The submitted suggestions will be judged by a jury panel, which consists of 15 leading industry representatives (see Box 2), and have to fulfill a set of criteria. They must deal with a recognizably difficult, possibly still unidentified specialized problem of computer science, to which so far no or only unsatisfactory solutions are present. In addition, the suggested solution should offer a gain in scientific knowledge, and/or a social use. And – last but not least - the problem definition and/or the potential application and use of the suggested solution are to be presented in an easily comprehensible and communicable form. Competition applications can be downloaded under http://www.informatica08.ch/challenges. Closing date is August 15, 2008.
Prof. Dr. Lorenz M. Hilty, Empa, Technology and Society Lab, Tel +41 71 274 73 45; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dr. Michael Hagmann, Empa, Communication Dept., Tel. +41 44 823 45 92, email@example.com