Workshop Mathematics for Big Data

Dates: May 31- June 1, 2017

Place: University of Novi Sad, Serbia

The availability of huge amounts of data is often considered as the fourth industrial revolution we are living right now. The increase in data accumulation allows us to tackle a wide range of social, economic, industrial and scientific challenges. But extracting meaningful knowledge from the available data is not a trivial task and represents a severe challenge for data analysts. Mathematics plays an important role in the existing algorithms for data processing through techniques of statistical learning, signal analysis, distributed optimization, compress sensing etc. The amounts of data that are available and that are going to be available in near future call for significant efforts in mathematics. These efforts are needed to make the data useful. The main challenges we plan to consider within this SIG are, roughly speaking, in the area of mathematical optimization and statistics.

The Special Interest Group Mathematics for Big Data, organized under ECMI umbrella, aims to bring together major stakeholders in this exciting area.

The principal objectives of the workshop are

  • to gather experts from academia working on Big Data issues
  • to promote scientific cooperation on up-to-date open challenges in the area
  • to promote cooperation between academia and industry in the area
  • to promote joint applications to EU funded programs

The workshop will have the usual format of ECMI Special Group workshops. Several distinguished experts will deliver plenary lectures on the state-of-the art topics, followed by a limited number of contributed lectures. Posters sections are also possible. A panel discussion with the representatives of industry will also be organized. A collection of survey papers will be published in Springer book edition “Mathematics in Industry”.

The plenary speakers confirmed so far:

  • Hanno Gottschalk, University of Wuppertal
  • Stefano Iacus, University of Milano
  • Aleksandra Pizurica, University of Ghent
  • Joao Xavier, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon
  • Branka Vucetic, University of Sydney
  • Milos Bozic, VAST, USA

There is no registration fee for the workshop but the registration is obligatory. If you wish to present a contributed lecture or a poster please send the title and a short abstract together with the registration. Due to the limited number of contributed lectures, the organizers might transfer a contributed presentation to a poster presentation. The workshop is organized by Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad and University of Milano, with support form ECMI, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia and Secretary for High Education and Science of Vojvodina.


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