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ACM SIGMOD 2013 PROGRAMMING CONTEST

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:33 pm
by aminallam
ACM SIGMOD 2013 PROGRAMMING CONTEST
http://sigmod.kaust.edu.sa

Student teams from degree granting institutions (both undergraduate and graduate) are invited to compete in the annual SIGMOD programming contest. The winning team will be awarded a prize of USD $5,000. Teams with the top-performing submissions will receive travel grants to attend SIGMOD 2013 in New York, USA.

TASK OVERVIEW
The general idea is to filter a stream of documents using a dynamic set of exact and approximate continuous keyword match queries. This is similar to using hash-tags in order to follow tweets, or subscribing to a news service. The goal is to maximize the throughput with which documents are disseminated to active queries. Whenever a new document arrives, the system must quickly determine all queries satisfied by it. Each query is represented as a set of keywords, and each document is represented as a sequence of words. Three types of keyword matching must be supported: exact matches, approximate matches under an edit distance constraint, and approximate matches under a Hamming distance constraint. The problem becomes challenging when the query set is big and changes frequently.

We will provide a code submission system that will allow teams to upload their code and run it on our test machine, along with a leaderboard that will show the relative ranking of each of the teams.

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb 1, 2013 Detailed specifications released
Mar 1, 2013 Team registration starts and leaderboard becomes available.
Apr 15, 2013 Submission deadline.
May 1, 2013 Finalists will be notified.

ORGANIZERS
The contest is organized by the InfoCloud Research Group (http://cloud.kaust.edu.sa) in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in collaboration with the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL, http://www.csail.mit.edu).

FURTHER INFORMATION
Please visit the contest site: http://sigmod.kaust.edu.sa
You may also contact Dr. Panos Kalnis: panos.kalnis@kaust.edu.sa

Re: ACM SIGMOD 2013 PROGRAMMING CONTEST

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:01 pm
by aminallam
Now, the leaderboard is up! Join us.