FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

GENERAL

1IS THERE ANY FUNDING OPTIONS FOR EVENTS?
At this moment, only global/regional and national events (selection of events is based on IEEEmadC Executive Committee decision) may be eligible for funding. If so, please contact IEEEmadC at ieeemadc@ieee.org.
2IS THERE ANY FINANCIAL SUPPORT ON HELPING STUDENTS DURING INCUBATION AND ALL PHASES OF DEVELOPMENT?
IEEEmadC doesn’t provide any financial or equipment support for mobile app development. It is preferred that related Section/Student Branch help you sponsor these costs.
3DOES THE PARTICIPANTS INFORMATION (SUCH AS THEIR SUBMITTED IDEAS, APPS ETC.) PUBLISH PUBLICLY?
All participants (individual or team) information will be kept confidential.

AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

1DIFFERENT AMBASSADORS FROM THE SAME STUDENT BRANCH SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR REPORT SEPARATELY OR COLLECTIVELY?
IEEEmadC encourages these ambassadors to work together and submit a joint report.
2WHAT DOES THE AMBASSADORS’ KIT CONSIST OF?
- Ambassadors Guide - Ambassadors Presentation - Business Card - Logos - Posters - Stickers - Social Media Covers - Report Template (Idea and Development) - Report Sample (Idea and Development)
3IS THERE A TEMPLATE OR SAMPLE WHICH CAN BE USED DURING WRITING THE REPORT?
Yes, you can find the appropriate template and one sample in the Ambassadors’ Kit. However, we encourage creativity, so go ahead and become creative, you can send us a presentation, paint us a picture, sing us a song and even record a video, the purpose is to feed us back with what you have been doing, we value creativity.
4CAN AMBASSADORS PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST?
Yes, they can.
5CAN TWO OR MORE AMBASSADORS WORK TOGETHER FOR PROMOTING MADC, FROM SAME STUDENT BRANCH, SECTION, COUNTRY OR REGION?
If you think this will be much valuable than doing it individually, please go ahead, again we value creativity and encourage team-work, but make sure everyone in the team have some distinctive role specifically so while submitting a report, which anyone can submit on behalf of everyone, it should mention what each ambassador in a team was specifically tasked to do.
6WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR MICRO-VOLUNTEERING TASKS?
30th November 2019.
7CAN YOU SUBMIT ALL MICRO-VOLUNTEERING TASKS TOGETHER IN ONE FORM?
No. You have to submit one form for one task.
8IS THERE ANY FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR MICRO-VOLUNTEERING TASKS?
No.

IDEA STAGE

1ARE PROFESSIONALS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST?
For now, only university students are eligible to participate. This contest is to encourage student’s interest and inspire them to tackle global challenges utilizing their mobile application development skills and learnings.
2CAN MY STUDENT BRANCH COUNSELOR WHO HAS A PH.D. OR CURRENTLY PURSUING PH.D. APPLY IN THE CONTEST WITH ME IN TEAM?
Getting a Ph.D. or pursuing Ph.D. is in itself a recognition, though as a Ph.D. student, they are allowed to participate in a team but since this contest aims to support early age computer science and software students preferably from undergrad, who has not yet achieved any recognition or appreciation, it is better if the Ph.D.students or Ph.D.do not apply but nominate their students to form teams and apply in the contest.
3CAN NON-IEEE STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST?
- If you are participating as an individual, then you must be an active IEEE member. From this year we allow non-members to apply also, however, if they reach a point where their prospective chances are observed to win the contest, they will be requested to take IEEE membership to allow themselves for further judgment process. Overall, the winner will always be an IEEE member. - If you are participating as a team, then the team leader must be an active IEEE member. Others are not mandatory.
4CAN PARTICIPANTS WORK ON SIMPLE EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, LIKE IOT (USING MOBILE APPS AND REMOTE DATA FROM REMOTE SENSORS) OR IS IT JUST LIMITED TO APPS?
For now, the contest focused on mobile apps. But interesting and useful solutions using hardware and mobile apps are also accepted.
5HOW MANY MEMBERS CAN COOPERATE AS A TEAM?
One up to three members are allowed to form a team.
6WHAT SHOULD BE THE PURPOSE OF IDEAS AND APPS?
Ideas can be social, technical, educational, etc. related to every day’s life. It is notable that developed applications are understandable and user-friendly. We encourage students to develop applications in accordance with STEM disciplines and aligned with the IEEE goals and values of ‘Advancing Technology for Humanity’. The contest serves as motivation to reach the main goals such as educate and encourage students to build their engineering, team and entrepreneurial skills in order to pursue an engineering career, become more competitive in the industry or start their own company.
7CAN A STUDENT PARTICIPATE IN MORE THAN ONE TEAM?
Yes, one student can participate in maximum of two teams but in different capacities.
8HOW MANY IDEAS A TEAM IS ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT?
Each team can submit up to 3 different ideas and consequently develop up to 3 mobile applications.
9HOW WILL THE PARTICIPANT GET NOTIFIED IF HIS/HER IDEA IS APPROVED?
IEEEmadC team will notify the participants regarding their idea(s) approval or rejection.
10WHERE CAN I SUBMIT MY IDEA?
https://www.ieeemadc.org/idea

DEVELOPMENT STAGE

1ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON BUILDING THE APPS?
Please visit IEEEmadC Rules page (https://ieeemadc.org/rules) to find more about the contest restrictions and rules. Generally, there are no restrictions in developing native or hybrid apps and all type of available platforms and programming languages can be used.
2IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A MENTOR?
Yes, an M.Sc. or Ph.D. student is eligible to act as a mentor. However, a mentor who is not a student cannot be a member of your team.

JUDGING STAGE

1CAN I NOMINATE ANYONE I KNOW SUITABLE TO SERVE AS MADC JUDGE?
Yes, you can. Please send us your proposal to our official email address ieeemadc@ieee.org.
Idea Status for 2019