Welcome to Infomatrix Asia 2016
April 13-16, 2016

Suleyman Demirel University

Abylaikhana 1/1, Kaskelen, Kazakhstan

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Dear participants,

Those finalists who require visa to Kazakhstan, have to submit the documents needed for visa to infomatrix@sdu.edu.kz

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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.

POPULATION: Kazakhstan is a multi-ethnic country, home to people of over 100 nationalities. The population of Kazakhstan as of June 1, 2012 was 16 million 760 thousand people. According to the national census the ethnic structure of the Kazakhstan society by 2009 looks as follows: Kazakhs - 63,07 %, Russians - 23,70 %, Uzbeks - 2,85 %, Ukrainians - 2,08 %, Uygurs - 1,40 %, Tatars - 1,28 %, Germans - 1,11 %, Others - 4,51 %.

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).

GOVERNANCE: Independence and sovereignty was proclaimed in 1991. Kazakhstan is a constitutional republic with strong presidency. The head of state is the President Nursultan Nazarbayev, first elected in 1991, then re-elected in 1995 and 1999. The head of the Government is Prime Minister Kassymzhomart Tokaev. The bicameral Parliament comprises the upper house (Senate) and the lower house (Majilis). The higher judicial bodies are the Supreme Court and Constitutional Council.

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.


RELIGION: Kazakhstan is officially a secular state, but Sunni Islam is the major religion. The Russian Orthodox Church is the dominant Christian denomination. There are also Protestant, Roman Catholic and Jewish communities. The Kazakhs do not express their religious feelings fervently. Kazakhstan is on the periphery of the Muslim world and a meeting point of Russian, Chinese and Central Asian civilizations. Islam plays a minor role in state policy and there are no significant Islamic political organizations in the country. Islam 70.2%, Orthodoxy 23.9%, Atheism 2.8%, Other Christian 2.3%, Undeclared 0.5%, Others 0.3%.

ECONOMICS: The Republic of Kazakhstan is an industrial country with mining operations being one of the main sources of its economic growth. The country’s mineral raw material base consists of more than 5 000 deposits which expected value is estimated at tens of trillion US dollars. The country holds first place in the world with regard to explored reserves of zinc, tungsten and barite, second - silver, lead and chromites, third - copper and fluorite, fourth - molybdenum, sixth - gold.

Kazakhstan also has considerable reserves of oil and gas, which are concentrated in its western areas. Nowadays the country belongs to the group of the world’s leading oil-producing states with volumes amounting to more than 80 million tons of oil and gas condensate a year. According to plans the annual extraction will be increased to 120 million tons by 2020. At present Kazakhstan is in 9th place in the world with regard to confirmed reserves of oil. Besides that, the country is in 8th place by the reserves of coal and 2nd place by the reserves of uranium.

Traditionally great attention in the country is paid to development of the agricultural sector. Kazakhstan is among world’s top ten grain exporters and is one of the leaders in flour export. Farming is well-developed in the north - 70 % of arable lands are used for growing grain and technical crops - wheat, barley, millet. In the south of the country rice, cotton and tobacco are grown. Kazakhstan is also known for its gardens, vineyards and gourd plantations. Animal husbandry is the leading branch of the agriculture. The key areas of the animal husbandry are sheep breeding, horse breeding, camel breeding, cattle breeding and pig breeding. Poultry farming and fishery are also developed in the country.

Over the years of independence Kazakhstan attracted 150 billion US dollars of foreign investments that makes up about 70 % of the total amount of all investments attracted to the Central Asia. The country’s international reserves as of June 1, 2012 made up about 85 billion US dollars, of them more than 50 billion US dollars are related to the National fund.

As a leader in the Central Asia, the country makes a considerable contribution to strengthening of the region’s stability. The country has achieved big successes on the international scene. The evidence of this is Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship and conduct of this authoritative international organization’s Summit in December, 2010 in Astana. One of the country’s significant initiatives is the launch and development of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia – the Asian analogue of the OSCE. Kazakhstan’s creative activity during its chairmanship in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation – the leading organization of the Islamic world – has generated a positive feedback.
The country is also a recognized leader in the global antinuclear movement. As a whole, nowadays Kazakhstan actively co-operates with various countries-partners within the framework of a variety of international organizations, such as CIS, SOC, EurAsEC and etc.

The stable growth of all branches of the economy, the international recognition, the political stability serve as a basis for prosperity of the Kazakhstani society. Kazakhstan is a country that aspires to the future, honors its cultural traditions and successfully realizes the huge creative potential in the modern highly-competitive world.

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!

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.


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.

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 five categories.

You can get information about rules Infomatrix 2016 here: Rules ENG Rules KZ

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. Next 2 days are for competition and closing ceremony. The last day is devoted for city tour and departure.

13.04.2016 - Wednesday
  • Whole Day - Precompetition Day

    Welcoming guests from the airport, registration, arranging projects

14.04.2016 - Thursday
  • 10:00 – Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00 – 18:00 - Project Presentation
  • 20:00 – 23:00 - Intercontinental football competition between the participants (Asia, USA, Europe, Africa)
15.04.2016 - Friday
  • 09:00 – 18:00 - Project Presentation
  • 19:00 – 21:00 - Culture night
  • 21:00 – 22:00 - Coffee Break
16.04.2016 - Saturday
  • 09:00 – 14:00 - City Tour (National Museum, Koktobe, Medeu )
  • 15:00 – 18:00 - Closing Ceremony
  • 18:00 – Departures

Promotional Video

Winners Infomatrix 2013-2015

Category Country Participants Project
Computer Art Tajikistan Barzu Mirzoev
Nozimov Abdullo
Save the World , Save Yourself
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Hardware Control Kazakhstan Mariyam Tleukhan
Assiya Zhiyenbek
Voice controlled car
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Programming Kazakhstan Nurtay Bekarys
Saipolla Saken
Application "Quy Band"
Short Movie Kazakhstan Aisultan Seitov
Temirlan Uali
Earth regeneration
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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
Short Movie Kazakhstan Ablaykhan Kairzhanov
Yakuden Nursultanov
Debutfilms - Chance


We've got five main categories important in the world

This year, there will be 5 categories: Programming, Short Movie, Computer Art, Hardxare Control and Robotics (Mini Sumo, Line Follower Robot). The detailed description can be found below.

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

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

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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.


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Can you use digital image software or video editor? How about 3D Design software? Are you able to turn a plain white background into a stunning display of creative talent? Or maybe make a short film from static 3D environments?

In this section you have to 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 Art

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Create and demonstrate a way for a better family in today's world. Create a video(short 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.

Short Movie

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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.


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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, you have to get medal, in order to gain from opportunity to get max on 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.


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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.