As Part of the 2017 BCS ICT Conference, in the spirit of Year of Giving, this year’s programme includes a National Level Student Competition. The objective of this event is to provide students a unique platform where they use technology to showcase their creativity and enhance their interest in the areas of Mobility, Security, Communication, Collaboration, Environment and Wellness for the Future Cities, which is aligned with the UAE Vision 2021 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to ensure sustainable development while preserving the environment, and to achieve a perfect balance between economic and social development

Intellectual Property of the application remains with the students who developed the system. To register, submit your abstract here https://goo.gl/SJf1uR or https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=52145792.jctT9fcN82ozMPwp;timeout=1

Important Dates:
1. First Round - 20th May, 2017
2. Second Round – 20th July, 2017
3. Third Round- 12th October, 2017
Name of the event 2017 BCS IT Innovation Awards
Theme Future Cities (Mobility, Security, Communication, Collaboration, Environment, Wellness)
Date & Venue of Presentation Thursday 12 October 2017
Block 16 - Middlesex University Dubai – Knowledge Park.
Submission First Round – Submission of Abstracts 20th May, 2017
First round of submissions will allow students to register themselves for the event by submitting an abstract.

Second Round – Video/Prototype + Detailed Project Description/Report 15th July, 2017
Second round will allow students to submit their prototypes with detailed project descriptions. They can submit this by directly submitting the prototype or by submitting a video.

Third Round – Presentation with Fully Functional Application (PPT+ Code) 12th October, 2017
Third and final submission will be on the day of presentations when they have to present their fully functional applications with code.
Submission Portal https://goo.gl/SJf1uR

https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=52145792.jctT9fcN82ozMPwp;timeout=1
Prizes/ Certificates Fabulous prize ::
1st – AED 15000 or equivalent value in kind
2nd – AED 12000 or equivalent value in kind
3rd – AED 8000 or equivalent value in kind

Top3 Winning teams invited to conference to receive awards
Further 5 runner up teams will be invited to attend and exhibit in conference to demonstrate their projects

All registered participants that complete the contest will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Winners of the contest will be receiving prizes on the day of the BCS ICT Conference to be held on 29th October 2017 at Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel Abu Dhabi, UAE. To know more about the venue http://abu-dhabi.anantara.com/
Judging Criteria Coding Skills
User Friendliness and end-user value addition
Technical/Business Feasibility
Idea Strength and fit with chosen theme
Core Functionality Implementation
Tentative Agenda • Registrations
• Opening Greetings – by Middlesex Dubai
• Keynote Speech- Eng. Adel Salem Alkaff Al Hashmi, Conference Chairman
• Coffee and Connect
• Presentations
• Lunch
• Results and Conclusion
You Bring Your laptop, creativity, passion, skills and a collaborative mindset.
We supply An opportunity to new-comers to learn something new, space and time for participants to make headway for the problems they are interested in, Lunch and caffeine to keep you going.