About the contest

Ice Vision-technology competition in the field of software for unmanned vehicles. The competition is aimed at finding new solutions based on artificial intelligence that will allow the drone to improve the quality of recognition of the road situation in difficult weather conditions. Ice Vision is held as part of the up Great technology competitions.

for the First time, participants are tasked with developing an intelligent system for a drone based on data collected in the Russian winter, and this unique "winter" dataset includes at least 20,000 images.

the Final stage of the competition will be held in the format of a 48-hour hackathon at the site of the nust MISIS commune house, a famous architectural monument of the constructivism era.

prize fund
competition
3
million ruble
1 place
1 500 000 RUB.
2 place
300 000 RUB.
3 place
200 000 RUB.
additional cash prizes
from the contest partner
Ice Vision. As it was
hackathon

COMPETITIVE ASSIGNMENT

develop software for analyzing sensory data and recognizing objects in the road scen
in stand-alone mode in winter time at different times of the day, given the possible absence of road marking and low roadability, reaching the recognition level of the average driver. The task is complicated by the presence of other road users, including pedestrians, participants in scooters and gyroscope, traffic lights and other road infrastructure facilities.

How to participate

The competition is attended by teams of 2 to 5 people. Any individual between the ages of 14 and 30 can be a member of the team. In case of individual application, the team is formed through the online platform.
  1. Read the tender documentation
  2. Fill in the questionnaire of the team or individual participant
  3. Get access to the online platform
  4. Propose a solution to the task of the qualifying stage
  5. Get an invitation to the final (full-time) stage
  6. Take part in the hackathon and become a winner by developing the best drone SOFTWARE in winter conditions
Participants are not limited in choice
programming languages and libraries.
Among the recommended for solving similar problems can be seen library PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, and Computer Vision Toolbox(MATLAB) (to participate in the contest you can request a temporary version)

ГРАФИК КОНКУРСА

May 13 – June 22
QUALIFICATION ROUND
June 22
QUALIFICATION FINAL TASK
June 25
QUALIFICATION RESULTS
July 13
Opening of the hackathon
July 14-15
Hackathon
July 16
Awarding ceremony

COMPETITIVE ASSIGNMENT

develop software for analyzing sensory data and recognizing objects in the road scen
in stand-alone mode in winter time at different times of the day, given the possible absence of road marking and low roadability, reaching the recognition level of the average driver. The task is complicated by the presence of other road users, including pedestrians, participants in scooters and gyroscope, traffic lights and other road infrastructure facilities.

VENUE

The Ice Vision second round on July 13-16, 2019, consists of a 2-day hackathon and educational program, and takes part in Moscow, Russia.

Accommodation and hacking will be at the NUST MISIS historic Сommune House, which is a well-known example of constructivist architecture from the Soviet 1930s

Opening and awarding ceremonies will take place at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology campus.

FAQ

Who can attend?

Any person from all over the world aged 14-30 y.o. eager to make a difference in computer vision for autonomous vehicles.

he minimum size of the team is 2 and the maximum is 5 members including the team leader. If you don’t have a team yet — we will help you find one or form a new team through our online platform.

In order to participate all team members should be aged 14-30 y.o., while the team leader should be aged 18-30 y.o.

Are there any requirements to the team’s line-up?
The minimum size of the team is 2 and the maximum is 5 members including the team leader. The team leader aged 18-30 y.o. should be responsible for its all team members.
Can I participate if I don’t have a team?
If you don’t have a team — we will help you find one or form a new team through our online-platform or during special events.
How does the registration work?
If you decide to register for the Ice Vision challenge, please contact us at icevision@upgreat.one for all the details.
Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee. Admission is completely free and includes meals, snacks, drinks, accommodation, workshops, fun, amazing Moscow and experience!
Will I have to bring anything to hackathon?
Yes! You have to bring a laptop and anything else you need to work and feel comfortable in your hacking zone.
What will I eat?

All meals and snacks throughout the hacking period will be provided by the organizers.

If you have dietary allowances, please don’t forget to inform us and bring with you your special meals.
Where will I sleep?
In case you live not in Moscow and need an overnight accommodation, please inform us so that we can provide accommodation for you in the Commune House where the hackathon will take place.
What about transportation to the hackathon venue?

Here in Moscow we cover accommodation, food and local transportation across the venues.

The participants pay by themselves transportation to Moscow and back home.
Where can I find the schedule?
We will publish a more detailed schedule after May. However, the timeframe is that we start at around 10 am on July 13 and come back from our closing ceremony at around 6 pm July 16.
Any other questions?
Let’s get in touch! You can contact us at icevision@upgreat.one

ORGANIZERS

Ice Vision competition is designed as a satellite of a major Up Great technology contest “Winter City” with the aim to attract developers and scientific community to creation of computer vision solutions for autonomous driving in winter conditions.

Up Great is a series of contests initiated in Russia as part of the National Technology Initiative to find breakthrough solutions to global technological challenges.

Co-organizer of Ice Vision is NUST MISIS - one of the leading universities in a number of areas, including material sciences, metallurgy and mining, as well as biomaterials, nano- and IT-technologies. In 2017 the university successfully organized an artificial intelligence and computer vision international hackathon - VisionHack.

Partners

Strategic partner

Special partner

Technology partner
Special prize partner
Special prize partner
Cloud Partner
Contest platform partner
“Boost your mood” sponsor

Information partners

Contacts

Do you have a question or know how to make Ice Vision challenge better? Then email us at:
icevision@upgreat.one

BECOME A PARTNER

If you are interested in supporting the Ice Vision challenge,
please contact us at icevision@upgreat.one.

As a partner, you will have an opportunity to gain additional visibility, lead a workshop on a relevant topic, and may be even recruit directly from the most talented engineering participants.