Preparing for IEEE CRFID Educational Mega-Challenge: SMART CITIES

Proposal packages will be rated on how the teams plan and evaluate a solution that incorporates RFID technology and systems. Some aspects of the proposal are required and others will be judged and scored with points. See scoring below.

  1. Accredited, degree-program institution (required)
  2. Team composition (20 points)
    1. Class distinction
      1. Undergraduate(s)
      2. Graduate(s)
      3. Advisor(s)
      4. At least one IEEE member and one student member (required)
    2. functional representation (skillset of team members reflects proposed solution composition)
    3. diversity (eg. gender and cultural)
  3. City (10 points)
    1. Choice defended
    2. Brief description of the city, including its strengths and weaknesses
  4. Problem for smart city solution (10 points)
    1. Choice defended
  5. Solution
    1. Uses RFID (required)
    2. Uses UHF Passive RFID (required)
    3. Choices made defended (10 points)
  6. Summary (50 points)
    1. 8-10 pages
    2. Problem statement
    3. Proposed solution
    4. Technical feasibility
    5. Differentiator (why this solution vs. others)
    6. Resource summary (Personnel and equipment)
    7. Team summary – bios, function
  7. Optional bonus points for:
    1. A paper prepared for a CRFID peer-reviewed conference proceedings (10 points)
    2. A poster prepared for the IEEE RFID 2017 (8 points)
    3. YouTube video or privately available video /slide show. (10 points)
    4. Project demonstration (5 points)
    5. Partnering with an Industry Advisor (10 points)
    6. Use of other resources, for example: (5 points)
      1. IEEE’s Smart Cities initiative has a repository of publications
      2. the US federal government recently announced it is committing over $80 million – led by NSF with a $60M commitment over two years – toward the Smart Cities Initiative
      3. equipment sponsored by a RAIN Alliance member


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