Dell EMC Annual Graduation Contest for Senior Undergraduate Students in the Transformation of IT 2017, United Arab Emirates


Deadline:

November 30, 2016


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Prizes

Winners of the competition will receive cash prizes as below:

  •   The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $ 5,000
  •   The second place winner will receive a cash prize of $ 4,000
  •   The third place winner will receive a cash prize of $ 3,000

A formal award ceremony will be organized at one of Dell EMC events in the region. The winning team and their mentor(s) will be invited to attend the ceremony along with officials from their institute.

How to participate

Students are invited to submit their project abstracts in areas related to the advancement of technologies and applications in Cloud Computing, Big Data, and High Performance Computing. Please be advised that high quality project ideas that do not fall within these areas may be accepted but may get lower evaluation points. Example focus areas of this competition include:

  1. Cloud and Social Networking Apps
  2. Multi-Clouds and Hybrid Cloud
  3. Software-defined data center and networks
  4. Technology for Big Data Apps
  5. Domain Specific Big Data Applications 
  6. Programming Techniques for High Performance Computing
  7. Applications of High Performance Computing 

The following are some examples of project areas that students may choose to work on:

  •   Next Generation Cloud Apps
  •   Agile Development of Cloud Apps
  •   Social Networking Apps in enterprise IT
  •   Real Time Clouds
  •   Multi-Clouds Integration 
  •   Multi-Clouds & App Portability
  •   Agile Infrastructure for Hybrid Clouds
  •   SLA Management for Cloud Computing
  •   Securing Data in the Cloud
  •   Using Cloud Technologies in Data-Intensive Service Applications
  •   Web interfaces for Big Data Apps
  •   Mobile apps for Big Data Applications
  •   Visualization Tools for Big Data Applications
  •   Pattern Mining of Big Data
  •   Big Data for Healthcare
  •   Fast & Big Data in Oil & Gas
  •   Big Data & Multimedia
  •   Big Data Analytics and Management in IOT (Internet Of Things)
  •   Big Data Analytics for Smart Cities & Smart Government
  •   Security Analytics leveraging Fast & Big Data
  •   Software-Defined Data Center (Networks and Storage) 
  •   XaaS: BaaS, DRaaS, etc.
  •   Smart Cities & Smart Government
  •   HPC Programming and Optimization Techniques
  •   Design and Evaluation of HPC Systems
  •   Fault Tolerance in HPC Systems
  •   HPC in Cloud Environments
  •   Modeling of Cellular and Molecular Structures
  •   Simulation of Nanoscale Physical and Chemical Interactions
  •   Applications of HPC in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems

Submit your entry

Participating teams should submit their Projects Abstracts in PDF format containing the below information:

  •   Project Title
  •   Names of Team Members
  •   Name of Mentor (faculty)
  •   Affiliated University Name
  •   Problem Statement
  •   Objective and Originality
  •   Expected Impact of the Project
  •   Technical Requirements (hardware/software)

The submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance, originality, significance and expected contributions and impact. Afterwards, the shortlisted projects and teams will be notified to proceed to the next phase of ‘Project Design Layout Submission’ followed by ‘Final Project Submission’ for the selection of the winners.

Carefully review the entry requirements one more time before submitting your abstract then click APPLY NOWto complete your submission form.

By entering the competition you indicate that you accept the Terms and Conditions.

Eligibility and participation criteria

The submission of the Project Abstract deadline is 30th November 2016 and the winner's final announcement will be on 4th September 2017. Students who wish to participate should be in their senior year and should be enrolled with any of the EMC Academic Alliance Institutes of the Middle East and Africa. 

Students should have a faculty member as their mentor.

Students should have a strong academic position validated by the Head of the Department.

Students should have a strong academic position validated by the Head of the Department.

The authenticity of the information provided by the students should be validated by the Dean of his/her institute.

Students should be listed in only one project.

Students should be unemployed and fulltime university students.

Competition Timeline

Details and Submission Deadlines:

  • Project Abstract Submission - 1st November 2016 till 30th of November 
  • Announcement of Shortlisted Projects – 10th January 2017
  • Project Design Layout Submission – 06th of April 2017 
  • Final Project Submission – 2nd July 2017
  • The Winners Announcement - 4th September 2017

Determination of Winners:

The submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance, originality, significanse and expected contributions and impact. Afterwards, the shortlisted projects and teams will be notified to proceed to the next phase of 'Project Design Layout Submission' followed by ' Final Project Submission' for the selection of the winners.

Determination of Winners:

The submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance, originality, significance and expected contributions and impact. Afterwards, the shortlisted projects and teams will be notified to proceed to the next phase of ‘Project Design Layout Submission’ followed by ‘Final Project Submission’ for the selection of the winners.

Terms and Conditions

Motivated by the success of the EMC Academic Alliance program, EMC has launched an annual graduation project contest for senior undergraduate students, who are enrolled with the EMC Academic Alliance from universities in the Middle East and Africa.

Eligibility and Participation Criteria

  •   Students who wish to participate should be in their senior year and should be enrolled in any of the Dell EMC Academic Alliance Institutions of the Middle East and Africa
  •   Students should have a faculty member as their supervisor 
  •   Students should be a non-governmental employees and full-time university students
  •   Authenticity of the information provided by the students should be validated by the head of his or her department 
  •   Students should be listed only in one project
  •   All communication with Dell EMC will be between the project supervisor and team leader 
  •   Each competing team should consists of 3-5 members and one of the team members should be selected as a team leader with the following responsibilities

Team Leader duties:

  •   Provide information to and from the team.
  •   Coordinate meetings and their schedule
  •   Envision the details of the project including its objectives and constraints.
  •   Make sure that team members communicate with each other as scheduled and in a professional way.
  •   Ensure that all members contribute meaningfully to each meeting and to the project as a whole in terms of content and times.
  •   In case of conflicts, he/she should lead resolving it soon by compromise, discussion, or through an external arbitrator. 
  •   Record and monitor the progress of the project as scheduled
  •   Make sure that deliverables are submitted as instructed by the team advisor.
  •   Work with enthusiasm, motivate team members and keep high moral among team members.

Contest phases

1. Proposal submission: Participating teams should submit a summary which contains:

  •   Project Title
  •   Names of Team Members
  •   Names of Mentor (faculty)
  •   Affiliated University Name
  •   Problem Statement
  •   Objective and Originality
  •   Expected Impact of the Project
  •   Technical Requirements (hardware/software)

2. Design report submission

3. Final Submission: Shortlisted teams will need to complete the project and submit a final report, which contains:

  •   Project summary
  •   Project description
  •   Software tools and facilities used
  •   References

Submitted projects will be evaluated on the basis of: Project innovation

  •   Design approach
  •   Generated prototype
  •   Written report
  •   Oral presentation via Video Conference

Submission Details

  •   All submissions should be made online 
  •   Only registered teams will be provided with the contest updates. They will receive instructions regarding their entries via email
  •   All of the submitted material, along with any written or oral presentations should be provided in English.
  •   The submission of the final report will be accepted in PDF format only.
  •   Presentation deliverables should consist of a technical report.
  •   Only Arial or Times Roman font in point 11 size is allowed.
  •   A separate PowerPoint presentation should be submitted to the evaluation team three days prior to the video conference. During the video conference each team will run the demo of their prototype, at this point the source code is not required among the other deliverables.

For more information click "Further official information" below.


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