IEEE Germany Student Conference 2018
25.-26.10.2018 | Magdeburg


Welcome to the website of the IEEE Germany Student Conference 2018!

The IEEE Student Conference is a free of charge event by students for students and now takes place for the 8th time. We are pleased to organize the international event from 25. to 26.10.2018 in Magdeburg.


Group photo of the IEEE Germany Student Conference 2016 in Magdeburg

Purpose of the Conference

The purpose of the conference is to give students of electrical engineering, information technology and computer science an opportunity to present interesting results from their own scientific work (theses, research projects ...) in conference atmosphere. Thus, you can gain experience in writing scientific publications and practice the oral presentation in front of trade visitors.

The three best contributions will be rewarded with attractive prizes.

Focus of topics

We invite all students of electrical engineering, information technology and computer science, to present latest scientific results. Due to the broad thematic line-up the conference offers for all presenters and listeners the unique opportunity to obtain a fascinating insight into the current interests of research from many fields of electrical engineering, information technology and computer science.


The provincial capital Magdeburg is a dynamic city that is both a strong scientific center of the region as well as an important cultural city in Germany. Thanks to the beneficial location directly between Berlin and Braunschweig an easy access via the A2, A14 and the regional and mainline services is given. more...


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To register, submit, and manage your submissions, please follow the link below.

Submit paper


For the planning of our conference we use the so-called Conftool. Here you can create an account, login and submit your "Preliminary Full Paper Manuscript". This will be assessed by reviewers. Afterwards you get an appropriate feedback (Notification of Acceptance). If your contribution to the conference is approved, you will submit the Camera-Ready Final Paper.


Information for authors

Preliminary Full Paper Manuscript

Complete paper, with all relevant results. Comprises 4-6 pages. Template: see below. Language: German or English (preferred)

Camera Ready Final Papers

Application of proposals from the reviewers, Adaptation of some last details.

Oral Presentation

If you are invited to the conference, you have to present your work to the other participants and the jury in a short lecture. The exact length of the presentation will be announced once the number of speakers is known. You may choose the language by yourself, where english lectures are preferable because they ensure that all participants can follow your statements. While you are talking you should:

  • hold the given time limit
  • give a good overview of your paper
  • explain your topic in an understandable manner

Please use the provided templates to create your paper. If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Please do not use the US Letter format, as it will be stretched to A4 in the proceedings and distort your paper.

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The best three papers will be decorated with a Best Paper Award, which is awarded by a jury composing of members of the IEEE Student Branch. These different aspects will be assessed:

  • Review of the Full Paper
  • Implementation of the annotations for the Camera-Ready-Paper
  • Lecture structure
  • Fluent reporting style
  • Understandability

If the lecture is held in English, this will have an influence on the assessment, since an English report may be less fluent than a German one. This evaluation criterion is intended to encourage all participants to submit an English paper as well as to give a speech in English, because this is the standard at scientific conferences.

Conference program

The conference program will be announced after the reviews here. The lectures are arranged in thematically sorted sessions.


What is a scientific conference?

What is a scientific conference and what is its goal?

At a conference, scientists, such as Doctoral students, present new results of their scientific work, which have not yet been published in this form. The results are submitted in a written paper and presented to the audience at the conference in the form of a lecture or a poster.

Such a conference offers researchers and engineers the opportunity to exchange ideas, gather new ideas and socialize. In addition to the lectures, the venue, the social events and evening events are an important figurehead of a conference.

Depending on the topic and scope of the conference, a few hundred people from all over the world will meet.

How exactly is this conference to be classified?

The IEEE Student Conference reflects the process of a "real" conference as much as possible. The only difference is that it offers students the sole opportunity to present current scientific results, to interact with like-minded students, to establish contacts, and to attend interdisciplinary lectures. Our two-day conference will feature an exciting program including social event, dinner and corporate lectures in addition to expert sub-meetings. In addition, it is absolutely free for presenters.

Who is allowed to participate?

The conference covers all topics that are represented at the IEEE. Contributions from electrical engineering, information technology and mechatronics are welcome. If you are not sure if your topic fits in with our conference, feel free to contact us.

Participation in the entire conference is free of charge for each speaker. To perform at the conference, you must first register as explained below. Even for listeners and day visitors attending the lectures and company presentations is free.

How can I submit a paper?

To submit a paper, you must register in the Conftool. For more information, see Registration.

When does my paper have to be ready?

The deadline for the paper is 15.07.2018 30.07.2018. The paper must be submitted by this date. Subsequently, it is "reviewed" by doctoral students from our university, i.e. read, checked and rated. Detailed information about the paper and a template can be found here. If your paper meets the formal and substantive requirements, you will be invited to Magdeburg.

What is the process after my paper has been accepted?

As soon as the reviews are made accessible, you can also check if you are allowed to attend the conference as a speaker or not. If you are invited to the conference, you will have to revise your paper, taking into account the reviews of the doctoral students, until the camera-ready deadline (15.09.2018). You also have to prepare a short presentation for the actual conference (10 - 20 minutes). The exact time will be published as soon as the number of participants has been determined.

How will the conference go?

