2023 ASC Competition x AIoT Innovation Challenge “Call for Judges”
On November 2 2023, the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) ASC will be hosting an Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) competition in person at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei (TICC), inviting 6 teams who have won the top 3 prizes of 2 categories in the 2023 AIoT Innovation Challenge to present and demo their prototypes. AIoT Innovation Challenge is one of the most prominent student competitions in Taiwan. The goal of the challenge is to enhance students' practical ability in AIoT technology and hardware development and to stimulate their innovation in the emerging field of AIoT and contribute to creating workable prototypes in the future. In pursuit of that goal, AIoT Innovation Challenge provides resources and mentorship and organizes matching workshops to motivate teams in developing demo kits and learning domain know-how from their teammates and industry professionals.

Every year AIoT Innovation Challenge is devoted to integrating support from over 15 EE industry-academia partners, including international and domestic organizations such as APSIPA, IEEE, IET, ADI, ANStek, Mouser Elec., NXP, WPI, STMicroelectronics, Infineon, etc., into an interactive stage for students to demo their works, attracting over 300 undergraduate and graduate students from over 35 universities across more than 20 academic disciplines. 2023 will be the 7th AIoT Innovation Challenge. In the challenge, students can team up to sign up for one of the categories in sustainable technology and digital healthcare. For teams win the top 3 prizes in each category, they will also obtain the chance to participate in the 2023 APSIPA ASC competition. It is an exhilarating event and a stage for both Taiwanese students and global judges to interact and spark inspiration. Students' works in the challenge embody the prospective achievements of industry-academia cooperation in Taiwan.

Therefore, we are calling for top-notch ASC professionals to serve as judges and bring inspiring and educational experiences to share with Taiwanese students. Join us in making this ASC competition incomparable. Six teams will advance to the competition in ASC on November 2, in which they will demonstrate and present their prototypes live on stage in front of a panel of judges. All judges will have to score the students’ performance including their presentation, demo, and QA interaction based on established criteria and provide feedback. The top 3 winners will be announced at the conclusion of the live event.

If you are interested in serving as a judge in the 2023 APSIPA ASC competition, you can register here. You can also reach out to us at and we will be happy to contact you for the subsequent collaboration.

When and where does judging happen?
We are seeking volunteers to serve as judges for the oral rounds at the 2023 ASC Competition on November 2 in person at Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei. This is a great opportunity to interact with students in the AIoT field from across Taiwan.

Who are the judges? How do I apply to be a judge?
To provide teams with the best feedback possible and support them in optimizing their prototypes, the AIoT Innovation Challenge Committee will select 3 judges who possess emerging research expertise and practical experience in the AIoT field from the applicant pool by August 31, 2023. If you are interested and meet the following criteria, please REGISTER HERE before July 31, 2023. A confirmation email will be sent to you when your application has been received.
  • Judges must be APSIPA members or submit papers in 2023.
  • Expertise in a field that is directly related to the AIoT industry, in particular related experience in sustainable technology and digital healthcare.
  • At least 3 years of experience or professional skills critical to supporting early-stage ideas (e.g., technical development, business strategy, consumer engagement, etc.)
What do judges do?
Around the middle of September, Judges will receive background materials for 6 teams and information about an online meeting to answer any questions you have.
  • The competition typically lasts 2.5 hours and will end before the banquet.
  • Judges help APSIPA select winners of the top 3 awards by scoring teams’ performance including their presentation, demo, and QA interaction based on established criteria. The scoring emphasis is placed on impact, implementation, and viability.
  • Judges represent APSIPA to present awards to the winners at the end of live event and are encouraged to provide feedback to students.
  • To express our gratitude to judges, every judge will receive a certificate from APSIPA ASC.