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Topic of the competition: Identification of factors influencing the risk of serious injuries in actions carried out by the Polish State Fire Service

AAIA'14 Data Mining Competition: Key risk factors for Polish State Fire Service is organized within the framework of the 9th International Symposium on Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AAIA'14, https://fedcsis.org/aaia), and is an integral part of the 1st Complex Events and Information Modelling workshop (CEIM'14 https://fedcsis.org/ceim) devoted to the fire protection engeneering. The task is related to the problem of extracting useful knowledge from incident reports obtained from The State Fire Service of Poland. Prizes worth over 3,000 USD will be awarded to the most successful teams. The contest is sponsored by Dituel Sp. z o.o. (http://www.dituel.com.pl/) and F&K Consulting Engineers (http://www.fkce.pl/), with a support from The University of Warsaw (http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/) and ICRA project (http://icra-project.org/).

Topic outline

  • Introduction

    Introduction: Incident Data Reporting Systems (IDRS) are used by public safety services across the globe to gather information about the incidents which required their actions. This information is used not only to simply document the events but it can also be incorporated into the training of new officers. Moreover, the knowledge extracted from such reports can help in better identification of threats and in planning of more effective procedures. An example of such a reporting system is EWID which is used by the State Fire Service of Poland. Each report from this system consists of two parts. The first one contains a summary of resources utilized during the action in a form of structured and quantified characteristics. The second part contains a natural language description of the reported events,  which is entered by the officer coordinating the action. In the proposed data mining competition, we would like to raise the problem of extracting useful knowledge from the reports generated in the EWID system. In particular, we would like to ask the participants to identify key factors influencing the risk of serious injuries among firefighters and people involved in various incidents.

    Special session at CEIM'14: A special session devoted to the competition will be held at 1st Complex Events and Information Modelling workshop (CEIM'14 https://fedcsis.org/ceim) which is a part of 9th International Symposium on Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AAIA'14, https://fedcsis.org/aaia). We will invite authors of selected reports to extend them for publication in the conference proceedings (after reviews by Organizing Committee members) and presentation at the conference. The invited teams will be chosen based on their final rank, innovativeness of their approach and quality of the submitted report.

    Awards: Authors of the top ranked solutions (based on the final evaluation scores) will be awarded with prizes:

    • First Prize: computer hardware worth 2,000 USD + one free FedCSIS'14 conference registration,
    • Second Prize: computer hardware worth 1,000 USD + one free FedCSIS'14 conference registration,
    • Third Prize: one free FedCSIS'14 conference registration.

    The award ceremony will take place during the FedCSIS'14 conference (September 7-10, Warsaw). Additionally, invited authors who decide to attend the conference will receive a diploma and a competition T-shirt.


    • Feb. 3, 2014: start of the competition, data sets become available,
    • May 5, 2014: deadline for submitting the predictions,
    • May 7, 2014: deadline for sending the reports, end of the challenge,
    • May 9, 2014 May 12, 2014: on-line publication of final results, sending invitations for submitting short papers for the special session,
    • June 2, 2014: deadline for submissions of papers describing the selected solutions,
    • June 16, 2014: deadline for submissions of camera-ready papers selected for presentation at the CEIM'14 workshop.

    Contest Organizing Committee:

    • Andrzej Janusz (Chairman), University of Warsaw
    • Adam Krasuski, Main School of Fire Service & University of Warsaw
    • Dominik Ślęzak, University of Warsaw & Infobright Inc.
    • Hung Son Nguyen, University of Warsaw
    • Sebastian Stawicki, University of Warsaw
    • Guillermo Rein, Imperial College London
    • Stanisław Łazowy, Main School of Fire Service

    In case of any questions please post on the forum or write us an email: AAIA14Contest@mimuw.edu.pl

  • Challenge information and data.

    Below is a link to Terms and Conditions of the competition. It MUST be read and accepted in order to enroll.

  • This topic


    A summary of the competition.