Big Data Summit (BDS)

Big Data Summit (BDS) 2016 was held on 5th and 6th of May at Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya in collaboration with CONNECT2SEA to explore Horizon 2020 funding opportunities in the field of Big Data and to set-up dialogues to discuss strategies, opportunities and challenges faced by EU and SEA communities in Big Data.

Big Data Summit 2 (BDS2)

The Big Data Summit 2: HPC & AI Empowering Data Analytics (BDS2) is a continuity of BDS to provide a collaborative platform for both international and local researchers to showcase their research efforts in the field of data analytics. This summit may also foster research ties by providing collaboration opportunities between international and local entities. As an effort to get more prominent coverage from the related community, this summit is organised to co-locate with the 35th PRAGMA meeting to take advantage on the networking opportunities that could be leveraged from the PRAGMA community of practice that spans through the Pacific Rim.

Objectives

To empower researchers with the current trends in data analytics, the Big Data Summit 2 is focused at the applications of HPC and AI for Data Analytics with the specific objectives as follows:

  • To enlighten Malaysian researchers the impact of HPC & AI progressions in empowering (transforming) analytics
  • To highlight recent works on HPC & AI (e.g. Deep Learning) throughout the globe
  • To provide a platform for collaborative discussion between Malaysian and international researchers via PRAGMA network

About AI & HPC

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the foundation for cognitive computing, an approach that enables machines to mimic the neural pathways of the human brain to analyze vast datasets, make decisions in real time, and even predict future outcomes.

High Performance Computing (HPC) accelerates innovation in diverse areas - ranging from molecular chemistry to genome sequencing, energy exploration, and financial trading. Its capabilities to support real-time analytics with in-memory computing; big data analytics; and simulation and modelling empowered users to execute compute- and data-intensive workloads quickly and accurately.

While AI applications, such as machine learning and deep learning, are transforming industries across the globe, HPC technologies works silently behind-the-scenes to empower AI applications. The HPC infrastructure enables AI applications to handle high-performance workloads, such as advanced analytics. HPC are now becoming the engine of AI. Hence, any progression in AI or HPC will definitely empowered (transformed) analytics. Therefore, this summit is a platform for Malaysian (possibly International) researchers to showcase their efforts in both fields of supporting analytics and to seek collaboration opportunities, international and local.

About PRAGMA

The Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) is an international, distributed community of practice for technology and approaches that supports the long tail of science, namely enabling small to medium sized international groups, to make rapid progress in conducting research and education by providing and developing international, experimental cyberinfrastructure.

PRAGMA’s community of practice comprising individuals and institutions from around the Pacific Rim that actively collaborate and meet-up to discuss progresses, issues and concerns by groups. PRAGMA meetings are held twice a year in its distributed communities countries. Malaysia had been the host for the 15th meeting in 2008.

Visit PRAGMA Website for more information.

2018
October 3-6

Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

100
Seats

8
Speakers

IMPORTANT DATES

Committee Listing

Patron

Prof. Dr. Ahamed Tajudin Khader Dean
School of Computer Sciences, USM


Prof. Dr. Rosni Abdullah Director
National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6), USM


Prof. Dr. Mohd Nazalan Mohd Najimudin Director
Nexus-Sciences, USM


Prof. Dr. Habibah Abdul Wahab
PRAGMA Steering Committee-Malaysia

Dr. Peter Arzberger
Founding and Former Chair
PRAGMA Steering Committee

Chairs

Dr. Nurul Hashimah Ahamed Hassain Malim PRAGMA Member
School of Computer Sciences, USM


Shava Smallen PRAGMA Interim co-chair
University of California San Diego, United States

Co-Chairs

Dr. Jongsuk (Ruth) Lee
National Supercomputing Division,
Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)


