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Timeline

 

Aug 15th: Sign-up and Training set and validation set (without label) published.
Nov 11th(23:59p.m UTC): Test set (without labels) published. Teams start to submit forecast results.
Nov 20th(23:59p.m UTC): Deadline of the competition. Rank calculation.
Nov 21st-22nd: Final rank is announced. Start to invite Top 10 teams and Champions of every week to join the awards ceremony. Top 10 teams must submit a document under 4 pages explaining how they arrived at the result (ACM publication style double column, in either English or Chinese) in 3 weeks. Teams failed to submit a document will be disqualified. 
Dec 17th: Award ceremony with the top 3 teams each giving a 5-minute presentation of their calculation.

Note:All times are UTC.

 

Prizes

 

  • Gold Medal (1st Place): 5,000 USD.
  • Silver Medal (2nd Place): 3,000 USD.
  • Bronze Medal (3rd Place): 2,000 USD.

 

Additionally,

 

 

  • All weekly champions will be awarded formal certificates.
  • Top 10 finalists will be invited to the award ceremony and receive a certificate from the contest committee.
  • Top 40 finalists will receive free IEEE membership for 1 year.
  • Top 100 finalists will receive free CCF membership for 1 year.