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

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Kaveh Bazargan

Indrajit Bhattacharya

  • Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods for Probabilistic Inference
    Probabilistic Models provide a framework for representing and reasoning with complex domains with many uncertain and interdependent variables and form one of the foundations of Artificial Intelligence....
  • Introduction to Probabilistic Graphical Models
    Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM) provide a unifying framework for representing and reasoning with complex domains with many uncertain and interdependent variables and form one of the cornerstones...
  • Principles of Technical Writing
    While research students receive intensive and extensive training about the fundamentals of topics relevant for their research, their formal education rarely covers the topic of research communication...
  • Statistical Topic Models
    Over the last decade, probabilistic topic models have emerged as an extremely powerful and popular tool for analyzing large collections of unstructured data. While originally proposed for textual data,...

Shantanu Bhattacharya

Albert Bifet

Christophe Bobda

Li Chen

Dipankar Dasgupta

Gargi Banerjee Dasgupta

  • Cognitive Technology Support
    Scientists are working on using cognitive technologies for creating an improved technical support experience. Technical support is a hard task and companies offering support often face criticism....

Dipankar Dasgupta

  • Coordination in Open Collaboration Communities
    Open collaboration communities produce highly complex work yet lack many of the coordination mechanisms that exist in more traditional organizations. This study examines an open source software community...

Gargi Banerjee Dasgupta

Dipankar Dasgupta

  • Online Social Networks and Privacy issues
    Blogging, tweeting and social networking become important part of our daily life. Studies have shown that people spend a lot of their time online such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube...
  • Puzzle-based learning in Cyber Security Education
    Different forms of puzzles are in existence for people to think, expand knowledge and stimulate their cognitive ability.  Puzzle-based learning has proven to result in a better STEM learning environment...
  • Where the Immunological Computation Research is heading?
    The biological immune system exhibits some remarkable properties, including distributed processing, pathogenic pattern recognition, decentralized control, adaptability, diversity, signaling,...

Gianluca Demartini

  • Crowdsourcing for Entity-centric Information Access
    Crowdsourcing is a novel approach used to obtain data processing at scale. In this talk I will introduce the dynamics of crowdsourcing platforms and provide examples of their use to build hybrid human-machine...
  • The Power of Big Data
    More and more data is being generated around us by every activity we do in our daily life. Such large amounts of data are changing the way we do things and are used to make data-driven decisions by...

João Portela Gama

  • Data Stream Mining for Ubiquitous Environments
     Data stream mining is, nowadays, a mature topic in data mining. Nevertheless, most of the works focus on centralized approaches to learn from sequences of instances generated from environments...
  • Evolving Social Networks: trajectories of communities

    In recent years we witnessed an impressive advance in the social networks field, which became a ”hot” topic and a focus of considerable attention. The development...

  • 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 machine...

Mark Grechanik

Michael Gschwind

  • Accelerating Deep Learning
    As computing systems transform to become more responsive to human needs, Machine Learning and Deep Learning are poised to become key drivers of new cognitive computing systems.  Artificial...
  • The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

    As computing systems transform to become more responsive to human needs, cognitive computing systems are posed to revolutionize computing.  Artificial Neural Networks hold...

Laura M Haas

James A Hendler

  • 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 expectations...

James D Herbsleb

  • Coordination in Open Collaboration Communities
    Open collaboration communities produce highly complex work yet lack many of the coordination mechanisms that exist in more traditional organizations. This study examines an open source software community...
  • On the Diminishing Prospects for an Engineering Discipline of Requirements
    What do the following have in common? (1) describing the computation an electronic control unit should perform as it detects rotational speed from wheel speed sensors and adjusts hydraulic valves in...
  • 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 great...

Yu Hua

Seiji Isotani

  • Understanding Ontologies and Ontology Engineering
    Computer science borrows the term ontology from a branch of philosophy (metaphysics) that studies the nature of “being” and “existence.” For philosophers, ontology aims at explaining...

