Big Data is a phenomenon characterized by the exponential expansion of large volumes of high velocity, complex and variable data. It challenges current techniques and technologies for capturing, storing, distributing, managing and analyzing data. At the same time, its scale and scope of value have enormous potential in various fields, ranging from health, education, transportation and environmental monitoring to energy, food security and cyber security. Independent agencies and Commissions, both in the US and in Europe, are urging governments to embrace this data revolution and to develop strategies for helping businesses and public sector bodies to reap the full benefits of Big Data. Data is at the centre of the future knowledge economy and society, and the data-driven innovation aims to make use of information from improved data analytics to develop improved services and goods that facilitate the everyday life of individuals and of organizations.
This workshop will create a forum where researchers from different communities and the industries can share their insight into this hot new field. The objective is to exchange experience and research ideas on fundamental issues encountered in embracing the potential value of Big Data.
Early Registration: 31 October 2014
Late Registration: 28 November 2014
Workshop Date: 12 December 2014