AAIA'16 Data Mining Challenge: Predicting Dangerous Seismic Events in Active Coal Mines
(AAIA'16 Data Mining Challenge)

Challenge info

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AAIA'16 Data Mining Challenge is the third data mining competition associated with International Symposium on Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AAIA'16, https://fedcsis.org/2016/aaia) which is a part of FedCSIS conference series. This time, the task is related to the problem of predicting periods of increased seismic activity which may cause life-threatening accidents in underground coal mines. Prizes worth over 3,000 USD will be awarded to the most successful teams. The contest is sponsored by Research and Development Centre EMAG (http://ibemag.pl) with support from Polish Information Processing Society (http://www.pti.org.pl/) and Dituel Sp. z o.o. (http://www.dituel.pl/).

Challenge Terms and Conditions

Contest Participation Rules:

  • The competition is open for all interested researchers, specialists and students. Only members of the Contest Organizing Committee cannot participate.
  • Participants may submit solutions as teams made up of one or more persons.
  • Each team needs to designate a leader responsible for communication with the Organizers. A single person can be a leader of only one team. Only the leader needs to be registered at Knowledge Pit and be enrolled for the competition.
  • One person may be incorporated in maximally 3 teams.
  • Each team needs to be composed of a different set of persons.
  • The total number of submissions stored at Knowledge Pit for any single team is not limited.
  • During the competition, teams that fulfill the requirements stated in the Task Description section may obtain access to additional training data sets. It is forbidden to share the obtained data with other teams participating in the competition or to provide access to this data to any third parties without a written consent from the organizers.
  • A winner of the competition is chosen on the basis of the final evaluation results. In a case of draws in the evaluation scores, time of the submission will be taken into account.
  • Each team is obliged to provide a short report describing their final solution. Reports must contain information such as the name of a team, names of all team members, the last preliminary evaluation score and a brief overview of the used approach. Their length should not exceed 2000 words and they should be submitted in the pdf format using our submission system by February 29, 2016. Only submissions made by the teams that provided good quality reports will qualify for the final evaluation.
  • Organizers may reject any submission if they suspect that it was produced in an unfairly way or was submitted by a team which has broken the competition rules.
  • By enrolling to this competition you grant the organizers rights to process your submissions and reports for the purpose of evaluation and post-competition research.

In case of questions related to the competition please contact us via email: webmaster@knowledgepit.fedcsis.org or through the competition forum.