Changing clothes. Changing conventional wisdom. Change the world.
The Fast Retailing Group mission is to create truly great clothing with new and unique value, and to enable people all over the world to experience the joy, happiness and satisfaction of wearing such great clothes. We work to delight customers in innovative ways, working with talented people and leveraging great ideas from all around the world.
FR FRONTIER is a new international competition sponsored by Fast Retailing. We are looking for people who are interested to challenge the future and reach a new frontier. We invite you to submit creative solutions to help solve today's business challenges, using your business planning skills, technical strengths and creativity.
Changing clothes. Changing conventional wisdom. Change the world.
Article 1. Definitions
１.For the purpose of these Terms, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
(１)"Site" means the website "SIGNATE (https://signate.jp)" on which the Competitions are posted.
(２)"Competition" means any competition on AI development or data analysis on the Site as held by the Host.
(３)"Host" is the host(s) of the Competitions. The Host may be SIGNATE, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Company") or the Company’s client companies, affiliated companies, schools or organizations, etc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Client(s)").
(４)"Participant(s)" means the member(s) who participate in a Competition.
(５)"Submissions" means, collectively, the analysis and prediction results and reports, etc. as submitted in the Competition.
(６)"Final Submissions" means the Submissions that are specified by a Participant on the prescribed page in the Site by the time of completion of a Competition.
(７)"Winner Candidate" means the Participant who has received a notice from the Company that he/she is nominated as a winner candidate.
(８)"Submissions for Final Judgment" means the analysis and prediction model and learning data, etc. as submitted by a Winner Candidate pursuant to the instructions of the Company.
(９)"Final Judgment" means the acceptance inspection and judgment, including reproducibility verification, by the Company for the Final Submissions and Submissions for Final Judgment of a Winner Candidate.
(１０)"Winner" means the Winner Candidate who is informed by the Company that he/she has won a prize.
Article 2. Competition
１.A member who desires to participate in a Competition shall be required to agree to these Terms and to satisfy the conditions for participation as specified in each such Competition.
Any person who is not a member shall not participate in any Competition.
２.Participants shall participate in each Competition in the manner as advised by the Company and shall be obligated to comply with the rules as prescribed in each Competition.
３.Participants may submit the Submissions for the assignment of each Competition during the period of such Competition and submit a proposal on the method of solving the problem to the Host by the end of the period of the said Competition.
４.Participants may submit the Final Submissions in the form specified in each Competition by the time specified by the said Competition.
５.The Final Submissions as submitted shall be evaluated by the evaluation method as specified in each Competition and the final rank order shall be determined based on such evaluation.
６.Any Participant may, as a general rule, check the evaluation results of the Participant him/herself and each of the other Participants on the Site for the Submissions that may be evaluated quantitatively.
７.Participants shall be liable or otherwise responsible for their own Submissions, including their legality.
８.Participants shall not submit any Submissions that have no direct relationship to each Competition.
９.Unless otherwise provided for, Participants shall not directly communicate to, consult with, make a request to, solicit or take any other actions with the Host in respect of the matters related to a Competition during the period of the said Competition.
１０.Any Participant who has uncertainty or questions about any Competition shall make sure to contact the Company or its designee through the procedures prescribed by the Company as posted on the Site.
１１.The Company shall not be obligated to pay any remuneration or other consideration other than those prescribed in the following Article for any act of the Participants as prescribed in paragraphs hereof.
Article 3. Reward and Vesting of Rights
１.Unless otherwise provided for, any Participant shall satisfy the following requirements in order to be entitled to receive a reward in any Competition that offers a reward:
(１)To be a winner;
(２)To agree to transfer to the Host and the relevant transferee of rights in such Competition all transferable rights, such as copyrights, rights to obtain patents and know-how, etc. in and to all analysis and prediction results, reports, written explanations on analysis and prediction model, algorism, source code and reproduction method, etc., and the Submissions contained in the Final Submissions and Submissions for Final Judgment (including the rights as prescribed in Article 27 and Article 28 of the Copyright Act and the rights to obtain patents; hereinafter referred to as the "Rights");
(３)To agree that any relevant transferee of rights exclusively has the right to use the know-how contained in the Final Submissions and Submissions for Final Judgment for its own business and other purpose without any restriction;
(４)To agree not to exercise moral rights to the Rights against the relevant transferee of rights;
(５)To enter into an agreement for the transfer of the Rights with the relevant eligible transferee of rights, including the agreement to the matter in the preceding three (3) items and other reasonable provisions;
(６)To have the personal identity of such Participant verified by the Company.
３.If the Company considers that the Final Submissions or Submissions for Final Judgment need to be amended or modified, or there occur any additional matters requiring confirmation, in the course of the final judgment, any Winner Candidate shall take action or make response in relation to the matters that require amendment, etc. or the detailed information on the matters requiring confirmation, on or before the designated date in accordance with the instructions of the Company. If the Company receives no action or response satisfactory to the Company on or before the designated date, the Company may exclude such Winner Candidate from the final judgment.
４.The Company shall determine the Winner through the final judgment and inform the Winner to that effect.
