International conference on Big Data & Knowledge Discovery 

Date: 9th to 11th March 2016 
 
Hosted By 
Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC),  
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore, India

Much of the research generates, analyses data making it ubiquitous especially in applied sciences whether it is natural, physical and social.  Worldwide there has been keen interest in Big Data applications in many a domain.  We foresee at least four key players in the emerging Data Science – Library and Information Professionals (involved in acquisition, curation and publishing big data), computer science professionals (creating plat forms for big data like hadoop eco-system), statisticians (analytics and visualization) and domain experts.

The situation opens up new and interesting opportunities for professionals to explore and learn all aspects of what has taken the shape, holistically, ofDATA SCIENCE.  In view of the developments in data, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute announces International Conference on Big Data and Knowledge Discovery (ICBK). The objective of the conference is to offer a platform for exchange of ideas of the international community related to all aspects of data science.  The conference offers the opportunity to explore the main theme of Big Data and Knowledge discovery under the following themes.

Call for papers:
Themes and Topics [not limited to these…]
General:
– Big Data Acquisition, Integration, Cleaning, and Best Practices
– Big Data Quality and Provenance Control
– Big Data Persistence, Curation and Preservation
– Data security, licensing and privacy
– Metadata and Ontology for Big Data
– Standards and Protocols for Big Data
– Role of Librarians in Data Publishing, Data curation and services
– Building Data Repositories
– Data Citation Practices
– Altmetrics and Big Data
– Big Data in Social Networks
– Capturing, Analysing and Visualising Streaming Data
– Big Data Search and Retrieval
– Linked Open Data
– Big Data in Semantic Web
– Mobile Data Management

Social Sciences data
– Census data analysis
– Econometric data, forecasting systems
– Budgeting and Data based policies
– Agriculture data production and management
– Open Government Data
– Big Data in E-Governance
– Role of Big Data in building Smart Cities
– Big Data in Business Analytics
– Big Data for Rural Development

Domain Specific Data in Science & Technology:
– Technology for Big Data Management, Hadoop Eco System
– IoT-cloud Integration
– Agriculture Data Management, Data Sharing Policies and Platform
– Data Analytics in Health
– Bioinformatics Data applications
– Other domains: meteorological data, geo-spatial data, genomic data, data based analysis of sports etc.

Special Sessions
– Social Science data analysis and applications
– Open Knowledge and Data in Agriculture and Nutrition
– Data for Smart Cities
– Government and International Open Data Initiatives

Important Dates
– Registration Open from:                                    1st   Dec 2015
– Submission of Full paper:                                 30th   Jan  2016
– Notification of Paper Acceptance:                    8th   Feb 2016
– Early bird registration over:                               18th Feb 2016
– Camera reedy  paper submission over:          25th Feb 2016

Early Bird Registration Fee
India & SAARC Countries: Rs.3000/-
Other Countries: US $50

Regular Registration
India & SAARC Countries: Rs. 3500/-
Other Countries: US $60

Students Registration
Students: Rs. 1000/- or $20

The Demand Draft (DD) should be made in favour of Indian Statistical Institute, payable at Bangalore.

Venue:
Platinum Jubilee Auditorium
Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore Centre
Address:
Indian Statistical Institute
8th Mile Mysore Road, RVCE Post,
Bangalore — 560059, Karnataka, India.
Landmark: Near Bangalore University

Contact Person:
Prof. A.R.D. Prasad (CONVENER)
Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC)
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)
8th Mile Mysore Road, RVCE Post
Bangalore—560059, Karnataka, India.
Phone: +91-80/26985490/28482711
Fax: +91-80-28484265
E-mail: icbk@drtc.isibang.ac.in