Wednesday, June 14, 2017

[DMANET] Optimization Problems Definition Contest - Call for Problems

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Brilliant Challenges
Optimization Problems Definition Contest



Evaluation as a Service (EaaS), in brief, is defined as a paradigm of
keeping the evaluation data in the cloud and allowing to access them via
dedicated interfaces [1]. [2] is an online judge platform
following EaaS concept that allows the users from all over the world to
continuously and reliably evaluate the algorithmic solutions of complex
optimization problems and to organize specific science- and
industry-inspired challenges. By hiding the test cases from the
participants and providing the homogeneous, cloud-based runtime
environment, we provide an objective method for assessment of various
algorithms, submitted by the users, solving optimization problems. *The
aim of the Brilliant Challenges contest is to collect interesting,
applicable problems that could be published on the platform and
addressed by its users.*


Five prizes will be awarded with restricted eligibility criteria (check
the contest website):
* 1st prize (1000 EUR)
* 2nd prize (700 EUR)
* Special distinction for the most entertaining problem (700 EUR)
* Distinction for the most interesting industry-inspired problem (400 EUR)
* Distinction for the most interesting science-inspired problem (400 EUR)

How to participate:
Follow the simple procedure described at the contest webpage
( and submit your problem before
15 September 2017.

Organization Committee:

* Dr. Szymon Wasik, Poznan University of Technology (Chief organizer)
* Prof. Jacek Blazewicz, V-ce Director of IFORS (Head of Scientific
* Prof. Erwin Pesch, Siegen University (Member of Scientific Committee)
* Prof. Thomas Villmann, University of Applied Sciences Mittweida
(Member of Scientific Committee)
* Prof. Grzegorz Pawlak, Computing Science Professor, and Entrepreneur
(Member of Scientific Committee)
* Dr. Maciej Antczak, Poznan University of Technology (Head of Technical


[1] Hanbury, Allan, et al. "Evaluation-as-a-Service: Overview and
outlook", arXiv:1512.07454, 2015.

[2] Wasik, Szymon, et al. "Optil. io: Cloud Based Platform For Solving
Optimization Problems Using Crowdsourcing Approach", Proceedings of the
19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social
Computing Companion, doi:10.1145/2818052.2869098, 433-436, ACM, 2016.

Szymon Wąsik, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Algorithm Design and Programming Systems
Institute of Computing Science
Poznan University of Technology
Piotrowo 2, 60-965 Poznan, Poland
tel: 0048 61 665 3032

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