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IEEE Computer Society Global Student Challenge 2021

The IEEE Computer Society Global Student Challenge provides a platform for students from all over the world to create innovative solutions to big data problems.  For this year’s competition, each student OR team (max three students) is required to present a solution to a pre-determined problem/issue statement.


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Regarding the challenge, are the participants required to solve both of the challenges or just choose one of them?

You are to solve both. The winning team will be decided upon considering the submission to both the challenges, and with equal weight to both.

I made my registration for the challenge but I didn't receive any further information in my email. What should I do?


What is the limit on the number of members in a team?

There is a max of 3 members per team. Multiple teams from the same school are allowed. You are allowed to have a faculty advisor for your team. The team member names must be written in the submitted report.

Can students of different institutions be part of 1 single team?

Yes students of different institutions be part of 1 single team.

In challenge Number 2 (Sentiment Analysis from Twitter data) the twitter dataset given for validation are not labeled data. Then how do I validate the data?

You can submit the predicted labels for the validation data to the Kaggle platform, and then you will get a score showing the correctness of your prediction.

To what extent can we use external resources in both of the challenges?

You can use any or all external resources. If you copy code directly from some resource, please acknowledge that in the report.

Will the presentations, after submitting both solution, be live or pre-recorded?

The presentations will be for those who are finalists. The presentations will be live in front of a panel of global judges.

What is the report requirement that needs to be submitted to the competition?

Report requirement: Typically 3-5 pages in 11 pt, single spacing, 1" margin. -->Mention name, affiliation, email address of all team members -->Say what you did in terms of implementation. Which algorithm(s) did you choose and why? -->Give 1-3 result plots and explain what insights these provide -->What more could you have done if you had more data (mention what additional data) or more time -->Do you have any claim to novelty of your design and/or implementation

Is it necessary to use Twint?

No it is not necessary.

The tweets, do they have to be regional specific or global?

The tweets are all in English. You do not have to do region-specific processing on the tweets, you can consider that they have universal emotions.

Are we allowed to run data transformations on test data we will be evaluated on? Or just have scripts prepared to transform the data ready?

We will be evaluating your performance on the unmodified (hold-out) test data that we have access to, but you do not.

Are we supposed to present our solutions in the form of ideas or demo?

Demonstration. There needs to be working code that will solve the two challenge problems.

Can an individual participate in the challenge?

Yes, a team can have up to 3 students. This means single or two person teams are also possible.

Is membership in the IEEE Computer required?

No, it is not required, but you are encouraged to become student members of IEEE Computer Society (CS). Also, one award is specifically open to teams with only CS members.