2023 IEEE Conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems (ACDS)

The Imperial College IEEE Student Branch is teaming up with the EEE PhD Student Representatives to bring you the 2023 IEEE Conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems (ACDS), to be held on 7th September 2023.


This year’s conference will host the Imperial IEEE Student Paper Contest. This is an opportunity for undergraduate or MSc students to present their work and get a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to MELECON 2024 in Porto, Portugal! Further details below.


The conference is a great way to showcase your work to the Imperial community and to train your presentation skills. Events throughout the day will include poster presentations, keynote speeches, and networking events, so don’t miss out!


To register your interest, please submit an abstract (~200 words) before the 17th of July 2023 via this link. Submitted topics can cover any topic in engineering that the IEEE is concerned with and could be part of your research or related to other interests. Upon notification of acceptance, students will be asked to present their work in the form of a poster or a traditional oral presentation on the day of the conference.


Imperial IEEE Student Paper Contest [BEng, MEng, MSc only]

Three winning papers will be selected and submitted to the Region 8 IEEE Student Paper Contest to get a chance to win a cash prize of $800/$500/$200 for first, second, and third place, respectively, plus publication of the winning papers in the proceedings of IEEE R8 MELECON 2024 (25-27 June) and funded travel to the conference.

The student contest is open to undergraduate students (BEng, MEng, MSc) only.


ACDS Prizes [BEng, MEng, MSc, PhD]

We are delighted to be able to offer the following awards: 

  • Best PhD presentation prizes worth £200 for first place, £100 for second place, and £50 for third place.
  • Top 3 MEng/MSc presentation prizes worth £50
  • First 10 submitted (and accepted) abstracts will receive £20 gift cards.
  • Topic/paper exposed on the IEEE UK and Ireland web page and on the Imperial EEE webpage and social media.

The selection of topics and best presentations will be made based on expert evaluation and popular vote. 



Abstract submission deadline: 17/07/2023

Notification of acceptance: 21/07/2023

Full IEEE student paper contest submission deadline: 24/08/2023

Presentation/Poster submission: 24/08/2023

Conference date: 07/09/2023


Feel free to get in touch with the ICL IEEE Student Branch with any further questions you may have. 

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions and hosting you on the 7th of September! The full conference programme, including social and networking activities will follow soon.