Die Challenges

Bei unserem hochschulübergreifenden Hackathon wird es insegsamt drei Challenges geben, die von unterschiedlichen Unternehmen zum Thema Smart City gestellt werden. Dabei werden verschiedene Aspekte des urbanen Lebens thematisiert.

Anhand der Challengebeschreibung kannst Du Dich vorab für eine Fragestellung entscheiden, die Du gemeinsam mit Deinem Team während des Hackathons bearbeiten möchtest.

Aber Achtung! Bei der Challengevergabe gilt: Wer zuerst kommt, malt zuerst.
Jede Challenge kann nur von einer bestimmten Anzahl an Teams bearbeitet werden. Das bedeutet, wer sich schnell anmeldet, hat bessere Chancen die "Wunschchallenge" während des Hackathons zu bearbeiten.

Bei der Registrierung kannst Du für jede der drei Challenges Prioriäten vergeben. Folgende Challenges stehen sollen während des Hackathons bearbeitet werden:

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Digitally in Style: Re-Opening Businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the breaking news about the COVID-19 vaccines were published, cities are hopeful about the reopening of businesses, especially the tourism industry that much needs the economic boost. Many ideas about using digital solutions to help these businesses have been floating around, e.g., blockchain-based vaccination certification, and wristbands for tourists. This problem statement challenges you to think holistically about the entire journey of visitors to provide both a predictive and preventative digital mechanism to help businesses reopen at the lowest risk acceptable of getting sick with COVID-19.

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Creating Smarter Life in Public Spaces

A smart city should not only be efficient, it should also make people feel good. Scene hotspots that exude an intimidating or even dangerous atmosphere, combined with waste collections left around should be avoided in order to promote the maintenance of the cityscape. This is where monitoring of public places comes in.

Collect diverse information/data in new ways to identify gatherings in these areas and find approaches to counteract them. The interface is provided by ATLAS IoT Tech and Smart City Solutions GmbH with an area-wide LoRaWAN network, through which you can transmit sensor data and use it on various channels (MQTT, HTTP Push, databases). What technologies would you use to identify the emergence of such gatherings/hotspots to respond to the identified situation?

Develop a concept with a small-scale prototype to influence the atmosphere of the square so that the crowd can be dispersed peacefully.

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Inclusivity/Urban City

One of the main mobility barriers experienced by users with disabilities are in public transport, in terms of urban and architectural design, as well as information communication (e.g. information that allows them to know where to board and descend). Given the importance of urban planning and duration needed to effect change, it is also critical for governments to understand the distribution of people with disabilities in the community, to identify critical areas to improve accessibility.

How can we design a solution that addresses mobility barriers faced by commuters with impairments (visual, motor, auditory, and cognitive) through?

  1. collecting and analysing data on the population distribution of people with disabilities within the country so as to better inform urban planners to prioritize regions to improve accessibility?
  2. identifying and visualizing problems that greatly hinder usability, accessibility, and inclusivity for public transport systems?
  3. redesigning of public transport systems to enable greater accessibility to commuters with disabilities?