+ Infomatrix 2017

Welcome to Infomatrix Asia 2017

April 13-16, 2017

Suleyman Demirel University

Abylaikhana 1/1, Kaskelen, Kazakhstan

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Dear participants, Important announcement!

We extended registration deadline time, that allows you recheck and upload your projects.
Changes are 30 - March for students from Kazakhstan, 5 - March for International students.

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About Informatrix


InfoMatrix is an international computer project competition, born from a desire to bring the world's best IT students together. The competition is not just about promoting professional excellence; it also serves to promote intercultural dialogue and cooperation, through the involvement of students and teachers from many different countries.
Starting from 2013, Suleyman Demirel University organizes Infomatrix Asia competition in Kaskelen, Almaty. Nearly, 400 students from more than 28 countries participate in four main categories.

You can get information about rules Infomatrix 2017 here: Rules ENG Rules KZ

Categories

We've got four main categories important in the world

This year, there will be 4 main categories: Computer Programming (Algorithms and Data structures, Web and Mobile app development), Computer Graphics and Art (Short movie and Graphics), Hardware Control Systems and Robotics (Mini Sumo, Line Follower Robot). The detailed description can be found below. More Details

Stand dimensions:
back/right/left sides - 1.6 meters, height - 2 m. Note: no stand needed for Robotics category.

Design, build and program robots!

People have a certain interest in robotics and it is increasing potentialy. To make the new generation more curious and passionate about robots, several competitions have been held in different countries around the globe. InfoMatrix Asia & Pacific invites the best minds from around the world to compete in Robotics category. Infomatrix Asia&Pacific 2014 will have one subcategories for Robotics: Mini-Sumo, Racing and terrain identification problems.

Robotics Section

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Implement complex algorithms with data structures and solve difficult problems. Create an application (i.e. Utility Programs, mobile application for Android or IOS, Edutainment and Entertainment applications, intranet and internet applications), GNU/Linux, FreeBSD or Apple MacOS X etc.

You may use any programming language (or scripting languages) you wish C++, C#, Java, Pascal, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP etc.) It is crucial that an application has usability and a proper easy-to-use interface as well as functionality. But of course, none of these matter if the key element is missing a good idea.

Computer Programming Section

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In this section there are several track like creating a video(short movie film) in which you will convey your message in a story enhanced with visual and audial effects by using popular video editing tools like After Effects,Sony Vegas, Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie, Pinnacle Studio, Ulead Video Studio etc. Time limit for the movie: minimum 3 minutes, maximum 10 minutes.

In addition create 2D/3D images, animations, TV spots, videoclips or computer videos using whatever software can get the job done. 3DS Max, Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Sony Creative Software or any digital imaging product may be used as the developing platform.

Computer Graphics and Art Section

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Create a software controlling or cooperating with an electronic/mechanic device.

You are free to choose from anything! You should try to piece together your own original device, from whatever spare parts and tools you have at your disposal. However, it needs to have a software component which interacts with the hardware parts. Creativity is as important as mechanical and programming skills in this section. Your only limit is your own imagination!

Hardware Control Systems Section

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Important dates

  • 1 January 2017 - Online registration and project submissions
  • 24 February 5 March 2017 for International students/30 March 2017 for students from Kazakhstan - End of project submissions
  • 25 February - 30 March 2017 - Announcement of accepted projects
  • 1-7 March 2017 - Final participation confirmation, payment approval, invitation and visa process
  • 13-16 April 2017 - Infomatrix 2017 Competition

Event Schedule


The competition will last for 4 days. The first day is optional: students enroll SDU Guest House, register, and have rest after the flight, design their stands and prepare needed materials. The next two days for each team there will be project assignments based on their category, followed by project presentations and closing ceremony. The last day is devoted for city tour and departure.

13.04.2017 - Thursday
  • Whole Day - Precompetition Day

    Welcoming guests from the airport, registration, arranging projects

14.04.2017 - Friday
  • 10:00 – Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00 – 18:00 - Project assignments for each category
  • 20:00 – 23:00 - Intercontinental football competition between the participants (Asia, USA, Europe, Africa)
15.04.2017 - Saturday
  • 09:00 – 18:00 - Project Presentation
  • 19:00 – 21:00 - Culture night
  • 21:00 – 22:00 - Coffee Break
16.04.2017 - Sunday
  • 09:00 – 14:00 - City Tour (National Museum, Koktobe, Medeu )
  • 15:00 – 18:00 - Closing Ceremony
  • 18:00 – Departures

