IEEE CRFID Educational Mega Challenge on Smart Cities (Phoenix, Arizona)

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To engage and interest undergraduates, graduate students, and their advisors, the new
IEEE Council on RFID (CRFID) is offering a competition that addresses real-world problems and is

  • Open to any accredited, degree-program educational institution
  • Composed of teams with at least one IEEE student member and at least one advisor who is an IEEE member

2017 CHALLENGE: SMART CITIES

The 2017 challenge focuses on the use of radio frequency identification RFID in Smart Cities. Teams will be rated on how they plan and evaluate a solution that incorporates RFID technology and systems. Teams are asked to prepare as if responding to a request for proposal (RFP).

  • The team will choose a city and a problem it faces that can be addressed by a smart city solution (e.g., traffic flow, mass transit, infrastructure support, revenue collections, parks management, etc.)
  • The team will identify a solution that includes the use of RFID.
    For support from the RAIN Alliance, passive UHF RFID must be included in the solution.
  • The team will identify the steps needed to implement the solution.
  • Submissions must be an 8-10-page summary, which includes:
    • Problem statement
    • Proposed solution
    • Differentiator (why this solution vs. others)
    • Resource summary (Personnel and equipment)
    • Team summary – bios, function
  • Optional bonus points for:
    • A paper prepared for a CRFID peer-reviewed conference proceedings.
    • YouTube video or privately available video /slide show.
    • Partnering with an Industry Advisor from RAIN Alliance
    • Partnering with an Industry Advisor
    • Use of other resources, for example:
      • IEEE’s Smart Cities initiative has a repository of publications
      • the US federal government recently announced it is committing over $80 million – led by NSF with a $60M commitment over two years – toward the Smart Cities Initiative
      • equipment sponsored by a RAIN Alliance member

DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2017

Judges from IEEE CRFID and the RAIN Alliance will select the top three teams to present at the
IEEE RFID 2017 conference at the RFID Journal Live! event in Phoenix, Arizona in May 2017.

Up to $5,000 (USD) student travel support is available from IEEE CRFID and the RAIN Alliance. Alliance members will prep presenters whose solution uses passive UHF.

For more information, please contact Emily Sopensky, President, Council on RFID. e.sopensky@ieee.org

CFP: Tutorials for IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining 2017 (Sydney, Australia)

Tutorial Chairs

  • Hady Wirawan Lauw, Singapore Management University, Singapore, hady (at) hadylauw (dot) com
  • Katina Michael, University of Wollongong, Australia, katina (at) uow (dot) edu (dot) au
  • Katharina Zweig, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany, zweig (at) cs (dot) uni-kl (dot) de

The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) provides a premier interdisciplinary forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from all social networking analysis and mining related fields for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences. ASONAM 2017 seeks to address important challenging problems with a specific focus on the emerging trends and industry needs associated with social networking analysis and mining. The conference solicits experimental and theoretical findings along with their real-world applications. In addition to the technical program, the conference will feature tutorials, workshops, panels, exhibits, and demos.

ASONAM 2017 welcomes proposals for short and long tutorials from active researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications in a specific social network analysis and mining direction, and stimulate and facilitate future work. High preference will be given to tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, novel and emerging applications.

A one-page description of the tutorial (including title, authors’ short bios, abstract, and background expected from the audience) will be included in the conference proceedings.

Submission
Proposals should include the following items:

  • Title
  • Abstract (up to 150 words)
  • Rationale of presenting the tutorial at ASONAM 2017 (up to 250 words)
  • Target audience and prerequisites (up to 100 words)
  • A list of forums with their time, location, approximate number of attendees, and URLs of the slides/notes if the tutorial or a similar/highly-related tutorial has been presented by the same author(s) before (up to 150 words for each entry) – the similarities/differences with the one proposed for ASONAM 2017 should be highlighted
  • A list of other tutorials given by the authors – please list titles, presenters, forums, locations and approximate number of attendees only
  • A list of tutorials on the same/similar/highly-related topics given by other people (up to 150 words for each entry) – the similarities/differences with the one proposed for ASONAM 2017 should be highlighted
  • Authors' short bio and their expertise related to the tutorial (up to 150 words per tutor)
  • An outline of the tutorial in the form of a bullet list (up to one page)
  • Length of the tutorial (1.5-2 hours for short tutorials and 3-4 hours for long tutorials)
  • A list of up to 25 most important references that will be covered in the tutorial
  • Any specific audio/video/computer requirements for the tutorial

Submission

Proposals must be submitted by e-mail to:

  • Hady Wirawan LauwSingapore Management University, Singapore, , hady (at) hadylauw (dot) com
  • Katina MichaelUniversity of Wollongong, Australia, , katina (at) uow (dot) edu (dot) au
  • Katharina Zweig, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany, , zweig (at) cs (dot) uni-kl (dot) de

 

Key Dates

 

Submission deadline:

April 10, 2017 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)

Notification of acceptance:

May 20, 2017

Camera-ready version of the description:

June 25, 2017 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)