Big Data Initiative Workshop 2

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Big Data Initiative Workshop 2 (BDIW2)

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1-2 December, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Second workshop alert! Hear from the experts, and contribute to the IEEE Big Data Initiative.
 

 

Big data is much more than just data bits and bytes on one side and processing on the other. IEEE, through its Cloud Computing Initiative and multiple Societies have already been taking the lead on the technical aspects of big data. To provide increased value, IEEE has established a framework for collaboration throughout IEEE.

A 1.5 day workshop continues the discussion already started on the definition, scope and structure. BDIW2 will be held the 1st and 2nd December on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia Tech is hosting the second IEEE Big Data Initiative Workshop. 

Workshop Topics to include, but not limited to the following:

1. Big Data is much more that bits on one side and processing on the other. As we enter the 5 Vs we are confronted with:

2. Perspectives from various IEEE societies and other organizations.

  • Volume: can present architectures scale to crunch the volume of data involved.
  • Velocity: the rapid and asynchronous change in data over several sources makes consistency a major issue, and replication basically impossible.
  • Variety: differences are deeper than the expression of independent values based on different metrics. They relate to differences in the capturing of those values, in their stability, in the credibility of the sources…
  • Value: who is benefiting from the metadata, how are data sources rewarded, who is accountable?
  • Virtualization: this might be happening in the IoT where you don’t actually have Volume, nor Velocity, nor Variety in principle since in IoT a lot is happening locally. However the challenge for the future is to consider all of data spread around and look at them as a "virtual Big Data".


We would like to dedicate a deeper investigation of the Vs' implication and see a small group of discussant bringing different perspectives to the floor to extend the discussion to the audience with a resulting list of actions that this initiative will need to take.

How can we better understand Big Data. In the end we, humans, should be able to make sense of Big Data and for that we need to look at meta information and to their visualization rendering.

3. What are the technologies for generating metadata (data analytics), what are the technologies for rendering (visualization).

  • How can we trust the outcome - Psychology of Perception.
  • How does the value shift from data to metadata, who is benefiting?

4. It is about Big or it is about Meta?

In IEEE, we probably don’t have Big Data based on the first 3 Vs. On the other hand also the genome is not a Big Data with respect to the 3 Vs. But if we look at the set of sets, i.e. correlation, then in both cases we have meta data generation and we can relate to Big Data issues.

  • How can we generate meta information from IEEE data?
  • What are the changes needed to better exploit the IEEE data ecosystem?
  • What are the hurdles to solve? Can we identify a trial?
  • How about addressing emerging information, semantics, behaviors?

Time will be given for a lively discussion on all the above topics.

The workshop will feature invited experts to speak on topics related to big data. To name a few, we'll hold panel discussions on publications and special issues related to data; an update and continued discussions on potential data standardization; and discussion on potential data repositories and analytics applications.

 

Invited Speakers

David Belanger, Business Intelligence Authority and Senior Research Fellow at Stevens Institute of Technology, and co-chair of the IEEE Big Data Initiative

Tom Conte, Well-known researcher in the field of computer architecture, Professor at Georgia Tech, and current IEEE Computer Society President

Mahmoud Daneshmand, Industry Professor at Business Intelligence & Analytics, School of Business, Computer Science, School of Engineering & Science, Stevens Institute of Technology

May Wang, Kavli Fellow, Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Fellow of AIMBE, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hematology and Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Ling Liu, Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, internationally recognized expert in the areas of Big data systems and data analysis, Cloud computing and cloud datacenters, Database Systems, Distributed Computing, Internet Computing Systems, and Service oriented computing

Jon Rokne, Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary, focus has been on computer graphics, computational geometry, data analysis, social networks and physically and biologically based computer simulations with publications on leaves, auroras and ball lightening, co-editor of the new encyclopedia of Social Network and Mining

Stephen Cross, Georgia Tech Executive Vice President for Research

Alex Kuo, Associate Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Canada, Visiting Scholar, CEDAR, School of Medicine, Stanford University, USA

 

Workshop Agenda

Amphitheater #235

 

