Committed data mining youngsters are tomorrow’s experts

The DATA MINING CUP (DMC for short) has inspired students around the world to pursue intelligent data analysis since the year 2000. In 2017 more than 200 teams from 150 universities in 48 countries took part in the competition. The best teams were invited to Berlin for the awards ceremony at the personalization & pricing summit.

In spring 2018 we want to enthuse domestic and international students for intelligent data analysis and challenge them to find the best solution to a data mining problem in competition with others.

We are looking forward to your participation.

Dates & Deadlines


Until the award ceremony on 2018-06-26.

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The deadline for uploading any solutions was 2018-05-17 14:00 CEST. The task was published on 2018-04-05. Team registration started on 2018-03-01.


Impressions of the DATA MINING CUP 2017

3 good reasons to take part in the DATA MINING CUP competition

1. Use your knowledge to solve authentic tasks of a genuine company. Get a feel for the kind of tasks you will be faced with in your carrer. See if you are fit to find a good solution.

2. Be invited to Berlin to the personalization & pricing summit at the end of June to present your solution – if you are among the ten best teams. Use the event for networking, talking to interesting people from a variety of companies and maybe get your foot in the door of your future employer.

3. Win attractive prizes if you are among the three best teams: 2,000 Euro for the winning team (or winner), 1,000 Euro for the second team and 500 Euro for the third team.

Get an impression of what awaits you in Berlin when you are one of the top 10 teams. See what last year’s winners say about the DATA MINING CUP.

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

Be part of the DATA MINING CUP 2018!

Please refer to the conditions of participation for all the small print information. Or go to the frequently asked questions if you want to know more.