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Machine Learning Idea Competition

In Conjunction with International Conference on Big Data, IoT and Machine Learning (BIM 2021)

September 23-25, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Call for Idea Submissions

Machine learning (ML) focuses on the development of computer programs that can access data and use it to learn for themselves.  ML is an important component of 4.0 IR. At present ML is efficiently used for different purpose such as finding, extracting and summarizing relevant data; making predictions; fraud detection; medical diagnosis; automatic language translation; virtual personal assistant; spam and malware filtering; calculating probabilities for specific results; adapting to certain developments autonomously etc.

ML Idea Competition is inviting project and innovations related but not limited to following ML related topics:

  • Multiagent Systems
  • Supervised and Unsupervised Models
  • NLP
  • Deep Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning in Physical Systems
  • Machine Learning for COVID-19
  • Statistical Inference
  • Intelligent Foraging
  • Navigation and Search Strategies
  • Generation of Training Datasets
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Brain Informatics
  • Genetic Algorithms, Swarm Optimization
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Performance Evaluation and Modeling
  • Machine Learning in Cyber security.


  1. The competition is open for all.
  2. The idea can be submitted individually or as a group of at most three personnel. There is no restriction about the affiliation of the team members. They can be from same institute or different institutes. Even if there are some members who have no official affiliation, there is no problem.
  3. There will be no public discloser of the initially submitted ideas to keep the confidentiality of the ideas of the individuals. Only finally selected ten ideas will be disclosed at the website. However, the IPR of the innovators / developers will be ensured during discloser.
  4. The competition will be of three rounds.
    1. At the first round, all initially submitted ideas will be evaluated and top-50 ideas will be selected. Certificates will be awarded to each of these 50 projects.
    2. At the next round, each of the top-50 ideas will invited for a five minutes video demonstration via online platform and top-10 ideas will be selected. Each of these ten pideas will be awarded with certificates and prize money.
    3. At final round, top-03 ideas will be finalized and team members of these top-03 teams will be invited to join BIM 2021 at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Transportation (two-way AC bus), foods and accommodation (on share basis by team members of each team) for two-days will be ensured for top-3 teams. Champion and 1st and 2nd runner ups as well as the ranking of remaining teams will be declared at the closing ceremony of BIM 2021. All other participants of the competition will have the opportunity to participate at BIM 2021 virtually.

Submission and Registration Information

 Pls follow the link below to submit your project: 


Registration Fee: 1,200/=

Please complete your payment from NAGAD/BKASH account using Send Money option 01766529027

For any query, suggestion or question, pleases contact with Prof. Dr. Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, Organizing Chair, BIM 2021 at the email: sarefin@cuet.ac.bd, +880 1716 890204

Award Information

  1. Champion:
    1. Prize Money
    2. Certificate and crests
    3. AC Bus Tickets from current location of the participants to Cox’s bazar and vice versa
    4. Food and hotel accommodation (in share basis, AC room) for two days
    5. Participation in all sessions of BIM 2021
  2. 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up:
    1. Prize Money
    2. Certificate and crests
    3. AC Bus Tickets from current location of the participants to Cox’s bazar and vice versa
    4. Food and hotel accommodation (in share basis, AC room) for two days
    5. Participation in all sessions of BIM 2021
  3. Position 4th to 10th :
    1. Prize Money
    2. Certificate in frames
    3. Virtual Participation in all sessions of BIM 2021
  4. Position 11th to 50th :
    1. Participation certificates
    2. Virtual Participation in all sessions of BIM 2021

Important Dates

  1. Initial Project Submission Deadline: July 30, 2021
  2. Declaration of Top-50 ideas: August 13, 2021
  3. Video Presentations and demonstrations of top-50 ideas: August 26, 2021
  4. Declaration of Top-10 ideas: August 30, 2021
  5. Video Presentations and demonstrations of top-10 ideas: September 12, 2021
  6. Declaration of top-3 ideas: September 16, 2021

Advisory Committee

Mohammad Kaykobad, Brac University, Bangladesh

Mozammel Huq Azad Khan, EWU, Bangladesh

Hafiz Md. Hasan Babu, DU, Bangladesh

Mohammad Shorif Uddin, JU, Bangladesh

Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, CU, Bangladesh

Md. Mahbubur Rahman, MIST, Bangladesh

Saidur Rahman, Sunway University, Malaysia

Md. Abdur Razzaque, DU, Bangladesh

Mohammod Abul Kashem, DUET, Bangladesh

Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, CUET, Bangladesh

Kaushik Deb, CUET, Bangladesh

Kamrul Hasan Talukder, KU, Bangladesh

Md. Nazrul Islam Mondal, RUET, Bangladesh

M Shamim Kaiser, JU, Bangladesh

Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, CUET, Bangladesh


Organizing Committee

Organizing Chair

ASM Kayes, La Trobe University, Australia

Organizing Secretary

Md. Sabir Hossain, CUET, Bangladesh


Ahmed Imteaj, Florida International University, USA

S M Rafizul Haque, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Md Fazlul Kader, CU, Bangladesh

Syed Md. Galib, JSTU, Bangladesh

Juel Sikder, RMSTU, Bangladesh

M Taohidul Islam, PSTU, Bangladesh

Rezaul Karim, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Md. Ahsan Habib, MVSTU, Bangladesh

Sajeeb Saha, Jagannath University, Bangladesh

Tahmina Khanam, CUET, Bangladesh

Lamia Alam, CUET, Bangladesh

Shayla Sharmin, CUET, Bangladesh

Animesh Chandra Roy, CUET, Bangladesh

Md. Sabir Hossain, CUET, Bangladesh

Md. Shafiul Alam Forhad, CUET, Bangladesh

Sharmistha Chandra Tista, CUET, Bangladesh

Md. Mynul Hasan, CUET, Bangladesh

Md. Atiqul Islam Rizvi, CUET, Bangladesh

Sabiha Anan, CUET, Bangladesh

Md. Rashadur Rahman, CUET, Bangladesh

Moshiur Rahman Faisal, North South University, Bangladesh

Ashrin Mobashira Shifa, North South University, Bangladesh

Md Mania Ahmed Joy, East West University, Bangladesh

Ovi Sarkar, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Mazeda Zafor Meem, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

Sadia Sultana, Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh

Mansuba Tabassum, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Bangladesh

Sofia Noor, East West University, Bangladesh

Ratul Saha, East West University, Bangladesh