Call for Participation:
AAIA’14 Data Mining Competition
at the Knowledge Pit

AAIA'14 Data Mining Competition:

Key risk factors for Polish State Fire Service is organized within the framework of the 9th International Symposium on Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AAIA'14), and is an integral part of the 1st Complex Events and Information Modelling workshop (CEIM'14) devoted to the fire protection engeneering. The task is related to the problem of extracting useful knowledge from incident reports obtained from The State Fire Service of Poland. Prizes worth over 3,000 USD will be awarded to the most successful teams. The contest is sponsored by Dituel Sp. z o.o. and F&K Consulting Engineers, with a support from The University of Warsaw and ICRA project.


Incident Data Reporting Systems (IDRS) are used by public safety services across the globe to gather information about the incidents which required their actions. This information is used not only to simply document the events but it can also be incorporated into the training of new officers. Moreover, the knowledge extracted from such reports can help in better identification of threats and in planning of more effective procedures. An example of such a reporting system is EWID which is used by the State Fire Service of Poland. In the proposed competition, we would like to raise the problem of extracting useful knowledge from the reports generated in the EWID system, represented in a form of a data table. In particular, we would like to ask the participants to identify key factors influencing the risk of serious injuries among firefighters and people involved in various incidents. The contest will be hosted on a web platform called Knowledge Pit, designed especially for supporting organization of data mining competitions associated with scientific conferences.

Special session at CEIM'14 workshop:

A special session devoted to the competition will be held at 1st Complex Events and Information Modelling workshop (CEIM'14) which is a part of 9th International Symposium on Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AAIA'14). We will invite authors of selected reports to extend them for publication in the conference proceedings (after reviews by Organizing Committee members) and presentation at the conference. The invited teams will be chosen based on their final rank, innovativeness of their approach and quality of the submitted report.


Authors of the top ranked solutions will be awarded with valuable prizes:

  1. First Prize: computer hardware worth 2,000USD + one free FedCSIS'14 registration,
  2. Second Prize: computer hardware worth 1,000USD + one free FedCSIS'14 registration,
  3. Third Prize: one free FedCSIS'14 conference registration.

The award ceremony will take place during the FedCSIS'14 conference (September 7-10, Warsaw). Additionally, authors of all papers accepted for presentation at the CEIM'14 workshop, who decide to attend the conference will receive a diploma and a competition T-shirt.


  1. Feb. 3, 2014: start of the competition, data sets become available,
  2. May 5, 2014: deadline for submitting the predictions,
  3. May 7, 2014: deadline for sending the reports, end of the challenge,
  4. May 9, 2014: on-line publication of final results, sending invitations for submitting short papers for the special session,
  5. June 2, 2014: deadline for submissions of papers describing the selected solutions,
  6. June 16, 2014: deadline for submissions of camera-ready papers selected for presentation at the CEIM'14 workshop.

Contest Organizing Committee:

  1. Andrzej Janusz (Chairman), University of Warsaw
  2. Adam Krasuski, Main School of Fire Service & University of Warsaw
  3. Dominik Ślęzak, University of Warsaw & Infobright Inc.
  4. Hung Son Nguyen, University of Warsaw
  5. Sebastian Stawicki, University of Warsaw
  6. Guillermo Rein, Imperial College London
  7. Stanisław Łazowy, Main School of Fire Service

In-cooperation with:

FedCSIS is organized by :

Under auspices of

Prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska

Minister of Science
and Higher Education

Dr Rafał Trzaskowski

Minister of Administration
and Digitization

Prof. Michał Kleiber

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Major General Wiesław Leśniakiewicz

Chief Commandant of
the State Fire Service

Prof. Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz

Mayor of the Capital City of Warsaw

Prof. Jan Szmidt

Rector of Warsaw University of Technology

Gen. Prof. Zygmunt Mierczyk

Rector of Military Technical Academy

Prof. Andrzej Gospodarowicz

Rector of Wroclaw University of Economics