[AISWorld] 2nd Workshop on New Methods and Tools for Big Data (MT4BD-2015)

Christos Alexakos alexakos at ceid.upatras.gr
Thu Apr 2 11:16:41 EDT 2015

(Apologies for multiple postings)

MT4BD 2015 Call For Papers
2nd Workshop on New Methods and Tools for Big Data (MT4BD-2015)
14-17 September 2015, Bayonne/Biarritz - France

We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing a paper 
to the
2nd Workshop on “New Methods and Tools for Big Data (MT4BD-2015)” - held 
as a
part of the 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence 
and Innovations (AIAI 2015) http://aiai2015.sigappfr.org.

The provision of a large amount of data from various sources (Internet, 
Social Media,
Application Logs, Data Warehouses, Sensors, Mobiles, Open Data, etc.) is 
now emerging
into the collection and processing of “Big Data”. While Big Data notion 
is adopted from both
academic and enterprise communities, there is currently a wide gap 
between its potential
and its realization. Variety, velocity, scale, complexity, 
interpretation and security
problems with Big Data raise challenges at all phases of the pipeline 
that can extract
information and knowledge from it. Thus, there is a natural interest in 
using these data
asset to improve a variety of applications. It is very interesting to 
explore how the
researchers utilize data-driven strategies and discover what disciplines 
will charge because
of the advent of data. With the vast amount of data now available modern 
business are facing
with the challenges of storage, management, analysis, privacy, 
visualization, security and
data integration.

The aim of this workshop is to serve as an interdisciplinary forum for 
bringing together
specialists from the scientific areas of Computer Engineering, Finance 
and Operational Research.
The focus of this workshop is on current technological advances and 
challenges about the development
of big data-driven algorithms and methods and tools. Furthermore, it 
would be very interesting
to investigate if the use of a vast amount of data leads to more 
accurate models or not.

Following the success of the 1st MT4BD workshop held last year in 
Rhodes, Greece,  MT4BD 2015
aims to further promote the formation of a community around the topic 
and gather
an increased number of researchers and practitioners.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following new 
and applications relevant to the big data topic:

- Big Data Analytics:
   Business intelligence and analytics
   Interactive Visualisation Technologies and Visual Analytics
   Knowledge representation and reasoning
   Data mining
   Human Collaboration (crowdsourcing)

- Tools and Applications:
   Smart Health and Wellbeing
   Smart Cities
   Ontologies for Big Data
   Sensors Networks
   Industrial Automation
   Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
   Financial Forecasting and Trading

- Big Data Architectures and Frameworks:
   Cloud computing
   Grid computing
   Linked Data
   Data storage and processing frameworks
   Security and privacy

Authors are invited to submit original, English-language research 
contributions or experience
reports. Papers should be no longer than 10 pages formatted according to 
the well-known LNCS
Springer style (http://www.springer.com/lncs) and in PDF format. All 
papers should be submitted
through EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiai2015 
selecting track
"2nd Workshop on New Methods and Tools for Big Data"  .

Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality, 
and relevance.
Notification and reviews will be communicated via email. Accepted papers 
will be
presented at the workshop and published in the Proceedings of the main 
event (by Springer).

Submission Deadline:  April 26th, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: May 29th, 2015
Camera Ready: June 15th, 2015
Paper Registration: June 17th, 2015
Conference Dates: 14-17 September 2015

Professor Spiros Likothanassis, University of Patras, GR, email: 
likothan at ceid.upatras.gr
Dr. Dimitris Tzovaras, Director, Researcher A, CERTH/ITI, GR, email: 
tzovaras at iti.gr

PROGRAM COMMITEE (confirmed so far)
Kalnis Panos, KAUST University, SA
Pavlidis George, University of Patras, GR
Theofilatos Konstantinos, University of Patras, GR
Votis Konstantinos, CERTH/ITI, GR
Koutsomitropoulos Dimitrios, University of Patras, GR
Alexakos Christos, University of Patras, GR

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