhang, Hebei University, China
Haixia Wang, Zhejiang University, China
Shijie Feng, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
To nominate yourself for a BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARDS follow the instructions below:
1. You must submit an abstract to the Conference according to the standard submission guidelines and deadlines as outlined under Abstract Submissions. Login the system by clicking here (http://www.icopen.net/sub.html). Note DO NOT identify the abstract as part of the student award competition in the text of the abstract.
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the correct option from the drop-down menu
3. Select the option "BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION/POST AWARD competition" below the abstract text box in the webpage of the submission system.
4. It should be noted that if you choose ORAL PRESENTATION during abstract submission, you will attend the BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARD competition. Otherwise, if you choose POSTER PRESENTATION during abstract submission, you will attend the BEST STUDENT POSTER AWARD competition.
5. You must also submit an extended 2-page abstract of your presentation, including the already submitted abstract number, plus a short (around 500 words) explanation of their contribution to the work described and its significance (can include figures and tables) by the submission deadline. The extended 2-page abstract should be submitted along with your (normal) abstract via the on-line submission system (http://www.icopen.net/sub.html). The award committee will receive your submission and notify you the review result after evaluating all the submissions.PROCESS SUMMARY
1. Complete the online abstract submission and by MAY 20, 2019;
2. Click "BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION/POST AWARD competition" during abstract submission;
3. Submit an extended 2-page abstract along with your (normal) abstract via the on-line submission system (http://www.icopen.net/sub.html).
4. Receive Guidelines for your oral presentation or posters after being chosen and approved after the abstract review;
5. Present your work at the icOPEN 2019;
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