Date(s) - 02/27/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Drawn from scholarship appearing in the current issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, this free webinar explores the nexus of actionable analysis and big data from public, private and research sources.
Four researchers in the thick of tapping a broad array of information from disparate sources like administrative data, social media, smartphones, the Census, and experiments, and using that data to promote good policies for individual and communities, are panelists for this event: sociologist Christopher R. Browning of The Ohio State University; Barbara Entwisle, Kenan Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Elizabeth Fussell of the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University; and Emilio F. Moran, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and co-guest editor of the ANNALS volume.
The webinar, “The New Big Science: Linking Data to Understand People in Context,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. PT/noon ET on February 27. It is free, but attendees are urged to register in advance because online space is limited.
To register, CLICK HERE.
Date(s) - 02/18/2017
San Diego State University
February 18 will see the first round of the Big Data Hackathon/San Diego. Your challenge is to create an app, platform, and/or technology that can tie into the public health theme using datasets provided via the hackathon’s special GitHub site.
Bring your ingenuity, creativity, imagination, a laptop and a charger! Anyone is welcome to participate.
Students, engineers, developers, programmers, journalists, scientists, public officials, and community members are just a few people who may find this big data event of interest. Consider attending if you have:
- Journalistic, creative or innovative ideas
- Business or marketing savvy
- Data sense or math/statistics concepts
- Public health domain knowledge
- Computational Linguistics or Digital Humanities skills
- Mapping or programming skills
No need to have all the skills, since teamwork is one of the hallmarks of a hackathon. Plus organizers will help you to find team members during the first day. (There’s also a role if you just want to be a volunteer.) Teams will also have access to lots of free and open San Diego datasets! The event is free, and food and beverages will be provided. Teams will have an opportunity to win awards, and cash prizes, for the best overall project.
The hackathon has been organized by:
Food and beverages will be provided as courtesy
Judges are four professors at San Diego State University: Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate professor of journalism and media studies; Roger Whitney, professor of computer science; Atsushi Nara, assistant professor of geography; and Adam Hammond, assistant professor of English and comparative literature. Projects will be judged based on quality of the idea, innovativeness/creativeness, practicality/readiness; technical difficulty, and quality of the presentation.
For more information, or to register, click here.
Date(s) - 02/22/2017
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bringing together data science leaders for a day-long exploration of emerging practices and technologies.
Domino Data Lab created the Data Science Pop-up series to bring together quantitative researchers who are passionate about asking the right questions and identifying problems worth solving. Our goal is to present real stories about the cutting edge work being done today. The event is a is a day-long forum where people share ideas, develop best practices, and network with others in their field. We welcome anyone working in the field of data science to join us for this one-of-a-kind event.
Date(s) - 02/06/2017 - 02/10/2017
WSDM (pronounced “wisdom”) is one of the premier conferences on web inspired research involving search and data mining, with an emphasis on practical yet principled novel models, algorithm design and analysis, economic implications, and in-depth experimental analysis of accuracy and performance.
WSDM 2017 has a comprehensive program with 3 keynotes, 4 invited talks for Practice & Experience Track, paper presentations, 5 workshops, 3 tutorials, a doctoral consortium and a Startup Day.
WSDM 2017 will be held at The Guildhall, in the heart of Cambridge, UK. The Guildhall is a listed building on the south side of Market Hill, the market square in Cambridge.
The Banquet will be at Ely Cathedral, which is located a short ride north of Cambridge. It has its origins in AD 672 and the present building dates back to 1083.
The Reception will be held at the MAA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge. Originally founded in 1884, the MAA has one of the most important collections of its kind in the UK.
Key note speakers:
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, NTENT, USA; UPF, Spain; U. de Chile
Claire Cardie, Cornell University
Steve Young, Cambridge University
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ACM is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee.
For visa support letters, please mail email@example.com. Those requesting a letter should allow up to one week to receive it. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request.
- Name (as it appears on attendee’s passport) and mailing address
- The name of the conference attendees is registering for
- Attendee’s registration confirmation number
- Authors may indicate their paper title. Speakers can provide the title of their talk.
- Include a fax number or email address of where letter can be sent
ACM does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment. ACM suggests shipping the materials insured to the conference facility.
Contact information for this conference :
Milad Shokouhi and Maarten de Rijke, general chairs
Date(s) - 01/23/2017 - 01/27/2017
The Extraction and Knowledge Management Conference (EGC) is an annual event bringing together researchers and practitioners from disciplines related to the science of data and knowledge. These disciplines include automatic learning, knowledge engineering and representation, data analysis and analysis, data mining, information systems, databases, the semantic web and open data, etc.
EGC 2017 is being held at the University Campus UGA in Grenoble, France.
For more information, visit the conference website here.