IEEESTEC 11th Student project conference (2018)

Danijel Danković

The eleventh student conference, “IEEESTEC 11th Student projects conference”, was held on November 29, 2018 at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš (http://ieee.elfak.ni.ac.rs/). The conference was organized by the student branch of IEEE SB Niš, EESTEC LC Niš and the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš, in cooperation with IEEE Serbia and Montenegro Section, IEEE Electron Devices/Solid-State Circuits Chapter and IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter, supported by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU) as well as Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.

At the IEEE SB Nis meeting held on February 2018, the initiative for organizing the “IEEESTEC 11th Student projects conference” was supported. The IEEE Section Serbia-Montenegro has supported this initiative.

We sent a call for the conference to authors of papers from previous conference, to all student organizations in Serbia, student branches of IEEE, members of the IEEE Section Serbia and Montenegro. The total number of received papers is 85 (in the field of: electronics, microelectronics, telecommunications, automatics, power engineering, informatics, physics, student mobility etc.). All papers passed review phase, with a minimum of three reviews being provided for each paper. In the review process, 48 professors and teaching assistants of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš helped us. Based on the received reviews, awards were given:

First place
Paper: Design of LoRa-Based Service Architecture for Low-Complex IoT Wireless Communications
Authors: Ljube Bajraktarov, Nikola Rendevski
Institution:Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Bitola, Macedonia

Second place
a) Paper: Precision of using GPS devices in mountain activities
Authors: Pavle Ranđelović
Institution: Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš

b) Paper: System for measuring air quality in the room
Authors: Stefan Ilić, Aleksandar Jevtić
Institution: Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš

Third place
Paper: Inteligent IEEESTEC conference
Authors: Stefan Đokić
Institution: Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš

In the category of “The Best Practical Realization”, and according to the Decision of the Organizing Committee of the Conference awards were awarded:

First place
Paper: Implementation of system for control access using RFID technology
Authors: Nikola Mitrović
Institution: Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš

Second place
Paper: Smart farmstead
Authors: Mihajlo Savić, Srđan Mihajlović, Vladimir Vozar, Jovana Kačavenda, Slobodan Jeremić, Dejan Barcal, Sara Todorović, Sara Kuzman
Institution: Electrotechnical school Mihajlo Pupin, Novi Sad

Third place
a) Paper: Smart mirror
Authors: Nikola Zdravković, Jovan Prvulović
Institution: Technical school, Zaječar

b) Paper: Paper: Project ES-SOS – Emergency Streaming SOS
Authors: Danilo Potpara, Andrija Cajić, Boris Živković
Institution: Electrotechnical school Mija Stanimirović, Niš, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš, Faculty of Information Technologies, University of Metropolitan

Based on the received papers, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Nis published the “IEEESTEC 11th Student projects conference”, ISBN: 978-86-6125-204-4. Editors of the Proceedings are: prof. Dr Ninoslav Stojadinović, prof. Dr Vera Marković, doc. Dr Danijel Danković and doc. Dr Zlatica Marinković. The conference was organized by the Organizing Committee consisting of: Doc. Dr Danijel Danković, President of the Conference, Dušan Vučković and Miloš Marjanović, Vice-Presidents of the Conference. The secretariat of the conference consisted students from the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš: Nikola Simić, Dragana Dimitrijević, Đorđe Veličković, Miloš Mitić, Nikola Krstić, Milan Stojanović, Nikola Mitrović, Nikola Radisavljević, Milan Ivković, Marija Živković, Filip Đorović, Stefan Jovanović, Miljan Jerotijević, Anđela Kocić, Jana Vračar, Sandra Veljković and Milivoje Mihajlović.

The conference was officially opened by the vice-rector of the University of Niš, prof. dr Dragan Denić. On behalf of the IEEE Section Serbia and Montenegro, the participants were greeted by prof. Dr Zlatica Marinković, IEEE Chapter Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Chair, Niš. Welcome speech also gave prof. Dr Dragan Mančić, dean of Faculty of Electronic Engineering, as well as the Vice-Dean of the faculty, prof. Dr Nebojša Dončov.

The best papers in both categories were presented verbally. All papers (including awarded) were presented as poster papers in the hall of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš. In addition to posting posters in four-hour time, the authors also used PowerPoint presentations, simulation on the computer, their models and finished products/projects. The authors themselves selected the most interesting paper:

First place
Paper: SUMS - A system for improving motor skills
Authors: Nikola Krstić, Luka Zdravković, Mihailo Stojković
Institution: Faculty of Information Technologies, University of Metropolitan, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš

Award in the category IEEE Woman in Engineering based on the decision of the Organizing Committee of the Conference went to:

First place
Paper: Electronic mine protection system
Authors: Anđela Kocić
Institution: Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš

The award in the category of IEEE MTT special prize is awarded to: First place
Paper: Modeling the resonance frequency of DGS filters using artificial neural networks
Authors: Miloš Mitić
Institution: Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš

The special award Paper with the biggest innovation potential received:

First place
Paper: Sensory control system for irrigation of agricultural land
Authors: Petar Kotnik
Institution: Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš

By the decision of the Organizing Committee of the IEEESTEC Conference, paper proposed for the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2019 (http://www.ieeer8.org/category/student-activities/awards-and-contests/student-paper-contest) is:

First place
Paper: Comparison of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation with Different Control Strategies
Authors: Nikola Krstić
Institution:Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš

On behalf of the organizers of the conference, we would like to say that the last years paper proposed for the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2018, entitled "Fooling a neural network with common adversarial Noise", by Nikola Popović and Marko Mihajlović, won the third place in this competition in Marrakech in Morocco, and we congratulate them!

Within the conference and under the auspices of the Center for the Promotion of Science (CPS), workshops were held at the StartUp Center at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering as part of the project “Let’s put knowledge into practical work”. Workshops were attended by students of elementary and high schools, where they participated in making practical projects onto breadboard, Arduino environment and ELENCO Snap Circuits kit. Other projects financed by the CPS showed their potential. Also, representatives of the Regional Center for Professional Development from Niš and representatives of the Center for Vocational Training in Education from Leskovac and their Science Clubs presented opportunity for cooperation on similar projects.

All authors received the IEEESTEC Conference promotional material: a collection of papers, a ballpoint pen, a block and a bag. The best papers were awarded with diplomas and awards, gifts from friends of the conference. Participants of the conference were from the following institutions: Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš, Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies Bitola, University of Nova de Lisboa-Portugal, Technical University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, Faculty of Information Technology, Metropolitan University, University in Ulm, Electrotechnical School “Nikola Tesla” Niš, Petnica Science Centre, Leskovac Gymnasium, Technical School in Zaječar, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade, Technical School in Pirot, Knjaževac Gymnasium and Technical School in Loznica, Metropolitan university in Belgrade, University of Balearic islands in Spain, Middle East Technical University, Electrotechnical school “Mihajlo Pupin” Novi Sad, High school “Milenko Brzak Uča” in Ruma, Malaraden University, Electrotechnical school “Mija Stanimirović” in Niš.

We hope that next year this conference will be even better organized and more massive.