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BIG 2014 : Big Innovators Gathering @ WWW2014


When Apr 7, 2014 - Apr 8, 2014
Where Seoul, Korea
Submission Deadline Dec 20, 2013
Notification Due Feb 7, 2014
Categories    big data   data mining   scalability   applications

Call For Papers

Many of today's most successful enterprises science - in business and in science - are built on the collection and analysis of data. The sheer volume and richness of these data sets has stimulated a massive wave of innovation. In addition, this revolution has also sparked important debate on data privacy policies, ethics and governance. The BigData Innovators Gathering (BIG) will bring together academic and industry leaders in the big data space to share the state of the art and its successful application in business. The two-day gathering will consist of keynotes from visionaries in the field, panels on hot topics, contributed talks on successes and best practices, and will reveal the winners of a data science competition.

Call for Panel, Presentation and Demonstration Proposals

We invite proposals for contributed talks, demonstrations and panels that highlight novel developments in the foundations, infrastructure, applications and implications of big data. Proposals should be limited to two pages and will be judged on the basis of thought leadership, technical novelty and application potential; pure corporate or product marketing is discouraged. Speculative work or significant works in progress are acceptable, but should be grounded in an important application and should specifically address the challenges associated with the large data sets of today. Accepted presentations are to be delivered in person by one of the authors of the proposal, at the WWW 2014 conference in Seoul, April 7-8, 2014.

Big Data Challenge: Call for Proposals & Participation

BIG 2014 will also host a Big Data competition. We are soliciting data challenge proposals consisting of a problem definition along with a large data set. Upon selecting a challenge, we will invite Big Data Scientists from large corporations to small startups to demonstrate innovative Big Data skills by competing to provide the best solution to the selected problem. Awards will be presented to the best Big Data innovators that meet the challenge during the BIG 2014 gathering.

More details to follow soon on the BIG 2014 website:

Important Dates:
1. Data Challenge Proposals:
Submission deadline: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Notification: Friday, October 11th, 2013

2. Data Challenge Competition:
December 9th, 2013 through February 21, 2014
Winners announced on Friday, February 28, 2014

3. Panel proposals:
Submission deadline: Friday, November 15h, 2013
Notification: Friday, December 20, 2013

4. Presentation and demonstration proposals:
Submission deadline: Friday, December 20th, 2013
Notification: Friday, February 7, 2014

BIG 2014 Chairs:
Ben Hamner, Kaggle
Ronny Lempel, Yahoo!

BIG 2014 Steering Committee:
Andrei Broder, Google
Robin Chen, AT&T
Chin-Wan Chung, KAIST
Sue Moon, KAIST
Alessandro Panconesi, Sapienza - University of Rome
Prabhakar Raghavan, Google
Kyuseok Shim, Seoul National University

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