Student Design Competition

Submit a design

Students are invited to submit an up to 5-minute video clip and an abstract summarizing their design idea
Submission is now closed

Submission Guidelines

In order to participate in the competition students are invited to submit:

  • an up to 5-minute video clip in MP4 format that presents their design idea, including statements and elaboration of the objective, method, innovation and outcome
  • an abstract up to 300 words, summarising their design idea.The abstract can be submitted in either DOCX or PDF format, but no special formatting guidelines apply.

Students who have already submitted their work to the Conference (e.g., as a paper or as a poster) are cordially invited also to participate in the Student Design Competition.

Video Specifications

  • Duration: up to 5-minutes
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 minimum with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Frame rate: 30 fps maximum
  • Format: H.264 encoded MP4
  • File size: 200 MB maximum

Video duration:
up to 5 minutes

Abstract length:
300 words

Deadline for submission:
30 April 2019 (extended deadline)

Notification of review outcome:
20 May 2019 (new date)

Deadline for author registration:
31 May 2019

Selection Process and Awards

A distinguished seven-member international committee will be the jury.

  • All video clip submissions accepted for the Student Design Competition will be presented during the Conference.
  • Three submissions will be awarded. Each awardee will receive a plaque and a certificate.
  • The GOLD student design awardee will also receive the prize of $1000 USD, the SILVER $500 USD and the BRONZE $250 USD.
  • The awards will be conferred during the Conference.

Notification of acceptance of students’ submissions for their video presentation during the Conference will be made by the 20th of May 2019. The award recipients will be notified by the 8th of July.


Three prizes will be distributed:

GOLD - $1000 USD



The Jury


Aaron Marcus

Aaron Marcus and Associates, USA

Patrick Rau

Tsinghua University, P.R. China


Wentao Wang

Baidu, Inc., P.R. China

Masaaki Kurosu

The Open University of Japan

Dylan Schmorrow

SoarTech, USA

Don Harris

Coventry University, United Kingdom

Panayiotis Zaphiris

Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Registration Regulation

For design submissions in the Student Design Competition that have been accepted for presentation during the Conference, one of the contributing students, needs to register for the Conference, by 31 May 2019.

The Conference registration policy limiting the number of individual submissions does not apply for the participation in the Student Design Competition.