Article 4. Confidentiality
１.Any Participant shall treat any information and data that they receive from the Company in relation to each Competition (hereinafter referred to as the "Company-Provided Information") as confidential information and shall not disclose the same to any third party and use the same for any purpose other than for such Competition and purpose specified by the Company separately; provided,
however, that the confidential information shall not include any information that falls under any of the following items:
(１)Information that is known to the public at the time of the disclosure;
(２)Information that is already possessed by the Participant at the time of the disclosure (only in the case where such Participant may demonstrate such fact by reasonable means);
(３)Information that becomes known to the public without the fault of the Participant after the disclosure;
(４)Information that is independently developed by the Participant without reference to any information as disclosed (except for those Submissions of the person eligible for a prize which are evaluated); or
(５)Information that is rightfully disclosed by any third party having a right to do so without the obligations of confidentiality (only in the case where such Participant may demonstrate such fact by reasonable means).
３.Any Winner shall handle his/her Final Submissions and Submissions for Final Judgment in the same manner as prescribed in paragraph 1 hereof.
４.If there is any separate arrangement in relation to the confidential information in each Competition, the provisions of such arrangement shall prevail over the provisions of these Terms.
５.If any dispute occurs between the Host or other third party and the Company due to the breach by any Participant of the provisions of this Article and such other party makes any claim against the Company, such Participant shall compensate for any damage, loss, expenses (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees), lost profits and lost revenues, etc. incurred by the Company.
６.The provisions of this Article shall survive the termination of the relevant Competition or the Participant’s completion of the procedures for withdrawal from the service of the Company, with respect to the Company-Provided Information and the Winner’s Final Submissions and Submissions for Final Judgment for a period of five (5) years thereafter.
Article 5. Prohibited Acts of Participants
１．The Company shall prohibit Participants from engaging in any of the following acts in any Competition:
(１)An act of cracking, cheating, spoofing other misconduct;
(２)An act of directly communicating to, consulting with, making a request to, soliciting or responding to solicitation or other activities to other Participants or the Host (other than the Company) without the involvement of the Company;
(３)Any profitmaking activities using the Competition (including solicitation or scouting activities, and use for a third party in educational business, etc.) without the prior approval of the Company in writing or any other manner specified by the Company;
(４)Transfer, offering as collateral or other disposition of the status as a Participant or the rights or obligations as a Participant (except with the prior written consent of the Company); and
Article 6. Change, Discontinuation or Termination of Provision of Services under These Terms
１.The Company may change or temporarily suspend the services provided by the Company under these Terms without prior notice to the members.
２.Upon one (1) month prior notice to the members, the Company may suspend for a long period of time or terminate the services provided by the Company under these Terms.
３.The Company shall not be liable for any results or damage arising from the measures taken by the Company under this Article.
Article 7. Modification of Terms
１.The Company may modify, add or delete any provisions of these Terms from time to time without the approval of the members.
Enforced on April 1, 2018
Submissions are scored on the Balanced Accuracy.
Your challenge to detect the color on clothing featured in fashion images and classify it into 24 categories.
Please see the Download Data page for the details of submission format.
Determination of the final rankings
1. During the competition, scores on the leaderboard are computed based solely on a fraction of the test set. We use the rest of the set to evaluate and determine the final ranking after the competition.
2. If you have the same score with the other participants, the rank will be placed on a first-submit.
Preliminary winners are asked to provide the following items:
- Model source code
- Pre-trained model
- Model documentation*1 (Execution environment, execution time**1, random seed value*2, feature descriptions and importances*3, modeling approach, insights, and so on)
*1: Give a description of each of the following parts: preprocessing, training, and predicting
*2: Specify it if used
*3: If available
- Questionnaire (motivation for the competition, elapsed time, feedbacks, and so on)
3. When a preliminary winner falls under any of the following, it will lose its eligibility to claim the prize:
- Does not respond to the contact within the prescribed period
- Unable to reproduce the result
- Does not meet the terms or rules
4. When a person is disqualified, its runner-up will be eligible for winning the prize.
Please keep in mind to create a practical model as each competition, in principle, has its own goal such as achieving business challenges, solving social problems, and sharing results of studies.
One account per individual
・You may have one account per participant.
Creating a team
Please follow these procedure to create a team.
1. Create a SIGNATE account for each member.
2. Send us a mailing list of the team by a team leader's email address from contact from.
Please use a team leader's account to submit predictions.
No private sharing
・Sharing code or data outside of teams is not permitted.
・You may use external data as long as it can be obtained for free and does not infringe any third party rights.
・Manually labeling on the test set is not permitted.
・You may not submit files with predictions labeled manually.
・You may not modify labels in the training set to train your model.
・You may not edit image files with using softwares (i.e. removing background from image).
・Using external data is not permitted.
・Using pre-trained models is permitted as long as they are open sourced and license free. In using pre-trained models, please clarify their referring source (i.e. paper link).
・You may use any softwares as long as they are open sourced and free.
・Modeling process should be divided into 3 parts and a source code for each part has to be executable independently.
Define functions for both train and test set.
Define functions that generate such as pre-trained model, feature importances, and results of cross validation.
Define functions that generate predictions by importing input variables and pre-trained models.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - Competition Launch Date
Friday, July 14, 2017 - Prediction Submission Deadline
Monday, July 17, 2017 - Source Code Submission Deadline (preliminary winners only)
Friday, July 28, 2017 - Announcement of Initial Results
Monday, August 28, 2017 - Final Presentation and Awards Ceremony
NOTE: All deadlines are at 11:59 PM JST on the corresponding day unless otherwise noted.