BigDat 2017 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants about the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of big data, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research and industrial innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.
Most big data subareas will be displayed, namely foundations, infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and applications (to biological and health sciences, to business, finance and transportation, to online social networks, etc.). Main challenges of analytics, management and storage of big data will be identified through 4 keynote lectures, 24 six-hour courses, and 1 round table, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event. An open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes.
In principle, graduate students, PhD students and postdocs from around the world will be the most typical profiles. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for participation in terms of academic degrees. Since there will be differences in level, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses. BigDat 2017 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep themselves updated on recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.
An open session will collect 5-minute presentations of work in progress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containing title, authors, and summary of the research to florentinalilica.voicu (at) urv.cat by February 10, 2017.
The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course.
Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration facility disabled when the capacity of the venue will be complete. It is much recommended to register prior to the event.
Fees are a flat rate allowing the attendance to all courses during the week. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.
Suggestions for accommodation will be available in due time.
Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.
To register online, please click on the "Further official information" link below.