Dr. Gan Keng Hoon
School of Computer Sciences, USM

Secretary

Mdm. Eliza Yasmin Dahlan

Treasurer

Mr. Ahmad Anas Ismail
Dr. Zarul Fitri Zaaba

Big Data Summit 2 Committee members

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bahari Belaton
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chan Huah Yong
Dr. Mohammed F.R Anbar
Dr. Mohd Heikal Husin
Dr. Nur Syibrah Mohd Naim
Dr. Mohd Nadhir Ab Wahab
Dr. Azleena Mohd Kassim
Dr. Mohd Halim Mohd Noor
Dr. Anusha Achuthan
Dr. Chew Xin Ying
Mr. Iznan Husainy Hasbullah
Mr. Mohd Azam Osman
Mr. Mohamad Azhar Mustapha
Mr. Mohamad Hadzri Yaakop
Mr. Shik Abdulla and team
Mdm. Sheela Muniandy
Mdm. Noor Aida Lob Abu Bakar
Mdm. Badriyah Che May
Mdm. Halizah Abdul Razak
Mdm. Nurul Nadiah Zambri
Mdm. Siti Zainura Abdul Kadir
Mdm. Rohana Omar
Mdm. Nur Sadrina Abdul Rahim

PRAGMA 35 Committee members

Prof. Renato Fuigeredo, University of Florida, USA
Prof. Shinji Shimojo, Osaka University, Japan
Prof. David Abramson, University of Queensland, Australia
Prof. Heru Suhartanto, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Assoc. Prof. Kohei Ichikawa, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Assoc. Prof. Putchong Uthayopas, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Dr. Jason Haga, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Dr. Ryousei Takano, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Dr. Yoshiyuki Kido, Osaka University, Japan
Dr. Fang Pang Lin, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan
Dr. Prapaporn Rattanatamrong, Thammasat University, Japan
Nadya Williams, University of California San Diego, United States
Aimee Stewart, KU Biodiversity Institute, USA
Hsiu-Mei Chou, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan
Weicheng Huang, National Applied Research Laboratories, Taiwan
Wassapon Watanakeesuntorn, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Technical Reviewers

Dr. Nurul Hashimah Ahamed Hassain Malim Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Shankar Karuppayah Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Wong Li Pei Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Tan Choo Jun Wawasan Open University
Dr. Sarina Sulaiman Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Dr. Jasy Liew Suet Yan Universiti Sains Malaysia
Mr. Mohd Azam Osman Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Fadratul Hafinaz Hassan Universiti Sains Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zalinda Othman Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Dr. Chew Xin Ying, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Liew Chee Sun University Malaya
Dr. Suraya Alias Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Dr. Mohammed F. R. Anbar Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Khong Kok Wei Nottingham University
Dr. Nor Asilah Wati Abdul Hamid Universiti Putra Malaysia
Dr. Umi Kalsom Yusof Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Gan Keng Hoon Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Tan Tien Ping Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Nur Syibrah Muhamad Naim Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Anusha Achuthan Universiti Sains Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cheah Yu-N Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Nur Hana Samsudin Universiti Sains Malaysia

Program Agenda

Time Program
0830-0915 Registration
0915-0930 Welcoming Speech & Introduction to Big Data Summit 2
Dr. Nurul Hashimah Ahamed Hassain Malim
Chair, Big Data Summit 2
0930-0945 Introduction to PRAGMA
Shava Smallen
Interim Co-Chair, PRAGMA
0945-1005 COFFEE BREAK (NETWORKING)
1005-1045 Keynote 1: Demorcratizing AI
Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor
Microsoft Malaysia
1045-1125 Keynote 2: (PRAGMA) Immersive Visualization and Analytics for Understanding Large-scale Datasets
Dr. Jason Haga
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Japan
1125-1310 Project Speaker Slots
1310-1420 LUNCH
1420-1500 Keynote 3:
Theme: HPC in Bioinformatics

