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After the successful past editions, the Technical Program Committee of EUSIPCO 2024 is offering for the tenth consecutive year a 3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) contest, where PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. This activity is sponsored by EURASIP. It is an exercise for students to consolidate their ideas so they can present them concisely to an audience specialized in different areas. Together with scientific and technical quality, EURASIP wants to promote transversal skills of PhD researchers such as oral and presentation skills, and it also wants to help PhDs to gain visibility of their work.

To PhD students: If you are devoting or have devoted 3 or more years to your PhD, you could devote 3 minutes to explain it to a more general public, we challenge you!

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Create a video that best explains your work in a language appropriate to a signal processing general audience. The video should not be longer than 3 minutes. Note that “3MT is not an exercise in trivialising research”: accessibility to a broad audience should not be detrimental to the presentation of your scientific contributions. As such you should ensure that you address the scientific problem/challenge you address in your thesis and your specific contribution to it, not simply stating the problem/challenge.
  2. Upload your video to a site accessible by the evaluation committee. The video should be accessible for viewing and downloading. It is ok for the video to be hidden from search engines and accessible only with a private URL. However, it should not require a username/password to view. You can use, for example, DropBox, Google Drive, or your institution’s web server. The video is the one that will be posted on the conference website, so please make sure it is possible to download.
  3. Submit your entry via email to barbara.pascal@cnrs.fr and julian.tachella@ens-lyon.fr with object “EUSIPCO 2024 3MT” no later than June 15th, 2024. Make sure you include a Title, 1-page abstract/summary, Name, Affiliation and a link to the video location. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by 15 days.
  4. A shortlist of finalists will be selected by a jury composed by the two members of the EURASIP BoD and the EUSIPCO 2024 Student Activity Chairs.


3MT AWARD

The final contest will take place physically during EUSIPCO and finalists will be expected to attend the conference in person. The three-minute duration of the presentation will be strictly controlled. The finalists will receive complimentary registration to attend EUSIPCO (please note that this free registration cannot be used to cover accepted papers). The audience of the contest will select a “People’s Choice Award”, and assist the jury in selecting the winner and runner-up winner of the 3MT thesis competition. The winner and the recipient of the “People’s Choice Award” will be awarded with a prize of 500€ each. Candidates ranking second and third will receive a prize of 300€ and 200€ respectively and an award certificate. The video of the winners and runner-up will be posted online on the EURASIP website. You can find the rules for the competition here: https://eurasip.org/3mt-contest, directly derived from the original 3MT contest rules described in detail here.

 

PREVIOUS EUSIPCO 3MT-VIDEOS

If you need inspiration, have a look at the previous 3MT contest winners.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

3MT video and one-page abstract submission due: June 15, 2024
Shortlist announced: June 30, 2024


Please address submissions or questions related to the 3MT contest to the Student Activities chairs, Barbara Pascal (barbara.pascal@cnrs.fr) and Julian Tachella (julian.tachella@ens-lyon.fr).

Good luck to all the students,
EUSIPCO 2024 General & Students Activities Chairs

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