Welcome to the
7th Annual Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences Data Challenge (SMCDC23)

SMC Data Challenge 2023 provides an opportunity to tackle scientific data challenges that come from eminent datasets related to Oak Ridge Laboratory (ORNL). These datasets come from scientific simulations and instruments in physical and chemical sciences, electron microscopy, bioinformatics, engineering, materials science, neutron sources, urban development, and other areas, and will have open research questions and tasks for participants to solve. These datasets will be used for the SMC Data Challenge (SMCDC2023) competition. Selected solutions to these challenges will be given a DOI (https://doi.ccs.ornl.gov/). 

All participants must obtain an ORNL conference access approval to participate in the poster sessions and webinars for this competition. Respond promptly to all ORNL access invitations and emails from the organizers to avoid potential delays. 


Important Dates

Solution Submission Timeline

CurrentWebsite Live
03/15/2023Data Challenge Open
03/15/2023Challenge Registration Opens
05/19/2023SMC Data Challenge Kick-off zoom meeting
06/30/2023Challenge Registration Closes
07/28/2023Solution Submission Due
08/1/2023Solution Acceptance Notifications Due
08/29/2023SMC Conference Day 1
TBDData Challenge Posters/Lightning Talks day
TBDData Challenge Awards Time


DOI Timeline: DOI Acceptance Due 09/07/2023

Note: The data sponsors and committee members will review the solutions from participants and the accepted solutions will be given a DOI and the teams will be invited to the conference.