The interest in the Student Research Conference increases by the year. In 2015, for instance, 197 papers were submitted, of which 159 were valid submissions. If you think that the SRC2016 is something for you, and if you want to avoid that your paper could be rejected, we advise you to carefully read the information on these pages. On this particular page, you can find all information you need about the online application EasyChair and the Terms and Conditions.
Who can participate?
Submissions from all disciplines are welcome, ranging from mathematics to cultural anthropology. You don't have to be a bachelor student at the moment of submission, but we do require that the research is completed during the bachelor's programme. The research can be carried out by an individual student or by multiple students. The research must have been conducted during the past two years. Students participating must follow or have followed a bachelor at a Dutch or Flemish university (of applied sciences).
The selection process
Your research will be reviewed on quality and originality by a committee of scientific experts. They look at whether you applied the scientific format correctly, meaning that you will need to include a definition of the problem and the corresponding research question, a description of the research, the results, conclusion(s) and a discussion.
Possible references to other articles or scientists should be done consistently throughout the article. The committee shall aim for an equal division amongst the different academic disciplines. The researches selected by the committee will be
divided into two domains: i.e. the research presented in a workshop presentationand research presented using a poster. The selected researches will be published in the printed booklet, which you will receive at the end of the conference. Furthermore, the selected papers are published in SURE!, the open access e-journal of the SRC.
In every category one student will be awarded with a public award of 750 euro. The best researcher, the best presenter, the best societal impact describer and the best poster student wil be asked to come forward. They will be asked to give a pitch about how their research has the most societal impact. The public will vote immediately and reward the best presenter. Make sure to prepare your pitch in case you're asked to come forward!
What should the papers look like?
The papers should be submitted using a standard template. This means you will have to comprise your research into max. 4 pages. Note that the title page and reference list are included in these 4 pages. Submissions of over 4 pages will automatically be rejected. Likewise, submissions that deviate from the required template will be rejected. Papers may be written in either English or in Dutch. Each paper should include an abstract of max. 100 words. This abstract will be used in the program of the conference. Should you have any questions what your paper should be like, you can always take a look at the papers published in SURE!
Paper application and submission
The SRC uses the online application EasyChair for submitting and reviewing papers. If you think of submitting your paper for the SRC2016, you should upload your paper on this platform; papers sent in through any other mediums will not be accepted. Only the papers on EasyChair will be evaluated and reviewed by the Review Committee. If you come across any difficulties on EasyChair, instructions for using EasyChair can be found here. As the Contest progresses, you can track the status of your submitted paper. Through EasyChair, you will also receive the RC's feedback.
Before submitting your paper on EasyChair, we advise you to check beforehand whether you meet all the requirements. We also refer to the Terms of Submission document, the Terms and Conditions of the SRC. Read this document carefully, as you are requested to agree with its content when you submit your paper on EasyChair. We are doing this because we intend to publish the papers selected for presentations by the Review Committee in the online e-journal SURE! Hence, we need the author's permission.