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1st March 2013

Malta Internet Foundation 2013 Prize

The Malta Internet Foundation offers an annual prize in support of academic work making a significant contribution to Internet technologies. The prize in 2013 will be awarded to students submitting innovative work describing or demonstrating systems that profit from use of the Internet and address a need that is particularly relevant to the Maltese context. Submissions can address any area relevant to this general requirement, for instance (but not limited to):

  • Green ICT: green ICT projects with a strong Internet component;

  • Sustainable Transport: systems supporting public transportation or helping to maximise the efficiency of personal transport;

  • Tourism and Heritage Management: novel, adaptive, internet-based solutions for managers and/or tourists;

  • Knowledge Acquisition and Management: systems mainly focused towards web-based data mining;

  • Mobile and Location Based Applications: mobile applications that can be deployed on a mobile device, and location-based applications sensitive to the geospatial location in which they are used;

  • Next Generation Networks: optical fibre access networks; 4th generation wireless networks, wireless optic networks, 60GHz Radio systems, fixed/mobile IPv6, as well as converged applications targeting both fixed and mobile networks seamlessly.

The submission must have academic merit as reflected by an official assessment in the context of a recognised tertiary-level study programme leading to a degree. The three categories of submission are (i) Masters dissertation, (ii) an undergraduate Final Year Project (FYP) or (iii) assessed coursework i.e. a significant component of a course carrying at least 4 ECTS credits or equivalent.

Cash prizes will be offered as follows: €800 for the best Masters dissertation, €600 for the best FYP, and €400 for the best assessed coursework. The Foundation reserves the right not to award a prize if the required standard is not reached.


The prize is only open to students reading for a degree who are resident in Malta. Only submissions having an official submission date during the academic year 2012-2013 are eligible.

Submission Procedure

A copy of the dissertation, final year project report, or coursework, together with any software, as submitted towards the award of degree, should be submitted in softcopy on DVD indicating clearly which category of submission is intended and contact details of the student, to: 2013 Prize, Malta Internet Foundation, c/o IT Services Reception Desk, University Campus, Msida MSD 2080.


Deadline for Submission: 15th July 2013; Announcement of Winners: October 2013.

Any queries about this initiative should be addressed to with subject line `2013 Prize'.

About the Malta Internet Foundation

The Malta Internet Foundation, also known as NIC(Malta), was officially inaugurated in January 1999 and is responsible for managing the .mt top-level domain for Malta. The mission of the Malta Internet Foundation also includes activities to promote use of the Internet in Malta. The Foundation was responsible for the setting up of the Malta Internet eXchange (MIX) to facilitate local IP traffic between local ISPs. Current activities also include supporting IPv6 and offering annual prizes for outstanding projects on Internet-related themes.


1st March 2013