As usual, two categories of paper competitions have been created in iWAT2023, i.e., Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper award, to contribute to the recognition of the high scientific quality of research fitting the scope of iWAT2023.

Certificates and cash will be awarded to the winners of the iWAT2023 Best Paper Award and iWAT2023 Best Student Paper Award.

The best conference paper award : 1000 Euro (first), 700 Euro (second), and 500 Euro (third).

The best student paper award: 900 Euro (first), 600 Euro (second), and 500 Euro (third).

iWAT2023 Best Paper Awards:

All submitted papers are eligible to apply for the iWAT2023 best paper awards. The award chair will choose five finalists. As soon as all the finalists are available, the award chair will nominate an award committee of professionals in the field. This procedure avoids the possibility of excluding some finalists form the process because of the incompatibility with the evaluators.

iWAT2023 Best Student Paper Awards:

Eligibility for a Best Student Paper Award

The candidate must fulfill the following conditions:

1, Be a Bachelor, Master, or PhD student at the paper submission deadline (Dec. 15, 2022).

2, Be at most 35 years old at the conference starting date (May 15, 2023). Exceptions for parental/sick leaves will be considered.

3, Be the first author of the competing paper and have a major contribution to the work. Moreover, a maximum of two co-authors can be over the age of 35.

4, Be registered at iWAT2023.

5, Present the paper at the conference in person.

6, Be present at the closing ceremony.

Condition 1 must be certified by the supervisor in the form of an accompanying signed letter (PDF format). Conditions 2-3 must be certified by the candidate author after receiving a special request from the Awards Co-Chairs (after the paper acceptance notification and subject to the reviewing score).

Awards Selection Procedure:

The award committee will select five finalists of the iWAT2023 Best Paper Awards and five finalists of the iWAT2023 Best Student Paper Awards based on two criteria:

1. The reviewers score and their recommendations for the initially submitted paper.

2. The quality, novelty, and originality of the final paper.

In addition to the presentation in their regular (oral or poster) sessions, the authors of the selected papers will be invited to compete for the Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards in a special Award poster session.

The selection of the Best Paper Awards will result from the evaluation of the paper and the special poster/oral presentation by a committee. The award chair will choose the committee member after the five finalists are selected to avoid any conflict of interest.

In this selection, the main criterion will be technical excellence. Other evaluation criteria are originality and innovation, significance to the antennas and propagation community, potential impact, and clarity of presentation.

All awards will be distributed during the banquet ceremony.


Awardees cannot be co-author or belong to the same laboratory as any member of the relevant award committee.

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