AnalytiCup Competition Management System

CIKM 2018 AnalytiCup is an open competition involving an exciting data challenge aimed at members of the industry and academia interested in information and knowledge management. The data challenge will be rolled out progressively, by lasting several months, leading up to the solution presentations at the CIKM 2018 AnalytiCup to be held in conjunction with the CIKM conference in Turin during October 2018.

This year's CIKM features a data challenge related to the topic "Cross-Lingual Short-Text Matching of Question Pairs", supported by Alibaba.

Short-text matching is one of the most common and important tasks when designing and developing chatbots. However, with the process of globalization, we need to provide service with foreign languages, such as English, Spanish, etc. In this challenge, we focus on the language adaptation problem in short-text matching task.

Perspective research groups can access the competition via CIKM AnalytiCup 2018 - Cross-Lingual Short-Text Matching of Question Pairs.

The CIKM'18 AnalytiCup Co-Chairs are Elena Baralis (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Joao Gama (University of Porto, Portugal), and Paolo Garza (Politecnico di Torino, Italy).

Important Dates

    Specific-Task Challenges (subject to change)

  • 30 March 2018: Specific-task challenges released
  • 29 June 2018: Final submissions due
  • 6 July 2018: Semi-finalists announced
  • 20 July 2018: 4-page algorithm description due for semi-finalists
  • 30 July 2018: Finalists announced (The exact placements (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place) will be announced during the workshop at the conference)
  • 27 August 2018: Finalists Camera Ready Submission Deadline
  • October 2018: Winners announced at CIKM18
  • Open-Task Challenges (subject to change)

  • 27 April 2018: Open-task challenges released
  • 25 May 2018: 500-word abstracts of proposed tasks due for Round 1
  • 29 June 2018: Decision of semi-finalist teams which proceed to Round 2
  • 2 August 2018: Report submission due for Round 2
  • 20 August 2018: Open-task finalists announced
  • 27 August 2018: Finalists Camera Ready Submission Deadline
  • October 2018: Winners announced at CIKM18