2021 IEEE MTT-S Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC 2021)

June 1 – 4, 2021, San Diego, CA, USA

Three types of paper competition awards

  1. Student Paper Competition
  2. Industry Prize Competition
  3. Best Paper Awards Competition

Note: Each paper can only be selected for one award.

1. Student Paper Competition
  • Students indicate that they want to be considered for the competition during the paper submission process.
    * The student should be the first and main author.
    * There can be at most 2 other authors.
    * The professor (advisor) should submit a short email confirming that the student did the majority of the work. 
  • The award committee will choose the top 30 papers based on the conference technical program committee’s reviews and select 10 out of 30 as the finalists. 
  • The students will be informed if selected as finalists, and the Awards Committee will appoint judges. The judges will carefully read and grade the finalists’ papers against the following criteria:
    * Novelty
    * Technical level and quality
    * Clarity of plots and writing
  • The judges will anonymously attend and grade the finalists’ presentations based on the following criteria:
    * Slide quality
    * Presentation style/quality
    * Responses to questions
  • The grades on paper and presentation are combined with equal weighting. 
  • First ($500), second ($300), and third ($200) prizes will be awarded. Certificates will also be given to all the finalists.
  • The awards will be presented at the conference closing ceremony. The winners need to attend the closing ceremony to be eligible to receive the awards. 
2. Industry Prize Competition

The Industry Prize Competition recognizes an outstanding industry paper that reports innovation of a circuit or system application that will be potentially a game-changer in the wireless power industry and will significantly benefit the wireless power community.

  • Authors wishing to participate in the competition are required to indicate it during the paper submission process.
  • An eligible paper can have several co-authors, but the work described must be performed at an industrial institution (not a government or academic institution).
  • Industry papers will undergo the same reviewing process as other papers. After review, the accepted industry papers will be verified for eligibility by the Awards Committee.
  • The Awards Committee selects 5 finalists based on the following criteria:
    * Novelty
    * Relevance to the WPT industry
    * Impact on the wireless power community
  • Judging will be performed by the Awards Committee and its designated referees. At least 3 anonymous referees will evaluate each finalist’s paper and presentation based on the criteria above. At least one of the referees will be from the industry.
  • One winner will be selected and announced during the closing ceremony. A prize of $500 will be awarded. The winner needs to attend the closing ceremony to be eligible to receive the award (the 5 finalists will be notified in advance).
3. Best Paper Awards Competition

The Best Paper Awards Competition identifies and recognizes the two best papers among all the papers accepted by the conference. The authors should indicate that they want to be considered for the competition during the paper submission process.

  • The Awards Committee will choose the top 20 papers based on the conference technical program committee’s reviews and select 8 out of 20 as the finalists. 
  • The finalists will not be informed. Judges selected by the Awards Committee will carefully read and grade the finalists’ papers against the following criteria:
    * Novelty
    * Technical level and quality
    * Clarity of plots and writing
  • The judges will anonymously attend and judge the finalists’ talks. They give grade the talks on
    * Slide quality
    * Presentation style/quality
    * Responses to questions
  • The grades from paper and presentation will be combined with equal weighting.
  • Two winners will be selected and announced during the closing ceremony. The first prize of $500 and the second prize of $300 will be awarded. The winners need to attend the closing ceremony to be eligible to receive the awards (the 8 finalists will be notified in advance).