IFIA Events 2011
2ND WORLD CUP OF COMPUTER iMPLEMENTED iNVENTIONS
1ST CULTURAL iNNOVATION iNTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
CHALLENGES AND iNNOVATION – iNTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Augustus 24-27, 2011. Venue: I-SHOU University, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, Province of China
The host of the events is the I-Shou University, Kaoshiung
As a comprehensive university, I-Shou University now has six colleges and over 15,000 students. Of all the departments, those associated with computer applications are Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Information Engineering and Department of Information Management, as well as the College of Electrical and Information Engineering.
According to the Webometrics Ranking of some 20,000 universities worldwide announced in July 2010, the University was ranked 555th in the world, 54th in Asia, 9th in Taiwan, Province of China and 1st among the private universities in Taiwan, Province of China. Furthermore, the University won 1st and 2nd places in the 2009 International Robot Hands on Competition & Symposium (IRHOCS), and had brilliant performance in holding large-scale events. In 2010, a total of nine teams represented the University in participating in the Taipei International Invention Show, and returned with six gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal.
It is believed that holding the 3 Cii – 2011 event: the 2nd World Cup of Computer Implemented Inventions, the 1st Cultural Innovation International Festival and the Challenges and Innovation -International Conference by the University will be an inspiration to local universities and colleges. Moreover, it is a rare opportunity to have talents from academic institutions and industries participate in the event, competing for the top award; demonstrate achievements in integrating theory and practice; and help Taiwan, Province of China gain exposure to the IT industry and the cultural innovation industry worldwide. The University expects a great benefit to globalization, international perspectives and international friendship.
By holding this 3 Cii – 2011 three-in-one event, it is expected to:
- Strengthen international exchanges among universities worldwide, improve the quality of higher education in local universities, and hone the competitiveness in application software design.
- Have foreigners know more about the progress and scale of the computer industry in Taiwan, Province of China, and help Taiwan, Province of China gain exposure to the international community.
- Help the international community realize how Taiwan, Province of China protects and values innovations, inventions and patents.
- Accelerate industrial transformation in Taiwan, Province of China and expend business to software application and R&D.
- Expand the scope of patent rights to apply to computer program applications, with an eye to stimulating the growth in applications, inventions and innovations associated with computer programs in Taiwan, Province of China.
- Offer local universities and colleges an opportunity to exchange viewpoints and observe the development trend of computer technology with prestigious schools worldwide.
- Have the event more diversified and informative by holding a competition on cultural innovations.
- Promote innovations of the Chinese culture, and boost the growth of the cultural innovation industry.
- Invite and allow more people to participate in the event by holding a cultural innovation activity.
- Hold the Modern Innovation International Conference to gather talents with both theoretical background and practical experience, in order to set up a new paradigm for cultural innovations.
- Establish the Patent Attorney’s Forum and the Patent Licensees’ International Workshop to put policies of intellectual property rights into action.
- Help the international community have a good grasp of Taiwan, Province of China competence in the field of technology, intellectual property rights, cultural innovations and the like by holding this three-in-one event.
Shen-Li Fu, the President of the I-Shou University
Arriving and preparation of presentations
Opening Gala of the 3 Cii2011
- IFIA Scientific Exhibition: “Computer and Innovation”
- Computer Implemented Inventions’ presentations by IFIA competitors
- IFIA Cultural Exhibitions: “Inventions on Stamps” and “Cartoonists’ inventions”
- Cultural Innovation presentations by IFIA delegations
- Challenges and Innovation – International Conference
- Judging of computer implemented inventions and cultural innovation
- Preparation of common cultural innovation
- Preparation of common cultural innovation
- Award Ceremony
- Closing of exhibitions
- Closing Gala of the 3 Cii2011 and presentation of common cultural innovation
Dismantling of exhibitions and departures
Conditions of participation on the 3 Cii – 2011 events
The I-Shou University covers 2×2 meters full equipped show space for one item and 6 night accommodations (with meals) for all exhibitors and participants at its Campus. The traveling costs must be paid by the exhibitors and participants.
2ND WORLD CUP OF COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED INVENTIONS
What is a Computer Implemented Invention (CII)?
The CII is the newest invention class. The peculiarity of this class is that a special computer program is an essential part of the invention. In this case the computer program is protected by patent, together with all the elements of the invention. The Computer Implemented Invention will be a form of creation characteristic of the XXI Century, as in for example the hybrid driven car, the modern washing machine, the air conditioner, or other computer controlled tools, etc.
What is the Second World Cup of CIIs?
The Second World Cup of CIIs is an project of International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) for the popularization of the computer technology in the field of creations.
This World Cup is a world wide competition, exhibition, and business event for new Computer Implemented Inventions (CIIs).
The working language is English.
Information about the First World Cup of CIIs
The First World Cup of CIIs consisted tree parts and it was connected with international innovation events in 2007and 2008.
- Asia, Africa and Australia Semifinal – connected with INST Invention Show and Technomart Taipei, September 27-30, 2007
- Europe and America Semifinal – connected with IENA Nuremberg, November 1-4, 2007
- Final – connected with the Inventor Festival on 40th IFIA Jubilee, Suzhou 16-20 October 2008
Participation on Second World Cup of CIIs – Application
Participants of the World Cup of CII are inventors who have invented a new Computer Implemented Invention. A patent application which was registered in the last five years period (since year 2006) is a requirement. Participants must be members of an IFIA organization.
