The Canadian National Committee (CNC) and the United States National Committee (USNC) of URSI are pleased to announce a Student Paper Competition to be held at the 2020 North American Radio Science Meeting in Montreal. This competition is jointly administered by CNC-URSI and USNC-URSI, and is open to all students participating in the conference that are enrolled at colleges or universities in Canada or the U.S. This Student Paper Competition is not related to the IEEE AP-S Student Paper Competition, which is administered by the IEEE AP-S SPC Committee.
Prizes will be awarded to five student papers. Awards (payable in USD) will be made as follows:
The deadline for submission of full papers on the conference web site is Monday, March 11, 2020. The five student finalists will present their papers during a special half-session devoted to the Student Paper Competition, which will be held during the conference (details on this will be posted later). Presentations will follow the normal style of URSI presentations (20 minutes total, including time for questions and answers). All Student Paper Competition participants (including finalists and non-finalists) are encouraged to submit their competition papers for publication in the journal Radio Science or another journal of their choice.
The paper must be in English and in the single-column manuscript format, as specified for the journal Radio Science and available on-line at
(Click on “22 peer reviewed journals”, then “Journals”, then “Radio Science”, then “Submit an Article”, then “Author Instructions”, and then you will see “Author Resources” with templates available.)
The length of the paper must not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, including figures and references. The text and caption font must be 12-point Times Roman. In using the Radio Science manuscript format, line numbers are not required, nor is it essential to start each Section on a new page.
Questions regarding the competition should be addressed to:
CNC-URSI: Prof. David Michelson, University of British Columbia, at firstname.lastname@example.org
USNC-URSI: Prof. Erdem Topsakal, Virginia Commonwealth University, at email@example.com