52°North Student Innovation Challenge 2018
Sensor Web Analytics
Innovation is a driving force for the development of our economy. It is based on new, creative ideas, on applicable and implementable concepts and on generating new technologies and applications. However, a novel idea becomes an innovation only if it meets societal demands and unfolds its use in practice. It must address a certain market niche, i.e. have market relevance, or help e.g. a particular organization to improve its business.
With this in mind, the 52°North Student Innovation Challenge stimulates students to generate and implement innovative ideas and concepts for a specific topic in the GeoIT domain. The challenge acknowledges and rewards creative and innovative minds.
This year’s student innovation challenge addresses the topic of analyzing sensor data in the Sensor Web and generating higher-level information products.
Potential ideas comprise:
- Statistical analysis of data in the Sensor Web
- Machine Learning approaches for the Sensor Web
- Composition of analysis workflows in the Sensor Web
- UIs for visual analytics in the Sensor Web
- Approaches for analyzing large datasets with high sampling rates and large spatial coverage
- Fusion of sensor data with varying spatial and temporal resolutions
Ideally, proposed ideas and applications should address issues in one of the following application domains:
- Air Quality
- Ocean Science
- Precision Farming
52°North invites students of Geoinformatics, Informatics or related fields to submit a proposal which outlines the project idea, emphasizes its innovative quality and convincingly describes its feasibility, practical use and market relevance, as well as expected outcome. The top three proposals are then invited to implement a proof-of-concept. In the case of successful completion of the projects (including a proof-of-concept) the following awards will be granted:
- 1st prize: 2000,- EUR
- 2nd prize: 1000,- EUR
- 3rd prize: 500,- EUR
The winners will present their project results at the Geospatial Sensor Webs Conference 2018. They can also receive reimbursement of travel costs up to 1000,- EUR.
Applications must be submitted no later than
May 4, 2018 May 28, 2018, via email to
Ms. Ann Hitchcock