Training school on Big Data Processing and Analytics in the Internet of Everything Era

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Department of Mathematics and Informatics at Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia recently hosted Training school on Big Data Processing and Analytics in the Internet of Everything Era. The school was organized within ICT COST Action IC1406 High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications project and locally supported by Faculty of Sciences and BioSense Institute.

The training school presented more intertwined connections between HPC frameworks and specific data intensive domains and applications. Big data high value use cases arising from mobile phone data, IoT, multimedia content were explored. All lectures were divided into theoretical and practical sessions, and provided participants systematics overviews of topics along with hands-on experience on real word data. Program of the school included lectures of invited speakers from industry – Telenor and Microsoft, and trainers from academia – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Warsaw University of Technology and University of Cyprus. Kenth Engø-Monsen, Apostolos Papadopoulos, Radu-Ioan Ciobanu, Andrzej Beben, Irene Kilanioti and Ioannis Stavrinides exceptionally contributed to the program of the training school.

Overall 40 trainees attended the school. 18 trainees from 13 European countries were awarded with COST grants for school attendance. Additionally, students and researchers from University of Novi Sad were selected to attend the training school and 7 of them were students enrolled in Master Program in Data Science that started last year at Department of Mathematics and Informatics. The training school was a nice experience and great event of the Action. Participants acquired valuable knowledge and skills, raised interesting questions and discussions during lectures, joint lunches and social events.

Sanja Brdar, Biosense Institute, University of Novi Sad

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