Prof Rosni Abdullah
Director, National Advance IPv6 Centre
1500-1540 Poster Session
1540-1600 COFFEE BREAK (POSTER + NETWORKING)
1600-1700 Project Speaker Slots
1800-1900 PRAGMA Welcoming Reception (PRAGMA members only)
Time Program
0845-0915 Registration
0915-1015 Opening Ceremony
Speech by Main Patron, Prof. Ahamad Tajudin Khader
Speech by PRAGMA Founder, Dr. Peter Arzberger
Speech by Vice Chancellor USM, Prof. Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail
Video Presentation
1015-1045 COFFEE BREAK (GROUP PHOTO)
1045-1110 PRAGMA Welcoming Statement
Shava Smallen
1110-1140 Invited Talk 1: (PRAGMA) ABCI: An open innovation platform for advancing AI research and deployment
Dr. Ryousei Takano
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Japan
1140-1210 Invited Talk 2: (PRAGMA) On Lakes and Clouds: A Retrospective on the PRAGMA/GLEON Lake Expedition
Prof. Dr. Renato J. Figueiredo
University of Florida
1210-1310 PRAGMA Working groups and Expedition updates
1310-1400 LUNCH
1400-1500 PRAGMA Working Groups (WG) Breakouts 1:
Resources WG Telescience
Geoscience WG
Bioscience WG
1500-1530 PRAGMA Lightning Talks
1530-1600 COFFEE BREAK (NETWORKING)
1600-1630 PRAGMA Poster Session 1
1630-1730 PRAGMA Demo Session 1
1830-2030 CONFERENCE DINNER
TIME PROGRAM
0900-0930 Invited Talk 3: (PRAGMA) Toward the Global Research Platform
Nadya Williams
University of California San Diego
0930-1000 Invited Talk 4: TBA
1000-1020 PRAGMA Wide Mentoring Update
1020-1040 COFFEE BREAK (NETWORKING)
1040-1220 PRAGMA Demo Session 2
1220-1400 LUNCH and PRAGMA Steering Committee Meeting
1400-1530 PRAGMA Working Groups (WG) Breakouts 2:
Resources WG Telescience
Geoscience WG
Bioscience WG
1430-1600 MDEC Deep Learning Institute follow-up meeting
1600-1630 COFFEE BREAK (NETWORKING)
1630-1645 Best Poster Award Ceremony for BDS2 & PRAGMA posters
1645-1730 PRAGMA 35 Wrap up & Big Data Summit 2 Closing Ceremony
1800-1900 PRAGMA Dinner (PRAGMA members only)
PRAGMA Excursion Day
Penang Heritage Trail & Penang Hill (PRAGMA members only)

Speakers

DR. DZAHARUDIN MANSOR

Microsoft Malaysia

Dr Jason H. Haga

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Prof Dr Rosni Abdullah

Director, National Advanced IPv6 Centre

Dr. Ryousei Takano

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Prof. Dr. Renato J. Figueiredo

University of Florida

Nadya Williams

University of California San Diego

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open! All registration packages will cover registration and name tag; access to all sessions; morning break, lunch and afternoon tea; and summit package consisting of file and program book.

Full Registration

For non-students researchers, scientist, lecturers, industry players etc.

RM250
  • Certificate of participation as Speaker or Presenter
  • BDS2 Dinner
    (4th October)

* Each full registration is entitled to maximum of ONE PROJECT SPEAKER or ONE POSTER PRESENTATION slot only. For author with more than one abstract, please make SEPARATE registration for each abstract.

* At least one author of each accepted abstract must register to attend the Summit. Additional authors (for the same abstract) who wish to attend the Summit can register as Listener.

CLOSED

Student Registration

For graduate or undergraduate students with poster presentation only

RM100
  • Certificate of participation as Presenter

* Each student registration is entitled to maximum of ONE POSTER presentation only. For student author with more than one abstract, please make SEPARATE registration for each abstract.

* Student must be the first author.

* At least one author of each accepted abstract must register to attend the Summit. Additional authors (for the same abstract) who wish to attend the Summit can register as Listener.

CLOSED

Listener Registration

For participants not presenting poster or project

RM200
  • Certificate of participation as Participant
SELECT

PRAGMA Member Registration

For PRAGMA members registration

With PRAGMA code
CLOSED

Calls for Poster and Project Speaker

Big Data Summit 2 (BDS2) is currently inviting posters presentations & project speakers for the event. BDS2 aimed at connecting industry, scientists, and university lecturers in one event to collaborate on interesting ideas related to Big Data in various spectrum. The thematic focus of this call is based on HPC and AI empowering Data Analytics.

Poster

The Poster presents an opportunity to share your late-breaking results, technical descriptions, smaller research contributions, works-in-progress and student projects in a concise and visible format. Accepted posters will be displayed in the event’s venue, including a designated poster session, providing presenters with an opportunity to engage in discussion and collaboration with other attendees on their research.

Project Speaker

The Project Speaker provides you the venue to talk about your on-going project, show case your project outcomes, share your success stories, as well as highlighting potential project ideas to find potential partners which open the opportunities in forming quality international partnerships for international collaboration such as funding opportunities etc. Accepted projects will be given 15 minutes slot to speak to the wide audience during the event.