FINAL BDIW2 AGENDA DAY 1

Time Duration (min) Topic Speaker(s)
      Morning Session Chairs: Kathy Grise, Mahmoud Daneshmand
9 am 5 Opening the Workshop and Introducing Dr. Cross Mahmoud Daneshmand, Kathy Grise, Ling Liu, May Wang
9 am 15 Welcome from Georgia Tech Stephen Cross, Georgia Tech Executive Vice President for Research
9:20 am 20 Welcome from IEEE Future Directions Steve Diamond, Vice Chair of IEEE Future Directions Committee
9:40 am 20 Setting up the stage for BDIW2 Mahmoud Daneshmand, Kathy Grise, David Belanger
10 am 45 Information Discovery on Big Data, beyond Document Search Yi Chen, Henry J. Leir, Chair in Healthcare in the School of Management, NJIT
10:45 am 15 Break  
11 am 45 Big Data Initiatives from Industry Perspectives Durgesh Das, InterContinental exchange and Edwin Marcial, ex-CTO, ICE
11:45 75 Lunch  
      Afternoon Session Chair: Ling Liu
1 pm 45 The IEEE Metadata Portal for supporting Big Data Repository and Retrieval Alex Kuo, Associate Professor, School of Health Information Science, Univ. of Victoria, Canada, Visiting Scholar, CEDAR, School of Medicine, Stanford University, USA
1:45 pm 45 Rebooting Computing: Big Data Perspective Tom Conte, IEEE CS President and Professor, SCS, GIT
2:30 pm 15 Break  
2:45 pm 45 Data Preservation Challenges in the Big Data era: Industry Perspectives Jeremy Zhang, Big Data Product Director, Iron Mountain
3:30 pm 60 Discussion Session: Analytics Applications and Competition Planning May D. Wang, Kavli Fellow, GRA Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Associate Professor, Biomedical Eng., Electrical and Computer Eng., Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
4:30 pm 45 Big Data Research Opportunities in Disaster Management Calton Pu,
Imlay Chair Professor, School of Computer Science, GIT
6 pm 120 Dinner at the Global Learning Center  

 

FINAL BDIW2 AGENDA DAY 2 (December 2)

Time Duration (min) Topic Speaker(s)
      Morning Session Chair: May D. Wang
9 am 45 South Big Data Hub Aluru Srinivas/Dana Randal: Co-directors of GIT IDEAS institute
9:45 60 Big Data Publishing: Editor-in-Chief Panel Discussion Discussion Chair: Jon Rokne
10:45 am 75 Big Data Standardization: Report and Future Activities Discussion Chairs: Mahmoud and Chonggang
12 pm 15 Wrap-up David Belanger

Volunteers: Dr. Chih-Wen (James) Cheng and Mr. Hang Wu

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

GlobalLearningCenter

 

Directions

Finding the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center is easy. We’re conveniently located in Midtown Atlanta at the intersection of Fifth and Spring street in Technology Square, right off Interstate 75/85.

The Technology Square parking deck, attached to the Center, offers easy and convenient parking. It's accessible from Spring Street and hourly rates are from $1.50 (for less than an hour) to $15 for the day. Our parking garage address is 

770 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1031.

We are located right in the heart of Midtown Atlanta in Technology Square.

84 5th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308-1031

Tel 404-385-6203
Fax 404-385-1408

 

GITGLCMap

 

Using MARTA: Take the Red or Gold train to the Midtown MARTA station. Then, catch the free Tech Trolley at the Peachtree Place station exit. We're the first stop before the trolley enters the main Georgia Tech campus. Cross the street, go through the courtyard to enter the Center. The trolley runs every six minutes from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday during fall and spring semesters. For more trolley information, visit www.parking.gatech.edu, then follow the Tech Trolley link.

From the North Avenue MARTA station: Head north on West Peachtree Street until you reach Fifth Street. Turn left onto Fifth Street and go one block. Cross Spring Street at the pedestrian crossing. You will pass the Georgia Tech Hotel and retail shops to reach the courtyard. Turn left and go through the courtyard to enter the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

From the Atlanta Airport or south Atlanta (Interstate 75/85 north): Take Interstate 75/85 north to the 10th/14th Street exit (Exit 250). Continue straight for .1 mile on Williams Street and turn right onto 10th Street. Travel .1 mile and turn right onto Spring Street. Travel approximately .4 miles on Spring Street to Fifth Street (Barnes & Noble at Georgia Tech Bookstore on your left and the Georgia Tech Hotel on your right), then proceed a half block farther and turn right at the next light into the parking deck. Park on the second level (blue level). From there, enter the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

From northeast or northwest Atlanta (Interstate 75/85 south)*: Take Interstate 75/85 south to the Techwood Drive/14th Street/10th Street exit (Exit 84 for 85 south or Exit 250 for 75 south). Turn left on 14th Street. Travel .2 mile and turn right on Spring Street. Travel about .7 mile on Spring Street to Fifth Street (Barnes & Noble at Georgia Tech Bookstore on your left and the Georgia Tech Hotel on your right), then proceed half block farther and turn right at the next light into the parking deck. Park on the second level (blue level). From there, enter the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

*If you are coming from north Atlanta, take Georgia 400 south to Interstate 75/85.

