2019 ElConRus: first international experience for young Russian researchers
An English-speaking conference 2019 ElConRus brought together more than 800 young researchers in the field of electrical engineering and electronics at St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI.”
From January 28 to 31, the 5th Conference of Russian Young Researchers in Electrical and Electronic Engineering IEEE (2019 ElConRus) took place at St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI.” It was organized jointly with the National Research University of Electronic Technology "MIET" (Zelenograd), Glyndwr University (UK), and the Russia North West Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE.
Opening the plenary session, Sergey Shaposhnikov, chair of the conference organizing committee, representative of the IEEE Russia North West Section, reminded the audience about the conference history. He noted that it began as a small English-speaking section of the scientific and technical conference of the ETU "LETI" faculty and in several years it grew to be one of the largest English-speaking technical forums in Russia.
In her welcoming speech, Anastasia Minina, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of ETU, talked about the history of the university, its outstanding researchers Alexander Popov and Zhores Alferov, current partnerships, as well as main research areas of ETU namely info-, bio-, and technosphere.
“For most of you, this conference is the first step in your, I hope, very successful career. I wish you a pleasant stay in our university and our beautiful city, as well as fruitful work at the conference.”
Mikhail Shestopalov, Chair of the IEEE Russia North West Section, Head of the Department of Automation and Control Processes, stressed that the conference is an excellent platform for exchanging ideas and opinions.
During the plenary session, colleagues congratulated Damir Imaev, professor of the Department of Automation and Control Processes, on receiving the honorary title of IEEE life member.
Oleg Stepanov, Deputy Head of the Institute of Information and Navigation Systems of the ITMO University, and Andrei Motorin, Assistant of the Institute of Information and Navigation Systems of the ITMO University, made a plenary report entitled “Adaptive Estimation Algorithms and Their Applications to Measurement Data Processing.”
The conference continued during breakout sessions, where over 360 reports were made on telecommunications, electrical engineering, programming, information security, automation and control systems, micro- and nanoelectronics, dielectrics and plasma, electromagnetism, photonics, signal processing and analysis, biomedical engineering, production management, and other scientific fields. More than 800 young researchers representing 102 universities and organizations from 47 cities and 13 countries authored and co-authored presented works.
Research papers by these young scientists will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and the SCOPUS database.
ElConRus is the largest scientific and technical conference for young researchers in Russia. Since last year, both National Research University of Electronic Technology "MIET" and ETU have been hosting the event. About 40% of the total number of reports are presented at MIET.
“ETU is positioning itself as an international level university. Consequently, its scientific and technological activity must meet high requirements for quality, and the range of participants. The acquired authority contributes to establishing new contacts, developing joint international projects and student exchanges. Russian science is interested in good researchers and promoting its scientific and technological achievements at the international arena. 2019 ElConRus contributes to international experience for young researchers.”
The organizers link the rapid growth of the conference with the successful model of conducting scientific events in strict accordance with all IEEE rules and requirements. Thus, young researchers gain experience in preparing articles and presentations in English in accordance with all patterns and technologies adopted in the international scientific community, and using modern platforms for communicating with organizers and reviewing material. According to Sergey Shaposhnikov, the authority of the St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" in the research and academic sphere and the resource support of the university, which made participation in the conference free, also played a role.