How to Participate

Registration for the Challenge begins on August 15, 2015, and ends on April 1, 2016, at 12 AM ET (GMT-5). To compete in the challenge, student/team leader needs to follow the directions on the registration site, complete the individual entry registration form or the team entry registration form.

And upload the following:

  • Cover sheet (link on the registration page)
  • A movie (wmv or quick time) enabling the visualization of a playback of a students' running the simulation or simulation environment that contains screen captured sequences along with appropriate audio narration or/and text annotation. Any open source or commercial screen capture and movie editing resources can be used. The movie should be at least following the 1080p HD standard. (for a list of potential resources see the list below)

Examples of Screen Movie Capturing/Recording Software

OS Commercial Open Source - Free
Windows 7,8 LiteCam HD, Camtasia Studio, Screencast-o-Matic BSR Screen Recorder , Screencast-O-Matic, CamStudio, Jing , Webinaria, Wink
Mac OSX Screenflow, Screencast-o-Matic, iShowU Copernicus , Capture Me, Captureit, Jing
Linux Screencast-o-Matic Wink, recordMyDesktop
  • Judges will choose the top 12 semi-finalists to assemble their simulation or simulation environment, showcase it, and deliver a 15 minute presentation with additional 5 minutes reserved for Q & A at the 2015 IDETC/CIE Conference in Charlotte. To help the students participate in the final round of the challenge, the semi-finalists – (the selected individual entrants and teams) will receive up to $1500 for reimbursable travel expenses.

Design Submission Guidelines

  • The submission must be in English and in text format
  • Must not exceed 5 pages or 1,000 words
  • The image submission must be in .wmv or Quicktime format
  • The submission's title and description must be in English
  • The submission must adhere to ASME IDSC Terms & Conditions

Business Case submission Guidelines

A zip file of the Business Case 5 pages or 1000 words (whichever is less) document containing:

  • an image representing the current simulation project
  • a detailed description of its aims/goals/objectives
  • a description of the approach followed
  • a description of accomplishments: What problem was solved, justification of the implemented simulation strategy, the value added as measured by reduced (i) time to design a product or service, (ii) cost impact, (iii) verification achievements, (iv) validation achievements, and (v) ubiquity of accessibility independent of customized computational resources.