Winter School - 2nd International Winter School on Big Data, 8-12 February 2016, Bilbao, Spain

Publish Date: Sep 18, 2015

Deadline: Sep 22, 2015

Event Dates: from Feb 08, 2016 12:00 to Feb 12, 2016 12:00


BigDat 2016 will be a research training event for graduates and postgraduates in the first steps of their academic career. With a global scope, it aims at updating them 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. Main challenges of analytics, management and storage of big data will be identified through 5 keynote lectures, 17 six-hour courses, and one round table, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers believe 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.

Addressed to

Graduate and postgraduates from around the world. There are no formal pre-requisites in terms of academic degrees. However, since there will be differences in the course levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of them. BigDat 2016 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.


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.

Deadlines and Fees

Participants are expected to attend full-time. Fees are a flat rate covering the attendance to all courses during the week. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline:

  • Early registration1: August 26, 2015 --- 310 Euro
  • Early registration2: September 22, 2015 --- 340 Euro
  • Early registration3: October 19, 2015 -- 370 Euro
  • Early registration4: November 15, 2015 --- 400 Euro
  • Early registration5: December 12, 2015 --- 430 Euro
  • Early registration6: January 8, 2016 --- 460 Euro
  • Regular registration: February 5, 2016 --- 490 Euro
  • On-site registration: 520 Euro

Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches.


Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.

Questions and further information

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