The Computational Society Case Study Challenge

Do you find the exploration of technological impacts, such as the use of Internet of Things (IoT) to improve organizational efficiency or affect quality of life, intriguing? Curious about how modern information technologies transform the way individuals and organizations make choices? New this year is our case study competition where you can choose one from three cases study scenarios below, to explore and compete for the cash prize.

What you should submit

  • A case study file will be submitted as a Word document: The case study is expected to have various figures and graphics (See the resources for creating infographics and case study). Refer to the Resources section for access to resources for creating info graphics and case studies.
  • Participants are encouraged to use data to present tables, to present their arguments. (See the resources for data and visualization). Refer to the Resources section for access to resources for data and visualization.
  • The Word file should be between 5-15 pages long (not including references or appendix).
  • The file should specify the names of the participants as well as the topic chosen. See the details of the topics and more resources about the topic at computational society resource pages http://thecomsociety.com/pages/computationalsocietychallenge2019home
  • A cover letter in the format found at http://thecomsociety.com/assets/competitionPDFs/Sample_TCS_2019_Email_Template.pdf

How you should submit

  • Inform about the intent to participate in the competition as soon as possible by writing to competitions@thecomsociety.com
  • Register after you are provided access to the website (you will receive this as a reply to your intent to participate request) at www.thecomsociety.com.
  • The membership will be upgraded to a premium membership after registration for no additional fee.
  • Email your entry to competitions@thecomsociety.com by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time, February 21, 2020.

What happens after you submit

  • You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your entry.
  • Finalists will be notified by March 2, 2020.
  • Finalists will present their work in front of the judging panel at the AIS SCLC March 26 -28, 2020. See the page on The Computational Society website for details of prizes and awards.
  • Visit www.thecomsociety.com or contact competitions@thecomsociety.com for details.
  • Timeline

    All preliminary submissions must be received no later than February 21, 2020.
    Finalists will be notified by March 2, 2020.
    The winner will be revealed at the Student Chapters Leadership Conference between March 26 -28, 2020.

  • Prizes

    Entrants to the 2020 Computational Society Case Challenge will be competing with AIS and non-AIS student chapter teams and individuals across the globe, in Stage 1. Non-AIS members will be awarded based on their Stage 1 performance. The top AIS-affiliated teams and individuals from Stage 1 of the competition will move forward to compete at the 2020 AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference in Chicago, March 26 -28, 2020. Stage 2 is exclusively for AIS student chapter teams and individuals* selected as finalist in Stage 1. AIS Stage 1 finalist will then compete for top prizes in Illinois. Submissions to all case studies are judged collectively and prizes are awarded to the top 3 cases regardless of the selected case scenario.

    Monetary Prizes, based on Stage 1 performance

    First place – $250
    Second place – $150
    Third place – $100

    Monetary Prizes, based on Stage 2 performance

    First place – $2,000
    Second place – $1,000
    Third place – $500

    Other Prizes

    Certificates: All finalists are given certificates indicating their rank.

  • Questions

    Contact competitions@thecomsociety.com for more questions.

    *To compete as an AIS team or individual, you must be an officially recognized chapter or a member of an officially recognized chapter. Forming an AIS Student Chapter at your institution is easy, but can take as much 6-8 weeks to complete the process depending on your university policy and procedures so get started today. For more information on how you can start a chapter, contact Dr. Rhonda Syler, AIS Vice President for Student Chapters, at studentchapters@aisnet.org.