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“Proceedings of the IEEE’s” Launches Future Technology Predictions Competition in Honor of its Centennial Anniversary

July 9, 2012

PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of it’s centennial celebration, Proceedings of the IEEE, the most highly-cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science, today announced its call for entries for a Future Technology Predictions Competition to identify breakthrough technology ideas for the future. Entrants have an opportunity to exercise their imaginations to describe the future technological trends and evolutions, as they envision them developing over the next 20, 50 or even 100 years. Deadline for entry submissions is Sept. 1, 2012.

Entrants must submit a written description explaining the anticipated device or innovation they predict will be significant in the future and also provide a roadmap as to how they envision the described breakthrough will be achieved. The written entry must not exceed 1,500 words. All IEEE members are eligible to enter the competition other than those holding official leading positions as either volunteers or staff members. Winners will be awarded cash honorariums ranging from $500 to $5,000. Predictions deemed most significant will be featured in the December 2012 issue of Proceedings of the IEEE. Winners will be required to sign an IEEE copyright form prior to publication of his or her winning entry. Deadline for entry submissions is Sept. 1, 2012.

“The Future Technology Predictions Competition is the ideal solution for harnessing innovation and talent on a global scale to help brainstorm new technologies,” said Dr. Robert J. Trew, editor-in-chief of Proceedings of the IEEE. “The outcome of this Future Technology Trends Competition will position us right where we want to be – at the final stages of our first 100 years and on the threshold of the next 100!”

Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Board Members will evaluate the entries and the editor-in-chief will have final judging authority. Judging will be based on three key criteria: 50 percent on the technical rationale or roadmaps for achieving the prediction, 25 percent on the basis of originality and creativity and 25 percent on clear expression of the idea. It is anticipated that winners will be notified in September 2012, either by phone or e-mail.

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