Past Events

 

Past Events

SoBigData.eu e-infrastructure

Start:
2018/03/01
End:
2018/03/01
Location:
Workshop RDA, CNR Italy, Pisa
Link:
Workshop RDA, CNR Italy, Pisa
Description:

The SoBigData project is presente as well as the e-infrastructure in order to have a comparison with other e-infras supported by Nemis (CNR).

Invited talk by Roberto Trasarti.

Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency FAT*

Start:
2018/02/23
End:
2018/02/24
Location:
New York City, USA
Link:
FAT* Conference
Description:

Algorithmic systems are being adopted in a growing number of contexts. Fueled by big data, these systems filter, sort, score, recommend, personalize, and otherwise shape human experiences of socio-technical systems. Although these systems bring myriad benefits, they also contain inherent risks, such as codifying and entrenching biases; reducing accountability and hindering due process; and increasing the information assymmetry between data producers and data holders.

New dimensions of social capital: from big data to field experiments”

Start:
2018/02/22
End:
2018/02/22
Location:
New dimensions of social capital: from big data to field experiments”
Link:
/Workshop REBEL Bologna
Description:

The idea of the workshop is to gather together people working on social capital using different data sources and belonging to different fields, with the aim to find commonalities that can improve the understanding of the role of social capital and more in general of social norms for the future of economic growth.

Invited talk by Andrea Passarella.

SoBigData Winter Meeting

Start:
2018/02/20
End:
2018/02/20
Location:
The Hague Living Lab, Schouwburgstraat 2, 2511 VA Den Haag
Description:

Agenda

10:00 - 10:20 Welcome with Coffee!
 
10:20 - 11:00 Presentation of the Project Vision and current Status
Fosca Giannotti, ISTI-CNR (coordinator)
 
11:00 - 11:20 Towards a digital ethics
Jeroen van den Hoven TU Delft
 
11:20 - 12:40 Integrated Research and TNA through the Exploratories
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield

Data Science Colloquia

Start:
2018/02/07
End:
2018/05/02
Link:
Data Science Colloquia
Description:

Guido Caldarelli, IMT Lucca

Financial Networks

07 February 2018, h 12:00 - 13:30

IMT, Cappella Guinigi, Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca

 

Francesca Chiaromonte, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Statistics for large, complex data and its role in "Omics" research

14 February 2018, h 13:00 - 14:30

Aula 3, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33, Pisa

 

Data to Change, Human Digital Trasformation

Start:
2018/01/15
End:
2018/01/15
Location:
Sala della Regina, Camera dei Deputati, piazza di Monte Citorio 1, Rome, Italy
Link:
InnovaFiducia
Description:

The data revolution and the developments in artificial intelligence are posing new ethical questions on how the information is used. Dino Pedreschi, Deputy Coordinator of SoBigData (http://sobigdata.eu), Director of the Data Science PhD (http://datasciencephd.eu) and Master Big Data (http://masterbigdata.it), has been invited at the italian parliament to contribute to the discussion.

Big data, Intelligenza Artificiale, Etica

Start:
2018/01/15
End:
2018/01/15
Location:
Data to Change - Human Digital Transformation, Rome, Italy
Link:
Data to Change - Human Digital Transformation
Description:

 Can data help us live better? Leaving them online is not enough, you also need ethics. The Data to Change conference explains this in Rome.

Talk by Dino Pedreschi.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Oral evidence: Fake News

Start:
2017/12/19
End:
2017/12/19
Location:
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Oral evidence: Fake News presented at UK parliament
Link:
House of Commons: Fake News presented at UK parliament
Description:

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Oral evidence: Fake News presented at UK parliament by Kalina Bontcheva.

The evolution of (string) search

Start:
2017/12/12
End:
2017/12/12
Location:
Huawei, Paris
Description:

Invited talk by Paolo Ferragina

Political echo chambers in social media

Start:
2017/12/09
End:
2017/12/09
Location:
NIPS Workshop on Prioritising Online Content
Link:
NIPS Workshop on Prioritising Online Content
Description:

Echo chambers describe situations where one is exposed only to opinions that agree with their own. In this talk we will discuss the phenomenon of political echo chambers in social media. We identify the different components in the phenomenon and characterize users based on their behavior with respect to content production and consumption. Among other findings, we observe that users who try to bridge the echo chambers have to pay a "price of bipartisanship." We then discuss ideas for combating echo chambers.

