Detecting Methane Outbreaks from Time Series Data with Deep Neural Networks

  • Krzysztof PawłowskiEmail author
  • Karol Kurach
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9437)


Hazard monitoring systems play a key role in ensuring people’s safety. The problem of detecting dangerous levels of methane concentration in a coal mine was a subject of IJCRS’15 Data Challenge competition. The challenge was to predict, from multivariate time series data collected by sensors, if methane concentration reaches a dangerous level in the near future. In this paper we present our solution to this problem based on the ensemble of Deep Neural Networks. In particular, we focus on Recurrent Neural Networks with Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) cells.


Machine learning Recurrent neural networks Ensemble methods Time series forecasting Hazard monitoring systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and MechanicsUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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