ACM SIGSPATIAL CUP 2012
Call for Contest Participation
ACM SIGSPATIAL is organizing an algorithm contest with winners to be announced at the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS conference in November 2012 (http://acmgis2012.cs.umd.edu/). The contest will be about map matching, which is the problem of correctly matching a sequence of location measurements to roads.
The first place team will receive US$ 500 plus one NVIDIA Quadro 6000 (or similar) graphics card. Second place will receive US$ 400 plus one NVIDIA TEGRA tablet device. Third place will receive US$ 300 and one NVIDIA TEGRA tablet.
For the contest, each team will be given access to several vehicle trips recorded with a GPS logger, along with the correct map matching results and a representation of the road network. The submitted programs will be evaluated by the contest organizers on a different set of vehicle trips and ranked quantitatively based on their accuracy and speed.
In addition to the prize money, the top three teams will be invited to submit a four page paper for a contest paper session to be held at the 2012 ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS conference. These papers will be subject to review and acceptance by the contest organizers, but it is expected that each of the top three teams will have their paper in the conference proceedings, a five-minute presentation in the contest session, and a poster presentation in the conference's regular poster session.
Submissions are due 1 August 2012 at 17:00 PT.
See http://depts.washington.edu/giscup for more details, including road network files and GPS data and ground truth for testing.