The concepts submitted to contest (Ideas) must be based on an MSc or PhD thesis/work developed by the Participant, resulting in an academic degree from a Portuguese University.
The ideas must be based on theses concluded and graded in the academic year of 2016/2017, that were not submitted in previous editions of the Challenge, or that are concluded and will be graded in the academic year of 2017/2018.
The submitted ideas should reflect and comment their potential impact on the scientific areas currently being developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, namely:
- Human Computer Interaction – adapting interaction to specific user needs (user & social experience, mobile & future devices, evaluation & usability);
- Information Processing – from raw data to meaningful information (data retrieval, context awareness, multimodal information fusion);
- Autonomic Computing – smarter devices, less configuration and maintenance (remote & self-management, configuration and control).