Greece, Rhodes

Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences

when 31 August 2015 - 4 September 2015
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 200

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.
EarthBiAs2015 Covered Topics
EarthBias 2015 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.

EarthBiAs2015 is organised by the School of Sciences of the University of the Aegean. It is an International Summer School on Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences and will be held in Rhodes from 31st of August to 4th of September 2015. For more information please go to: https://earth-bias2015.pns.aegean.gr

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 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, that have completed 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 200: Eary-bird Registration for students until the 31st of May 2015
The fees 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

The accommodation is extra and the students can choose between plenty of hotels in Rhodes town. Proposed hotels at low rates for the EarthBiAs2015 Summer School can be found at: https://earth-bias2015.pns.aegean.gr.
EUR 250: Regular Registration until the 31st of July 2015
The fees 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

The accommodation is extra and the students can choose between plenty of hotels in Rhodes town. Proposed hotels at low rates for the EarthBiAs2015 Summer School can be found at: https://earth-bias2015.pns.aegean.gr.