[hpc-announce] DEBS 2013 --- Grand Challenge Competition

Ugur Cetintemel ucetintemel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 16:31:56 CDT 2012

Call for DEBS 2013 Grand Challenge Solutions

DEBS 2013: 7th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems
Arlington, Texas, USA, June 29 - July 3, 2013


The ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems
(DEBS) 2013 Grand Challenge is the third in a series of challenges
which seek to provide a common ground and evaluation criteria for a
competition aimed at both research and industrial event-based systems.
The goal of the Grand Challenge competition is to implement a solution
to a problem provided by the Grand Challenge organizers. The DEBS
Grand Challenge series provides problems which are relevant to the
industry at large. DEBS Grand Challenge problems allow for evaluation
of event based systems using real-life data and queries.

All DEBS 2013 Grand Challenge submissions must be composed of two
parts: (1) a 6 page paper, in ACM SIG proceedings format, outlining
the solution, highlighting its innovative aspects and presenting the
evaluation and (2) a demonstration of the system - either in the form
of a video or a screencast. All submissions are subject to a peer
review process. Authors of all accepted submissions will be invited to
present their systems during the DEBS 2013 Conference. Upon the
explicit consent from the challenge participants, authors solutions
will be included in the global ranking with the winner of the Grand
Challenge being announced and awarded during the conference banquet.
The global ranking is based on the peer review process scores and the
performance of the solution. The performance is based on the
throughput and latency of the system under the assumption of result

Problem Description

The DEBS 2013 Grand Challenge problem focuses on the real-time
analytics of a soccer game. With this year's challenge, we seek to
demonstrate the applicability of event-based systems to perform
real-time tracking of sport events and to provide real-time complex
analytics over high velocity sensor data. The data for the DEBS 2013
Grand Challenge originates from a number of wireless sensors embedded
in the shoes and a ball used during a soccer match and spans the whole
duration of the game. The real-time analytics includes the continuous
computation of statistics of relevance to spectators (ball possession,
shots on goal) as well as trainers and team managers (team members'
running analysis).

Please visit this page by January 21st, 2013 for a detailed
description of the DEBS 2013 Grand Challenge and the ability to
download the DEBS 2013 Grand Challenge data.

Submission Information

All paper submissions must be original and unpublished. Submissions
must be in the ACM format for conference proceedings.

Only PDF documents will be accepted.

Authors are encouraged to make use of the ACM SIGS Proceedings
templates available at

Submissions to all tracks of DEBS 2013 are made through the DEBS 2013
submission site on EasyChair (Link Coming Soon!!!)

Important Dates
Grand Challenge Problem Description Posted:
	January 21, 2013
Grand Challenge Solution with Paper submission:
	April 12, 2013
Author notification for Research Papers, Industry Papers, Industry
Experience Reports, Grand Challenge Solutions, and Tutorials:
	April 26, 2013
Submission deadline for camera ready copies:
	May 14, 2013
	June 29-July 3, 2013

Grand Challenge Co-Chairs

Zbigniew Jerzak, SAP, Germany
Holger Ziekow, AGT International, Germany

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