Participants are expected to send an application form based on the IFIA 1000inventions.com system to the IFIA Office by e-mail attachment. Deadline is: June 15, 2011.
The presentation of registered items is requirement. It may be by the way of in the presence of inventor/s or by the representative of an IFIA organization. The minimum criteria of the presentation is to show one poster (size 0.70X1.0 meter).
Evaluation, jury and awards
The evaluation of Computer Implemented Inventions will be based on the application form and on their exhibition in Kaoshiung. Inventions will be evaluated according to their inventiveness (where the main criteria is the quality of the computer program) with a weight of 35 %, possible future benefits with a weight of 35 %, and the quality of the actual presentation with a weight of 30 %.
The Jury panel consists of 9 international specialists of Computer Implemented Inventions. The Jury will score the inventions, and these scores will be the basis of awards.
Five Computer Implemented Inventions of an IFIA organization form a team which will be evaluated together.
The World Cup will be the highest recognition for the best individual competitor and for the best team. The other qualified inventors and teams will receive other prizes.
List of participants: Computer Implemented Inventions
1ST CULTURAL INNOVATION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
What is the cultural innovation?
The cultural innovation is a new term. It was used before as the recombination of already existing elements in culture, as for example museum presentations, performance etc.
Our definition for CI connection of this event is broader.
The cultural innovation is the utilization of new things (object and project) which represent characteristic cultural value too. (See the IFIA ring in show in 2010, Nuremberg.)
What is the Cultural Innovation International Festival?
This is a world wide competition, exhibition, and business event for Cultural Innovations (CIs), organized by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) for the popularization of this innovation form. The working language is English.
Participation and Application
Participants of the CII Festival are creators who have cultural innovation. The cultural innovation is the utilization of new things (object and project) which represent characteristic cultural value too. The presented new thing must be the intellectual property of the exhibitor. The forms of the presenting intellectual property: invention, utility model, design, and copyright.
The presenting cultural innovation must be created in the last five years period (since year 2006). The participants must be nominated by an IFIA member organization.
Participants are expected to send an application form based on the IFIA traditional system to the IFIA Office by e-mail attachment. NEW! Deadline is: June 15, 2011.
The presentation of registered items is requirement. The organizer provides 2×2 square meters full equipped exhibition space for any items. There are two ways of presentation: in presence of creator/s or collectively by his/her/their IFIA organization.
Evaluation, jury and awards
The evaluation of cultural innovations will be based on the application form and on their exhibition in Koushiung. The cultural innovation will be evaluated according to their originality (where the main criterion is the copyright protection or patent protection) with a weight of 35 %, representation of characteristic cultural value with a weight of 35 %, and the quality of the actual presentation with a weight of 30 %.
The Jury panel consists of 9 international specialists of cultural innovation. The Jury will score cultural innovations, and these scores will be the basis of awards.
CHALLENGES AND INNOVATION – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Challenges and Innovation namely: Financial world crisis, energy holders after oil age, more food, global green challenges, physical challenges, cultural challenges and the innovation. The working language is English.
The aim of the Conference is to demonstrate and discuss innovations which satisfy necessities and demands in the 21st century; and the development trend and potential of CII and CI applications.
The Conference will focus on creations and inventions associated with computer applications, as well as experience-sharing, works and discussions on the correlation between creations & innovations and the culture or cultural elements. Participants of this conference shall submit their works in the form of a paper. Participants shall adopt oral presentation: 20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q & A session. Participating students shall present their works in the form of a poster. The format of the poster 0.7X1.0 meter.
The host University will do its utmost to establish the Patent Attorney’s Forum and the Patent Licensees’ International Workshop, and announce the results before April 2011.
Interested persons are welcome to register and attend the conference (Pre registration by e-mail deadline on April 15, 2011. Innovation experts and students devoted to the conference theme may submit their writings or works in the form of a paper.
Innovation experts send an short abstract in English (about 100 words) via e-mail before the deadline on April 15, 2011.
In principle, the writings or works submitted by students shall be presented in the form of a poster.
Submissions accepted to the Conference will be announced before April 30, and the full text shall be sent to I-Shou University by the end of May.
The paper format will be announced later. Being present at the Conference in person to give an oral presentation (poster for student contributors) is a prerequisite to having his/her paper to be published and graded.
World-renowned scholars and experts will be invited to deliver a keynote speech at the Conference.
Distinguished scholars and experts will be invited to deliver a invited speech associated with their professions at the Conference.
Proceedings, Evaluation and Prizes
Scholars and experts will be invited to form the jury. Jurors will select the top three from the list of the papers presented by the author(s) in person at the Conference, and award prizes and certificates of merit. Moreover, jurors will select several excellent papers from the list of the student papers, and awards prizes as well.
Proceedings of the Conference will be published, and papers accepted and presented by the author(s) in person at the Conference shall be included in the proceedings.
Evaluation criteria on the top three papers shall be on the basis of the quality of the paper, and the correlation with and discourse on the conference theme (computer implemented inventions and cultural innovations). Best students’ paper will also be selected and awarded.
Except keynote speakers and invited speakers, authors and participants to CII Conference shall arrange meals and accommodations themselves; the University may offer relevant information upon request.
Leadership of 3 Cii – 2011 event:
The chairmen: András Vedres
The director of 3 Cii Organizing Committee: professor Shen-Li Fu.
The director of the 2nd World Cup of CIIs: James Su.
The director of the CII Festival: Daniel Vedres.