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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Launch of the ASEAN Data Science Explorers Competition


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To mark the historical milestone of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) turning 50, the ASEAN Foundation is working with strategic partners to establish several new initiatives centered around building a sense of ASEAN identity. The first of which is the “ASEAN Data Science Explorers” (ASEAN DSE), a regional competition jointly organised with SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software.

Targeting tertiary students across all 10 ASEAN member states from any discipline, this data analytics competition aims to enhance awareness and appreciation of the ASEAN community amongst ASEAN youths. Titled “Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World”, this competition will allow all ASEAN youths to play a key role in tackling today’s social issues facing the region and help create positive change for a better future.

By using the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud tool, the initiative encourages participants to deliver data-driven insights which highlight issues in ASEAN across six United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, namely (1) good health and well-being, (2) quality education, (3) gender equality, (4) clean water and sanitation, (5) decent work and economic growth, and (6) sustainable cities and communities. This will also work towards realising the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025 vision of creating an ASEAN community that engages and benefits the people, and is inclusive, sustainable, resilient and dynamic.

The competition will be organised in all 10 ASEAN Member States in October, with winners of the respective in-country competitions going into a regional final that will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia in November this year.

Together with SAP, ASEAN Foundation invites tertiary students in the 10 member states to take part in this initiative and take part in leading social transformation within the ASEAN bloc. Students can find out more about the competition and register online via the ASEAN DSE’s official website: www.aseandse.org. The registration portal is open until 16 June 2017.


For further information about the competition, the application details of the ASEAN Data Science Explorers are below.

The ASEAN Data Science Explorers
Competition Details

Background and Introduction
The ASEAN Foundation and SAP are pleased to launch the ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition. Through a data analytics competition, this joint-initiative encourages ASEAN youths in all ten ASEAN Member States to harness the power of data, highlighting the key issues in ASEAN and derive meaningful insights that lead to innovative solutions. The competition is targeted at tertiary students of any major, including Political Science, from tertiary insitutions in ASEAN.

To register and find more information about the competition, visit: www.aseandse.org

Eligibility and Rules

Eligibility

The contest is open to individuals who:
  • are nationals of ASEAN member countries (ie. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam)
  • are full-time tertiary students currently pursuing their Diploma / Undergraduate studies in one of the tertiary institutions in Southeast Asia (includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam); 
  • are above the age of 16 as at the start of the Contest Period. Parental consent is required for participants under the age of 18
 
Rules and Regulation
  • Each participant is only eligible to join ONE team.
  • Each team will consist of 2 members from the same university. Both members of the team should hold a valid passport in the event that they are chosen to travel down to Jakarta for the regional competition.
  • Each team is allowed to submit only one entry. This entry will be used to judge for qualifying rounds to finals. No amendment is allowed after submission has closed.
  • The entry must be built using SAP BusinessObjects Cloud.
  • Each team must adhere to the submission guidelines stated.
  • Teams are allowed to use given data or data from other reliable sources (publicly accessible or via special permissions from the owner of the dataset) but they must be clearly acknowledged in the submission form.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • All submitted material must be original and created by team members. If previously published content is used, it must be properly attributed to the original author.

Timeline/Process

Action
Timeframe
Online registration
2 May - 16 June 2017
Online submission
16 June - 11 September 2017
National finals (in 10 ASEAN Member States)
End October to early November
ASEAN Face-off
End November 2017

Final Selection and Prizes

Judging criteria:
  • Visualization: Use of visual analysis, compelling charts and graphs to depict the datasets and give viewers meaningful insights.
  • Data: volume, variety and relevance of data used to support your theme.
  • Compelling story: Design and layout of storyboard. Plausible recommendations, creativity and overall flow of the story.
  • User Experience: “Wow” Factor in total user experience.

Prizes

National finals:
Cash prizes for the top three winning teams across 10 countries:
  • 1st place: € 800 (will participate in the regional competition)
  • 2nd place: € 400
  • 3rd place: € 200

ASEAN Face-off:
Cash prizes for the top three winning teams:

  • 1st place: 1800
  • 2nd place: € 1200
  • 3rd place: € 600

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