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In addition, 3 mayor time series competitions were held in the business
forecasting domain, named the M1 to M3 competition in reference to their main
organiser Spyros Makridakis. Only in the third competition featured a single
submission from a neural networks bed approach by Balkin & Ord.
Neural Network Forecasting Competitions
Up until 2004, 4 mayor time series competitions focusing on neural network
models were initiated:
2005 ISF Neural Network Forecasting
Competition, International Symposium for Forecasting, San Antonio,
see details on the right
2004 CATS Competition of Artificial Time
Series, IEEE IJCNN, Budapest
see details on the right
2003 BI Cup, Santiago, Chile
Organised by Universidad de Chile & Richard Weber, it focussed on
prediction of sugar sales at a supermarket. No further information
or final results on the competition could be obtained.
2002 EUNITE World competition in domain of
The competition is officially linked to the Bank-house Tatrabanka a.s.in
Slovakia. The Bank claims the important interest in intelligent technologies and
fully supports this competition. Solving this task using different technologies
is very important and would be a great contribution in data management of
financially related data warehousing problems.
The Bank will provide a public data for the competition and also a Bank
representative will be have a status of data-dependent consultant. The Bank is
fully responsible for keeping confidential information about the data once they
are proclaimed public ...
2001 Santa Fe Competition
Possibly the most prominent competition, which put neural networks
and nonlinear methods on the map. The organisation by Weigend et al.
was supported by Nobel laureate Clive Granger. Still, the
methodological design had some flaws, using a single origin
evaluation and suboptimal error measures.
2001 World-wide competition within the EUNITE
The competition is linked to the Eastern Slovakian Electricity Corporation
that claim an important interest of the application of Intelligent and adaptive
technologies in electricity load forecast. This is very important issue, which
can bring a very significant financial profit using more accurate prediction
technology. The industrial partner and staff of Department of Electric Power
Engineering will have a status of advisor and consultant of data dependent
problems during competition in on-line approach ...
1998 International Workshop on Advanced
Black-Box Techniques for Nonlinear Modeling: Theory and Applications -
Time-Series Prediction Competition
Within the framework of a time-series prediction competition has
been held. The data to be predicted were available for the competition from Nov.
1997 till april 1998. 17 entries have been submitted before the deadline.
Participants in the competition were asked to submit their predicted data
together with a short description and references of the methods used. In order
to stimulate wide participation in the competition, attendance of the workshop
was not mandatory but was of course encouraged.