The conference will start on the first day (Thu, 25.10.) at about 12 o'clock. This gives participants with a longer journey enough time to arrive in Magdeburg. After you have registered, the lectures will start at about 13 o'clock. On the evening of the first day, there will be a social event with all participants. On the second day further lectures will be given in the morning. Since the exact schedule depends on many factors, it will be published just a few weeks before the conference.

Will my paper appear in the IEEE Xplore system?

Because this is a conference for students primarily intended for gaining conference experience, the papers will not be available on IEEE Xplore. However, there will be a printed conference volume (no ISBN number) with all accepted submissions for all speakers.

Is there a conference fee?

No, there will be no conference fee. If your paper is accepted, you will be invited (as first author) to Magdeburg. The accommodation (only for participants who live outside of Magdeburg) and the conference dinner will be provided by us.

Who organizes my journey to Magdeburg?

You have to organize the journey to Magdeburg yourself. If you would like to arrive earlier or stay longer, you are welcome to contact us and we will try to book your hotel room for additional nights. You pay for it yourself.

Who pays my trip to Magdeburg?

The costs for the journey to Magdeburg are on your own.

How will I be accommodated in Magdeburg?

Should you live outside of Magdeburg and be invited to the conference, we will provide you accommodation in a centrally located hostel. We will cover the costs (one night) for this accommodation. This only applies to the first author of the paper. Secondary authors or other persons can be accommodated on timely request in the same hotel. The costs have to be borne by yourself. An extended stay can also be arranged by us at your expense.

Getting There

The conference will take place at the Virtual Development and Training Center (VDTC) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF):

Virtual Development and Training Centre Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Straße 1 39106 Magdeburg

If you arrive by car, you can find free parking in the immediate area.

Public transportation

After arriving at the main train station you take tram line 10 (direction Barleber See) to the opera house, where you have two options to continue your journey

  • Tram line 5 (direction Messegelände) to Askanischer Platz, then on foot about 8 minutes to the VDTC
  • Bus 73 to terminus Wissenschaftshafen


The addresses of the accommodations will be announced in advance.


The Center of Science

While the Magdeburg industry was strongly influenced by the construction of heavy machinery at the turn, Magdeburg has changed a lot as a location for technology.


The University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal and the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, with their natural science and technical faculties, are an important driving force for local industry and research. Accordingly, the Wissenschaftshafen is located in the immediate vicinity of the university, directly on the banks of the Elbe. Here are the Institute for Communication and Automation (ifak), the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, the "Experimental Factory" (ExFa) as a research and transfer center and the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF ), which opened the Virtual Development and Training Center "VDTC" just under 10 years ago. In cooperation with Siemens AG Healthcare and the STIMULATE Association, the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg has created a competence center in the field of medical technology for the research and development of image-guided minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the form of the "Research Campus Stimulate". Magdeburg is rightfully considered one of the most dynamic cities in Germany for several years.

The Unique Cultural Site

The cityscape of the imperial capital of Otto "the Great" is in addition to numerous churches, restored fortifications and the Hundertwasser House "Green Citadel" dominated by Magdeburg's imposing cathedral. Located directly on the Elbe you can relax in the beach bars and on the waterfront. In addition to Hanover, Magdeburg has been one of the greenest cities in Germany for years, with its numerous parks, which are ideal for barbecues, sunbathing and jogging. The public life of Magdeburg is characterized by its many students who enrich the diverse cultural offer and the Hasselbachplatz, the bar district of Magdeburg with more than 50 bars, restaurants and discotheques. Magdeburg offers everything that is needed for an exciting conference and a subsequent varied weekend.

Otto von Guericke University

With more than 14,000 students, the importance of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg is increasingly growing as a university center of teaching in the region and beyond the state of Saxony-Anhalt.


The university bears the name of Otto-von-Guericke (1602-1686), a son of the city of Magdeburg, who became famous internationally for his pioneering research on the vacuum. In the tradition of this great scientist, philosopher and engineer, the university wants to teach and research and continue his humanistic work.


In recent years, there has been a decisive shift in university research from applied to innovative basic research. Through the breadth and variety of disciplines, research focuses such as the neurosciences, immunology, nonlinear systems, new materials, processes and products, visualistics, social transformation and communication and culture. This will create potential at the university that will decisively promote the economic and social development of the city and the country. Furthermore, the networking with the scientific disciplines of the humanities and economics determine the profile in teaching and research of the university.


The campus of the Medical Faculty in the south of the city is a training center for about 1,300 prospective doctors and at the same time a center for the maximum medical care of the citizens of Saxony-Anhalt. In recent years, the centers and university hospitals have increasingly focused on the specialised medical treatment of patients.

Fraunhofer IFF


As a technology partner for manufacturing companies, scientists from the Fraunhofer IFF develop technologies, processes and products from the idea to series production - and introduce them into practice together. Digital engineering for the development, production and operation of products and production systems plays a special role here.

In its research fields "Intelligent Work Systems", "Resource Efficient Production and Logistics" and "Convergent Supply Infrastructures", the institute develops practical solutions. The experts rely on their expertise in robotics, in measuring and testing, in the design of processes in production and logistics as well as in technology-based assistance and qualification.

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