PVP

Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference

 

Prague, Czech Republic

Conference
July 15-20, 2018

Exhibition
July 16-18, 2018

Program - Students

 

Rudy Scavuzzo Student Paper Symposium and
26th Annual PVPD Student Paper Competition

The 2018 ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, July 15–19, 2018
The Hilton Prague, Czech Republic

Engineering and Physical Sciences Students
Win Prizes in the Student Paper Competition

The Senate of Past Chairs of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Pressure Vessels & Piping Division (PVPD) will sponsor the Rudy Scavuzzo Student Paper Symposium and 26th Annual PVPD Student Paper Competition at the 2018 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, to be held at the Hilton Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. Technical papers, authored by graduate and undergraduate students, are invited in all areas relevant to the activities of the PVPD Technical Committees. Judging and awards will be divided into Ph.D. and BS/MS Levels. The PVPD Technical Topics include, but are not limited to:

Fracture & Fatigue High Temperature & Creep Nondestructive Examination (NDE)
Computational Techniques Fluid-Structure Interaction Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Damage & Failure Life Cycle Analysis Seismic Engineering & Vibrations  
System, Component Design & Analysis  Flanges & Bolted Joints Operations & Maintenance
Ceramics for High Temperatures Polymer and Composite Pipes  

Rules, Procedures and Awards

  1. Students registered at an accredited college or university, either as graduate or undergraduate students, are eligible to submit papers.  While co-authorship with other students and faculty advisers is permitted, a lead student author must be identified for communication and presentation purposes.  Not more than one lead author and two co-authors (for a total of three authors, including faculty advisor(s)), is permitted to appear on the abstract, final paper, and on the presentation materials.  The lead student author of each paper must provide verification that he/she was a registered student at the time the paper was submitted. 
  2. A 150–200 word abstract must be submitted by the lead author.  
  3. Abstracts should be submitted to the PVP 2018 Conference Web tool. Typically, two Student Paper Symposium & Competition topics (one each for Ph.D. and BS/MS) are contained within each of the PVPD technical committee tracks.  Your abstract should be entered into one of the Student Paper Symposium & Competition topicsOnly papers submitted directly to the Student Paper Symposium & Competition topics are eligible for the Student Paper Competition.  Papers submitted to non-student technical topics will NOT be eligible for the Student Paper Competition.  After paper selection is completed, all the selected papers will be moved to the Student Paper Competition (SPC) track by the organizers.  Therefore, DO NOT submit the abstract to the SPC track directly. 
  4. Each student author must be identified as a Ph.D., MS, or BS student in the abstract.  Papers in the BS/MS category must be authored by students enrolled in an accredited BS or MS program at the time the paper was submitted.  Papers in the Ph.D. category must be authored by students enrolled in an accredited Ph.D. program at the time the paper was submitted or reflect work performed during the course of their undergraduate or graduate studies. The student must have been enrolled in their undergraduate or graduate studies within six months of the acceptance of the final paper for the competition.  Upon acceptance of the abstract, a draft paper, which will be reviewed in accordance with ASME peer review procedures, must be submitted.  Comments from the reviewers will be forwarded to the lead author.  
  5. Draft papers that meet the acceptance criteria will be invited for full paper submission.  The final paper must be written in accordance with the ASME Publication Guidelines, and all reviewers' comments must be resolved. 
  6. Dates for the competition are posted online. Students who do not submit their abstracts or draft papers on or before the deadlines listed may have their paper removed from the competition.
