Monday, March 18, 2013
ERSA-NVIDIA Award - WORLDCOMP
"BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR"
Submission of Proposals for ERSA-NVIDIA award Candidates
Deadline: April 22, 2013
ERSA/WORLDCOMP conference in Las Vegas
The Tropicana Hotel
22 July, 2013
ERSA is a part of WORLDCOMP (World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing):
(Based on last offerings of WORLDCOMP Congress, we anticipate having about 2,000
The information age continues to surprise and challenge us all in the fast pace of evolving technology. Developing complex, commercial applications requires multidisciplinary research and new visionary approaches.
As opportunities for new technologies continues to evolve, the need for support of young, talented entrepreneurs, who are breaking the way into future, is higher than ever.
To support young and talented, ERSA conference, sponsored by NVIDIA, launches an Award for "Best Young Entrepreneur".
The Award is devoted for entrepreneurs developing tools, advanced technologies and opportunities for supporting applications, both academic and commercial, across broad area of high-performance, embedded systems implemented as multicore systems and reconfigurable heterogeneous parallel processing systems.
THE AWARD COMMITTEE
The Award Committee includes world renowned scientists from leading universities:
o Stanford University, USA. Prof. Michael Flynn
o Imperial College London, UK. Prof. Wayne Luk
o Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Prof. Joerg Henkel
o Keio University, Japan, Prof. Hideharu Amano
o Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Prof. Simon See
and from leading companies:
o NVIDIA, N/A
o Altera, Principal Engineer Steve Casselman
o National Instruments, N/A
PROPOSALS FOR CANDIDATES
1. Who can be a candidate?
a. This award is open to anyone, to individuals and teams, working in
the area specified in this document. Candidates should be 35 years
old or under.
b. Anyone can nominate another person, a team or themselves, as a candidate
(as long as the candidate is aware of being nominated.)
c. The achievements of candidate should belong to the area of developing
software tools, advanced technologies and opportunities for supporting
applications, both academic and commercial, across broad area, including,
but not limiting to, mobile, low-power, complex, intelligent,
high-performance, embedded systems implemented as multicore systems
and reconfigurable heterogeneous parallel processing systems.
2. Who can propose candidates?
a. Any individual or group of individuals can propose another person, a
team or themselves, as a candidate.
For example, a company can propose their young person, or a team of
young persons. A Group, submitting a proposal, must not necessarily
be from the same organization.
b. Anyone proposing a candidate should present his/her short Bio - not
exceeding 300 words. Could include link to LinkedIn profile as
substitute (highly recommended). Same applies for groups. In
addition, the relation to the candidate must be indicated.
3. What should the Proposals contain?
a. Short Bio of Candidate or Team - not to exceed 500 words in length
per individual. Could include link to LinkedIn profile as substitute
(highly recommended). Same applies for overall organization or company
as a backgrounder.
b. High level overview of work to be considered - not to exceed 500
words in length.
c. Description of impact of work (i.e. why does it matter?) and how
was impact measured / determined - not to exceed 500 words in length.
d. Technical details - not to exceed 3 pages (single spaced, US Letter
or A4, 10 pt. typeface). Photos and diagrams are acceptable [format(s):
PDF (preferred), doc, (not docx), jpg]
e. List of supporting references, including published articles (electronic
or traditional) in peer reviewed journals, or major global media
publishers including print, video, blogs, etc.
1. April 22: Submission of Proposals for Candidates.
The list of candidates will be made public on ERSA web-site; the candidates
will be notified by email.
2. May 7: The Award Committee provides a List of Nominees (max 8 nominees).
The List of Nominees will be made public on ERSA web-site. Nominees will
be asked to prepare a 30-minute presentation at the conference if they win
the Award or 15 minutes otherwise. The winner can submit up to 10 pages (in
IEEE transaction format) paper for post conference proceedings, or 7 pages
otherwise. Deadline for post conference proceedings is July 31, 2013.
The winner gets free registration at this year and also at next years ERSA
conference, will receive a cash prize, and will be included into the next
year's Award Committee.
All candidates can participate at ERSA conference and present their
work/achievements (not just the nominees) after an evaluation process. We
also accept poster presentation and 4-page papers in post conference
proceedings; the post-conference proceedings will go to press in October 2013).
3. June 17: Final Decision, the winner is selected by The Award Committee.
The winner will not be made public until the date of the Award Ceremony
(July 22, 2013). The award committee reserves the right to not award if no
nominee is good enough.
4. 22 July, 2013: Award Ceremony at ERSA conference in Las Vegas, The Tropicana
Hotel. ERSA is a Part of WORLDCOMP (http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws).
Prof. Toomas PLaks, UK (Chair, ERSA'13): email@example.com