IEEE Communications Theory Workshop
TBA // Banff, Canada

Data Competition

CONFERENCE POSTPONED

CTW 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION. IT WILL NO LONGER BE HELD IN MAY 2020. FURTHER DETAILS WILL FOLLOW WHEN AVAILABLE.

ORIGINAL CONTENT OF THIS PAGE IS BELOW. SOME OF THIS INFORMATION IS OUT OF DATE.

CTW 2020 will include a data competition, following up on a similar event at last year’s workshop.

The object of the competition is to design and train an algorithm that can determine the position of a user, based on estimated channel frequency responses between the user and an antenna array. Possible solutions may build on classic algorithms (fingerprinting, interpolation) or machine-learning approaches.

Contest Details

See here for complete contest details, including a detailed description of the dataset [PDF].

For your convenience, a partial summary is presented below, but all competitors are strongly encouraged to read the complete contest details.

Dataset

The data is provided in the HDF5 format and is available through the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nvgox5e6udpkqni/AACpTPwdQI_8jkRZjHlOGfqPa?dl=0

Participation Instructions

To compete, teams should download the dataset and develop algorithms.

One week prior to the conference, on the morning of May 10, 2020 (11:59 PM Pacific Time), a set of test data comprising of only channel responses (but no ground truth) will be distributed. The participating teams should run their algorithms on this test dataset and submit their estimated position coordinates to ctw2020.datacomp@gmail.com no later than May 11, 2020 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

The results must be submitted as a CSV file where the first column is the x coordinate, the second is the y coordinate, and the third is the z coordinate. The rows must have the same order as that of the released test dataset.

All competitors must submit a 2-page abstract, describing their algorithms and experiments by May 15, 2020 (11:59 PM Pacific Time) and present a poster at the conference. The instructions for preparing the poster will be posted on the conference website.

Note that to be considered a valid participant in the competition, the competitors are expected to register for the conference, submit the 2-page abstract, and attend the conference to present a poster, otherwise, they will be withdrawn from the competition.

Prizes

The competitors who are placed first, second, and third will receive certificates. In addition, the first-place winner will receive a US$200 prize and the second-place winner will receive a US$100 prize.