WiCAS/YP Event

CASS Event Proposal Contest
for Young Researchers
-Your Idea Come True-

Purpose of Contest

Cooperation from young researchers is indispensable to improve an activity of IEEE CAS society. Actually, the majority of chapter members wishes that young researchers become interested in the activity. To hold the attractive CASS events, we consider that it is important to better understand youth aspirations toward the CAS society. We consequently hold a youth-oriented event proposal contest for the CAS society as the WiCAS/YP* event in TJCAS 2017. This contest invites novel attractive and interesting ideas from young researchers. We will evaluate all proposals and decide winner(s).

* WiCAS: Woman in CAS (URL: http://ieee-cas.org/wicas)
* YP: IEEE Young Professionals (URL: http://yp.ieee.org/)

What Kind of Event We Hope

We hope the unique combination of serious and playful activities! Of course, we accept the serious or playful activity only.

Example of Serious Activity:

Study (Research, Foreign Language, etc.), Programming, Experiment, etc.

Example of Playful Activity:

Sport, Music, Cooking, Video Game, Movie, Outdoor Amusement (Short Trekking, Sea Bathing, BBQ etc.), etc.

Constraint Conditions of Proposal

1. Low Cost (Up to $1,000 (JPY 110,000))
2. One Day Event

Proposer(s) have to organize a novel event can be held at low cost in a day.

How to Entry

Proposer(s) send a summary for the proposal to the contact address (contest17+at+vlc.sakura.ne.jp (+at+ = @)). Deadline of the entry is July 31, 2017 (Extended!). The paper (summary) style is as follows.

Paper (Summary) Stlye


Write your manuscript in English.

File Format

Only PDF is acceptable.

Style File

Use the MS-Word template (Click! doc or docx). Here is a sample PDF file. Please include the following requirements in the summary.

  1. Title of the event
  2. Team members and Supervisor/Advisor
    (Name, Affiliation, Position/Academic year, IEEE membership number)
  3. Contact person information
  4. Summary of the event
  5. Benefit for YP members
  6. Financial cost
  7. Originality/Uniqueness of the event
  8. Detailed description of the event (e.g., contents, time schedule)

Application Qualification

  • IEEE YP Member
  • IEEE Student Member
  • Student (IEEE Non-Member)
  • The application in a group is possible.

    Note that at least one of the group (including Supervisor/Advisor) is an IEEE YP member or student member an IEEE member.

    How to Evaluation (Screening Steps)

    1st Screening (Preliminary Contest)

    The contest committee selects some proposals as the finalist of the contest from all received proposals.

    2nd Screening (Main contest)

    Finalist(s) make a presentation in the main contest, which will be held in TJCAS 2017. Judges (IEEE Member w/o YP) evaluate and rank presentations. The committee awards a prize depending on the rank. After the contest, we will hold the reception for all finalists and participants.

    Note that transportation and accommodation fees are not paid to all finalists.


    1st winner (Grand Prize): JPY 20,000
  • As an extra prize, the proposed event of the grand prix might be held in next year.
  • 2nd winner: JPY 10,000
    3rd winner: Memento of the contest
    Other: Small gift

    Registration Fee

    Finalists and participants can attend this contest for free. However, if you want to attend other sessions and events of TJCAS 2017, you have to pay its registration fee in the registration site (Click here!).

    Important Dates

    July 31, 2017
    Deadline for contest entry (Extended!)
    Aug. 4, 2017
    Notification of acceptance for finalists
    Aug. 21, 2017
    Main Contest

    Contest Committee

    Contest Co-Chairs

    Tzu-Yun Wang (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
    Yoko Uwate (Tokushima University)


    Yoshifumi Nishio (Tokushima University)
    Shintaro Arai (Okayama University of Science)
    and more!

    Contact Us

    For more information about this contest, please contact the committee.
    Contact Address: contest17+at+vlc.sakura.ne.jp (+at+ = @)

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