Frequently Asked Questions

Q:Terms of Use?
Q:Who can participate?

Restrictions varies in the types of topics. For open-ended problems, those who are members of Aldea can take part in the problem solving, while other topics have instructions needed to be checked.

Q:Does the solving method need to be open to the public? Who does the IPR (intellectual property rights) belong to?

The IPR of the solving method belongs to the problem solver, and does not need to be open to the public on the platform. We will give the best solvers a referral to the company that brings up the problem, which allows you to discuss further after the competition.

Q:Is registration necessary to download/upload data?

Yes, the user must log in to download data and upload the results.

Q:Is repetitive upload allowed?

The number limits are shown in the instructions of the topics. There is no restrictions for the content as long as the format complies with the regulations.

Q:Can uploaded files be deleted?

No, there are records on the platform that cannot be deleted.

Q:How do Public Leaderboard and Private Leaderboard work?

For different topics, we will take different proportions of tested data to calculate the score of Public Leaderboard and Private Leaderboard. As soon as the proportions of tested data is confirmed, the score calculation will be based on these tested data which are chosen. Before the topic of this topic ends, the analysis results which were uploaded by the user will be shown on Public Leaderboard. When the topic ends, the final score and ranking will be shown on Private Leaderboard.

Q:How to deal with functional problems of the system?

You can contact our system administrator through

Q:How to respond when having concerns about the content of the topic or data?

You can respond through or leave messages in the discussion forum.

Q:Can we participate in teams?

the system implements team based participation. If you are topic proivder, you can propose the request in planing phase. If you are solution prover, you can use the function following detail in the "Team up" tab.

Q:Can we publish essays based on the solving results?

Basically, the problem solver can publish essays to the public based on their solving approaches, yet the utilization of the data must be noted as the offerer requests, which are shown in the instructions of the topics.

Q:Who should I contact when having topics that I want to bring up on the platform?

You can contact our personnel through

Q:Some topics are only allowed for academic roles. What is the definition of academic roles?

Our definition of academic roles are those who conform to the following identities: ● Professors who are employed in national or private universities. ● Students studying in national or private universities with valid enrollment certification. ● Research personnel who are employed in Academia Sinica

Q:What will happen if the regulations of the platform are violated?

The user will be suspended if the regulations of the platform are violated, legal actions will be taken over serious violation. Members who have the following behavior will be suspended, during the period of suspension, members are not allowed to log in and take part in any activities.: ● Uploaded results are involved in plagiarism. ● Use false personal information to register or log in. ● Apply for many accounts in order to avoid inspections. ● Take part in any identity-restricted topics by using unqualified identities. ● Use or disseminate the topic-related data which is protected by IPR (intellectual property rights) improperly. ● Post harmful, deceptive, threatening, harassing, slanderous, obscene or other unpleasant comments on the discussion area. ● Allow others to log in by using the account ID and password of a member. The length of the suspension will be depend on the degree of seriousness of the circumstance, and the judgement can be challenged.