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GE Flight Quest

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Wed 28 Nov 2012
– Mon 11 Mar 2013 (3 years ago)


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  • November 29, 2012
    Competition Launch
  • December 18, 2012
    Leaderboard Activated
  • February 14, 2013
    Model Submission Deadline
  • March 4, 2013
    Final Data Released
  • March 11, 2013
    Final Submission Deadline

Prize Pool

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1st $100,000
2nd $50,000
3rd $40,000
4th $30,000
5th $20,000 

LSU Prize ?


Submission Instructions

Arrival time predictions for all flights are submitted to Kaggle in a single comma-separated value (CSV) file. The submission file contains 3 columns:

  • FlightHistoryId: A unique identifier for each flight
  • predicted_runway_arrival_time: This is your predicted runway arrival time in minutes since midnight UTC. For example, 514.5 would correspond to 08:34:30AM UTC
  • predicted_gate_arrival_time: This is the predicted gate arrival time for the flight, in minutes since midnight UTC. For example, 514.5 would correspond to 08:34:30AM UTC

Sample submission files (such as estimated_arrival_benchmark.csv) for the public leaderboard set have been uploaded to the data page.  A sample submission for the final evaluation set will be released with that set.

During the time the public leaderboard is open, you may submit predictions on the public leaderboard set. In order to be eligible for prizes, you must make at least one submission on the public leaderboard set.

Model Submission

When you submit an Entry, you also will be able to upload your model to the Website. Your final model must contain all code and parameter settings necessary to evaluate your models on new data, and include a README file with instructions on how to do so. The purpose of this is to ensure this Competition is fair and no answers were looked up for the Final Evaluation Set period. This model submission is required to be eligible to win a prize. This final model will be used solely for the purpose of verifying eligibility for prizes. You may upload either the archive itself or a SHA-256 hash of the archive.

Kaggle will check the final submissions from the Entrants at the top of the Final Evaluation Leaderboard to make sure that Entrant’s final submission was created using that Entrant’s final model submission. If a potential winner did not use the final model codebase to create the final submission Entry, that potential winner will be disqualified and Kaggle will evaluate the final submission of the next Entrant on the Leaderboard as a potential winner.

For an entry to be eligible to win, any open source or third party code or other materials used in connection with that Entry must be limited to code that GE will be entitled to commercially use and exploit, and any open-source-related or third party licensor requirements and restrictions must be disclosed as part of the model submission.

Your model must be structured so that it makes each test day's predictions based on no information in the final evaluation test data other than the information from that day, which will be in an appropriately named folder.