Competition

Application Competition for Intelligent Reality (ACIR)

Technological integration of smart interactive devices, immersive technologies, and AI machine learning algorithms are the future of propelling Intelligent Reality (IR). We challenge developers to create AI machine learning IR applications to provide a real-time decision-making user experience with analytics capability for the immersive (VR/AR/MR/XR) environment.

Those interested in competing in ACIR must have submitted a simple application form by March 8.  Submission of your work for evaluation is May 1.  For your IR application to be evaluated and considered for awards, at least one member of the team must register for the ICIR conference.

Eligibility

The ACIR Competition is open to anyone interested in Intelligent Reality development. Two competition tracks will be held:

  • Professionals: researchers, hobbyists, or professionals.
  • Students: from an accredited university

Teams

You may register as a team (up to five persons per group) or as an individual.

Instructions

IR Applications (any developers and university students) submitted to the Competition must meet the following guidelines:

  • Implementation needs to be original work (existing or new are acceptable)
  • Include AI machine learning techniques and run within VR/AR/MR
  • Answer evaluation criteria using the given PPT presentation template
  • Record a 5 to 7 minute video (mp4) to showcase key implementation features
  • Grant IEEE to post presentation and video on IEEE ICIR website
  • Students must attend an accredited university (for students only)

Detailed submission guidelines are provided HERE. Access the PPT presentation template HERE.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality: How unique and innovative is the idea?
  • Implementation: What design methods and AI/ML techniques used, development platform, language, tools
  • Potential Impact: How does the project contribute to the IR domain?

Evaluation Team

  • Isidoros Perikos, University of Patras, Greece
  • Ryan McMahan, University of Central Florida, US
  • Francesco Ferrise, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan
  • Nicholas Napp, Xmark Labs, US
  • Anitha Pillai, Hidustan University, India
  • Cerasela Crisan, University of Bacau, Romania
  • Stefania Serafin, Zuffo, Denmark
  • Taehee Jeong, San Jose State University, US

Awards (at the discretion of the Evaluation team)

Professionals:

  • 1st Place: up to $1000 with 100 Ranking Points and IEEE certificate
  • 2nd Place: up to $500 with 50 Ranking Points and IEEE certificate
  • 3rd Place: up to $300 with 30 Ranking Points and IEEE certificate
  • All other submitters will receive 10 Ranking Points for participation

Students:

  • 1st Place: up to $500 with 100 Ranking Points and IEEE certificate
  • 2nd Place: up to $300 with 50 Ranking Points and IEEE certificate
  • 3rd Place: up to $100 with 30 Ranking Points and IEEE certificate
  • All other submitters will receive 10 Ranking Points for participation

The final number of awards and the amount of each award will be based on the evaluation of the presentation and the recorded video. The final decision will be at the discretion of the ICIR and ACIR organizers.

Winners will showcase their submitted video and be asked 3-4 questions during the award ceremony.

Competition submission instructions

Interested developers and students please click here to submit your Application Form.

Important Dates

  • Dec 1, 2020: Submission open for application form
  • March 8: Due date for application form (extended)
  • March 12: Notification of acceptance (extended)
  • May 1, 2021: Due date to submit presentation and recorded video for evaluation
  • May 7, 2021: Notification of evaluation result
  • May 13, 2021: Award during ICIR closing ceremony