Categories and Awards

To honor and motivate outstanding contributions, the journal is introducing awards for the following categories:

Best Research Paper: Recognizing excellence in original research that contributes to the knowledge base in computing or related disciplines.

Best Applied Computing Paper: Rewarding contributions that apply computing technologies to solve real-world problems.

Best Interdisciplinary Paper: Celebrating research that bridges computing with other fields of study, resulting in innovative solutions or new understandings.


Who Can Submit?

Anyone who is a Michigan Tech undergraduate student regardless of major. 


Citations are most easily done using the IEEE format in the template provided. Use the in-text citation tools provided in your editor, whether that’s Overleaf, Google Docs, or Word. Use the IEEE citation format.

Word Count

We don’t want the number of words in your paper to be a stressor. Accurately describe your project using adequate detail. Getting into the details of why, how, where, and what the future holds should be enough to get you within the range of the word count. Don’t resort to using filler text – flamboyantly descriptive phrases – in your paper. A short submission is preferred to a fluffy one! Consider moving to a shorter paper format if you can not meet the word count before adding unnecessary materials, i.e., move to a short paper if you plan to write a long paper. 

How to make an Abstract

Should Include:

  • Motivation. What are you considering and why? 
  • Objectives. What research questions were you trying to answer?
  • Summary of Results. What did you discover? Both positive and negative results should be summarized.

Generally about 250 words. It’s not a hook, it’s a brief summary about what your paper is about!

Generative AI

If you use generative AI, such as Grammarly or ChatGPT, you need to cite it. All uncited words need to be your own.

At submission, you must disclose if you used artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted technologies (such as Large Language Models [LLMs], chatbots, or image creators) in the production of submitted work. If you use such technology, you should describe, in your submission, how you used it. Chatbots (such as ChatGPT) should not be listed as authors because they cannot be responsible for the accuracy, integrity, and originality of the work, and these responsibilities are required for authorship. Therefore, humans are responsible for any submitted material that includes the use of AI-assisted technologies. You should carefully review and edit the result because AI can generate authoritative-sounding output that can be incorrect, incomplete, or biased. You should be able to assert that there is no plagiarism in their paper, including in text and images produced by the AI. Humans must ensure there is appropriate attribution of all quoted material, including full citations.


Overleaf help

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