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20 Nov 2017 10:05 | Centre for Applied Research Technology

The Institution of Engineering & Technology, Aerospace Technical Professional Network are organising a Short Presentations Competition as one of the workshop presentations at Aviation Electronics Europe (AEE) 2018.

If you are a Bachelor or Masters student in a field related to the Aerospace/Aviation sector or graduated not more than five years ago then the Network would like to invite you to submit an abstract on either of the following two themes: 

  • AEE - Improving Performance, Integration and Harmonisation in SESAR and Next-Gen 
  • Aerospace Testing (AST) - Developing Next Generation Testing Strategies 

We are aligning our competition to the themes for AEE and AST, so please visit  www.ae-expo.eu/call-papers for further details of the discussion topics. 

  • Your abstract must refer to a specific challenge around one of the above two themes and include at least four of the following points. How did you come up with the solution/idea to the problem identified? 
  • What alternatives did you consider and what criteria did you apply in making your selection? 
  • How did you test/validate the solution/idea in terms of applicability, practicality, effectiveness, efficiency or other factors? 
  • Is your solution/idea viable and why? 
  • Is there something else that must be done to complete your proposal? 

The abstracts will be assessed by a panel of judges representing the Aerospace Technical Professional Network, who will select the best five to go to through to the final presentation competition in Munich. 

Each of the five finalists will be offered a free conference place and the opportunity to give a presentation based on their abstract for 15 minutes, followed by a five-minute Q&A session to an audience of industry professionals, students and academics on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. The judges will then select a winner who will receive a prize of £150 or local currency equivalent. The winner will be announced at the evening networking session on Tuesday 19th June 2018. 

Why should you enter? 

  • A chance to tell us about your ideas and your work 
  • Opportunities for mentoring and skill development
  • The finalists will receive feedback on their presentations from the judges 
  • Each finalist will be given a free conference place 
  • Opportunity for professional networking and hearing about what your peers are up to 

Key Dates 

  • Early October 2017 – Call for submissions launched 
  • 12 January 2018 – Deadline for submitting an abstract of no more than 400 words 
  • 1 March 2018 - Five finalists notified and invited to prepare a presentation.  Those who have been unsuccessful will also be notified 
  • 19 May 2018 – Deadline for finalists to submit final presentation slides 
  • 19 June 2018– Short Presentations Competition – five finalists will give their short presentations in Munich 

We look forward to receiving your abstract which should be sent to: 

Deborah-Claire McKenzie, Community Manager, Aerospace Network  Email: dmckenzie@theiet.org by 12 January 2018 

Terms and Conditions 

  • The Aerospace TPN reserves the right not to proceed with the competition in the event of insufficient abstracts being received; 
  • No extension to the deadlines will be granted; 
  • The submission requirements and entry criteria must be satisfied as detailed above 
  • The judges’ decision will be final and neither the judges, committee members of the Aerospace Network, or the IET will enter into any correspondence with regards to judging decisions; 
  • The organisers of AEE have kindly offered a free conference place worth 800 euros for each of the finalists. Please note that all finalists will be responsible for any further costs relating to their attendance at the presentation competition i.e. travel/hotel/subsistence etc and that the IET and AEE are unable to offer any other financial assistance. 
  • In the case of multiple authors, only one free conference place will be provided and the cash prize will be shared; 
  • It is a condition of entry that the five finalists agree to their presentation slides being uploaded to the Aerospace Network’s Engineering Communities area as a pdf after the event.