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IEC Centenary Challenge Registration Deadline Extended

New York, Apr 03, 2006

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has extended the registration deadline for the IEC Centenary Challenge—a worldwide competition for papers and case studies addressing the economic, business, and social impact of International Standards—to April 7, 2006.

Organized in conjunction with the IEC’s centennial celebration, the competition is sponsored in partnership with The Economist, the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE). To date, more than sixty leading academic institutions representing twenty-five countries have registered to participate.

The competition is open to all persons affiliated with an academic institution, including faculty members, lecturers, researchers, and teaching staff. Papers authored by both individuals and groups are accepted; all submissions must be approved by the academic institution.

Approved papers will be reviewed for final nomination by the IEC Executive Review Council—a panel comprised of representatives from government, academia, industry, and the media. First, second, and third place winners will be awarded $15,000, $5,000, and $2,000 respectively. The prize-winning papers, as well as others of outstanding merit, will be published in a special IEC commemorative publication. The winning submissions will also be distributed to international technical and business journals with recommendation for publication.

Final papers must be submitted between May 31, 2006, and September 1, 2006. For registration forms, rules, and further information, visit The Awards Ceremony will be held in London at the IEE auditorium on December 12, 2006.

ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel