More than thirty contesting teams and individuals from all over the globe have so far heeded the call to participate in the first i-KNOW Data Science Challenge. In regards to the resounding response in the last couple of days, most likely causally tied to the end of the summer holidays, we have decided to extend the registration period to September 20, 2017. Head over to the announcement page to sign up in the nick of time!
On September 11, 2017 we sent out the detailed task description as well as the data sets to the contestants that signed up until that point. Newly registered participants will receive the challenge package shortly after signing up.
Starting with September 11, 2017 contestants are able to work on developing their solutions. Up until September 20, 2017, 23:55 MEZ (UTC+1) we will accept one optional preliminary submission per participant (team or individual) in a predetermined format. The preliminary ranking will be released on the i-KNOW 2017 website.
Until September 30, 2017, 23:55 MEZ (UTC+1) participants are allowed to submit their final solution. The 5 top ranking entries will then be asked to provide their source code or demonstrate their solution during a live session with the jury and describe their approach, applied methods and tools. After verifying the results, we will officially announce the winners.