Past Events

 

Past Events

Soccer Data Challenge

Start:
2018/10/12
End:
2018/10/13
Location:
Pisa, Italy
Link:
Soccer Data Challenge
Description:

The Soccer Data Challenge is a competition open to people with a passion for data and soccer that takes place in Pisa on 12-13 October 2018. For 30 hours the teams will challenge on the development of a solution for analyzing soccer matches. The participants will have access to a dataset of a complete season of the italian Serie A, containing all events of each match. The winning team will be awarded with 5000 euros.

The 5th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics

Start:
2018/10/01
End:
2018/10/04
Location:
Turin, Italy
Link:
The 5th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Description:

The IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) aims to be the flagship annual meeting spanning the interdisciplinary field of Data Science. DSAA focuses on the science of data science, as well as the implications of the science for applications to industry, government, and society.

CCS 2018

Start:
2018/09/23
End:
2018/09/28
Location:
Thessaloniki, Greece
Link:
CCS 2018
Description:

This Conference is in line with the series of meetings previously held in Cancun, Mexico(2017), Amsterdam, Netherlands(2016), Tempe, Arizona,USA(2015), Lucca, Italy(2014), and more meetings in previous years. All these past meetings have delivered the highest quality of presentations, the most up-to-date findings, have been attended by the pioneers in the field of Complex Systems, as well by young aspiring students, numbering an attendance of close to one thousand.

International Workshop on Personal Analytics and Privacy PAP2018

Start:
2018/09/10
End:
2018/09/10
Location:
Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
Link:
PAP 2018: PERSONAL ANALYTICS AND PRIVACY
Description:

In the era of Big Data, every single user of our hyper-connected world leaves behind a myriad of digital breadcrumbs while performing her daily activities. Nowadays, a simple smartphone enables each one of us to browse the Web, listen to music on online musical services, post messages on social networks, perform online shopping, acquire images and record our geo\-graphical locations.

KNOWMe: 2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Mobility and Transportation Systems @ ECML PKDD

Start:
2018/09/10
End:
2018/09/14
Location:
Dublin, Ireland (In conjunction with ECML PKDD 2018)
Link:
KNOWledge Discovery from Mobility and Transportation Systems
Description:
The recent technological advances on telecommunications create a new reality on mobility sensing. Nowadays, we live in an era where ubiquitous digital devices are able to broadcast rich information about human mobility in real-time and at a high rate. Such fact exponentially increased the availability of large-scale mobility data which has been popularized in the media as the new currency, fueling the future vision of our smart cities that will transform our lives. The reality is that we just began to recognize significant research challenges across a spectrum of topics.

First International Workshop on Social human behavior Analysis through Online social networks and media (SAO18)

Start:
2018/08/28
End:
2018/08/28
Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Link:
SAO18
Description:

Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM) are among the most disruptive communication platforms of the last 15 years with high socio-economic value. On the one hand, OSNEM represent a challenging technical environment for computer scientists working in academia and industry, to develop new generations of collaborative platforms and their services.

International Workshop on Dynamics in and of Networks (DYNO)

Start:
2018/08/28
End:
2018/08/28
Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Link:
DYNO 2018
Description:

Network dynamics is one of the biggest challenge that emerged in recent years in network science. Real life networks cannot be considered anymore as static entities that we can pin to the wall and measure once and for all. They are, on the contrary, subject to several dynamics processes: Dynamic on the network, such as information propagation, viral diffusion, etc.

Workshop on social network analysis

Start:
2018/08/21
End:
2018/08/21
Location:
Digital Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences | Summer school, Univ. of Tartu, Estonia
Link:
Digital Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences | Summer school
Description:

Concepts of social network analysis were discussed.

A workshop by Rajesh Sharma, University of Tartu, Estonia.

Polarization on social media -Tutorial

Start:
2018/08/18
End:
2018/08/18
Location:
KDD 2018, WebConf 2018, ICWSM 2017
Link:
Polarization on social media
Description:

Which topics spark the most heated debates on social media? How do social media users interact when they disagree? Can we nudge them towards constructive disagreement? Answering these questions helps us understand large-scale societal mechanisms - including phenomena such as partisan sharing, echo chambers, and filter bubbles, which might be detrimental to the democratic process.

WSTNET Web Science Summer School 2018

Start:
2018/07/30
End:
2018/08/04
Location:
Hannover, Germany
Link:
WWSSS18
Description:

Web Science is the emergent study of the people and technologies, applications, processes and practices that shape and are shaped by the World Wide Web. Web Science aims to draw together theories, methods and findings from across academic disciplines, and to collaborate with industry, business, government and civil society, to develop our knowledge and understanding of the Web: the largest socio-technical infrastructure in human history.

