Student Prize

Environmental Informatics Prize 2018 for Students

In 2018, the Technical Committee Informatics for Environmental Protection (http://www.enviroinfo.eu/) of the German Informatics Society will again award the “Environmental Informatics Prize”. This prize has been awarded annually since 2003. 

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The winners are invited and agree in advance to give a short talk on the awarded project at the EnviroInfo 2018 Conference in Garching near Munich. Travel costs and accommodation will be covered up to € 200 per winner team.

Aims and Scope

The prize is awarded for students’ works in the field of environmental informatics. Such work takes the form of projects undertaken either as part of a course or for a degree (excluding PhD) at an academic university or a university of applied sciences. 

The projects must demonstrate the contribution of methods and technologies of informatics to the solution of environmental problems or dissemination of information supporting sustainable development in general.  

Eligible Students

Students of all subjects from all countries are eligible to participate either as individuals or groups (project teams). 

Criteria

Submissions will be most successful if they clearly demonstrate the transfer of informatics know-how to practical application, resulting in a real decrease in stress on the environment or contributing to environmental consciousness or to sustainable development in general. 

Prize Sum

The prize sum of 1.500 € is usually divided among three candidate projects as follows: 

1st prize:

€ 700

2nd prize:

€ 500

3rd prize:

€ 300

Jury

The jury consists of the heads of the International Technical Committee “Informatics for Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development and Risk Management” of the German Informatics Society (GI, http://www.gi.de).  

Sponsors

Sponsors of the year 2018 are ifu Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (www.ifu.com) and iPoint-systems GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany (www.ipoint-systems.com).

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Submission

Please submit descriptions of your completed project not exceeding five pages, and including an abstract of a half page. A link to supporting information (such as a Master’s Thesis) should be provided. The jury may request further information on projects that get short-listed.

Contributions must be submitted to Prof. Volker Wohlgemuth, Speaker of the Technical Committee Informatics for Environmental Protection of the German Informatics Society only via email to the following address: eiprize@enviroinfo.eu

Deadline for submission: June 18, 2018.

The event will be organized in close cooperation with the Technical Committee of Environmental Informatics of the German Informatics Society.

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