TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
ESA APP CAMP 2013
ORGANISER OF THE APP CAMP
The European Space Agency (ESA) (hereafter referred to as ESA) is organising the 2013 edition of its App Camp with support of Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO, hereafter referred to as AZO).
OBJECTIVE OF THE APP CAMP
The aim of the ESA App Developer Lab, the "App Camp", is to create awareness for the possibilities offered by the European Earth Observation Programme GMES - Global Monitoring for Environment and Security. The App Camp shall therefore facilitate mobile app development by providing developers with access to a Pilot GeoServer and insight into ESA's Earth observation activities.
The expected output of the App Camp participants are GMES-related apps, ready to be brought to market.
DATE AND LOCATION
The App Camp 2013 will take place from 3 to 10 June 2013 at ESA's centre for Earth observation (ESRIN) in Frascati near Rome/Italy (arrival on 2 June 2013). All accepted participants will have to confirm to attend for the whole duration of the App Camp.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
Application is open from 7 February to 25 March 2013 via an online application form at www.app-camp.eu. Candidates need to have proven experience in app development, therefore links to published apps incl. reference to the applicant need to be included in the application. The online application form needs to be filled in completely in English language and submitted before 12:00 p.m. CET on 25 March 2013.
Selection will be based upon the creativity shown in previous apps with regards to content, usability, design and business concept. Where candidates appear equally qualified, candidates from under-represented countries will have priority.
Apart from personal details and previous experience, candidates shall state for which app category they would like to apply, and why. The selected candidates will be grouped in teams of four according to their category indication. ESA and AZO reserve the right to also assign candidates to categories other than indicated. 20 candidates will be selected and notified as of early April 2013. ESA and AZO shall assume no liability whatsoever for the outcome of the selection process.
CATEGORIES AND EXPECTED OUTPUT
The following categories are available (one team per category):
- Land-monitoring using GIO Land
Expected output: a land monitoring app that exploits the comprehensive and timely information on land cover and land cover change provided by the operational GMES Service GIO Land.
- Discovering Climate Change with GMES
Expected output: an app that helps to understand indicators of climate change by visualizing different parameters in time and place.
- Crowd-sourcing in support of GMES
Expected output: an app that validates and/or complements remote sensing data by means of crowd-sourced in-situ data.
- Games and leisure
Expected output: a mobile game, a social networking platform, a couponing app, … that reinvents Earth observation for the next generation.
- Observe and learn
Expected output: an educational app that provides an easy way to learn about Earth observation satellites and the data derived therefrom.
The teams will already be composed and connected before the event (as of early April 2013) and participants therefore agree that their contact details will be passed on to three team members before the start of the App Camp. All teams are asked to already brainstorm on their topics and come up with a preliminary concept prior to the App Camp, to be presented on the first day of the Camp.
Access to the Pilot GeoServer and detailed information on GMES will also be provided to the selected participants previous to the Camp.
EVENT LOGISTICS AND RELATED COST
For all 20 selected participants AZO will coordinate the travel and accommodation arrangements, which will be funded by ESA. Arrival at the hotel is scheduled for the evening of 2 June 2013. Hotel and meals will be provided for the whole duration of the App Camp. Departure is Monday, 10 June 2013, in the afternoon.
The participants shall bring their own devices with wifi capability. ESA will provide the credentials for accessing the internet resources for the duration of the App Camp. The App Camp and all related communication will take place in English.
The selected participants will have to accept and respect the general on-site ESRIN rules for safety and security. A general presentation will be organised on the first day at ESRIN, including safety and security information.
Each participant shall provide ESA with a copy of the ID card or passport. An entry badge will be provided for the whole duration of the App Camp at ESRIN.
RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE
Participation in the App Camp is open to any app developer of adult age with citizenship in the following countries: ESA member-states, states involved in the GMES Space Component (GSC), and countries participating in the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community (EC FP7), which are all listed hereafter: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Participants who are permanently employed shall confirm with their application that their employers approve of their participation for the whole duration of the App Camp.
AWARDING OF PRIZES
One winning team will be selected after the final presentation of the app on the last day of the App Camp by a jury consisting of ESA representatives. The members of the winning team will each receive the latest version of the iPad.
By participating in the App Camp, all participants acknowledge that ESA and AZO may use their names, country of origin, comments, likenesses, photos (incl. photos taken of the participants during the App Camp), and descriptions of their apps developed during the App Camp in publicity or advertising concerning the App Camp or otherwise in any medium now known or hereafter devised (including the Internet or other interactive networks) at any place and time without further compensation or right of review and agree to waive their rights with respect to any such publicity and advertising.
ESA and AZO ensure not to pass on any other personal information to any third party and not to use the personal information for any other purpose than for coordinating the participant's participation in the App Camp.
Participants will own the intellectual property rights to all their developments made during the App Camp. Ownership of the teams' output shall be with the teams' participants, who will jointly own the app concepts / draft developments. It is up to the respective teams to protect the developments in the relevant legislations. ESA will be granted licences by the relevant team for the use of any outcome of the App Camp. These licences shall be free of charge, irrevocable, worldwide with the right to grant sub-licences. The selected developers need to ensure that the output of their group work will be an app which will be clearly "free-standing", i.e. based on a software programme which is developed "from scratch" by the Camp developers and does not contain already existing software from third parties. That will ensure that the later commercial use of the app(s) will not encounter any problems in terms of intellectual property rights belonging to a third party.
The selection and award decisions shall not be subject to legal challenge. The decisions rendered by ESA and AZO shall be final and binding for all candidates applying and/or participating for/in the App Camp. Candidates/Participants shall have no right to a justification of such decisions.
ESA and AZO reserve the right to modify these terms, including any of the deadlines set forth herein, at any time.
Participation in this competition shall be governed by German law. Place of jurisdiction shall be Munich, Germany.
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