Forecast a set of 11 or 111 time series as accurately as possible, using methods
from computational intelligence and a consistent methodology. We hope to
evaluate progress in modelling neural networks for forecasting & to disseminate
knowledge on “best practices”. The competition is conducted for academic purposes and
supported by a grant from SAS & the
International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).
The prediction competition is open to all methods of computational
intelligence, incl. feed-forward and recurrent neural networks,
fuzzy predictors, evolutionary & genetic algorithms, decision & regression tress, support vector
regression, hybrid approaches etc. used in financial forecasting,
statistical prediction, time series analysis
Publication of Results
In order to
facilitate interdisciplinary research & submissions from different
academic disciplines, the results
will be presented at various conferences
in 2007 at various locations in Europe, USA and Asia and in
different disciplines of neural networks, engineering, computer
science, management, statistics and operational research in order to
limit a publication & submission bias through disciplines, locations
and submission timing. Authors may choose to attend one or more
conference workshops, where the approaches are presented. All those submitting predictions will be invited to
participate in sessions at the 2007 International
Symposium on Forecasting, ISF'07,
New York, 2007 International Joint
Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN'07, Orlando,
2007 International Conference on Data
Mining, DMIN'07, Las Vegas and / or a European and
Asian conference yet to be agreed. Each workshop will provide numerous best paper & best submission
awards by dataset for students and non-students. All submissions will invited
to submit papers to the conference special sessions and proceedings. The most successful
authors will be invited for a joint submission to the highly
acclaimed International Journal of Forecasting (ISI SCI,
The NN3 results are finally
Apologies for the delay due to technical,
administrative and unfortunate personal reasons!
The NN3 workshop keynote of Dr. Werbos
was recorded and will shortly be published here
The IJCNN workshop keynote, which addresses the
importance of forecasting problems and competitions
was recorded as a movie which will shortly be shown
Dr. Paul J. Werbos has to hold the IJCNN workshop keynote speech of NN3
Friday, August 17.08.2007, 8:30-9:30
Crystal Ballroom E
@ IJCNN'07, Orlando, Florida, USA
No disclosure of true test set values !!!
Please be advised that the test set data for the
NN3 datasets will NOT be disclosed until mid 2008
due to a follow up test!
Competition is closed!
Submission to the NN3 competition is now closed.
Thank you all for participating. We will analyse the
results and disclose them at the individual
conferences and afterwards on the web. All results
will be published by late August.
Over 50 Submissions to NN3!
Thank you all for participating! We have
received 53 submissions for the reduced dataset and
29 submissions for the complete dataset. All
submissions will be now ranked by conference and in
papers will be invited to submit full papers to a
special issue on "Forecasting with Neural Networks"
of the IJF - International Journal
IJCNN'07 cash prizes & awards
The IJCNN conference
committee has set out 3 prizes of $150.-
for the best IJCNN submissions to the NN3
IJCNN'07 paper deadline extension
The submission deadline for IJCNN'07 has
been extended to 12 Febuary 2007.