Greece, Rhodes island

Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences

when 7 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 250

The term “Big Data” refers to various forms of large amount of data, which requires specific computing platforms for their analysis. The challenges on LINKED, OPEN, BIG DATA include capturing, curation, storage, searching, sharing, transferring, analysis, and visualization.

Topics:
EarthBias 2014 Summer School program provides a unique opportunity for participants to interact with a group of scientists from distinguished international institutions. Issues related to real environmental applications will be addressed interdisciplinary with the use of Data Analysis, Information Technology and Mathematics.
The individual sections, derived from lectures, workshops and round tables, are related to big data systems, flexible and dynamic structures which can meet future requirements, sensors and softwares, statistical methods and to their implementation for the analysis and simulation of environmental systems.
The topics covered by the Summer School are:
• Understanding the specific characteristics of Big Data
• Database Systems
• Analysis of multidimensional data
• Mathematical models for data mining
• Data management and analysis
• New technologies and softwares
• Application of all the above in simulation examples of different environmental systems.

Courses will be offered in various ways, including lectures, tutorials, collaborative workshops and round table discussions.

The team of Summer School instructors has a long track in academic training, industrial research projects and scientific publications in the areas of Big Data Analysis and Simulation of Environmental Systems. This may lead to the publication of scientific papers and the writing of innovative project proposals, with the participants/students.

Course leader

Dr. Demetris F. Lekkas is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of the Aegean

Target group

The Summer School program is planned to attract postgraduate students, researchers and professionals from the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science and Information and Communication Technology.

Course aim

In this new era of data-intensive systems and increasing demand for evidence-based decisions/actions upon critical societal challenges, it is more than essential to build new curricula shaping the future BIG DATA experts. New value chains of OPEN, LINKED and BIG DATA management, analysis and processing have been created, in order for businesses and public administrations to exploit this new potential. Consequently, reformation and restructure of business processes in both domains have evolved in the creation of new positions striving out for data scientists or to be more precise BIG DATA experts.

Credits info

3 ECTS
A total of 3 ECTS points will be granted to successful participants, with the following scheme:
- 1 ECTS points, through participating in the courses and the workshops / exercises.
- 2 ECTS points, through completing a research paper, to be assigned during the e-GOV Summer School and delivered 6 weeks after the end of the Summer School.

Fee info

EUR 250: For post-graduate and PhD students:
The fees for every participant cover:
- Access to all lectures, workshops and round tables
- Access to electronic material
- Wi-Fi coverage
- Students’ bag
- Access to coffee breaks and lunch
- Participation to the official dinner and the welcome reception
 Access to all Social Events

Accommodation is extra and students can choose between plenty of hotels in Rhodes town. Proposed hotels at low rates can be found at: https://earth-bias2014.pns.aegean.gr/131-summerschools/earth-bias2014/1838-facilities.
EUR 300: For post-docs and professionals

The fees for every participant cover:
- Access to all lectures, workshops and round tables
- Access to electronic material
- Wi-Fi coverage
- Students’ bag
- Access to coffee breaks and lunch
 Participation to the official dinner and the welcome reception
 Access to all Social Events

Accommodation is extra and students can choose between plenty of hotels in Rhodes town. Proposed hotels at low rates can be found at: https://earth-bias2014.pns.aegean.gr/131-summerschools/earth-bias2014/1838-facilities.