Promotional Video


Winners Infomatrix 2013-2016


Category Country Participants Project
Computer Art Tajikistan Melod Pirzoda
Niyazov Iso
Waste or Survive
Hardware Control Kazakhstan Abishev Galymbek
Abylkairov Marat
Automated Robotic Prosthetic Arm
Programming Turkmenistan Jelaleddin Sultanov
Yakup Garayev
Let's Brain
Short Movie Kazakhstan Chaizatov Rassul
Zhuman Abylay
Aldar Kose
Robotics Kazakhstan Aibek Shakentayev
Adil Shakayev
MRX
Category Country Participants Project
Computer Art Tajikistan Barzu Mirzoev
Nozimov Abdullo
Save the World , Save Yourself
Watch the video
Hardware Control Kazakhstan Mariyam Tleukhan
Assiya Zhiyenbek
Voice controlled car
Watch the video
Programming Kazakhstan Nurtay Bekarys
Saipolla Saken
Application "Quy Band"
Short Movie Kazakhstan Aisultan Seitov
Temirlan Uali
Earth regeneration
Watch the video
Robotics Azerbaijan Guliyeva Pakiza
Alizada Alsu
Line Warrior
Category Country Participants Project
Computer Art Tajikistan Mukhtashami Oblokul
Davlatyorov Hasanshoh
Journey of a letter
Hardware Control Bosnia and Herzegovina Hasan Grosic
Enver Bakija
Voice controlled car
Programming Kazakhstan Bezruchenko Daniil Smart House DL14 via GSM alert
Short Movie Kazakhstan Abdisadyk Gulnar
Abdisadyk Diana
The warmth of Family
Robotics Turkey Omer Durukan Ozturk Kanuni
Category Country Participants Project
Computer Art Ukraine Vadym Prokopov
Dmytro Kolyvai
Educational Games
Hardware Control Pakistan Waleed Bashir GreenAutomation
Programming Turkmenistan Kerimberdi Agayev
Rahym Valiyev
Gonurja
Short Movie Kazakhstan Ablaykhan Kairzhanov
Yakuden Nursultanov
Debutfilms - Chance
Robotics

About Kazakhstan


LOCATION AND LANDSCAPE: Kazakhstan is located in the centre of the Eurasian continent. Its territory is as large as 2 million 724,9 thousand square kilometers and accordingly it occupies the ninth place in the world by its size. In the North and West the republic has common borders with Russia - 7 591 km (the longest continuous overland border in the world), in the East with China - 1 783 km, in the South with Kyrgyzstan - 1 242 km, with Uzbekistan - 2 351 km and with Turkmenistan - 426 km. The total length of overland borders - 13 200 km. Besides that, there are two midland seas in its territory – the Caspian and Aral. Kazakhstan is the largest country in the world that has no direct access to the World ocean.

A large part of the country’s territory consists of deserts - 44 % and semi-deserts - 14 %. Steppes cover 26 % of Kazakhstan’s territory, forests - 5,5 %. There are 8,5 thousand rivers In Kazakhstan. The Northeastern part of the Caspian sea’s water area is situated within the country’s territory. The Aral sea is shared between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. There are 48 000 big and small lakes in Kazakhstan. The largest of them are Aral sea, Balkhash, Zaisan and Alakol.

Due to the remoteness from oceans the country has an extreme continental climate. The average temperature in January is around −19 °C in the north and −2 °C in the south, the average temperature in July is around +19 °C in the north and +28 °C in the south. Summer is hot and dry, winter is cold and snowy.

CAPITAL: Astana (formerly called Akmola) is the official capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan since December 10, 1997. It is located 1,300 km north of Almaty (the biggest Kazakhstan city and the former capital), and has the population of 322,400 people (2000 est.). Kazakhstan is administratively composed of 14 oblasts (regions), 84 cities, 160 rayons (districts), 241 urban type settlements, and 2,042 auls (villages).

LANGUAGES: The official state language is Kazakh, a Turkic language closely related to Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Turkmen and Turkish. Russian is the language of inter-ethnic communication, widely spoken in urban areas, whereas people from rural regions tend to speak more Kazakh. English is used by international organizations and the foreign business community in Kazakhstan. Uygur, Korean and other ethnic minorities speak their national regional languages and dialects.

MONETARY UNIT: tenge (KZT).

National Symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan


NATIONAL FLAG OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN is a piece of right-angled cloth of sky-blue colour with a picture of a golden sun with its 32 rays in the centre, with a soaring steppe eagle beneath. Flagstaff has vertical line with national ornament. The picture of sun, its rays, eagle and ornament are of golden colour. Width/length ratio of the flag is 1:2.

NATIONAL EMBLEM OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN The central element comprising the main concept of the National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a picture of a shanyrak (the cupola of a yurta) o, from which uyks (body bracket) like sun rays are being radiated in framing of wings of mythical horses. The image of a shanyrak in the National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan implies an image of a common house of all people living in Kazakhstan. The happiness there depends on welfare of everyone, just like the strength of shanyrak depends on reliability of its uyks (body brackets). In the National Emblem there is a picture of Tulpar, a mythical horse with wings. The same horses decorate the helmet of Issyk Golden Man. The wings symbolize a dream of building a strong, prosperous state. They are also an evidence of clear intentions and striving for the improvement and achievement of harmony within the community, with the nature and the world civilization. In the National Emblem of the republic there are depicted two mythical horses, as if thy guard the shanyrak from both sides. They also vividly express an idea of serving to the common house, the fatherland. To cherish the fatherland as an apple of eye and devotedly serve it, it is one of the important leitmotifs designed in the image of mythical horses. In colour picture the National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan are of two main colours: golden and sky-blue. The first one stands for a bright, clear future. The blue sky is single for all nations in the world. Its colour in the National Emblem stands for Kazakhstan’s desire for peace, agreement, friendship, and unity with all nations in the planet.

NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN (Linewise translation into English language)
Text: Nursultan Nazarbayev, Zhumeken Nazhimedenov
Composer: Shamshi Kaldayakov

Sky of golden sun,
Steppe of golden seed,
Legend of courage -
Take a look at my country!
From the antiquity
Our heroic glory emerged,
They did not give up their pride
My Kazakh people are strong!

Chorus:
My country, my country,
As your flower I will be planted,
As your song I will stream, my country!
My native land – My Kazakhstan!

The way was opened to the posterity
I have a vast land.
Its unity is proper,
I have an independent country.
It welcomed the time
Like an eternal friend,
Our country is happy,
Such is our country.

Meals


KAZAKH SPECIALTIES ARE MEAT AND SOUR-MILK DISHES: besbarmak (meat and noodles), kazy, karta, shuzhuk, zhal, zhaya (types of horsemeat sausage), baursaks (savory dоughnuts), kurt (аhard curd chess), kozhe (milk soup), irimshik (curds) and airan (ауоghurt drink).

KAZY is a common element on a dastarkhan, a table set for a festive meal. A smoked horse-meat sausage, is аparticularly popular delicacy.

KUMYS - the national drink is made by fermenting raw unpasteurized mare's milk over the course of hours or days, often while stirring or churning. (The physical agitation has similarities to making butter). During the fermentation, lactobacilli bacteria acidify the milk, and yeasts turn it into a carbonated and mildly alcoholic drink.

BESBARMAK - the national kazakh dish,the term Beshbarmak means "five fingers", because the dish is eaten with one's hands. The boiled meat is usually diced with knives, often mixed with boiled noodles, and garnished with parsley and coriander.

KUURDAK (offal stew) - is a Central Asian dish which may sound exotic and complicated but it is really easy to prepare. It basically involves sautéing meat, potato and onions. With so few ingredients the quality of the ingredients becomes particularly important. Red meat is more commonly used but there is no rule against using chicken! Sometimes Kuurdak is made with innards such as intestines.

BAURSAKS (savoury doughnuts) - are must-have food in every Kazakh family. Now, baursaks are not only cooked and eaten by the Kazakhs. Baursaks are served to tea, before main course, to mare’s milk (‘kumys’), to snacks, and to strong broth (‘sorpa’). It is both festive and everyday food liked by many, both young and old.

FAQ

Generic Questions About Infomatrix

Answer: Since Infomatrix Asia is an international project competition and current lingua franca is English language, we decided that everything(documentation, presentation, submission) will be in English.

Answer: Infomatrix Asia is an independent competition. Therefore, you are free to submit your project to any other competitions.

Answer: Starting from this year, participation doesn't give opportunity get max at ENT

Answer: The participation fee is a required fixed cost that covers: transportation, medals, t-shirts, certificates, food, lodging and so on…

Answer: If you are from Kazakhstan – you can participate without supervisor.

Answer: the stand dimensions are provided on a website. If you wonder, how it looks like, you can find photos in gallery.

Answer: Look carefully at category requirements, but common thing is: great presentation, clear documentation, completed project, short video demonstrating your knowledge of English Participants from Kazakhstan should have participated on regional, city, republic project competitions before.

Venue

Location that you'll be looking for

Event Location

  • Visit Us
    Street Abylaikhana 1/1
    Kaskelen,
    Kazakhstan
  • Email Us
    infomatrix@sdu.edu.kz
  • Call Us
    +7 702 631 34 71 (Only technical questions)

Requisites

Учреждение Университет имени Сулеймана Демиреля
БИН 960240000550
РНН 600200077133 г. Алматы БИК KZKOKZKX
Р/с KZ989261802128707000АФ АО «Казкоммерцбанк»
Кбе 18 КНП 861

Directions to SDU from Almaty

  • If you want to get to SDU by bus, firstly you will have to get to Sayran bus station:
  • “Almaty 1” train station – Sayran bus station: Bus numbers: 72. Taxi will cost approximately 1500 tenge.
  • “Almaty 2” train station – Sayran bus station: Bus numbers: 37, 50, 59, 100, 137. Taxi will cost approximately 500 tenge.
  • “Sayahat” bus station – Sayran: Bus numbers: 37, 50, 59, 100. Taxi will cos approximately 600 tenge.
  • From “Sayran” you can get to SDU by following buses: 345, 330. You can get to SDU from Sayran(Kaskelen bus stop) by taxi. It will cost approximately 200-300 tenge from a person.
  • Attention for those who are coming from Kyrgyzstan: You may not go to Sayran bus station instead you should stop on Bishkek-Almaty main road near Kaskelen turn.

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