Student Poster Competition (SPC)

The Student Poster Competition (SPC) award consists of a certificate and represents a prestigious recognition of the student’s achievement. Students who are submitting abstracts for an oral presentation or poster are also invited to participate in the SPC (see “Requirements” below for conditions). Abstracts submitted by students for the Student Poster Competition will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the joint conference prior to the conference.

Students are asked to submit their abstract to one of the three sections of the joint conference; namely, ISAF, PFM, or ECAPD until April 15th, 2016. A number of finalists will be selected for each of these three sections. The finalists will be notified and asked to produce a poster to be displayed during a special student poster session. At the time of the poster presentation, the finalists are required to be registered members of IEEE and UFFC.

Important Information:

Please use the supplied Template for your contribution. Abstracts created by other formats will be refused by the conference organizers. Convert your word-document into a pdf-file and upload the pdf.

The SPC session is scheduled for August 22, 2016, 17:30-18:30 where all Student Finalist Posters will be presented for judging by a panel of judges representing Program Technical Themes. During the SPC session Student Finalists should attend to their posters for interactions with judges.

The poster is required independent of whether the student’s abstract has been selected as an oral presentation. The students should check the guidelines for poster presentation for the preparations of their posters. The posters will remain on display for the duration of the conference. The best Student poster awards will be announced and awarded in the Conference Banquet on August 23, 2016.


  • Student is the first author
  • Work is of high quality and done by the student
  • Abstract clearly describes the work and includes novel results
  • Student has not won this award previously from any of the IEEE International Symposium on The Applications of Ferroelectrics
  • At the time of the poster presentation, the finalist is required to be a registered member of IEEE-UFFC-S.
  • On-line registration for attending the conference and declare in participation at the SPC.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Clarity of student’s presentation
  • Depth of student’s knowledge
  • Degree of the student’s contribution to the project
  • Relevancy of the work to the conference topics

Guidelines for poster presentation:

  • The poster should not exceed 1189mm (height) x 841mm (width), i.e., in portrait A0 paper format.
  • The poster should contain the title of the paper and the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the authors. It should have large legible text and figures, and describe the results in a manner that would be clear to readers.
  • On-site printing is not available. Posters should be mounted and removed by the presenters themselves. The equipment for mounting will be available on-site.