ICDCN 2022 - Call for Student Mobile App Competition
International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN)
2022 announces a competitive program for developing interactive and
ingenious mobile applications in one of the following two broad themes:
Smart Cities and Internet of Things, including smart transportation,
smart utilities, etc.
COVID-19 management, including contact tracing, health reporting,
The primary motive is to recognize the innovative ideas that can leverage
mobile technology, in conjunction with networking, computing and analytics,
to have socially impactful solutions that take into account regional and
social factors. The participants are free to incorporate any system
architecture, including stand-alone, peer to peer, Cloud/mobile,
client-server, etc. Participants can build their mobile application using
any smartphone platform including, native Android and iOS, mobile web app,
Participants should submit a proposal to the competition as described
below. App proposals that are shortlisted will have the opportunity to make
a brief presentation at the ICDCN 2022 conference. The conference will
select one or more Apps for awards by a panel of judges, and the winning
teams will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize.
Participants should submit (1) a two-page proposal in PDF format, (2) a
link to a brief video 2- 5mins long uploaded to YouTube, (3) a link to an
App Store, GitHub repository or website from where the app can be
downloaded and evaluated, and (4) optionally a link to the source code for
the lab and relevant services.
If the application requires backend server support, the services must be
working at the time of evaluation. The proposal should have the following
Concise name of the App and Proposal Title
Author(s) name, institution, email address
The proposal should clearly describe:
The problem being solved by the developed application
Motivation for the problem, target audience and its social impact
Technical details about the architecture and platform, justification of
the soundness of the design
Related work on similar technical approaches and other similar apps in
the market, and the novelty of the proposed app and design
Functionality enabled by the application, with a walk through of the
application working to complement the video
Link to the 2-5min YouTube video, installation link to the app, and
optionally a link to the source code.
Discussion of how the features of the app will solve the problem for
your target audience
The submission should be made using this EasyChair link before the given
Proposals will be shortlisted by a program committee of experts for
presentation at the conference, and their proposal will appear in the
proceedings of the ICDCN conference.
Rules and Eligibility:
All developers of the app should be listed as authors in the proposal.
An individual or a team of up to 4 members can submit the proposal in the
competition. Authors can include mentors such as faculty or technical staff
At least one of the authors must be an undergraduate or a graduate
student from any recognised university at the time of submission.
The submission must be unique and innovative and should hold sufficient
difference from the existing apps in the market.
The developed app must run on the real-world platform (only simulation
of the proposed app is not allowed).
The app should not violate any copyright laws, such as using
unauthorized logos, images, videos, and so on, or contain any promotional
or abusive contents.
The app must not already be published on any online platform (like
Google play store, Apple app store). The app or the proposal should not
have appeared in any other previous competitions or refereed conferences.
Proposals that are accepted will appear as part of the ICDCN conference
proceedings. Authors will retain all rights to the app. The authors may
optionally provide a link to the source code under an open source license.
One of the authors of the shortlisted app proposal must register for
ICDCN 2022 and present their work at the conference.
(To be declared soon)
Important dates (tentative):
Submission Deadline: September 15 , 2021
Notification of Decision: October 15, 2021
Camera ready version of Proposal: October 19, 2021
Final Presentation at Conference: January 07, 2022
(To be declared on January 07, 2022)
For any query related associated with Mobile Apps Competition, feel free to
Hari Prabhat Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi (
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Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (
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