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      BigDat 2015

      Tarragona, Spain

      January 26-30, 2015

      Organized by
      Rovira i Virgili University



      --- 2nd registration deadline: July 23, 2014 ---



      BigDat 2015 is a research training event for graduates and postgraduates in
      the first steps of their academic career. It aims at updating them about the
      most recent developments in the fast developing area of big data, which
      covers a large spectrum of current exciting research, development and
      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.

      All 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 4 keynote lectures and 24 six-hour courses,
      which will tackle the most lively 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.


      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
      required for some of them.

      BigDat 2015 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep
      themselves updated on recent developments and future trends. They will
      surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers,
      industry leaders and innovators.


      In addition to keynotes, 3 courses will run in parallel during the whole
      event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they will be
      willing to attend as well as to move from one to another.


      BigDat 2015 will take place in Tarragona, located 90 kms. to the south of
      Barcelona. The venue will be:

      Campus Catalunya
      Universitat Rovira i Virgili
      Av. Catalunya, 35
      43002 Tarragona


      Ian Foster (Argonne National Laboratory), tba

      Geoffrey C. Fox (Indiana University, Bloomington), Mapping Big Data
      Applications to Clouds and HPC

      C. Lee Giles (Pennsylvania State University, University Park), Scholarly Big
      Data: Information Extraction and Data Mining

      William D. Gropp (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), tba


      Hendrik Blockeel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), [intermediate] Decision
      Trees for Big Data Analytics

      Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano),
      [introductory/intermediate] End-User Access to Big Data Using Ontologies

      Jiannong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), [introductory/intermediate]
      Programming with Big Data

      Edward Y. Chang (HTC Corporation, New Taipei City), [introductory/advanced]
      From Design of Distributed and Online Algorithms to Hands-on Code Lab
      Practice on Real Datasets

      Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan), [introductory/intermediate] Process
      Discovery and Predictive Decision Making from Big Data Sets and Streams

      Gautam Das (University of Texas, Arlington), [intermediate/advanced] Mining
      Deep Web Repositories

      Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam), tba

      Geoffrey C. Fox (Indiana University, Bloomington), [intermediate] Using
      Software Defined Systems to Address Big Data Problems

      Minos Garofalakis (Technical University of Crete, Chania)
      [intermediate/advanced], Querying Continuous Data Streams

      Vasant G. Honavar (Pennsylvania State University, University Park)
      [introductory/intermediate], Learning Predictive Models from Big Data

      Mounia Lalmas (Yahoo! Research Labs, London), [introductory] Measuring User

      Tao Li (Florida International University, Miami),
      [introductory/intermediate] Data Mining Techniques to Understand Textual

      Kwan-Liu Ma (University of California, Davis), [intermediate] Big Data

      Christoph Meinel (Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam),
      [introductory/intermediate] New Computing Power by In-Memory and Multicore
      to Tackle Big Data

      David Padua (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), [intermediate] Data
      Parallel Programming

      Manish Parashar (Rutgers University, Piscataway), [intermediate] Big Data in
      Simulation-based Science

      Srinivasan Parthasarathy (Ohio State University, Columbus), [intermediate]
      Scalable Data Analysis

      Evaggelia Pitoura (University of Ioannina), [intermediate] Online Social

      Vijay V. Raghavan (University of Louisiana, Lafayette),
      [introductory/intermediate] Visual Analytics of Time-evolving Large-scale

      Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan), [intermediate], Data Security and
      Privacy in the Cloud

      Peter Sanders (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology),
      [introductory/intermediate] Algorithm Engineering for Large Data Sets

      Johan Suykens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), [introductory/intermediate]
      Fixed-size Kernel Models for Big Data

      Domenico Talia (University of Calabria, Rende), [intermediate] Scalable Data
      Mining on Parallel, Distributed and Cloud Computing Systems

      Jieping Ye (Arizona State University, Tempe), [introductory/advanced]
      Large-Scale Sparse Learning and Low Rank Modeling


      Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
      Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, chair)
      Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


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      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.


      As far as possible, participants are expected to stay 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


      Suggestions of accommodation will be provided in due time.


      Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.




      BigDat 2015
      Lilica Voicu
      Rovira i Virgili University
      Av. Catalunya, 35
      43002 Tarragona, Spain

      Phone: +34 977 559 543
      Fax: +34 977 558 386


      Universitat Rovira i Virgili