Dear teams,

The DATA MINING CUP 2023 is over. Information on the Data MINING Cup 2024 will be available here in spring 2024.

Your DMC Team

Dear teams,

You are surely eagerly waiting for the official evaluation of the DATA MINING CUP 2021 as well as your results. The award ceremony will take place on July 29, 2021 at 03:00 PM CEST. You can participate via the link below.  To make sure you do not miss the event, you can set up a reminder on the video page (Set Reminder).

We are looking forward to your participation.

Your DMC Team



We are currently revising the format of DATA MINING CUP and will get back to you with information in due course. The competition will not take place this year.

Many thanks to the up to 180 participating teams from all over the world for 24 years of enthusiasm for intelligent data analysis in retail. Whether creating recommendation models, predicting returns or generating sales forecasts – tricky competition tasks have challenged an entire generation of students worldwide to test their theoretical knowledge against a practical task. The annual awards for the best teams and the intensive exchange around our customer events or at last year’s workshop in Berlin have enriched us all.

But nothing is as constant as change – it’s time to break new ground. We are taking some time out to think about how the DATA MINING CUP can provide the greatest mutual benefit to all interested participants and us as Retail Innovators in the future.

Look forward to seeing you again in 2025.

Your DMC Team


DATA MINING CUP breaks new ground

After more than 20 years of holding the DATA MINING CUP, we have decided to embark on a new path. We want to make the format more interactive, with a focus on networking. We want to engage with you about different data mining and artificial intelligence projects in the retail sector. That’s why, instead of focusing on a single data mining task, we will highlight several projects from you and us in a joint workshop. 

Therefore, we will announce a call for participation in April. We invite students, scientific assistants, and research groups to apply. Your application will present your own project in the fields of data mining and artificial intelligence in retail industry. We will invite the best teams with the most exciting projects to a workshop in June 2023 in Berlin. The costs for accommodation, travel expenses, and participation in the workshop will be covered by the organizer. At the workshop, two participants from each team will present their own project, and we will have an open discussion with the audience. 

Dates & Deadlines

Registration start: March 8, 2023

Announcement of the call for participation: April 12, 2023

Deadline for submission: May 24, 2023

DATA MINING CUP Workshop: June 22-23, 2023

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The dates for the DATA MINING CUP 2022 will be announced here at the beginning of next year. If you wish to keep in touch, subscribe to our newsletter. You will always be informed what’s going on here.


Three good reasons to take part in the DATA MINING CUP – International Student Workshop

1. Present your project in the field of data mining and artificial intelligence at the DATA MINING CUP Workshop in Berlin.

2. Exchange ideas with other students and researchers from around the world who are also working on data mining and AI projects.

3. Gain deep insights into data mining and AI projects in the retail industry.

Check out previous winners and tasks in our reviews reaching as far back as the year 2002.

Be part of the DATA MINING CUP Workshop in 2023!

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