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

Available Speakers on this Topic

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

  • Bias and the Web
    The Web is the most powerful communication medium and the largest public data repository that humankind has created. Its content ranges from great reference sources such as Wikipedia to ugly fake...
  • Big Data or Right Data? Opportunities and Challenges
    Big data nowadays is a fashionable topic, independently of what people mean when they use this term. But being big is just a matter of volume, although there is no clear agreement in the size...
  • Designing Algorithms
    This presentation is a tour of different paradigms to design algorithms using one of the most classical algorithmic problems: searching. Starting from sequential search and adding either resources...
  • Distributed Web Search
    In the ocean of Web data, Web search engines are the primary way to access content. As the data is on the order of petabytes, current search engines are very large centralized systems based on...
  • 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...
  • Semantic Search
    Semantic search lies in the cross roads of information retrieval and natural language
    processing and is the current frontier of search technology. The first part consists in...
  • 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...

Kaveh Bazargan – Tehran, Iran

Indrajit Bhattacharya – Kolkata, India

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

Albert Bifet – Paris, France

Christophe Bobda – Fayetteville, AR, United States

Li Chen – Washington, DC, United States

Dipankar Dasgupta – Memphis, TN, United States

Gargi Banerjee Dasgupta – Bangalore, India

  • 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...

Dipankar Dasgupta – Memphis, TN, United States

  • 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...

Gargi Banerjee Dasgupta – Bangalore, India

Dipankar Dasgupta – Memphis, TN, United States

Gianluca Demartini – Sheffield, United Kingdom

  • 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...
  • 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...

Marcus Foth – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

João Portela Gama – Porto, Portugal

  • 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...
  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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....
  • 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...

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

Yu Hua – Wuhan, China

Seiji Isotani – Sao Carlos - SP, Brazil

Samee U Khan – Fargo, ND, United States

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

Fernando Koch – Melbourne, Australia

  • 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,...
  • 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...

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 – Santa Clara, CA, United States

Ponnurangam Kumaraguru – New Delhi, India

Ashish Kundu – Yorktown Heights, NY, 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 – Fairfax, VA, 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

  • 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...

Shipeng Li – Beijing, China

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

Chenyang Lu – Clayton, MO, United States

  • Real-Time Cloud Computing
    Recent years have witnessed increasing demand for real-time cloud services to support Internet of Things and other time-critical applications.  However, existing virtualization and cloud...
  • Real-Time Internet of Things
    Recent years have witnessed increasing demand for real-time cloud services to support Internet of Things and other time-critical applications.  However, existing virtualization and cloud...

Oge Marques – Boca Raton, FL, 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...
  • 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...

Animesh Mukherjee – Kharagpur, India

Amit Nanavati – Vasant Kunji Enclave, India

Zoran Obradovic – Philadelphia, PA, United States

Sharath Pankanti – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

  • 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...
  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

Shrisha Rao – Bangalore, India

  • 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...
  • 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 – Seoul, Republic of Korea

  • 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...
  • VISION OF IoT IN KOREA
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

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

Marc Shapiro – Paris, France

Xipeng Shen – Raleigh, NC, United States

Biplav Srivastava – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

Shan Suthaharan – Greensboro, NC, United States

Ranjith Tharayil – Bangalore, India

André Tricot – Toulouse, France

Paolo Trunfio – Rende, Italy

Jean Vanderdonckt – Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

Rakesh Verma – Houston, TX, United States

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

  • 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...
  • Digital Demography
    Demography is the science of human populations and, at its most basic, focuses on the processes of (i) fertility, (ii) mortality and (iii) migration. Knowing basic population characteristics if of...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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...