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Submission Prerequisites

Before submission, make sure you have

  1. Registered you email address (to receive access to the data & email updates).
  2. Chosen one of the two datasets: 11 or 111 time series (forecasting 111 will qualify you to be evaluated on both).
  3. Developed only a single, consistent  methodology to use on all time series - ideally in software code or rigorously though documented steps & tests conducted by a human expert (see FAQ & Help if this is unclear)
  4. Forecast all of the next 18 observations (1- to 18-step ahead trace forecasts) for each of the 11 or 111 time series (not just 1 or 2 selected time series!).
  5. Forecast all of the in-sample training data (only 1-step ahead forecasts)
  6. Record your forecasts in the original Microsoft Excel data files you downloaded.
  7. Renamed the Microsoft Excel file to include your name.
  8. Documented the methodology you have used in a brief summary of 1 to 6 pages IEEE format (use the Microsoft Word or LaTeX template of the IJCNN'07 conference found here IJCNN'07 author instructions for paper submission  ). If you have already submitted a full paper to the IJCNN'07 session of NN3 please resubmit this paper with your results!

Documentation Information

  • Only papers prepared in PDF format will be accepted.
    • Paper Size: US Letter format (8.5" x 11").
    • Paper Length: Maximum 6 pages, including figures, tables & references. In exceptional circumstances up to two additional pages will be permitted - only upon request from sven.crone@neural-forecasting.com .
    • Paper Formatting: double column, single spaced, 10pt font.
    • Margins: Left, Right, and Bottom: 0.75" (19mm). The top margin must be 0.75" in (19 mm), except for the title page where it must be 1" (25 mm).
    • File Size Limitation: 5.0MB.
    • Do not number your manuscript pages.
    • Note: Violations of any of the above paper specifications may result in rejection of your paper.

    If you have already submitted a full paper to the IJCNN'07 or the DMIN'07 session of NN3 please resubmit this paper with your results! If you have only submitted an abstract to ISF'06 or presented at IJCNN'07 or DMIN'07 without submitting a formal paper submitting this  document is mandatory. All submissions not fully documented will not be evaluated for forecasting accuracy!

Submission Instructions

After forecasting the next 18 values & documenting your approach, please make sure you submit the following 2 files by email. The email should

Make sure to

  1. Include the renamed Excel file with your predictions in the email!
  2. Include your description of the methodology (1-6 IEEE style pages of text) in the email!

Submission deadline is May 14, 2007!!!

If you encounter any problems in submitting please contact sven.crone@neural-forecasting.com immediately!


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