Rules and Regulations

 

Participants and Teams

 

NICE is open to university students and industry professionals in Kurdistan Region. You must be over the legal age (18) years of age at the date of your registration. Your team can consist of two, three or four members plus supervisor and team composition cannot be changed after the registration deadline. Some participants may leave your team, but a team which has only one remaining participant is automatically disqualified.

 

Problem Statement

 

Your project should contain a problem statement and you should specify the way to solve the problem. Your submitted project will be reviewed by a specialist team before you get the acceptance letter, unqualified projects will be rejected.

 

Submissions and scoring

 

Your project should be submitted before the deadline 20/04/2019, and the result of submission will appear online on 03/05/2019. Evaluation will be done based on some criteria set by Nice Organizing Committee and Departments in Tishk International University.

 

Sources

 

You may use publicly released libraries, tools and software’s, but your project must contain some idea that shows originality to solve problems. The quality of the project will not be considered that much in scoring, but the Jury will check the originality of the project.

 

Development and execution environment

 

There are no restrictions on the type of development environment or programming language you use throughout the contest. During the competition, you’ll be responsible for compiling and running your project if it is necessary.

 

Prizes

 

For the Final Round, Award prizes will be presented to the three teams in each category with the highest scores.

 

Fair Play

 

We expect your team to have a positive attitude during the contest. In particular, your team should not take any action that would prevent other teams from taking part in the contest. For instance, attempts to create disturbance, or interfere with devices of other participants may cause your team to be disqualified. Similarly, your team should not try to disturb or distract members from other teams. Your team must make a reasonable use of the resources provided to them by Tishk International University.

 

Jury

 

A Jury composed of Tishk International University and Other Universities Instructors are in charge of enforcing these rules. The Jury will review the submissions of the teams, and award the prizes. The Jury may decide at any time to exclude some participants or teams which do not follow the rules of the contest.

Subcategories

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This category offers young, talented students the opportunity to measure capabilities and to compare themselves to other programming teams from around the Iraq.

The object of programming category is to design and develop an original and innovative real-world application and solution.

You can develop your application in any programming language (C++, C#, Java, ASP, Objective C, ASP.NET, PHP, Actionscript…etc). It is crucial that an application has usability and a proper easy-to-use interface as well as functionality.

Your final submission requires a running application. You are required to provide any program or environment needed to run your final submission without any problem. If you have used code segments from different resources (like using a plugin for jquery) , you must specify the reference address. Any unreferenced copy code segment will be punished strictly with disqualification.

  • Sample Project Ideas in Programming
  • Database driven web or desktop applications.
  • Charting and graph generating applications
  • Flash applications with Actionscript
  • Web services
  • Content management systems
  • Multimedia applications (DirectX, GDI+, OpenGL)
  • Socket programming (multi-player games)
  •      Cryptography & Security
  • Multithreaded applications
  • Mobile applications (programs for Embedded Devices)
  • GPS or Mapping applications
Common Criteria

Documentation

Originality / creativity

Oral presentation

Stand design

Technical Skills

Category Specific Criteria

Usability

Functionality

Interface

Difficulty

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Imagine, design, and create your 3D animation!

The computer has become an essential tool for anyone working in the fields of design, photography, videography, illustration, architecture, industrial design, animation, and multimedia and web design. this category explores how using a computer in a generative, uniquely computer way forms can emerge.

Get whatever you can lay your hands on and turn them into a piece of art using a variety of software (3Ds Max, Maya, After Effects, Flash..).. Draw some sketches on paper then scan them into computer; use a software to stitch them together and polish them for final view.. Sketch a car and turn it into a 3D model so it can be used to help ease the display of a car crashing scene.. Compose, edit and mix your music tracks right on your computer to create music.. We will be looking forward to see your ideas turned into digital!

Computer Sciences

Documentation

Originality / creativity

Oral presentation

Stand design

Technical Skills

Graphic Design Projects

Graphical aspect

Artistic implementation

Animation Projects

Visual Impact

Message & Idea

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Hardware control & Robotics project can be a hardware device using PIC, PLC controllers or controlled by PC. The originality, usability and functionality is important.

Hardware may include: PCs, networks, micro controllers, DSPs, PICs, А/D and D/А converters, OP amplifiers, transistors, diodes, digital circuits, memories, sensors, video cameras, power supplies, passive components, loudspeakers, microphones, antennas, mobile phones, LC displays, optoelectronic components, thiristors, power transistors, modems and similar devices.

Software may include: C, C++, Delphi, MatLab, Visual Basic, Java, C#, Emulating programs for PICs, Programs for DSP, Signal processing and similar applications.

The basic aim of this category is to provide young engineers from diverse subfields and a competing and study chance on hardware controls, electronics devices designs.

The project must be realized, shouldn’t be a project only on the paper. If it’s a big sized project, at least a working prototype should be built. The hardware should be controlled by a software program, shouldn’t be a device which has only manual control. For pre selection phase, a video clip which demonstrates the project, 3D models, photos, plans and building instructions should be sent.

Common Criteria

Documentation

Originality / creativity

Oral presentation

Stand design

Technical Skills

Category Specific Criteria

Usability

Functionality

Difficulty

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a Sample Stand Design of  NICE

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