Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications
Congratulations to 2011 Winners!
2011 IDEA Award winners: Auksalaq, a Telematic Opera; On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS); Monitoring and Visualization of Energy consumed by Networks (MAVEN); DYSWIS
Since 2006, the Internet2 IDEA Awards program has sought to recognize and encourage innovative advanced network applications that have the most positive impact and potential for adoption within the research and education community. Previous Internet2 IDEA award winners represent applied advanced networking at its best supporting disciplines from distance music education to high energy physicists to cancer research to help researchers in these fields achieve new breakthroughs.
To highlight the latest wave of emerging innovations, Internet2 is seeking 2011 IDEA Award candidates from Internet2 community institutions that demonstrate the application of advanced networking to enable transformational progress in research, scholarship, collaboration, teaching and learning by researchers, faculty, and students. This year, the IDEA awards will also add a new Student category to showcase student led projects that are having a major impact on the research and education community.
- Judging Panel
- Judging Criteria
- Areas of Impact
- Submission Eligibility
- Submission Form
- Student Developed Applications
The Internet2 IDEA Award judging committee is made up of representatives from the various Internet2 councils, Working Groups, and this year will include a former IDEA Award recipient. It is chaired by Tom Knab, member of the Internet2 Applications, Middleware, and Services Council and CIO of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
Judges apply the following criteria in selecting awardees:
- Innovation in advanced network applications for research, teaching, learning and collaboration
- Magnitude of the positive impact of the application for its (current) users
- Technical merit of the application
- Breadth of impact, as indicated by current user base and likelihood of broader adoption by its full natural community of potential users
Internet2 'exemplary applications' take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Internet2 network infrastructure—that is they are not fully usable on the commercial Internet at the time of their implementation. Strong consideration is given to the demonstrable impact of the application on its current users, the extent of the current user population, and the potential for widespread adoption by and usefulness to others with similar needs who have access to advanced R&E networks around the world. Preference is given to submissions with plans for sustaining the development and adoption of the innovative application.
Submissions had a positive impact in one or more of the following areas:
- Innovation in Research or Scholarship
- Innovation and Discovery in the Arts & Humanities
- Advances in Teaching & Learning
- Scientific Discovery
- Global Collaboration
- Student Developed Applications
Entries may be submitted by an individual affiliated with an Internet2 member, a Sponsored Educational Group Participant, or a Sponsored Participant.
Please submit your application online via this submission form.
Deadline: Extended to August 22, 2011
Awards Presented: October 4 at the Fall 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting
Awardees will be offered two registration fee waivers per award to attend the Fall 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting, the opportunity to present their work during a Member Meeting Session, and will be offered a space in the demonstration area if willing and able to set up and staff the demonstration.
NEW for Fall 2011: Student Developed Applications
Student developed applications are strongly encouraged both to highlight student innovations in advanced networking applications and also to encourage further development and use of Internet2 by students on member and affiliated campuses. Student awardees will be offered travel stipends up to two students per awarded project, a speaking opportunity, and mentoring will be developed to support this pilot category of the IDEA Awards.