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In 2016 the prudsys AG was looking for the world’s most promising “Young Data Miners” for the sixteenth time

Scenario

The central topic of this year’s task in the DATA MINING CUP competition is the prediction of the return rates for a fashion distributor. Returns have been a major cost driver for online shops for many years. This is particularly the case for assortments in the fashion indust

 Many approaches to solve this problem are based on forecasting models. Predicting returns was the central topic in the DATA MINING CUP of 2014. This year we look at the topic in more detail focusing in particular on the influence of discounted items and vouchers on return rates. 

 

About the task

A fashion distributor sells articles of particular sizes and colors to its customers. In some cases items are returned to the distributor for various reasons. The order data and the related return data were recorded over a two-year period. The aim is to use this data and methods of data mining to build a model which enables a good prediction of return rates.

1st Place: Team Uni_UC_Davis_2 (Prize: 2,000.00 EUR)
1st Place: Team Uni_UC_Davis_2 (Prize: 2,000.00 EUR)
2nd Place: 1.000€: Team Uni_Iowa_State_2  (Prize: 1,000.00 EUR)
2nd Place: 1.000€: Team Uni_Iowa_State_2 (Prize: 1,000.00 EUR)
3rd Place: Team TU_Darmstadt_2 (Prize: 500.00 EUR)
3rd Place: Team TU_Darmstadt_2 (Prize: 500.00 EUR)

Our sincere congratulations go to the winners and we thank all participants for their commitment. We are looking forward to the next DATA MINING CUP competition in 2017.

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Important Dates

March 8, 2017 - start of registration


April 5, 2017 - start of competition and announcement task


May 17, 2017, 14:00 CEST (2 o'clock p.m. UTC+2, or CEST) - end of competition and closing date


June 27-28, 2017 - prudsys personalization summit in Berlin, Germany and award ceremony


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