2nd International UBI Challenge 2013: Call for proposals

Submission deadline: April 8, 2013, 23:59:59 UTC

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The challenge is to design, implement, deploy end evaluate a novel application in real-world setting at downtown Oulu, Finland.
While the proposed application can be pretty much anything, for example a public information service, a mobile game, an interactive art piece or a social media application, there are few general requirements:
  • The application is expected to provide a service to the general public or a significant subset of the general public.
  • The service can be provided directly by the application, or the application can allow the municipality, a business, a NGO or some other third party to provide a service to the general public.
  • The service is expected to be available for use continuously or for a substantial amount of time (e.g. a tournament of substantial duration for a game), thus one-time installations do not qualify.

The application may utilize the infrastructure of the Open UBI Oulu testbed, any proprietary computing resources provided by the participant and any publicly available third party computing resources (e.g. any social networking services such as Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter).

Both individuals and organizations ('participants') are welcome to submit a proposal. A proposal must be presented using the template available below and submitted as a single PDF file via email (maximum total message size is 50 MB) to ubi-challenge@ubioulu.fi by Apr 8, 2013, 23:59:59 UTC. The deadline is firm and all proposals received after the deadline will be rejected automatically.

A proposal must be complete, addressing each and every aspect of the template. An incomplete proposal will be rejected automatically. Further, a proposal is expected to be anonymous so that information identifying the participant is provided only in section "1. Identification of participant" of the proposal template, not anywhere else in the proposal. A proposal violating the anonymity requirement will be rejected automatically.

Participants retain all intellectual property rights related to their applications. Participants are also responsible for obtaining necessary rights to any third party materials possibly used in their applications.

Conflict of interest policy:

  • Participants affiliated with jury members (e.g. a jury member is the superior or supervisor or a relative of an individual) are most welcome to submit a proposal. However, any potential conflicts of interest with jury member(s) have to be flagged in the proposal. Jury member(s) flagged in a proposal may be omitted from the evaluation of that particular proposal.
  • Individuals employed by the UBI (UrBan Interactions) research program, and MediaTeam Oulu research group, the coordinator of the UBI program, are not eligible to submit a proposal.

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