Information Systems, Search, Information Retrieval, Database Systems, Data Mining, Data Science

Available Speakers on this Topic

Sören Auer – Leipzig, Germany

Ricardo Baeza-Yates – Palo Alto, CA, United States

  • Information Retrieval
    This tutorial covers all the main concepts behind search: relevance, retrieval models, quality evaluation, indexing and ranking. At the same time, we explain all the elements of the architecture...
  • Web Data Mining
    The Web continues to grow and evolve very fast, changing our daily lives. This activity represents the collaborative work of the millions of institutions and people that contribute content to the...

Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari – CT, United States

Dipankar Dasgupta – Memphis, TN, United States

Gargi Banerjee Dasgupta – Bangalore, India

Dipankar Dasgupta – Memphis, TN, United States

Gianluca Demartini – Queensland, Australia

  • Knowledge Graphs for Entity-centric Information Access
    Knowledge Graphs (KGs) contain structured information about entities such as persons, locations, and organizations. Modern web search engines leverage such KGs to power entity-oriented...
  • The Power of Big Data
    More and more data is being generated around us by every activity in our daily life. Such large amounts of data are changing the way in which we do things and are used by companies and...

Marcus Foth – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

João Portela Gama – Porto, Portugal

  • Real-Time Data Mining
    Nowadays, there are applications in which the data are modelled best not as persistent tables, but rather as transient data streams. In this keynote, we discuss the limitations of current...

Michael Gschwind – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

Laura M Haas – San Jose, CA, United States

James A Hendler – Troy, NY, United States

  • The Semantic Web
    For more than a decade now, the Semantic Web community has been listening to one critic after another explain why the technology will not work.  The good news is that we have now exceeded the...

James D Herbsleb – Pittsburgh, PA, United States

  • Socio-technical Coordination
    Coordination, or managing dependencies among tasks, has long been recognized as one of the most difficult, pervasive, and persistent problems in large-scale software development.  A...

Panos Ipeirotis – New York, NY, United States

Seiji Isotani – Sao Carlos - SP, Brazil

Uri Kartoun – Cambridge, MA, United States

Fernando Koch – NY, United States

  • Social Applications and Sensible Societies
    In this lecture, we will entice the audience to think of mobile media technologies as a tool to address urban social issues. The explanation will explore the potential of mobile devices,...

Andy P Koronios – Adelaide, Australia

  • Mapping your Big Data Program
    Interest in Big Data has now reached hype proportions. Everyone is talking about the four, five and even more ‘V’s of Big Data (Volume, Velocity, Variety, etc.) and an unhelpful...

Anis Koubaa – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Georgia Koutrika – Athens, Greece

Ashish Kundu – San Jose, CA, United States

  • Baking Compliance into Cloud: Art or Science?
    With the (obvious) evolution of cloud from being a compute-centric infrastructure to a data-and-compute-centric infrastructure, more and more enterprises are bringing their data to cloud in...
  • HMACs for Graph Data
    Graphs are widely used in the representation and processing of data in several domains. Assurance of integrity of graph data is essential. Related work has shown that the digital signatures...
  • Privacy-preserving Authentication of Graphs on Cloud
    Leakages of structural information in trees and graphs due to (redactable) signatures lead to privacy and confidentiality breaches. So leakage-free redactable signatures are an important topic...

Masaaki Kurosu – Tokyo, Japan

Dongwon Lee – State College, PA, United States

  • Human Computation in Data Science
    As a novel computation paradigm, human computation (a.k.a. crowdsourcing) is being actively pursued in diverse academic disciplines. Within computer science, many sub-fields have also embraced the...
  • LIKEs-R-Us: Analyzing LIKEs in Social Media
    The recent dramatic increase in the usage and prevalence of social media has led to the creation and sharing of a significant amount of information in various formats such as texts, photos, or...

Dirk Lewandowski – Hamburg, Germany

    Search engines are the premier tools when it comes to finding information on the Internet. Newer technological developments show how search is changing from the query-results paradigm to...

Yung-Hsiang Lu – West Lafayette, IN, United States

Sanjay Kumar Madria – Rolla, MO, United States

Jeanna N Matthews – Potsdam, NY, United States

  • Big Data? Big Promise, Big Problems
    The data that we record daily about ourselves through our cell phones, credit card purchases, emails, social media postings, etc., helps us connect with each other and improve our life...

