PerfLoc Prize Competition

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The National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) is announcing a PerfLoc Prize Competition. This foe is about building a best possible indoor localization and tracking app for Android smartphones. The foe participants are compulsory to use a endless Android smartphone information repository grown by NIST to rise their apps and have their apps’ opening evaluated by a PerfLoc web portal. There shall be a live proof of the finalist apps during a NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, and a successive proof of the winning apps during a 2017 Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN) Conference in Sapporo, Japan.

Dates of a competition:

  • Competition Testing Period Begins: Mar 22, 2017
  • Competition Testing Period Ends: 5 PM, EDT (UTC-05:00), Aug 17, 2017
  • Announcement of Finalists for Cash Prize: Aug 18, 2017
  • Finalist App Demo Days during NIST: Aug 24-25, 2017
  • Announcement of Cash Prize Winners: Aug 25, 2017
  • Showcase Winning Apps during 2017 IPIN in Sapporo, Japan: Sep 18-21, 2017

Prize amounts:

  • 1st place – $20,000
  • 2nd place – $10,000
  • 3rd place – $5,000

The Prize Purse for a PerfLoc Prize Competition is a sum of $35,000. In addition, adult to 5 finalists, a designated central deputy in a box of a organisation or a authorised entity, will be supposing invitational transport supports to transport to a NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD for live tests of their apps. Up to 3 finalists will be comparison as winners during a App Demo Days during NIST. The series of winners will be reduction than 3 if there are reduction than 3 finalists invited to a PerfLoc App Demo Days due to a turn of appearance in a PerfLoc Prize Competition or if fewer than 3 finalist apps beget plcae estimates within 5 seconds of a ask to beget one all a time. NIST is looking for indoor localization and tracking Android apps that work in real-time. Up to 3 winners will be supposing invitational transport supports by NIST to showcase their apps during a 2017 IPIN Conference in Sapporo, Japan. The Prize Purse might increase, though will not decrease. Any increases in a Prize Purse will be posted on a Event Website. NIST pot a right to announce additional winners of non-cash prizes.

Rules for being authorised to attend in a Competition:

Participation in a PerfLoc Prize Competition is open to ALL; however, not all participants are authorised to win money prizes as explained in a subsequent section.

Each Competition Participant (individual, team, or authorised entity) is compulsory to register on a PerfLoc website and emanate ONE password-protected user account. There shall be one Official Representative for any Competition Participant. To emanate a user account, a Official Representative contingency yield a name, username, password, email address, and geographical location, and attest that he/she has review and consents to be governed by a Competition Rules. Multiple accounts per Participant are NOT allowed. At NIST’s discretion, any defilement of this order will be drift for suspension from a Competition. Multiple people and/or authorised entities might combine as a organisation to contention a singular entry, in that box a designated Official Representative will be obliged for assembly all entrance and analysis requirements. Participation is theme to all U.S. federal, state and internal laws and regulations. Individuals entering on interest of or representing a company, establishment or other authorised entity are obliged for confirming that their entrance does not violate any policies of that company, establishment or authorised entity.

During a foe contrast period, Participants are authorised a sum of 150 uses of a PerfLoc Performance Evaluation Portal and a limit of 3 uses per day. At NIST’s discretion, any defilement of this requirement will be drift for suspension from a Competition. Modifications and improvements to a Participant’s App during a foe contrast duration are to be expected, though a Participant should have one final App prepared during a finish of a foe contrast period.

Rules for being authorised to win a money prize:

To be authorised for a money prize:

  • A Participant (whether an individual, team, or authorised entity) contingency have purebred to attend and complied with all of a mandate underneath territory 3719 of pretension 15, United States Code as contained herein.
  • At a time of Entry, a Official Representative (individual or organisation lead, in a box of a organisation project) contingency be age 18 or comparison and a U.S. citizen or permanent proprietor of a United States or a territories.
  • In a box of a private entity, a business shall be incorporated in and say a primary place of business in a United States or a territories.
  • Participants might not be a Federal entity or Federal worker behaving within a range of their employment. NIST employees and NIST Research Associates as good as approach recipients of NIST appropriation awards for NIST projects in a growth of an Android app in a area of a plea are not authorised to participate. Non-NIST Federal employees behaving in their personal capacities should deliberate with their particular group ethics officials to establish either their appearance in this Competition is permissible.
  • Any other people or authorised entities concerned with a design, production, execution, placement or analysis of a PerfLoc Prize Competition are also not authorised to participate.
  • A Participant shall not be deemed incompetent since a Participant consulted with Federal employees or used Federal comforts in scheming a acquiescence to a PerfLoc Prize Competition if a Federal employees and comforts are done accessible to all Participants on an estimable basis.

In addition, meddlesome Participants who do not accommodate a eligibility mandate to win a esteem (i.e., people who are conjunction a US citizen nor a permanent proprietor of a United States or non-US-based entities) are speedy to attend in a Competition. They are invited to register on a PerfLoc website, download a information sets, and use a PerfLoc Performance Evaluation Portal according to a PerfLoc Prize Competition Rules. The opening performed by these Participants will be displayed on a PerfLoc website in a same demeanour as a opening performed by Participants who are authorised to win money prizes.

How to attend in a Competition:

An meddlesome celebration (individual, team, or authorised entity) contingency trigger a routine of participating in a Competition by induction during a PerfLoc website and formulating a user account. The celebration is afterwards authorised to download a series of smartphone information sets collected by NIST from a PerfLoc website. In a eventuality NIST determines modifications to a information sets are needed, all website registrants will be told by email.

The celebration becomes a Participant once he/she has built a smartphone indoor localization and tracking Android App (i.e., operative program focus that operates on a Wi-Fi and GPS enabled Android smartphone with presumably mobile service) AND has had a App evaluated during slightest once by a PerfLoc Performance Evaluation Portal. An entrance consists of a file(s) uploaded to a PerfLoc Performance Evaluation Portal and, in a box of a Finalists, a App demonstrated during NIST (hereinafter referred to as an “Entry”).

Source: NIST

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