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Student Video Competition
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Submit a Smart Grid video for a chance to win $500!

We invite students to submit a video presenting fresh and original views, which may stimulate the research community. In particular, we welcome short videos (duration: 1 to max. 3 minutes), which present original visions in either one of the following two categories:

  • Explain innovative smart grid concepts: Dream up new applications, user interfaces, technologies, scenario’s enabling, or enabled by, smart grids. These should be at least conceptually explained; providing some technical solutions is not mandatory, but can be a plus. For example, describe a new smart phone app that allows to monitor your energy profile and provide incentives to reduce your energy usage (or stimulates use of “green energy” coming from renewable sources).
  • Showcase benefits of smart grids: i.e. why do we believe smart grids are necessary, what challenges do smart grid concepts/technologies solve, etc.? For example, provide some quantification of energy requirements for electrical car charging and an how to deal with it using an appropriate control mechanism.

Submissions are due August 19, 2012.

Submission Instructions
Upload your video to YouTube.
Send the following information to
- Author name
- University affiliation
- Contact information (including email and mailing address)
- Video title
- Video link

Selection Process
Videos will be screened by a jury for compliance with the scope of the competition as outlined above. The approved videos will be posted on the IEEE SmartGridComm website, where visitors will be able to vote. From the votes, the top 3 will be selected, and from these the winner will be selected by the jury. The winning video will be shown at IEEE SmartGridComm, where the winner will receive a prize of $500.

Note that only students are eligible to participate.

Important Dates
Video Submission Deadline: August 19, 2012
Online voting period: September 10 – October 19, 2012
Top-3 selection: November 2, 2012
Winner announcement: November 8, 2012

Video Competition Committee
Frank Vansteenwinkel, Cisco, Belgium (Chair)
Paolo Tenti, University of Padova, Italy



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