PARTICIPATION
CATEGORIES

Mathematics
Physics
Environmental Science
Life Sciences
Computer Science
Article 1

Goal and Participation

1. The Asia Pacific Conference of Young Scientists (APCYS) science project competition is carried out by secondary school students (13-18 years old) which are evaluated by an International Jury.

2. The programme of the event includes: Conferences, Cultural Activities, Scientific Visits and activities for the Teachers and Leaders.

3. On the date of the event the students have not entered any kind of higher education nor will their age exceed 19 years.

4. Each delegation will be represented by one representative of the country, called Team Leader.

5. Each participating country is allowed to send one delegation, consisting of a number of participants based on it invitation letter received.

6. One research project shall be conducted from 1 or by up to 2 (two) students.

7. The participation fee is 50 USD per participant and supervisor registered, and the payment will be done through PayPal application.

8. Team leader: Is the person that will receive all information and technical instructions from the organising Committee. The team leader has the responsibility to manage the share those information with the team members ( students and supervisors). It is required only 1 team leader per Country. ( without registration fee).The team leaders will be invited to attend ceremonies (opening, closing, awarding) and lectures/seminars in the platform, except the oral presentation sessions.

9. Supervisor of the project: Supervisors can attend the ceremonies (opening, closing, awarding) and lectures/seminars in the platform. Supervisors are not allowed to attend the oral presentation sessions. All suppervisors registered and paid will receive digital certificates.

Article 2

REQUIREMENTS

1. Students shall submit: an extended abstract, a scientific poster, and oral presentation video.

2. The categories of research projects are Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Life Sciences.

3. The winners of each category will be awarded by virtual gold medal and certificate of first place, virtual silver medal and certificate of second place, virtual bronze medal and certificate of third place, and certificate of special awards.

4. A panel of international judges will evaluate the research projects by an online meeting, prevoiuosly scheduled after registration deadline.

5. The content research projects will be evaluated and awarded separately from the scientific posters.

6. The judging criteria on the research projects include:

• Clarity of the problem statement and research question

• Justification of methods and techniques applied by the presenter in order to solve the problem

• Results and conclusions.

7. In judging the research project, the panel of jury will review the extended abstract and the presentation video.

8. The judging criteria of the scientific poster include:

• The organization of the content

• How well is the poster communicating the research to the reader.

• the esthetic of the poster

9. The panel of international judges will be formed to evaluate research projects and scientific posters

10. The best of research project and scientific posters will be announced at the Awarding Ceremony on October 1st, 2021.

Article 3

Submission of abstracts (& paper)

1. Extended abstracts should be no more than 2 pages, in English. Supervisors of the research should be acknowledged in the extended abstracts.

2. The categorization of the presentations shall be made according to the following fields:

a) Mathematics & Computer Science

b) Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, etc.)

c) Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Ecological Science, Medicine, Bioinformatics) *The Local Organizing Committee reserves the right to re-categorize submissions.

Article 4

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

1. The language of the APCYS is English. 2. Each research project will be communicated through a poster and an oral presentation. The author(s) shall present the research work and respond to questions posed by members of the jury.

3. The poster shall be exhibited throughout the Conference.

4. The presentations shall describe the results of their research that was carried out by the presenter(s) or in collaboration with other school students.

5. Every presentation shall last no longer than 15 minutes. Extra time for the preparation may be allowed by the head of the jury.

6. The assessment of each presentation involves:

a. Clarity of the problem statement and research question;

b. Justification of methods and techniques applied by the presenter in order to solve the problem;

c. Results and conclusions.

7. Questions might be done after the presentation for a limited time fixed by the head of the jury, maximum five minutes.

8. Medals shall be awarded to the winning presented research projects.

9. Each member of the winning research project team shall receive a certificate.

Article 5

The International Jury

1. The International Jury shall be appointed by the LOC with the SC’s agreement.

2. The members of the International Jury shall be experts in the corresponding category.

3. The jury for each category shall consist of at least three members. The jury shall not be changed during the APCYS.

4. In each category of APCYS the LOC, with the SC’s agreement, appoints the head of the jury prior to the conference. The head of the jury should have had previous experience as head of the jury or jury member in (a) previous APCYS.

5. The International Jury for each category shall meet at the latest, the day before the first round of presentations.

6. The assessment of each presentation involves: a) clarity of the problem statement and research question; b) justification of methods and techniques applied by the presenter in order to solve the problem; c) results and conclusions.

7. The members of the International Jury shall evaluate the presentations individually by allotting marks between 1 and 10 according with the following scheme: a) very poor 1 or 2 b) poor 3 or 4 c) satisfactory 5 or 6 d) good 7 or 8 e) excellent 9 or 10

8. The evaluation of the members of Jury shall be done consistent to the guidelines provided by the LOC. The head of the jury may ask members of the jury to clarify their marking.

9. The score for every presentation is the algebraic sum of the marks of the members of jury. When the jury consists of six or more members the lowest mark is left out. In addition to this the highest mark is left out when the jury consists of seven or more members.

10. The final results of the marking (expressed as a percentage of the maximum points achievable) of the winning presentations shall be announced at the awarding ceremony. These final results shall be published in the LOC website.