Ubicomp 2020 Challenge

Teamed up with the University of Erlangen’s MaD-Lab (Machine Learning and Data Analytics) and the Fraunhofer IIS in Nuremberg, we have the honour of taking part in the Ubicomp 2020 conference with our Time Series Classification Challenge.

Covid-19 News: 
Ubicomp 2020 will take place in a virtual manner. We are monitoring the situation closely and will inform the participants should the timeline or other modalities change.

Update 2020-05-13: 
There will be only limited side events in the virtual 2020 conference. After discussing the situation with Ubicomp’s Challenge Chair, we had to make the decision to also move the STABILO challenge to next year.
Knowing that  a challenge running for more than 1.5 years is not feasible for many participating teams, we will keep the current challenge running but not publish stage 3 data.
Next year, we will propose a modified challenge.

Navigate to “Competition Details” for the updated 2020 timeline and prizes.

What’s Ubicomp? It’s a renowned computer science conference that will be held in Cancún, Mexico, in 2020. It’s really called ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and is colocated with ISWC 2020. ¡Viva México!

What’s the challenge? We built a sensor-equipped pen that writes on normal paper. We challenge you to build a classifier that takes this pen’s sensor data and recognizes the letters that were written. Think high-dimensional variable-length time series classification. ¡Dios mío!

What’s in it for me? We know that you care mostly about your never-ending glory that you earn if your team wins this thing. Anyway, we’re adding goodies as well, like travel support and prize money for the three best teams. 16200 USD overall. ¿Por qué no?

¡Qué vista!

What’s the data like? Raw. Multi-variate. Sequency. More info here. ¡Veremos!

What’s the timeline? There are going to be different stages of increased difficulty, starting in the end of January 2020. During the final stage, the algorithms of the three best teams will be evaluated live at the conference. ¡Ay!

How can I join? Simply register your team, get a download link to the dataset and start coding your time series classificator. ¡Venga!

Can I join now and still have a chance?
Yes. Stage 1 and Stage 2 data have already been released but they only differ in the amount of classes to be recognized. Register now and join the competition for the prize money! 

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