Samee U Khan

  • Big Data Recommendation Systems
    Recommendation systems were developed in the 90s to address the challenges of automatic and personalized selection of data from diverse and overloaded sources of information. These systems apply...
  • Data Center Networks: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges
    The major Information and Communication Technology (ICT) components within a data center are: (a) servers, (b) storage, and (c) interconnection networks. The data center network (DCN) is considered...
  • Universal Design in Learning
    It is a well-known fact that the human learning experience is not universal. Consequently, when developing instructional materials, we must be cognizant of techniques and procedures that may...

Fernando Koch

  • 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, social...
  • The New Era of Cognitive Computing Experience
    In this lecture, we explain the nature of potential new experiences that the era of Cognitive Computing will require.  Historically, human-computer interaction has progressed from machine-oriented,...

Andy P Koronios

  • 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 mythology...

Anis Koubaa

Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

Ashish Kundu

  • 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 search...
  • HMACs for Graphs
    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 for graphs...
  • 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 especially...

Masaaki Kurosu

Dongwon Lee

  • 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 concept...
  • 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 videos....

Dirk Lewandowski

  • THE POWER OF SEARCH ENGINES
    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 search...

Shipeng Li

Yung-Hsiang Lu

Sanjay Kumar Madria

Oge Marques

Jeanna N Matthews

  • 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 quality....
  • Rapid Recovery Architecture and Virtual Machine Contracts
    Many seemingly innocent actions can render your personal computer unusable and the road to recovery can be painful. For example, reinstall the OS (if you know how), reinstall the applications...

Animesh Mukherjee

Amit Nanavati

Zoran Obradovic

Sharath Pankanti

  • Actionable Video Content Summarization: Lessons from Practical Case Studies
    For the first time in the history of universe, the video data generated by humans has exceeds all other forms of the data. While no one denies the utility of the information hidden within this...
  • Biometrics
    The determination of identity can be accomplished by three generic means. Conventionally, an exclusive possession (either a physical, e.g., key or electronic, e.g., cookie), knowledge (e.g., password,...
  • Multi-media Compliance: A practical paradigm for managing business integrity
    In virtually every business context there is a need to establish some form of monitoring system to ensure that employees comply with business processes and policies. Compliance failures range from organized...
  • Public Sector Surveillance
    Situation awareness is the key to security. Awareness requires information that spans multiple scales of space and time. The increasing need for sophisticated surveillance systems and the move to a...
  • Retail video analytics
    The retail industry grosses trillions of USD revenue annually worldwide and provides numerous opportunities for innovation to facilitate real-world business operations. Applications include: loss prevention,...

Shrisha Rao

  • Resource Management in Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing is an increasingly popular paradigm of offering services over the Internet; it is also an active area of research. One key area that calls for innovative approaches, is proper...
  • 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 that...

Sherif Sakr

  • 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 standard...
  • Big Data Science as a Service
    Recently, big data science has emerged as a modern and important data analysis discipline. It is considered as an amalgamation of classical disciplines such as statistics, artificial intelligence and...
  • Data Analytics for Healthcare Services
    The last decade has seen huge advances in the scale of data we routinely generate and collect in pretty much everything we do, as well as our ability to use technology to analyze and understand it....
  • 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 complex...

Robert P. Schumaker

Marc Shapiro

Xipeng Shen

Biplav Srivastava

Ranjith Tharayil

André Tricot

Paolo Trunfio

Jean Vanderdonckt

Rakesh Verma

Ellen M Voorhees

  • 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 evaluation...

  • 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 involves...
  • 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 methods...

Ingmar G Weber

  • A Digital Socioscope
    How can Twitter data be used to study individual-level human behavior and social interaction on a global scale? This talk introduces the audience to the methods, opportunities, and challenges...
  • 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 computer...
  • Using Social Media for Health Studies
    Given that users share all kinds of minutiae on social media, can this noisy, crowd-sourced data be used for health studies? This talk presents a number of recent examples that show the feasibility...

Tao Xie

Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti

  • "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 radio...
  • 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 valuable...