SIKS / CBS Data Camp & Advanced Course on Managing Big Data


SIKS / CBS Data Camp & Advanced Course on Managing Big Data

The Netherlands School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) and Statistics Netherlands (CBS) organize a two day tutorial on the management of Big Data, the Data Camp, hosted at the University of Twente.The tutorial will be given in English and is part of the Educational Program for SIKS PhD students.

The Data Camp's objective is to use big data sets to produce valuable and innovative answers to research questions with societal relevance. SIKS PhD students and CBS data analysts will learn about big data technologies and create, in small groups, feasibility studies for a research question of their choice.

Participants get access to predefined CBS research questions and massive datasets, including a large collection of Dutch Tweets, traffic data from Dutch high ways, and AIS data from ships. Participants will get access to the Twente Hadoop cluster, a 56 node cluster with almost 1 petabyte of storage space. The tutorial focuses on hands-on experience. The Data Camp participants will work in small, mixed teams in an informal setting, which stimulates intense contact with technologies and research questions. Experienced data scientists will support the teams by short lectures and hands-on support. Short lectures will introduce technologies to manage and visualize big data, that were first adopted by Google and are now used by many companies that manage large datasets. The tutorial teaches how to process terabytes of data on large clusters of commodity machines using new programming styles like MapReduce and Spark.

A limited number of participants will get the opportunity to spend another two days at the University of Twente to prepare their work for a scientific publication

DATE:December 06-07 2016

LOCATION:Twente University, Hotel Drienerburght, building 44 on the campus map

Robin Aly (SIKS / UT)
Djoerd Hiemstra (SIKS / UT)
Arjen de Vries (SIKS / RU)

Barteld Braaksma (CBS)
Piet Daas (CBS)
Yuri Engelhardt (UT)
Raul Zurita Milla (UT)

PROGRAM: The program is available now

At this course there is a limited number of places and there is interest from other groups in the topic as well. Therefore, an early registration is required.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: December3 2016

SIKS students that register before November 15, 2016 will be given priority. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

Arrangement 1 includes single room, all meals, and course material. Arrangement 2 includes two lunches, one dinner and course material. So no stay in the hotel and no breakfast.