Best Student Paper Award with Experiments in Memory of Giovanni Toso

For the second year, the ACM WUWNet conference will present an award to a best student paper dealing with experiments on underwater systems in memory of Giovanni Toso.

Giovanni Toso was a young student at the University of Padova, Italy, where he was pursuing his PhD degree. He died in a car accident on August 10, 2014. After this tragic event, Giovanni’s family decided to employ the offers received from relatives and friends to the benefit of young students working in the same research area as Giovanni, and sharing his passion for applied underwater networking.

The executive committee of WUWNet’16 will present an award to a best paper with the following characteristics:

  • The first author of the paper is a student
  • The paper deals with underwater systems
  • The paper is finally accepted as a full paper
  • The paper contains a significant amount of material describing field experiments and results

These requirements have been devised to be in line with Giovanni’s interest and background, as well as a means to foster the interest of young students in the experimental aspects of underwater systems.

Papers accepted for presentation at WUWNet 2016 and satisfying the requirements above will be evaluated internally by a committee appointed for this purpose.

The winner will be presented with an award certificate and a USD 500 prize.