The IEC-IEEE Challenge is an international level paper submission contest jointly organised by IEEE and The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Participants are asked to submit papers on how electrotechnology affects the way people live, work, and play. The idea is to analyze and debate the role played by electrotechnology in nations and regions, including how standards affect development.
All persons affiliated with an Academic Institution of higher education. These include members and heads of faculty, professors, lecturers, post-graduate students, teaching and research staff.
In all cases, submitted publications and case studies must enjoy the endorsement of the Academic Institution with which the primary author is affiliated.
TOPICS OF SUBMISSION
Within the context of the theme of the Challenge “How does electrotechnology impact economic, social and environmental development?” submitted papers may cover a large range of topics.
Hereafter a non-exhaustive list of potential subject matters:
Fundamental research and development
Energy efficiency and climate change mitigation
Energy security and public health
Roll-out of renewables and Smart Grids
Waste management and environmental preservation
Case studies showing where electrotechnology and standardization helped solve real-world challenges, including their financial and economic impact
Economic growth and GDP
Research & Development
Laws and regulations
Safety of populations
Technology transfer and information exchange
Corporate efficiency and competitiveness
Ability to innovate and export
Registration closes : 1 March 2012
Submissions deadlines : from 28 October to 1 July 2012
First Prize : USD 20 000
Second Prize : USD 15 000
Third Prize : USD 10 000