Bangalore, February 22, 2015: Unisys India today announced the winners of Cloud 20/20 Version 6.0,the latest edition of one of India’s largest online technical project contests. The contest recognizes innovative thinking by students across India in addressing the technical challenges of the latest disruptive IT trends.
The project ‘3D Geo-Data Management in Geo-RDBMS in Multi-User Access and Creation of Web Based Environment for Semantic Query Execution’ submitted by Poorvak Kapoor, Dhruv Bajpai, Akshay Bhasin, and Abhinav Bhadoria from IMS Engineering College, Ghaziabad, won the first prize.
Nisha O., Pavithraa P., and Sujitha G. from Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, bagged the second prize for their project, ‘V-SHARE’
‘Railway Incident Recovery System’ by M. Venkata Sunil Babu, N. Sai Babu, B. Siva Kumar, and M. Ravi Kumar from V R Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, won the third prize.
Working in teams of four, supported by project guides from Unisys and their institute, the contestants showcased projects on application development for the cloud; security issues in the cloud; big data in the cloud; cloud based testing; system programming; and potential future technologies, open source technologies and disruptive technologies.
This year, UnisysIndia introduced a new category called ‘Targeted Innovation Projects,’ wherein students had the opportunity to work on project ideas proposed by the Unisys Technical team on topics of relevance to Cloud 20/20.
Unisys India will offer the finalist teams employment opportunities within the company, subject to their eligibility and availability within the organization.
Kumar Prabhas, Managing Director, Unisys India, said, “Emerging technologies are rapidly changing the way we live and work. They also present numerous challenges and opportunities for businesses and customers alike. It is imperative that we get the next generation, who have grown up with these technologies, involved in finding creative solutions to these challenges and that’s precisely what Cloud 20/20 aims to do.”
More than 1,400 teams from colleges across India participated in Cloud 20/20 Version 6.0. Unisys received about 530 project submissions, up more than 34percent from the prior year’s competition.
Details of the winners
First Prize: 3D Geo-Data Management in Geo-RDBMS in Multi-User Access and Creation of Web Based Environment for Semantic Query Execution. Replication of real world phenomena in 3D Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is very useful for urban planning, infrastructure management, disaster management, and environment monitoring. GeoRDBMS, a database management system, is a key aspect of GIS, as it can store and manage a large volume of spatial data. In this project, various file-based, open standard 3D data models such as CityGML, COLLADA, and KML are migrated to GeoRDBMS to bring the entire 3D geo-data onto a common platform. This helps to support a large volume of 3D geo-data and ensures optimal performance using indexing techniques on the data. The results of this project can be used for further study of 3D GIS and more options can be provided to the user to extract important information from the 3D geo-data by combining GeoRDBMS and augmented reality.
Second Prize: V-SHARE. One of the most popular applications on mobile devices today is video streaming and downloading. The objective of this project is to minimize power consumption while streaming and downloading videos from the cloud on mobile devices. Reducing the energy consumption of mobile devices is a major challenge in sustaining multimedia streaming applications. Currently, when cloud users want to stream or download a video from the cloud, they send a request to the cloud service provider, who provides services individually. In this case, cloud users (mobile devices) form a group with similar interests to stream the video. The video is then streamed by the group of mobile devices cooperatively in the ad hoc cloud. This helps to conserve energy and increase the battery life of mobile devices.
Third Prize: Railway Incident Recovery System. In the event of a railway emergency, we currently do not have a system in place for passengers to alert railway staff as to when and where the incident is taking place. The Railway Incident Recovery System is a Message Sharing System (MSS) that is designed to transmit, receive, and display incidents in real time through the mobile. It allows passengers to alert railway authorities to thefts, fires, and health issues so that they can quickly respond to emergencies. The proposed system also provides mobile alerts to doctors traveling on the train in case of any health related emergency, so that they can assist passengers in real time.
For information about Cloud 20/20 click here