Business Intelligence Competition, BI CUP 2006
Organizing committee: Richard Weber – Jaime Miranda
A public transportation company is expecting increasing demand for its services and is planning to acquire new buses and to extend its terminals.These investments require a reliable forecast of future demand which should be based on historic demand stored in the company’s data warehouse. For each 15-minute interval between 6:30 hours and 22 hours the number of passengers arriving at the terminal has been recorded and stored. As a forecasting consultant you have been asked to forecast the number of passengers arriving at the terminal.
Part of the historic information is stored in the file bicup2006 english.xls which can be downloaded from this page. This file contains a sheet “Historic Information” with known demand for a 3-weeks period separated in intervals of 15 minutes. The second sheet (“Validation”) contains just date and time for the 3-days period to be forecasted.
Download file HERE
Validation of submitted solutions:
Submission of solutions:
Each competitor should send us the following two files:
1.An excel-file with the “Validation” sheet containing the predicted demand for each interval of 15 minutes in the column “DEMAND”. The submitted data will be used “as is” in order to determine the above described error (MAE); no transformation will be applied. The “Validation” sheet should also contain the name and email address of the competitor.
2.A report in PDF format of no more than 3 pages describing the methodology used and the main results obtained. This report should also contain the name and email address of the competitor.
Please send your submission to the following email address email@example.com
Deadline for submission of solutions: November 30, 2006 ( NEW DEADLINE)
Publication of ranking of all submitted solutions: December 5, 2006
Presentation of best solution during the Summer School on Computational Intelligence EVIC 2006. For more information on this conference, please click HERE
The winning team will receive a prize during The Summer School EVIC 2006
(Date to be announced)
The competition BI Cup 2006 has been financed by
Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas Universidad de Chile
República 701 Teléfono: 9784002 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org