8th IISE Data analytics & information systems (dais) student Mobile App Competition

The Data Analytics and Information Systems (DAIS) Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) announces the IISE-DAIS Mobile/Web App Competition to recognize creativity and excellence among its members and motivate them to commercialize their research/learning outcomes to accelerate the economic and societal benefits.

Scope of mobile/web app

Mobile/web apps that are based on any concept, principle, technique, or application related to the field of Industrial & Systems Engineering will be accepted.

Eligibility of Participants

  • A team can consist of a maximum of four members (3 student members and 1 faculty advisor). 
  • Student members can be undergraduate or graduate students from higher education institutes in the field of Industrial & Systems Engineering (or related fields).
  • Student members should be enrolled at the time of the submission of the proposal.
  • At least one of the students must be a member of the IISE and DAIS.

Competition Process:

  • Proposal Submission: Teams must submit a proposal (no more than 2 pages) describing their mobile/web app via email to the chairs of the competition steering committee by Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. The proposal must include 1) a list of team members and their affiliations, 2) a list of features of the mobile/web app, and 3) the target market segment(s) of the mobile/web app.
  • Mobile/web app submission: Teams must submit (a) a prototype of their mobile/we app, (b) a software design document, and (c) a demonstration video, via email to the chairs of the competition steering committee by Friday, March 9, 2020. The competition steering committee will evaluate the submissions and select a maximum number of four teams as finalists.
  • Oral presentation: The selected finalist teams will attend the 2020 IISE Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2020) in to present their mobile/web app. The presentation will include (a) technical details of the mobile/web app, (b) a business plan to justify the need for their mobile/web apps in the marketplace, (c) a demonstration of the prototype.

Evaluation Process:

  • Decision on proposals (December 20, 2019)
  • Selection of finalist teams (March 18, 2020)
  • Selection of winners (Oct. 31 - Nov.3, 2020)

Important Dates:

Dec. 20, 2019:Deadline for proposal submission

Dec. 24, 2019:Notices of proposal acceptance

March 6, 2020:Deadline for submission of prototype mobile/web app and documents

March 18, 2020:Notification to finalist teams

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2020:Oral presentation and awards ceremony

Competition Steering Committee Chairs:

Chen Kan (The University of Texas at Arlington) chen.kan@uta.edu
Saeed Ghanbartehrani (Ohio University) ghanbart@ohio.edu

For more information, please contact Bonnie Cameron.

2019 Winners

1st place:
Sura Mansi, Anuja Bhide, Narasimha Prasath Krishnan and Ingyu Lee
Binghamton University
"TeleHealth for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy"

2nd place:
Shivam Goyal, Sarthak Majithia, Shane Potchana
The University of Texas at Arlington
"Mind-Mind: Smart Daily Care for Dementia Patients"

3rd place:
Behrad Bagheri
University of Cincinnati
Sahar Khamsehi
Binghamton University
"WayPal: Hospital Interactive Wayfinder"

Past Winners

DAIS Division page 

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