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James Taylor

I will use this blog to discuss business challenges and how technologies like analytics, optimization and business rules can meet those challenges.

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James is the CEO of Decision Management Solutions and works with clients to automate and improve the decisions underpinning their business. James is the leading expert in decision management and a passionate advocate of decisioning technologies business rules, predictive analytics and data mining. James helps companies develop smarter and more agile processes and systems and has more than 20 years of experience developing software and solutions for clients. He has led decision management efforts for leading companies in insurance, banking, health management and telecommunications. James is a regular keynote speaker and trainer and he wrote Smart (Enough) Systems (Prentice Hall, 2007) with Neil Raden. James is a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics.

IEEE ICDM Contest: Road Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation

Over the last century, the number of cars engaged in vehicular traffic in cities has increased rapidly, causing many difficulties for all citizens: traffic jams, large and unpredictable communication delays, pollution, etc. Excessive traffic became a civilization problem that affects everyone who lives in a city of 50,000 people or more, anywhere in the world. Complexity of processes that stand behind traffic flow is so large, that only data mining algorithms may bring efficient solutions to these problems.

The task of this year's ICDM Data Mining Contest is to predict city road traffic for the purpose of intelligent driver navigation and improved journey planning. The three contest problems are related to congestion forecasting, modeling of traffic jams, and smart navigation based on real-time GPS monitoring. Datasets come from a highly realistic simulator of city traffic, Traffic Simulation Framework. The competition is organized on TunedIT Challenges data mining platform by the team of researchers from University of Warsaw, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics. Prizes worth $5,000 in total will be awarded to the winners.

Everyone is welcome to participate. Competition starts now and will last till September 6th, 2010.

More details here

Posted July 6, 2010 7:46 AM
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