Frequently Asked Questions

The DATA MINING CUP is an international student competition. Since the year 2000 prudsys AG has organized the tournament for student teams. Every year we are confronted with questions around the DATA MINING CUP – most of them should be answered below.

If your question does not get answered, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please also refer to our conditions for participation. They contain answers to some more questions and clarify certain points of the competition.

Can people who are not students take part in the competition?

No, only students with a valid enrollment certificate can take part.

There are already two teams from my educational institution. What can I do to take part in the competition?

In this case contact one of the two team leaders; you will find their contact data in the team summary. Each team leader is obliged to include new team members who meet the participation criteria into the team.

Can I register several teams?

No. A team leader can only register and lead one team.

How do I register a team?

Please check first whether the maximum number of permitted teams per institution has been reached in the team summary . If not, then register a new team online. Only when you receive the separate confirmation email giving you your team ID is your team authorised for participation.

How large can the team be?

There are no restrictions. There must be at least one person (team leader).

Can an individual participate in the competition?

Yes. A team may consist of just one person (team leader). But each team leader is obliged to add potential students as members of the team. This applies in particular if the educational institution has already registered two teams.

Do the team members have to register separately?

No, that is not necessary. Only if the team comes among the teams who win the prize does the team leader have to list the team members before the prize is awarded and provide evidence of the student status for both the leader and the team members.