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ISF2005 Neural Network Forecasting Competition

The organisers would like to thank everyone for participating in the 2005 ISF neural network forecasting competition. We are thankfull for the many suggestions on how to improve the experimental design and are planning an extended forecasting competition for the 2006 ISF.

 

Results

   
MdAPE
Rank
MAPE
Rank
MAE
Rank
RMSE
Rank Sum of Ranks Total Rank
1 Pant
8,4%
1
10,3%
1
383,9
1
826,31
6
3 1
2 Yan
11,5%
3
12,0%
2
463,7
2
727,61
5
7 2
3 Dhawan
10,4%
2
12,0%
3
494,0
3
552,66
1
8 3
4 Merkwirth
11,8%
4
12,2%
4
497,8
4
697,86
3
12 4
5 Da Silva
12,5%
5
14,3%
6
568,0
6
884,45
7
17 6
6 undisclosed
13,2%
6
13,1%
5
517,8
5
711,35
4
16 5
7 undisclosed
15,3%
7
15,4%
7
608,5
7
1168,40
9
21 7
8 undisclosed
17,0%
8
16,0%
8
633,4
8
672,76
2
24 8
9 undisclosed
17,4%
9
18,6%
9
756,4
9
913,13
8
27 9
10. not accepted                    
11. not accepted                    
12. not accepted                    
13. not accepted                    
14. not accepted                    

Upon request, only the top 5 submissions were identified by author. All others are disclosed upon request by the participants. 5 submissions were not accepted.

 

Datasets

The following page will host the datasets for the ISF 2005 time series competition for forecasting principles.
Dataset 1 is already published, as it represents a well known & researched dataset.
Dataset 2 is undisclosed.

Download Datasets Please download the datasets and the corresponding questionnaires as a single MS Excel 2003 File
- to save right click button and "save target as"

Dataset 1: Airline passenger Data

Name:airline
Description: International airline passengers
OriginBrown (1956), Box & Jenkins (1976)
Frequency:monthly totals in thousands
ObservationsJan 1949 - Dec 1956, extended to Dec 1960
PredictionsJan 1961 - Dez 1964
ReferencesS. G. Makridakis, S. C. Wheelwright, and R. J. Hyndman, Forecasting: methods and applications. New York: Wiley, 1998.

Original: Brown (1956), Box & Jenkins (1976), O.D. Anderson (1976) and O'Donovan(1983).

Dataset 2: Unknown Time Series

Name:undisclosed
Description:undisclosed
Origin: undisclosed
Frequency:monthly totals in thousands
ObservationsJan 1900 (date changed) - Jan 1907
PredictionsFeb 1907 - Jun 1910
Referencesundisclosed

Submission Instructions

NOTE: These instructions are taken from the MS Excel file contaiing the datasets.
Please download the file on these pages and follow the detailed instructions given therein.

INDIVIDUAL DEADLINE EXTENSIONS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST !!!

 

1. Submit your abstract (200 words, no maths etc.) summarizing your neural network method & modelling process

 - Where to submit: ISF05 website http://www.isf2005.org/submissions.php  
 - Follow the instructions on the webpage!!!  - SUBJECT AREA "Neural Nets"
 - When to submit: deadline is
28 February 2005

2. Fill in the author details on the MS Excel Sheet (Details of first author: Family Name, First Name, Workplace, Address etc.)

3. Fill in your forecast results for 2 time series on sheets "Dataset 1" and "Dataset 2" in the MS Excel file

 - input your solutions for the airline time series on sheet "Dataset 1" replacing the ?s in column C (C146:C193)
 - input your solutions for the unknown time series on sheet "Dataset 2" replacing the ?s in column C (C87:C127)
 - as the original data is given in thousands, please round to integer values.

4. Fill in your description of your forecasting method on "Questionnaire 1" and "Questionnaire 2" in the MS Excel file

 - please give a detailed description of your method / neural network architecture used and process of determining it
 - use a verbal or mathematical description (formatting is not a relevant issue - content is!)
 - it should allow someone unfamiliar with your modelling approach to recapture the relevant decisions to generate your forecasts

3. Submit your description of your forecasting method via email 

 - rename this file "ISF05_NN_yournamehere.xls", replacing "yournamehere" with the first author family name.
 - send this file in an email to ISF05-NN-competition@neural-forecasting.com with "ISF05-NN-competition" in the subject 
 - include your name, filename and email-address in your email body
 - When to submit: deadline is
28 February 2005   14 March 2005
 - Should you not receive a confirmation within 48 hours of your submission contact s.crone@neural-forecasting.com

 --> Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 March 2005


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