Innovation in Computer Science
The Google Australia Eureka Prize for Innovation in Computer Science is sponsored by Google Australia.
Google Australia Eureka Prize for Innovation in Computer Science is awarded to a team or individual for an innovation in computer science that has the potential to improve the lives of many Australians. "Computer science" is defined as the study of computing devices and networks, their structure, programming, and applications.
This prize is awarded as part of Google's commitment to open innovation that improves the lives of people everywhere.
The Google Australia Eureka Prize for Innovation in Computer Science is awarded to a team or individual for an innovation in computer science that has the potential to improve the lives of many Australians.
Entries may include research contributions, commercial products, or completely private works (e.g. open source), representing the work of individuals or teams.
Entries must constitute an advance in the field, whether a new research result or a practical application that extends the state of the art by means of a significant technical innovation. The results or purpose of the work should be such that it has the potential to improve the lives of many people.
The research is required to have been undertaken:
• in Australia by an Australian citizen(s) or Australian resident(s)
• no more than two (2) years prior to the closing date for entries
Entries should specifically address how their work meets the following judging criteria:
1. Technical innovation in the field, whether theoretical or practical. A good idea for a product is not enough. It must constitute new technical ground.
2. Originality. A completely new idea is better than an incremental improvement, however new, on an old idea.
3. Potential to positively affect the lives of as many people as possible.
4. State of development. Research must have been published in an internationally respected, externally-refereed journal(s), book(s) or equivalent electronic publication(s); and /or a product must have been launched; and/ or open-source software must have a stable release.
The prize is open to individuals or groups. Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others.
Research entered for this prize must have been undertaken:
• in Australia by an Australian citizen(s) or Australian resident(s). Where the entry is by a research group, all members of the group must meet this criterion;
• no more than two (2) years prior to the closing date for entries, and
• entrants must agree to disclose enough information for the judges to assess the claim of technical innovation, regardless of the status of any patent proceedings.
You must submit an online entry form including all supporting documentation by midnight AEST Friday 7 May 2010 to be eligible for this prize.
Entries with insufficient sets of supporting documentation will not be considered. Submitted material will not be returned.
Any entries received after midnight AEST Friday 7 May 2010 will not be considered.
Hard-copy applications will not be considered.
The research entered/nominated for this prize may not be entered/nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize.
The deliberations of the judging panel remain confidential. All recommendations and decisions taken are binding and final and no correspondence will be entered into on such matters.
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1. You must prepare and attach the following supporting documents to your online entry form. (Please clearly label your attachments as per below.)
a. Project Summary: a brief description of the work entered, including objectives and results to date (two page maximum)
b. Judging Criteria: a brief description of how the work entered addresses each of the judging criteria (two page maximum)
c. Assesor Reports: a maximum of four (4) written reports addressing each of the judging criteria from assessors who are familiar with the entered work (two page maximum per report)
d. Product Sample: in the case of a product sample please provide a URL to where a working sample can be viewed/ downloaded by judges. This link must remain live until 31 December.
NOTE: Judges rely on assessor's reports to provide additional perspective and informed opinion on the entry. Assessors should not be personally or directly involved in the work entered in this prize.
Supporting documentation can be uploaded in Microsoft Word (.doc), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Excel (.xls) or JPeg (.jpg). Collectively, attachments can be no larger than 5MB.
2. Submit an online entry form by midnight AEST Friday 7 May 2010.
Complete the online entry form which must include all your supporting documents and submit by midnight AEST Friday 7 May 2010.
If you require further information or help, please call the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Unit on +61 2 9320 6483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org