Tuesday April 14, 2015
10:00 - 11:40AM

 

Professor Il-Yeol Song
College of Computing & Informatics
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA


 

 

 


Title:
Big Data Technologies, Use Cases, and Research Issues

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Abstract:

The era of big data has arrived. Big data bring us the data-driven paradigm and enlighten us to challenge different classes of problems we were not able to solve in the past. We begin to see the impacts of big data in every aspect of our life and society. In this talk, I will first discuss the data-driven paradigm and its impacts on computing. I will then review big data analytic infrastructure and its related big data technologies. I will cover the recent developments in Hadoop ecosystems, NoSQL databases, in-memory databases, internet of things, cloud computing, Real-time analytics, data integration, and data virtualization. I will also discuss big data use cases, research issues, and ways of getting values from big data projects.

Biography:

Dr. Il-Yeol Song is professor in the College of Computing and Informatics of Drexel University, Director of Ph.D. Program in Information Studies in his college, and Deputy Director for NSF Research Center on Visual & Decision Informatics. He is also an affiliated professor of Computer Science Department of KAIST, Korea. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an ER Fellow.
His research interests include conceptual modeling, data warehousing & OLAP, business intelligence, CRM, object-oriented technologies, healthcare applications, and Big Data technologies. Dr. Song published over 200+ peer-reviewed papers. He is a co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE) and is in an editorial board member of DKE, JDM, IJEBR, and JDFSL. He won the Best Paper Award in the IEEE CIBCB 2004. He won 14 research awards from competitions of annual Drexel Research Days. He also won four teaching awards from Drexel, including the most prestigious Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Song served as the Steering Committee chair of the ER conference between 2010-2012. He is also a steering committee member of DOLAP, BigComp, and ADFSL conferences. He served as a program/general chair of over 22 international conferences/workshops including DOLAP98-14, CIKM99, ER03, FP-UML06, DaWaK07-08, DESRIST09, CIKM 09, MoDiC12, and MoBiD13-14.


Thursday April 16, 2015
10:00 - 11:40AM

 

PD. Dr. Matthias Klusch
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Agents and Simulated Reality Department
Saarbruecken
Germany


 




Title: Agents and Semantics for Future Internet Applications: Perspectives and Challenges

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Abstract:

The future Internet is commonly envisioned to result from the increasing convergence of the current Internet of Services, the Internet of Things, the 3D-Internet, and the Quantum Internet. During the past two decades, agent-based computing and semantic web technologies both of them with deep roots in AI emerged as key enablers of intelligent data and service coordination for applications of the converging Internet in support of industry and business, as well as our personal and social life. In this talk, I will present perspectives of exploiting intelligent agents and semantic technologies for future Internet applications with selected showcases and trends from different domains, and complementary reflections on relevant research and societal challenges.

Biography:

PD. Dr. Matthias Klusch is Senior Researcher at and Research Fellow of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and private lecturer in computer science at the Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany. He is head of the Intelligent Information Systems (I2S) research team of the DFKI Agents and Simulated Reality department. His research is concerned with semantic technologies, service-oriented computing and intelligent software agents for innovative applications in the future Internet and Web. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Kiel, and his habilitation (PD) degree in computer science from the Saarland University in Germany. Dr. Klusch has been adjunct professor of computer science at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia (2008-2014), assistant professor at the Free University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany), and post-doctoral researcher at the Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh (USA). Among others, he is on the editorial board of major international journals of semantic Web, AI, information systems, and agent technology, co-/organized numerous conferences in these areas, co-founded and is steering committee spokesman of the German conference series on multi-agent system technologies (MATES), was a finalist of the ACM SIGART Award for Excellence in Autonomous Agent Research in 2008, and co-/authored more than 190 publications. Web: www.dfki.de/~klusch.