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PREMIA Best Student Paper Awards 2017-2018


Call for submission


The PREMIA Best Student Paper Award 2017-2018 calls for submission. 

This is eligible for journal papers and conference papers accepted or published between 1 Jan 2017 to 30 Jun 2018 (both days are inclusive).


Submission deadline: 15 Jul. 2018.


The Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association (PREMIA) invites students to participate in the PREMIA Best Student Paper Awards for papers (including journal papers and conference papers) accepted or published between 1 Jan 2017 to 30 Jun 2018.


For journal papers, there are three categories of awards:

Gold Award: each paper wins a cash prize of S$1000.00,

Silver Award: each paper wins a cash prize of S$500.00, and

Honourable Mention Award: each winner will receive an award certificate without cash prize.


For conference papers, there are up to three winners, each of which wins a cash prize of


Each winner will receive a certificate of the award from PREMIA.


The closing date for all entries is listed in PREMIA’s website or specified by PREMIA’s email notifications. Later submissions will not be attended. Awards will be announced at the PREMIA’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held in middle of Aug 2018.



1.    The main author of the paper must be a current PREMIA member (either a Full Member or Student Member). If his/her membership has expired, he/she must renew his/her membership to be eligible for this award. If he/she is not yet a PREMIA member, he/she must apply for PREMIA membership, by the submission deadline above, in order to be eligible for this award.

2.    The main author must be a registered student (full-time or part-time) at one of the tertiary education institutions in Singapore at the time of submitting the paper for publication.

3.    The paper must report only the work done when the author was a student in Singapore.

4.    The paper must be accepted or published between 1 Jan 2017 to 30 Jun 2018, both dates inclusive, in either a journal or at a conference.

5.    The paper must address a topic of relevance to PREMIA. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, pattern recognition and machine intelligence, both theoretical and applied in domains such as computer vision, image processing, speech analysis, robotics, multimedia, document analysis, character recognition, knowledge engineering, fractal analysis and intelligent control, and involving methods such as statistical techniques, neural networks, deep learning, evolutionary programming, fuzzy logic, transfer learning and hardware implementation.


Submission Instructions

1.    Complete the PREMIA Best Student Paper Award application entry form (now available for download) and attach the following three documents:

a).  A pdf copy of the accepted paper as published or to be published.

b).  A pdf copy of the acceptance notification letter/email from the journal editor or the conference organizers AND all reviewers’ comments received prior to publication.

c).  A supporting statement from your academic supervisor in a pdf file.

2. Submission will be via email. Please email a single ZIP file containing all the above documents to PREMIA. The ZIP file size should be 5 MB or less.

3. Only one submission per candidate is allowed. For a paper co-authored by several students, only one submission will be considered.

4. There will be no submission fee.

5. The results will be announced at the PREMIA Annual General Meeting. All candidate authors are required to attend this Meeting for the awards ceremony, otherwise they will be disqualified for the awards.


Please submit your application form or to Dr Cheng Jierong at

If you have any question regarding the PREMIA Best Student Paper Award, please contact the PREMIA Board Member who is in charging the PREMIA Awards via email  Please check PREMIA website for details for the important dates and the contact persons for the current year. 

 Important notice: PREMIA will review the applications and decide the winners. PREMIA's decision will be final.


Updated on Aug 17, 2018.

Final results:

1. PREMIA Best Student Paper Award (journal category): 

Honourable Mention Award to Frodo Kin Sun CHAN, for the following publication entitled

“A Study of Distinctiveness of Skin Texture for Forensic Applications through Comparison with Blood Vessels”, published in

IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2017


2. PREMIA Best Student Conference Paper Award:

1). CHEN Xuan,  for the following publication entitled, “Focus, Segment and Erase: An Efficient Network for  Multi-Label Brain Tumor Segmentation”, published in European Conference on Computer Vision (2018).

2). CHEN Yunpeng, for the following publication entitled “Dual Path Networks”, published in, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (2017).