UOWD has hosted the Software Development Trade Show since 2007. The event provides an opportunity for current undergraduate final year students majoring in Computer Science, Software Development or related fields to collegially compete, communicate and showcase their academic interests by presenting software projects undertaken at their respective institutions.
Students are encouraged to participate in active learning through project demonstrations, teamwork and sharing of their knowledge in the software development field.
In 2013, competition saw 26 teams from 12 universities across the UAE take part, bringing a range of innovative software applications and devices to showcase in front of a panel of high-level industry experts.
The 2013 winners were:
1st Place: University of Sharjah
Project title: Intelligent Visual Surveillance
2nd Place: University of Sharjah
Project title: J.A.K.E – An Action Adventure Game for Mobile Devices
3rd Place: University of Wollongong in Dubai
Project title: PickMeUp: An Intelligent Community Based Ride Sharing System
People's Choice Award: University of Wollongong in Dubai
Project title: EYA (Early Years Application) for Children
See photos and read about the winning projects in the UOWD news section and find out about all the competition entries in the Software Tradeshow Brochure. You can also watch the video of events on the day.
|First place||Representing Middlesex University|
|Project topic||‘World Trivia’|
|Students||Ibrahim Adefila Adedeji, Safwan Syed, Hiamatu David Godsway, Uwemedimo Ndem|
|Prize||Dubai World (sponsor) Internships|
|Second place||Representing University of Wollongong in Dubai|
|Project topic||‘Crane Locator for Site Engineers’|
|Students||Kirilos Ayad, Marina Helmy, Mostapha Rashiduddin, Ommarah Siddigui|
|Prize||Microsoft (sponsor) Mobile Phones|
|Third place||Representing Bits-Pilani University|
|Project topic||‘Facial Detection and Recognition on iPhones using Intel’s OpenCV Library’|
|Prize||Mobile Phones from UOWD (sponsor)|
|Academic Prize||Representing UAE University|
|Project topic||‘Online Tool for Protein-Protein Interaction and Complex Prediction’|
|Students||Azza Al Houqani and Hajar Alreyami|
|Prize||TECOM IT Group (sponsor) work placements|
|Public Vote Award||Representing University of Wollongong in Dubai|
|Project topic||‘A 2D Catch-and-Balance Game for Windows Phone 7’|
|Students||Keivan Kazemi, Asjad Mufti, Ammar Mufti and Haris Jaliawala|
Lucky Door Prize winners: Unni Krishnan, Shamsa Al Mazrooei, Murat Ali and Mohamed Ahmed.
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
University of Wollongong in Dubai
PO Box 20183
Dubai, United Arab Emirates