The 2nd HKUST-USC Joint Workshop on Big Data Applications


Recently, due to the advance of pervasive sensing and computing, heterogeneous data are generated at unexpected scale and complexity. Data originates from any different domains, such as sensor networks, medical images, scientific measurements, financial transactions, web-interactions and social media. These data are everywhere and exist along the time with different types of representations. Thus, the “BIG Data” concept is introduced to describe these enormous data. So far, there is no clear definition about BIG Data, according to wiki, “Big data are datasets that grow so large that they become awkward to work with using on-hand database management tools. Difficulties include capture, storage, search, sharing, analytics and visualizing. “Clearly, managing and analyzing BIG data have many challenges. In this workshop, we mainly focus on discussing some killer applications (opportunities) brought by the Big Data, such as Geo-Crowdsourcing, Product Recommendation, and Human Motion Tracking, etc. The workshop will be featured with six talks and a panel discussion.

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