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DEBS 2018

DEBS 2018

June 25, 2018

12th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems

The DEBS Grand Challenge is a series of competitions, that started in 2010, in which both academics and professionals compete with the goal of building faster and more accurate distributed and event based system. Every year, the DEBS Grand Challenge participants have a chance to explore a new data set and a new problem and can compare their results based on the common evaluation criteria.

The 2018 DEBS Grand Challenge focuses on the application of machine learning to spatio-temporal streaming data. The goal of the challenge is to make the naval transportation industry more reliable by providing predictions for vessels’ destinations and arrival times. Predicting both correct destinations and arrival times of vessels are relevant problems, that once solved, will boost the efficiency of the overall supply chain management.

The Grand Challenge data is provided by the MarineTraffic company and hosted by the Big Data Ocean, EU Horizon 2020 project. The evaluation platform is provided by the HOBBIT project represented by AGT International, an EU Horizon 2020 project. The HOBBIT project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation action program under grant agreement number 688227.

How to Participate

  1. Register at EasyChair: The first step is to register your submission in the EasyChair Grand Challenge Track. At this point, this is only to state your intent to participate and to establish communication with the organizers. Therefore, it is sufficient to submit an interims title for your work.
  2. Submit a solution to HOBBIT: You need to submit your solution to the HOBBIT platform in order to get it benchmarked in the challenge. The platform gives you feedback and allows to update your solution. Thereby you can continuously improve your system until the closing date (t.b.d.). We will evaluate the latest solution that you uploaded before the closing date.
  3. Submit a short paper: Finally you need to upload a short paper (2 pages, plus optional appendix) about your solution to EasyChair. The paper will be reviewed to assess the merit and originality of your solution. All solutions of sufficient quality will at least get the chance to present a poster on the DEBS conference.

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