Big Data Initiative Standards Workshop
1st IEEE Big Data Initiative (BDI) Standards Workshop (BDISW)
The New York Times: The Age of Big Data
“It’s a revolution,” says Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. “We’re really just getting under way. But the march of quantification, made possible by enormous new sources of data, will sweep through academia, business and government. There is no area that is going to be untouched.”(The New York Times, February 11, 2012)
Although big data has been around for at least the last 50 years, what is unique now is the rate of acceleration and proliferation of data. It can be described with 6 V’s – value, volume, variety, velocity, variability, and veracity. There are considerations for its complexity, security, privacy, reliability, and accessibility. Its impact reaches beyond technologists and extends onto the consumer.
IEEE launched an important new program, the Big Data Initiative (BDI). For more information, check out bigdata.ieee.org.
BDI is working to advance technologies that support and make sense out of exponentially growing mountains of data. BDI in collaboration with the IEEE Reliability Society's ISSRE conference, intends to hold a workshop to identify areas of need and opportunity for standardization of data-related technologies.
The goal is to plan and formulate a comprehensive end-to-end BD Standardization including: devices & accuracy of measurements made by devices; data communications and network reliability and performance including network capacity, transaction delay, quality & reliability; data security; data management; data visualization & analytics; and report to end user for near real time intelligent decisions & actions.
Potential areas of focus during the workshop may include, but not limited to the following:
- Use Cases and Requirements
- Management (structured and unstructured, formats, size of data)
- Security and Privacy
- Sensors and other Devices
- Green ICT and Data
The IEEE BDI Standards Workshop is the first comprehensive forum to discuss the strategy and goals for what focus groups are to be created. These focus groups will then drive what specific standardization opportunities for the IEEE to develop. Areas of coverage range across computing, communications, the environment, and medical.
The one day workshop will provide for open discussion and invited speakers. Participation is by invitation only.
Mahmoud Daneshmand, PhD, IEEE Big Data Initiative
Business Intelligence & Analytics, School of Business
Computer Science, School of Engineering & Science
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, USA
Senior Program Director, Future Directions
IEEE Big Data Initiative Program Director
IEEE Technical Activities
445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
Chonggang Wang, PhD
Chair, IEEE Big Data Standardization Committee (BDSC)
Co-Founder, Editor in Chief, IEEE IoT Journal
The program agenda will have in the morning, presentaitons of ideas and position. In the afternoon, we will hold discussions for proposed focus groups. These focus groups may result in the formations of an IEEE study group, research group, or an Industry Connections group.