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for the 22nd Edition of The International Computers Contest for Students
HARD & SOFT Suceava 2015




Suceava 2 (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava)
Members: Mihai Marian CENUSA, Stelian SENOCICO, Ciprian SOFRONIA, Gheorghe PRELIPCEAN
Adviser and coach: Alin Dan POTORAC


Bucharest 1 ( Politehnica University of Bucharest)
Members: Marius Lucian ANDREI, Ioana Alexandra ANTOCHE, Lucia Madalina COJOCARU, Adrian NITU
Adviser: Nicolae TAPUS, Coach: Andrei VOINESCU, Andrei MUSAT


Bucharest 2 (Politehnica University of Bucharest)
Members: Maria CIRCIUMARU, Cristian Ionut DOBRE, Alexandru PREDESCU, Mihai CRACIUNESCU
Adviser: Nicolae TAPUS, Coach: Stefan MOCANU


Special Prize for Inventiveness
(Technische Universitat Ilmenau, Germany)
Members: Rainer SCHUTH, Haiyang GUO, Till Max SCHWIKAL, René HUTSCHENREUTER
Adviser: Peter SCHARFF, Coach: Detlef STREIFERDT


Special Prize for Excellent Treasure Identification
Timisoara 2
(Politehnica University of Timisoara, Automatics and Computer Science Faculty)
Members: Qintilian-Emanuel VINTILA, Petra CSEREOKA, Raul Cristian TOMESCU, Denisa-Oana-Cristina GRECONICI
Adviser: Mihai V. MICEA, Coach: Razvan-Dorel CIOARGA


Oradea (University of Oradea)
Members: Mihai Mircea MOISOIU, Laurean Flaviu MATEIU, Ioan CINAR, Raul-Robert BRINDUS
Adviser: Otto POSZET, Coach: Cristian Marius TIURBE


Vinnytsia (National Technical University of Vinnytsia)
Members: Dmytro KRYVYI, Pavlo ORLYK, Pavlo DENYSIUK, Evgeniy SHCHERBYNA
Adviser: Mykola PRADIVLIANNYI, Coach: Andrii KOZACHUK


Timisoara 1 (Politehnica University of Timisoara, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering Faculty)
Members: Andrei Gabriel COCHIOR, Andreea PALFI, Andrei – Marius BURTA, Florin-Adrian NISTOR
Adviser: Aurel-Stefan GONTEAN, Coach: Septimiu MISCHIE, Szilard BULARKA


Novi Sad (Novi Sad University)
Members: Bojan COKA, Miroslav BERONJA, Djordje LJUBIÈIÆ, Dusan NAJDENOV
Adviser: Milos ZIVANOV, Coach: Vladimir RAJS, Igor JOVANOV


Chisinau (Technical University of Moldova)
Members: Dan IFTODI, Teodor MAMOLEA, Dorin LUCA, Iurie GAITUR
Adviser: Victor ABABII, Coach: Marin PODUBNII


Chernivtsy (Yuriy Fedcovich National University of Chernivtsy)
Members: Oleksandr IVANCHUK, Oleksii ASTAKHOV, Maksym DEVDA, Iryna RESHKAN
Adviser: Valeriy FRATAVCHAN, Coach: Oleksiy PSHENYCHNYI


Cluj-Napoca (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)
Members: Andrei CAMPEAN, Radu VOINA, Calin-Raul BACIU, Olivér-Ferenc JÁNOS
Adviser: Dorin PETREUȘ, Coach: Alin GRAMA


Suceava 1 (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava)
Members: Deryck-Lucian TOMIUC, Traian Sebastian MACARESCU, Marius OLENICI, Alexandru DASCALU
Adviser: Adrian GRAUR, Coach: Remus PRODAN


Iasi 1 (Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iasi)
Adviser: Andrei STAN, Coach: Nicolae BOTEZATU


Iasi 2 (Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iasi)
Members: Lucian DEDIU, Tiberiu LUPULEASA, Adrian BULAT, Daniel TURCU
Adviser: Alexandru BARLEANU, Coach: Cristian AGHION

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava is organizing

The 22nd International Computers
Contest for Students
HARD & SOFT Suceava 2015

scheduled from the 17 to the 24 of May 2015.

Hard&Soft is a contest for senior students of Computer Hardware and Software Engineering (Computer Science) who will work on an unseen task over a period of five days in teams of four.

The contest task will focus on topical areas that require a close link between  hardware and software in computer engineering and ICT, it will require teams to demonstrate a broad spectrum of skills in these areas and a capability to design and implement a working system.

A full specification of the task will not be given until the first day of the contest.

The task will specify the use of specific components and techniques that must be included in each team's solution. Essential components, tools, PCs, programming environments and network/web access will be provided by the organizers. Teams can use their own laptops and other equipment during solution development.

Teams can bring with them or scavenge for additional hardware components to incorporate in their design but these must play a minor role and represent no more than 20% of the final system.

Teams can use any public domain software during development or as part of their solution.

The contest will primarily be judged at a demonstration to the Jury on the last day of the contest, assessment will also include design documentation, observation of work in progress and the presentation of work at a public demonstration or exhibition.

Teams may be accompanied by Faculty members as mentor and coach.

Free accommodation for students.

Contestant Knowledge Requirements

The Hard&Soft contest has a focus on topics that require a close link between hardware and software in real world applications of computers and ICT. To be successful teams need to demonstrate a broad spectrum of skills in these areas by creating a well-engineered and imaginative solution to the contest task.

Typical topics included in the task are:

Microprocessor and embedded system design
Software and hardware development environments
Application of structured programming techniques, data structures and algorithms in, for example, C/C++, Java, Linux…
Adaption and use of public domain software
Interfacing for data gathering and control
Web programming, HTML
Mobile devices and Apps
Graphics, DSP, RFID, secure wireless data transfer
Design with sensors, analogue and digital circuits
Good system design techniques that address all the task requirements
Presentation and documentation skills for expert and non-expert audience


President: Timothy HALL, University of Limerick, Ireland

Request for Confirmation

After your nomination as participant, please confirm your availability to join the contest until the 20th of April 2015.

Hard&Soft Contest Rules
Download Hard&Soft 2015 Contest Programme brochure
Task presentation 2015

Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, ROMANIA
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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With support from:

Primăria Suceava
Consiliul Județean Suceava