  7. On or about April 29, 2018, the Senate review committee will identify, for presentation at the Rudy Scavuzzo Student Paper Symposium & Competition of the 2018 PVP Conference, a total aggregate of 16 student papers selected as finalists for the competition from the two separate categories — 8 at the Ph.D. level and 8 at the BS/MS level.  Another total aggregate of 16 student papers — 8 at the Ph.D. level and 8 at the BS/MS level will be selected for the Symposium as honorable mentions.  Thus, a maximum of 32 student papers comprise the total of the combined competition and symposium papers.  Only accepted final papers will be considered for participation to the Rudy Scavuzzo Student Paper Symposium & Competition.  Accepted final papers from finalists and honorable mentions will be published in an appropriate conference publication, and will be invited for presentation at the Student Paper Symposium and Competition.  Accepted final student papers not selected for the symposium/competition will be returned to, and may be presented during, the regular Conference sessions.  
  8. For each of the Ph.D. and BS/MS categories, only one participating paper may be selected for the Rudy Scavuzzo Student Paper Symposium & Competition from any participating academic institution. 
  9. Finalists from previous Conferences may only be re-selected as finalists in a different category, i.e., BS/MS to Ph.D.
  10. The lead student author must present the paper in one of the Student Paper Symposium or Competition sessions at the Conference to be eligible for the awards, competition prizes, and certificates.
  11. All finalist papers will be judged using multiple criteria based on written technical content and presentation effectiveness.  The Student Paper Competition Judges will select, at their discretion, in each category (Ph.D. and BS/MS), one Outstanding Student Paper, one First Runner-Up Student Paper, and one Second Runner‑Up Student Paper. 
  12. Each lead author of a finalist or honorable mention student paper is required to participate in a poster display during the Conference-Wide Reception on Monday of the PVP Conference. The poster display is not a judged portion of the student paper competition; rather, it is a well-received addition to the Conference-Wide Reception and provides the student authors an opportunity to meet and network with Conference attendees and for the students to discuss their work in an informal, social setting.
  13. Monetary awards will only be awarded for one paper in each category (Ph.D. and BS/MS) from any one participating academic institution.  Likewise, an individual lead author may only receive monetary awards for one individual paper.
  14. Each lead student author of the finalist papers will receive a PVP Certificate of Recognition, or a Special Certificate for the winning papers. In addition, in each category (i.e., Ph.D. and BS/MS), $1,200 will be awarded to the presenting author of the Outstanding Student Paper; $1,000 will be awarded to the lead author of the First Runner-Up Student Paper, and $800 will be awarded to the lead author of the Second Runner-Up Student Paper.
  15. Each lead student author of the honorable mention papers will receive a PVP Certificate of Recognition. In addition, in each honorable mention category (i.e., Ph.D. and BS/MS), $800 will be awarded to the best presenting author.  
  16. A one year FREE membership in ASME and a copy of the electronic Conference Proceedings will be provided to all Student Paper Symposium & Competition student authors and student co-authors attending the Conference. 
  17. Student Paper Symposium attendees are invited to attend the Conference-Wide Reception on Monday, July 16, 2018, and the PVP Awards Gala on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. 
  18. All student authors and student co-authors must make their own arrangements for travel and hotel accommodations. Each student author and student co-author is responsible for their expenses to attend the Conference. Monetary allowances to cover travel and other related expenses will NOT be provided.
  19. Student authors must register for the Conference AND attend the Honors and Awards Gala where the winners will be announced and presented with their awards.

Competition Contacts and Deadlines

Daniel T. Peters
Structural Integrity Associates
16339 Irish Road
Edinboro, PA  16412, USA
E-mail:  asmepeters@gmail.com
Phone/Fax: 814-440-8173/330-899-9753
 

Douglas A. Scarth
Kinectrics Inc.
800 Kipling Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, M8Z 5G5, Canada
Phone/Fax: 416-207-6000, ext 6383 / 416-207-6532
E-mail: doug.scarth@kinectrics.com

Deadlines and Other Key Dates:

November 6, 2017 Submit via ASME Web Tool a 150–200 Word Abstract of the Proposed Paper
November 27, 2017 Receive notification of Abstract Acceptance
February 05, 2018 Submit via ASME Web Tool the Full-Length Draft Paper for Review
March 05, 2018 Paper Review Complete and/or Acceptance Notification
April 02, 2018 Submit via ASME Web Tool the Copyright Agreement Form
April 09, 2018 Submit via ASME Web Tool Final Paper for Publication
April 30, 2018 Selection of the finalists
July15–19, 2018 Present Paper at the PVP 2018 Conference SPC Technical Sessions
July 18, 2018 Attend the PVP Conference Honors and Awards Gala