The Seeker is searching for new ideas on how to keep track of the evolution of all computer file types from their creation through to their most recent version. Existing metadata representations are not sufficient to include all the information necessary for complete forensic analysis of the history of a file so different ways to collect and store that information is required.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
As data becomes more omnipresent and computer files are shared and modified by an increasing number of people, the ability to track the origin and changes to documents becomes increasingly important. Such information can answer questions like: Is the file original? Where was the first known public instance of the file? What individuals or groups are associated with a file? Existing metadata representations of various file types are not sufficient to include the scope of information required. The Seeker is soliciting ideas on how to keep track of the evolution of computer files of all types from creation to the current version.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on December 15, 2016.
Late submissions will not be considered.
After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?
An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.
In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:
Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.