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This year’s student innovation challenge addresses the topic of exploring the link between IoT and Sensor Web technology. Potential ideas comprise:

  • IoT clients for feeding data from sensors into Sensor Web infrastructures
  • Processing and analysis of observation streams (event streams)
  • Integration of heterogeneous IoT data sources by means of Sensor Web and Semantic Web technologies

Who can apply?

The applicant must be enrolled as a BSc, an MSc, Diploma or PhD student.

The Application

The application comprises

  1. A written proposal
  2. A written, signed declaration
  3. A tabular CV

All application documents must be submitted in digital form per email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The proposal

The challenge is to compose a project proposal and implement a proof of concept which addresses bridging IoT and Sensor Web applications. The proposal should be a maximum of 5 pages (2500 words) and written in English. The following criteria apply. It must:

  • provide a description of the innovation idea/concept
  • describe the project goals
  • emphasize its innovative quality, practical feasibility and market relevance
  • outline a proposed solution – technical approach & feasibility
  • include a work plan/road map/implementation plan
  • describe the expected outcomes (implementation).

Expected outcome/results

  • running, tested and documented software
    • well-documented source code available in a public Git repository
  • project documentation
    • blog posts
    • project report
    • any documentation needed for running and using the software

Important dates

  • Application deadline: May 29, 2017

  • Notification of selected proposals: June 2, 2017

  • Coding start: June 5, 2107

  • Coding end, submission of final project results: August 25, 2107

  • Award ceremony at the Geospatial Sensor Webs Conference: August, 29, 2017


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