Rules & Procedure

Rules & Procedure

The minimum requirements to successfully participate are the following:

  • Topicality of the proposal
  • Eligibility (of the Competitor/Product)
  • Keeping of Schedule
  • Tailoring of the Product to the MAPPING requirements of this competition (e.g. including. MAPPING visuals and links); development to be documented through version control

Competition Stages

1. Proposal Value Proposition

Deliver a Proposal Value Proposition containing information on the proposed app and its functionalities, using the online submission form or the offlline submission form.

2. Eligibility Check

Formal check of proposal value propositions against eligibility criteria and subsequent approval. Approved proposals can go into development directly. You may therefore wish to submit your proposal within the given time frame at the earliest point in time convenient to gain time for development.

3. App Development and Submission

All approved proposals are ready to go into development. The minimum degree of development required for finale submission is ‘proof-of-concept’.

4. Final Jury Evaluation and Decision

All submitted apps will be evaluated by the jury against the evaluation criteria.

5. Award Ceremony

All three winners will participate in the award ceremony at Scale 11, CeBit, on Monday 14 March 2016, 11 a.m.. The award ceremony is going to be accompanied by adequate media coverage.

6. Deployment into the Market

Subsequently, the app shall be deployed into the market or otherwise being made available to users.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Legal Persons

  • Any legal entity located/registered in the EU or in an associated country, in particular:
    • Any company registered in the EU or in an associated country,
    • Any university or any school of applied sciences or any comparable school located in the EU or in an associated country, including their members (such as, typically, scientific personnel and enlisted students).

2. Natural Persons

  • Any natural person of legal age being national of a Member State of the EU or of an associated country.
  • The eligibility of contributions submitted by legal entities, which are 

    meeting the conditions listed under no. 1., under their name is 

    independent of the nationality of any natural persons involved in the 

    contributions (e.g. personnel).

3. Exceptions

  • Any legal entity being part of the MAPPING consortium, and all their members/employees, and any relatives of such members/employees, if the latter are working directly on the MAPPING project, are not eligible.
  • Any member of the MAPPING App Competition Jury, any legal entity these jury members belong to/are employed by, and any relatives of these jury members are not eligible.

Products

  • Any product being topical to this call and meeting the requirements laid down in the rules.
  • This explicitly includes existing solutions and maturely developed Apps, if they are to be tailored to the MAPPING project in general and to this call in particular.
  • Contributions are NOT limited to 1 contribution per competitor. This applies in particular to universities and comparable research facilities, if different teams of the same legal entity wish to compete.
  • Any projected user interface of the envisaged final product must be available (also) in English. The final product needs to be available to citizens in all member states of the EU (e.g. by downloading it from the internet). This needs to be reflected in the proposal value proposition.
 

Evaluation Criteria

Each criterion has a weighting factor from 1 to 3. Therefore, the overall score for each criteria will be score x weighting factor. The result of the competition will be based on the total overall score of each competitor.

Criterion Weighting Factor
Innovation 3
Effectiveness 3
Privacy-Friendlyness 3
Security Impact 3
Technical Excellence 3
Openness 3
Maturity 2
Legal Compliance 2
Feasibility 2
Conformance 1

Rules

I. Topicality
The proposed app needs to be in line with the general topic “Privacy via IT Security: Innovating Mobile Apps” and therefore needs to enhance user privacy through IT security on mobile devices. The various sub-topics presented on this website serve as additional guidelines; it is, however, not mandatory to address one of these sub-topics specifically. The App needs to be tailored to the MAPPING requirements of this competition (e.g. including. MAPPING visuals and links). The development has to be documented through version control.

II. Eligibility
The eligibility rules for both competitors and products, apply. Only proposal value propositions submitted after 01.12.2015 and before 31.12.2015 through either the online form or the offline form on this website, are eligible. Eligibility of proposals is being evaluated by the organisational committee upon submission of the proposal value proposition promptly. Authors of rejected proposals will be notified immediately. Re-submission is legitimate, if the issues having led to rejection have been resolved. Any appeal against the rejection has to be made to the organisational committee within 14 days.
Any projected user interface of the envisaged final product must be available (also) in English. The final product needs to be available to citizens in all member states of the EU (e.g. through by downloading it from the internet). This needs to be reflected in the proposal value proposition.

III. Evaluation
The submitted proposals are being evaluated by the jury based upon the proposal value proposition and the submitted app. Only apps submitted until 07.02.2016 and which have reached at least ‘proof-of-concept’ stage are going to be accepted. The jury decision is solely taken upon the evaluation criteria. The jury decision is final and cannot be revoked, unless it is proven that a winning proposal was violating the rules of this competition. There is no right to appeal, or to take any other legal action against the jury decision, in any other case. The jury will document its decisions and will reason the decisions for the three winning proposals in the award ceremony. Otherwise, the documentation will be kept confidential to protect the submitted proposals.

IV. Award
The authors of the winning proposal will be awarded 20,000.00 EUR to cover past and future development cost of the app. They will be provided additionally a one week work-station at CeBit Scale 11. The authors of the proposals ranked second and third best will be provided a one week work-station at CeBit Scale 11. All three winners will participate in the award ceremony at scale 11 main stage. Participation is mandatory.

V. Confidentiality
Unless explicitly otherwise stated, all information received by consortium members by competitors from this competition is being kept confidential within the MAPPING consortium. The general data protection rules apply. Each consortium partner is responsible for maintaining confidentiality within their respective institution.

VI. Originality and Third-Parties
Competitors are responsible for legal compliance of their proposals. Competitors provide that their proposals are genuine and that the submitted app is not infringing any third party’s rights.

VII. Jurisdiction
German law applies exclusively. Place of jurisdiction is Hannover. The jury decision is final and cannot be revoked, unless it is proven that a winning proposal was violating the rules of this competition. There is no right to appeal, or to take any other legal action against the jury decision, in any other case.