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APPLY NOW! 2017 DELL EMC Graduation Project Competition For Undergraduate Students From Turkey, Middle East And Africa

Dell EMC is launching the annual graduation project competition for senior undergraduate students from universities in Turkey, Middle East and Africa who are enrolled in the EMC Academic Alliance Program. The competition is intended to spark the creativity of students for their graduation projects to play an active role in the Transformation of IT and get the opportunity to shine and win prizes.

Why should you participate in 2017?

  • Become the next big thing in Cloud, Big Data and Security
  • Take part and transform your ideas into potential businesses
  • Network, learn, and prepare for the next big step in your career

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.

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.

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

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 NOW to complete your submission form.

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

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