Animesh Mukherjee – Kharagpur, India

Sharath Pankanti – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

Vishnu S Pendyala – San Jose, CA, United States

Shrisha Rao – Bangalore, India

  • Services Science and Services Computing
    New models of computation such as cloud computing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things have fundamentally upended common assumptions about the nature and purposes of computation. One thing...

Abhishek Roy – San Francisco, United States

  • An in-depth Study on Smart Grids with special significance on South Korea
    Smart Grid is an inevitable trend of power grid, and smart grid comprehensive assessment system can conduct a comprehensive assessment of the overall characteristics of smart grid, which can...
  • Demand Response in Smart Grid
    Smart grids are conceived of as electric power grids, capable of delivering electricity in a controlled,smart way from energy generator to active consumers. Demand response (DR), by promoting the...
    After the World Wide Web in 1990s and the mobile internet in 2000s, we are gradually moving towards one of the potentially most distinct phase of internet revolution--The "Internet of Things...

Sherif Sakr – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Big Data 2.0 Processing Engines
    For a decade, the MapReduce framework, and its open source realization, Hadoop, has emerged as a highly successful framework that has created a lot of momentum such that it has become the defacto...
  • Large Scale Graph Processing Systems
    Recently, people, devices, processes, and other entities have been more connected than at any other point in history. In general, a graph is a natural, neat, and flexible structure to model the...

Hanan Samet – College Park, MD, United States

Jibonananda Sanyal – Oak Ridge, TN, United States

  • Accelerated Global Human Settlement Discovery
    Understanding where people live is fundamental to understanding what people do and what their social needs are with respect to energy security; policy and urban development; resiliency;...
  • Data and Sensemaking
    Humans are generating data at an unprecedented scale and making sense of this data is increasingly a challenge. This talk weaves around experiences in deriving scientific knowledge from ensemble...
  • Deriving insight at the intersection of the Energy-Water Nexus
    Energy and water generation and delivery systems are inherently interconnected. With demand for energy growing, the energy sector is experiencing increasing competition for water. ...
  • Ensemble-Aware Uncertainty Visualization
    Understanding uncertainty in scientific simulations is fundamental in gaining reliable insight into a scientific process. In simulation and modeling, ensembles approaches are recognized as...

Robert P. Schumaker – New Britain, CT, United States

Biplav Srivastava – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

Shan Suthaharan – Greensboro, NC, United States

Ranjith Tharayil – Bangalore, India

  • Change Vector Tracking in emergent design
    Software design is a field that has always fascinated me and I have tried to be an obedient student trying to learn this art. Like any other design problem, software design is also a wicked...
  • The craft of business driven design
    Even if we could produce completely bug-free software, that does not necessarily mean that the software design is of great quality, and if the software design does not reflect your business...
  • When and How to embrace Behaviour Driven Development?
    Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) is a collaborative and disciplined technique to help us build the right product. In the last decade BDD has had her own bit of glory and criticism. Many...

André Tricot – Toulouse, France

Paolo Trunfio – Rende, Italy

Ellen M Voorhees – Gaithersburg, MD, United States

  • Information Retrieval Challenge Problems

    The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) is a series of workshops designed to advance the state-of-the-art in information retrieval by providing the infrastructure necessary for large-scale...

  • Measuring Search Effectiveness
    In contrast to most areas of computer science research, information retrieval research has a rich tradition of experimentation dating back to the 1960s. This experimental methodology...
  • The Text REtrieval Conference
    The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has created standard test sets and evaluation methodology to support the development of...

Ingmar G Weber – Doha, Qatar

  • Introduction to Computational Social Science
    Due to the increasing availability of large-scale data on human behavior collected on the social web, as well as advances in analyzing larger and larger data sets, interest in applying...

Tao Xie – Raleigh, IL, United States

Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti – Nicosia, Cyprus

  • "Telco Big Data: Current State & Future Directions"
    A Telecommunication company (Telco) is traditionally only perceived as the entity that provides telecommunication services, such as telephony and data communication access to users. However, the...
  • Internet-based Indoor Navigation Services
    This talk presents the fundamental mobile data management concepts behind the realization of innovative indoor information services that deal with all aspects of handling indoor data as a...

Ping Zhang – Columbus, OH, United States