Mobile Data Challenge (by Nokia) – register by Dec 7th

Mobile Data Challenge (MDC) – by Nokia

Do you have an interest in analyzing Big Data, collected in real life,
mobile contexts? Nokia Research Center Lausanne and its academic Swiss partners (Idiap and EPFL) have recently completed a Data Collection
Campaign ( in the Lake Geneva
region. Data from smartphones of almost 200 participants was collected
in the course of more than one year.

The Mobile Data Challenge (MDC) releases the Lausanne data to the
research community. The Challenge provides you an opportunity to
analyze a comprehensive and relatively unexplored data set including
rich social and geographic information. Selected entries will be
invited to participate in a workshop organized in conjunction with
the Pervasive 2012 conference (June, 18th – 2012; Newcastle,
UK). The best contributions will be awarded prizes.

Description of the Challenge:

The Challenge comprises two alternative tracks: Open Track and
Dedicated Track.

The Open Track invites you to propose your own Challenge task – one
that matches your own research interests and background.
You can discover hidden behavioral patterns through statistical
techniques, focus on more methodological contributions related
to data mining, or develop novel ways for data visualization.

The Dedicated Track gives you the possibility to take on up to
three alternative concrete tasks to solve, with properly defined
training and test sets, and evaluation measures that will be used
to assess and rank all the contributions. The tasks are related
to prediction of semantic labels of places, next destinations
of users, and demographic attributes from mobile data.

Important dates:

November 2011: Launch of the Call for the Challenge

December 7th, 2011: Registration deadline for participation

April 15th, 2012: Deadline for final submission of Challenge

June 18, 2012: Mobile Data Challenge by Nokia workshop,
Newcastle, UK (in connection with Pervasive 2012)

Further information and communications:

Challenge participation instructions, other further information
and updates on the Mobile Data Challenge are available on the
following web page:

You can also register to the MDC mailing list or request additional
information by sending email to: mobiledata.challenge2012(at)

Best Regards,

The Mobile Data Challenge Organizing Committee
Email : mobiledata.challenge2012(at)