Student paper competition



Student: Philipp del Hougne

Title: "Could Wi-Fi Waves Bouncing Around Inside an Indoor Room Perform Analog Computation?​"

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Student: Hafssaa Latioui

Title: "Lateral Optical Forces On Linearly-Polarized Emitters Near A Reciprocal Substrate​"

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Selected Finalists:

  • Hafssaa Latioui, "Lateral Optical Forces On Linearly-Polarized Emitters Near A Reciprocal Substrate"
  • Philipp del Hougne, "Could Wi-Fi Waves Bouncing Around Inside an Indoor Room Perform Analog Computation?"
  • Emanuele Galiffi, "Singular Graphene Metasurfaces"
  • Maria Rosendo López, "Sound Propagation in a One-Dimensional PT Symmetric Sonic Crystal"
  • Zhanni Wu, "A Transparent, Time-Modulated Metasurface"


All student participants are invited to enter the STUDENT PAPER COMPETITIONIn the following, we understand a student as a person that aims to present a paper at the Congress, which has been done in the context of some work that leads to an academic degree. This comprises Bachelor, Master, or PhD students. Also, work done in the context of some courses is eligible. The paper, an application form, and all supporting documentation for the student paper competition must be submitted through the Congress website prior the paper submission deadline.

Submission and Evaluation Procedure

The student has to be registered at this website to submit its paper and fill in the form for entering the student paper competition. This form will become accessible via the "Student paper competition" item in the "Participant profile" in the right column of the webpage after log-in at the website.

During the submission procedure, the student will be asked to upload:

  1. A CV of personal scientific activity.
  2. An exact title of the paper submitted for review.
  3. An endorsement letter signed by the student's supervisor/advisor stating that the paper is the result of student's work.

The student must be the first author of the submitted paper, and the co-authors may be the student’s supervisors/advisors. No more than one co-author, besides the student, are allowed, unless the student has additional advisors from different institutions or departments. If this applies, this fact must be explicitly stated in the endorsement letter. The student competition papers will undergo a regular review. Additionally, the student competition applications will be evaluated by the Award Committee and may get eventually shortlisted as finalists. Up to five finalists are selected in total. Wether the students are selected as finalists will be communicated to the students in due time. The registration fee of all shortlisted finalists will be waived. Only one paper per student will be considered. In case of multiple entries with different papers, the student will be excluded from the competition.

The shortlisted finalists of the student paper competition will present their papers at the regular technical sessions in accordance with the conference programIn addition, they will be required to present their papers again at a dedicated interactive poster session during the Congress. The members of the Award Committee will interact with the students during the poster presentation and will elect the winner.

Awarding Ceremony

The winner of the best student paper will be announced at the Congress closing ceremony.


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