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ISMIS 2017 DM Competition 2017 : ISMIS 2017 Data Mining Competition


When Nov 22, 2017 - Jan 22, 2017
Where Online
Submission Deadline Jan 22, 2017
Categories    data mining   machine learning

Call For Papers


ISMIS 2017 Data Mining Competition is a challenge organized using the KnowledgePit platform at the 23rd International Symposium on Methodologies and Intelligent Systems, held at Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, on June 26-29, 2017. The task is to come up with a strategy for investing in a stock market based on recommendations provided by different experts. The competition is kindly sponsored by mBank S.A. and Tipranks, with a support from ISMIS 2017 organizers.


Financial markets prediction is not an easy task. Plenty of researchers and practitioners have committed a lot of their time and effort trying to come up with a method that would persistently provide profits for investors. Many of them claim that they succeeded and publish their recommendations for different types of assets. The main goal of this competition is to determine whether such recommendations do have a predictive power. We will narrow the problem to the selected number of stocks and analysts. The task is to devise an algorithm that would most accurately predict the class of return from an investment in a stock over the next quarter, basing on historical recommendations related to a particular stock. Here classification seems adequate as we claim that being able to predict whether the return will be positive or negative is a much more appropriate (and perhaps easier) task than trying to guess an exact value.


A special session devoted to the competition will be held at the ISMIS 2017 conference ( We will invite authors of selected reports to extend and submit them for further reviewing process, conducted in the same way as for other special sessions at ISMIS 2017. The invited teams will be chosen based on their final rank, innovativeness of their approach and quality of the submitted reports. The accepted papers - depending on their scope and the reviewing results - will be included in the main ISMIS 2017 proceedings or in the Industrial Session proceedings.


* Andrzej Janusz, University of Warsaw - Chair
* Kamil Żbikowski, Warsaw University of Technology & mBank S.A. - Chair
* Piotr Gawrysiak, Warsaw University of Technology & mBank S.A.
* Marzena Kryszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology
* Henryk Rybiński, Warsaw University of Technology
* Dominik Ślęzak, University of Warsaw & Infobright


The teams of the first two top-ranked solutions (based on the final evaluation scores, taking into account solutions satisfying terms and conditions of ISMIS 2017 Data Mining Competition) will be awarded prizes funded by our sponsors:
* First Prize: 1000 USD + one free ISMIS 2017 conference registration,
* Second Prize: 500 USD + one free ISMIS 2017 conference registration.

The award ceremony will take place during the ISMIS 2017 conference (June 26-29, 2017, Warsaw, Poland).


* November 22, 2016: start of the competition; data sets become available,
* January 22, 2017 (23:59 GMT): deadline for submitting the predictions and the reports,
* January 29, 2017: end of the challenge, on-line publication of final results, sending invitations for submitting papers for the special session at ISMIS 2017,
* late February 2017: deadline for submitting papers describing the selected solutions to the special session at ISMIS 2017.

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