BigDat 2019: 5th International Winter School on Big Data took place in January 7-11th, 2019 in Cambridge, UK.
BigDat 2019 was a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants on the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of big data, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research and industrial innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself. Renowned academics and industry pioneers have lectured and shared their views with the audience.
Most big data subareas were displayed, namely foundations, infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and applications (to biological and health sciences, to business, finance and transportation, to online social networks, etc.). Major challenges of analytics, management and storage of big data were identified through 2 keynote lectures, 24 four-hour courses, and 1 round table, which tackled the most active and promising topics. The organizers were convinced that outstanding speakers attracted the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction was a main component of the event.
An open session gave participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes. Moreover, there were two special sessions with industrial and recruitment profiles.
Master’s students, PhD students, postdocs, and industry practitioners were typical profiles of participants. Overall, BigDat 2019 was addressed to students, researchers and practitioners who wanted to keep themselves updated about recent developments and future trends.
COINS supported Ambika Shrestha Chitrakar to attend the BigDat 2019 in Cambridge, UK.