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Elsevier brings global programming competition to Singapore

Jack Loo | Aug. 29, 2012
CodeForScience Singapore is the third competition after Turkey and India.

Elsevier is launching its third global CodeForScience (CFS) in Singapore, in partnership with National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU).

CFS Singapore is a four-week online application development competition. Participants have the opportunity to compete for first, second, and third place prizes, each requiring unique thinking, programming, and design skill sets.

Another award, sponsored by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), grants a prize for the application that makes the best use of government data.

Submitted entries will be evaluated based on novelty, usability and value-add to researchers in specific domains or to the general research workflow. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts from NUS, SMU, NTU and IDA, and Elsevier.

The CodeForScience developer competition runs from 27 August through 24 September 2012. Winning applications will be announced at the CFS Talk & Awards event on 29 September 2012 at NUS, Singapore.

"Science is about the dissemination and integration of discoveries, to build upon foundations of previous work," said Kan Min-Yen, associate professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore.

"As the next wave of research innovation is accelerated by technology and digital libraries, Elsevier's CodeForScience gives students and faculty the opportunity to participate in building and improving upon the future of research," added Kan.

CodeForScience is a global series of application development competitions for scientists, researchers and developers.

"Previous CFS competitions were held in Turkey and India. CFS is essential to our ongoing efforts to develop solutions by researchers for researchers to solve scientific discovery challenges and encourage global research productivity," said Vishal Gupta, director, Developer Network at Elsevier.


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