Dagli algoritmi all'intelligenza artificiale alla robotica

Start:
2017/12/05
End:
2017/12/05
Location:
Seminario Faraday: Dagli algoritmi all'intelligenza artificiale alla robotica
Link:
Unipi Faraday seminar
Description:

Professors Antonio Bicchi and Paolo Ferragina discussed the relationship between people and machines, on the topics of automation and artificial intelligence and, specifically, on the perception by machines of external phenomena and their replicability

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017

Start:
2017/11/30
End:
2017/12/01
Location:
Square, Brussels, Belgium
Link:
Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017
Description:
Europe's leading e-infrastructures, EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE and RDA Europe, invite all researchers, developers and service providers for two days of brainstorming and discussions at the Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017 event (30 November - 1 December 2017).

The OpenAIRE Datathon

Start:
2017/11/30
End:
2018/02/28
Location:
Worldwide (Virtual)
Link:
The OpenAIRE Datathon
Description:

The OpenAIRE datathon aims at stimulating developers and data scientists at analysing the OpenAIRE Information Space with the intent of improving its consumption by users and third-party services. The OpenAIRE information space consists of a scholarly communication graph interlinking publications, datasets, software, research organizations, funders, and projects. The graph is the result of harvesting metadata from around 3000 data providers, harmonizing such metadata, and keeping or inferring links between graph objects described by such metadata.

Big Data and Alternative Data Sources on Migration: from Case Studies to Policy Support @ European Commission – Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Start:
2017/11/30
End:
2017/11/30
Location:
Ispra, Italy
Description:
The European Commission’s Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) and the IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) organise the workshop on Big Data and alternative data sources on migration: from case studies to policy support. Researchers, data holders/providers, policymakers and practitioners will gather to: i. Review latest concrete and innovative applications of big data and alternative data sources for a better understanding of migration-related phenomena, and practical examples of use for policymakers;

Data Science for Migration Studies: the SoBigData.eu Exploratory

Start:
2017/11/30
End:
2017/11/30
Location:
European Commission Workshop: Big Data and alternative data sources on migration: from case studies to policy support.
Link:
European Commission Workshop
Description:

Use unconventional big datasets (social networks, mobile phones, publications, supermarkets) to study migration (flows, stocks, impact on countries of origin and destination). Use official datasets to validate results from unconventional datasets. Use both types of data to evaluate the impact of policies on migration.

Talk by Dino Pedreschi.

Data analysis & Social Mining for the Interconnected Society

Start:
2017/11/29
End:
2017/11/30
Location:
Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, Pisa, Italy
Link:
Data analysis & Social Mining for the Interconnected Society
Description:

Motivation of the Track

Privacy Preserving Multidimensional Profiling

Start:
2017/11/29
End:
2017/11/29
Location:
GOODTECHS 2017, 3rd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good
Link:
GoodTechs
Description:

Talk by Francesca Pratesi

Text Analysis with GATE

Start:
2017/11/28
End:
2017/11/28
Location:
Search Solutions 2017, Covent Garden, London, UK
Link:
Search Solutions 2017
Description:

This tutorial takes a detailed view of key text mining tasks (introduction to NLP, linguistic pre-processing, entity and relation recognition, semantic annotation, indexing and multi-paradigm search) of textual content. It will cover both the latest state-of-the-art research and selected established methods and tools. It will show how text analysis tools and techniques can be used to assist with semantic search by providing extra information that is not explicit within the text itself.

Active network alignment

Start:
2017/11/23
End:
2017/11/23
Location:
University of Ghent Data Science Seminar
Link:
University of Ghent Data Science Seminar
Description:

Network alignment is the problem of matching the nodes of two graphs, maximizing the similarity of the matched nodes and the edges between them. This problem is encountered in a wide array of applications-from biological networks to social networks to ontologies-where multiple networked data sources need to be integrated. Due to the difficulty of the task, an accurate alignment can rarely be found without human assistance.

DAPS2017: Data mining for the Analysis of Performance and Success

Start:
2017/11/18
End:
2017/11/18
Location:
New Orleans, USA
Link:
DAPS 2017
Description:
The increasing availability of Big Data, able to capture diverse collective phenomena, provides an unprecedented opportunity to explore the patterns underlying success. From the strategies followed by successful sportsmen to the emergence of runaway videos on YouTube, from popularity in social media to rising starts in the scientific enterprise, from widespread technologies to groundbreaking innovations, there is wealth of data that can be explored to answer common questions: How can we measure performance? What are the common patterns of success?

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