Social media analysis with GATE

Start:
2018/07/30
End:
2018/08/04
Location:
WSTNet Web Science Summer School
Link:
WWSSS’18
Description:

The WWSSS’18 addresses the inter-disciplinary field of Web Science by focusing on lectures which tackle the aforementioned challenges in topics such as data science and data mining, big data processing, information retrieval, Web governance as well as the sociology and psychology of online interactions.

Invited Keynote and Tutorial by Diana Maynard

Using language to save the world: information extraction tools for social media and medical data analysis

Start:
2018/07/27
End:
2018/07/27
Location:
GESIS Research Institute, Cologne
Link:
Gesis Institute
Description:

The GATE open source NLP toolkit has been in continuous development for 20 years at the University of Sheffield. In this talk, I will give an overview of some of our language analysis work, giving examples of real-life case studies. In particular, I will focus on three main areas of interest: analysing patient records to improve medical research, investigating the correlation between the public’s environmental behaviour and social media, and tools for assessing critical information during disasters such as earthquakes.

Invited talk on Visual Analytics

Start:
2018/07/26
End:
2018/07/26
Location:
University of Edinburgh
Description:

Presentation of SoBigData research on visual analytics (focus on sport data) by Natalia and Gennady Andrienko.

Tutorials on "Practical Sentiment Analysis" and "Introduction to NLP"

Start:
2018/07/23
End:
2018/07/30
Location:
Essex University Summer School on Big Data and Analytics
Link:
University of Essex
Description:

The Essex Big Data and Analytics Summer School bring you two weeks of cutting-edge courses across the field of data science and analytics.

Tutorial by Diana Maynard.

Well-being & Economy workshop @ Lipari Summer School

Start:
2018/07/22
End:
2018/07/22
Location:
Hotel Giardino sul Mare, Via Maddalena, Lipari, Italy
Link:
Well-being&Economy workshop
Description:
Big Data, the masses of digital breadcrumbs produced by the information technologies that humans use in their daily activities, allow us to scrutinize individual and collective behavior at an unprecedented scale, detail, and speed. Building on this opportunity we have the potential capability of creating a digital nervous system of our society, enabling the measurement, monitoring and prediction of relevant aspects of the socio-economic structure in quasi real time.

Lipari School on Computational Complex and Social Systems

Start:
2018/07/19
End:
2018/07/25
Location:
Lipari, Italy
Link:
Lipari School on Computational Complex and Social Systems
Description:

This summer school will provide opportunities to collect experience with modern data analysis, in particular Big Data analytics. This includes subjects to mine data in the Internet of Things. Our main and special guest speakers, who are recognized authorities in this field, will address such a scope focusing on algorithms, computational models and practical results.

Schedule: http://www.sobigdata.eu/well-being-economy-workshop

Advanced Course on Data Science & Machine Learning

Start:
2018/07/19
End:
2018/07/23
Location:
Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Italy
Link:
Advanced Course on Data Science & Machine Learning
Description:

Inside the antique cells, the lecture rooms and around the fascinating atmosphere of the ancient Certosa di Pontignano, Siena – Tuscany the world’s leading scientists and industry experts discuss scientific challenges with a highly selected number of participants in a unique setting, nestled within the most idyllic landscapes of Tuscany, in the outskirts of Siena. For one intense week (18-24 July 2018) you will work alongside faculty that are undisputed leaders in their own field: the result is a profound experience that fosters professional and personal development.

International school on Computational Social Science and Complex Systems

Start:
2018/07/16
End:
2018/07/21
Location:
Villa Monastero, Viale Giovanni Polvani 4, Varenna, Lecco, Italy
Link:
International school on Computational Social Science and Complex Systems
Description:

The Enrico Fermi Schools are a highly prestigious series of summer schools of the Italian Physical Society with a tradition of more than 60 years and with many Nobel laureates as lecturers (https://www.sif.it/attivita/scuola_fermi/). The International Schools devote special care in planning the program and produces proceedings of the school that have become classics. 

Reducing controversy by connecting opposing views

Start:
2018/07/13
End:
2018/07/19
Location:
IJCAI 2018, Stockholm, Sweden
Link:
IJCAI 2018
Description:

Invited talk by Kiran Garimella at the best paper track at IJCAI

Large-scale Social media analysis

Start:
2018/07/05
End:
2018/07/05
Location:
UCREL Summer School in Corpus-Based Natural Language Processing
Link:
UCREL Summer School
Description:

Lecture on large-scale social media analysis by Kalina Bontcheva

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