From east or west of Atlanta (Interstate 20): Take Interstate 20 to Interstate 75/85 north to the 10th/14th Street exit (Exit 250). Continue straight for .1 mile on Williams Street and turn right onto 10th Street. Travel .1 mile and turn right onto Spring Street. Travel approximately .4 mile on Spring Street to Fifth Street (Barnes & Noble at Georgia Tech Bookstore on your left and the Georgia Tech Hotel on your right), then proceed a half block farther and turn right at the next light into the parking deck. Park on the second level (blue level). From there, enter the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

 

Registrations

Registration is now open! Click here to register.

 

Getting to the Workshop: Travel, Lodging, Directions, and Logistics

On behalf of IEEE and Georgia Tech, we are delighted to have you attend the workshop. Please note that the workshop in its entirety will be held at the Global Learning Center of Georgia Tech. The workshop will start promptly at 9 am ET, Tuesday, 1 December 2015. We will have a dinner reception the evening of Tuesday, 1 December 2015.

 

Travel

The closes airport is the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, known locally as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, or Hartsfield–Jackson. The airport code is ATL. It is located seven miles south of the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia. 

There are various options for getting from the airport to Atlanta and the Georgia Tech Hotel. 

Using local public Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Trains take you from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport baggage claim to the North Avenue station. It is a 20-minute ride. From the North Avenue MARTA station: Head north on West Peachtree Street until you reach Fifth Street. Turn left onto Fifth Street and go one block. Cross Spring Street at the pedestrian crossing. You will pass the Georgia Tech Hotel and retail shops to reach the courtyard. Turn left and go through the courtyard to enter the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, or transfer to a bus on route #13 to Tech. Fare is $2.50 one way.

SuperShuttle Atlanta (ATL) Airport Shuttle Shared-ride Van Service provides transportation services To and From the Central Business District: DOWNTOWN, MIDTOWN, BUCKHEAD. Shuttles leave every 15 minutes from the airport.

Taxi Services are located in the Yellow Bus aisle (link). Taxi fare is approximately $30. 

For overall information, click here.

 

Staying at BDIW2

IEEE Reservations Link

Click on the above link to book your reservations for the IEEE November 30th, 2015 through December 2nd , 2015.

(Guests can also access the IEEE) reservations link by logging on to our website www.gatechhotel.com, clicking on the “Group Booking Code” at the top of the page and entering the group password – “ieee15”) lower-case letters only.

Non-smoking King bedding accommodations have been blocked for this group. Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking. For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or call the hotel directly by calling (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100. 

Hotel reservation’s hours are Monday through Friday 8am-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm.

Booking Deadline: 11/25/15

For any additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, please contact the hotel directly at (800)706-2899 to check availability.

For those attendees driving to the hotel, overnight parking is $15 per night. (For unlimited in and out access to the garage, an $18 pass is available.)

 

The hotel address is, 800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.

 

Directions and Logistics

For information on directions and parking, click here!

 

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

800 SPRING ST. NW ATLANTA, GA 30308
HOTEL MAIN: 404-347-9440 FAX: 404-347-9088

GITHotelDirections

 

HOTEL DIRECTIONS 

HARTSFIELD JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - ATLANTA, GEORGIA:

  • Head west on South Terminal Pkwy
  • Make a slight right onto Airport Blvd.
  • Take the I-75/I-85/I-20/GA-403/Camp Creek Pkwy ramp to Atlanta
  • Keep left at the fork and continue toward GA-403 North/I-85 North
  • Keep left at the fork and follow signs for I-85/GA-403
  • Merge onto GA-403 North/I-85 North
  • Take Exit 250 toward 10th Street/14th Street
  • Merge onto Williams Street NW
  • Turn right at 10th Street NW
  • Turn right at Spring Street NW
  • Hotel is on the right at 800 Spring Street NW (at the corner of 5th Street and Spring Street)

FROM THE SOUTH:

  • Using I-85 North or I-75 North
  • Take Exit 250 toward 10th Street/14th Street
  • Merge onto Williams Street NW
  • Turn right at 10th Street NW
  • Turn right at Spring Street NW
  • Hotel is on the right at 800 Spring Street NW (at the corner of 5th Street and Spring Street)

FROM THE NORTH:

  • Take I-75 South (if using I-85, take that to I-75 South)
  • Take Exit 250 toward 10th Street/14th Street
  • Stay straight past 14th St until 10th Street (next intersection) 
  • Turn left on 10th Street
  • Turn right at Spring Street NW

 

Hotel is on the right at 800 Spring Street NW (at the corner of 5th Street and Spring Street)

 

For more information or questions, email Kathy Grise, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.