[hpc-announce] FedCSIS 2020 -- Data Mining Competition -- top prize USD 1500

Marcin Paprzycki marcin at amu.edu.pl
Wed Mar 25 16:20:19 CDT 2020

FedCSIS 2020 Data Mining Competition

Challenge: Network Device Workload Prediction

FedCSIS 2020 Data Mining Challenge: Network Device Workload Prediction 
is the seventh data mining competition organized in association with 
Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 
(https://fedcsis.org/). This time, the considered task is related to the 
monitoring of large IT infrastructures and the estimation of their 
resource allocation. The challenge is sponsored by EMCA Software and 
Polish Information Processing Society (PTI).

EMCA Software is a Polish vendor of Energy Logserver - a system capable 
of collecting data from various log sources to provide in-depth data 
analysis and alerting to its end-users. EMCA is based in Poland but also 
operates in Nordics, APAC, and the USA, through the partner channels. 
The company focuses on cybersecurity and IT infrastructure monitoring 
use cases, intending to deliver a system that is ready-to-use and offers 
inbox correlations and predictions on monitored data.

By this challenge, we want to help EMCA to answer the question of 
whether it is possible to reliably predict workload-related 
characteristics of monitored devices, based on historical data gathered 
from such devices. This task is of paramount importance for IT and 
technical teams that can put their hands on a tool that allows them to 
manage the capacity of their infrastructure.

An additional difficulty within this challenge, and also the reason why 
it might be especially interesting for the data science community, 
arises from the fact that devices considered in the data are not 
uniform. In essence, logs cover readings from various types of hardware. 
Some of them are cross-dependent, as they are a part of the same IT 
system. Moreover, some devices have multiple interfaces for which the 
data is aggregated.

More details regarding the task and a description of the challenge data 
can be found in the Task description section (see: 

As in previous years, a special session devoted to the competition will 
be held at the conference. We will invite authors of selected challenge 
reports to extend them for publication in the conference proceedings 
(after reviews by Organizing Committee members) and presentation at the 
conference. The papers will be indexed by the IEEE Digital Library and 
Web of Science. The invited teams will be chosen based on their final 
rank, innovativeness of their approach, and quality of the submitted report.

Authors of the top-ranked solutions (based on the final evaluation 
scores) will be awarded prizes funded by our sponsors:

First Prize: 1500 USD + one free FedCSIS'20 conference registration,
Second Prize: 1000 USD + one free FedCSIS'20 conference registration,
Third Prize: 500 USD + one free FedCSIS'20 conference registration.
The award ceremony will take place during the FedCSIS'20 conference. 
Please note that the winners will only be eligible for the money prizes 
only if their final score exceeds the baseline solution score by at 
least 10%.

For all additional details, see:
or contact:
Piotr Biczyk <piotr.biczyk at qed.pl>
Andrzej Janusz <andrzej.janusz at qed.pl>

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