Big Data

Big Data science
Big Data infrastructures and platforms
Big Data applications
Big Data trends and challenges
Visualization of Big Data

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial neural networks
Deep learning
Experts systems
Fuzzy logic
Machine learning
Optimization and evolutionary

Data Analytics

Big data analytics
Data mining
Natural language processing
Computer vision
Reinforcement learning
Tools, frameworks and mechanisms for data analytics
Open API for data analytics
In-database analytics
Pre-built analytics (pattern, time-series, clustering, graph, statistical analysis, etc.)
Analytics visualization
Multi-modal support for data analytics
Google/FaceBook/Twitter/etc. analytics
High-performance data analytics

High Performance Computing

Large­ scale Simulations
Parallel and Distributed Computing
Parallel Algorithms
Multicore, GPUs and Emerging Architectures
Support Tools and Environments
Scheduling and Load Balancing
Performance Analysis, Evaluation and Tuning

Submission

Poster Submission

Authors are required to submit a one-page abstract of the poster presentation. Poster abstract should be a maximum of one page ONLY, clearly summarizing the research questions addressed and their contribution to the research community. The abstract will be peer reviewed by the panel of experts of the event. Accepted and registered abstract will be given the opportunity to participate in the Poster session of Big Data Summit 2 as well as inclusion of the abstract in the summit’s program book for collaboration and networking among researchers.

The contents for the poster abstract should be as follows:

  • Statement of Topic: A short title.
  • Abstract (Description): The abstract is a short description of your poster, comprising on the following contents:
    • Purpose — What was the intent or goal of the research or work? Why are you doing it?
    • Background/Significance — What was the problem and why was it important?
    • Method — What was the design? What method/solution were used? What type of data was used?
    • Results (if any) — What were the results and findings?
    • Conclusions — What conclusion can you drawn from the findings?

Preparation of camera ready poster abstract will be requested after the acceptance of poster paper. All submissions should be anonymized and will be reviewed by the panel of experts.

Project Speaker Submission

Authors are required to submit a one-page abstract of the project. Project abstract should be a maximum of one page only, clearly summarizing the main idea regarding your on-going or implemented project, its innovative impact, the pursued strategy for sustainability, the degree of openness for collaboration as well as your targeted partners.

Project abstract aiming for international or national level research collaboration should focus on strategy that aim at benefiting the society, not limited to industry 4.0. This to allow a larger potential of your proposed project or idea to be developed into research proposals fulfilling the requirement of international grant funders such as Newton, APT, Erasmus etc.

Project abstract aiming for industry-academia collaboration should focus on the readiness of the research, demonstration of prototype etc.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the panel of experts of the event.

Authors of accepted and registered abstracts will be invited to present a 15 minutes talk on their projects.

Abstract Template

Download the template for your Poster and Project Abstract here.

Submit * You will be redirected to a separate conference management system for submission.

Organisers & Partners

Photos

Nearby Hotels

EQUATORIAL HOTEL PENANG
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

1 Jalan Bukit Jambul,
11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +604 632 7000
info@pen.equatorial.com

Distance to BDS2 Venue: 650 m

VISTANA HOTEL PENANG
★ ★ ★ ★

213, Jalan Bukit Gambir, Bukit Jambul
11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +604 646 8000
vispg@ytlhotels.com.my

Distance to BDS2 Venue: 2.5 km

OLIVE TREE HOTEL
★ ★ ★ ★

76, Jalan Mahsuri
11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +604 637 7811
reservations@olivetreehotel.com.my

Distance to BDS2 Venue: 2.0 km

EASTIN HOTEL PENANG
★ ★ ★ ★

1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queensbay
11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +604 612 1111
info.pg@eastin.com

Distance to BDS2 Venue: 4.9 km

HOTEL SERI MALAYSIA PENANG
★ ★

No. 7, Jalan Mayang Pasir 2, Bandar Bayan Baru
11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +604 642 9452
info@hsmpenang.serimalaysia.com.my

Distance to BDS2 Venue: 2.5 km

THE CORUM VIEW HOTEL
★ ★

90, Jalan Mayang Pasir, Taman Sri Tunas
11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +60 1 700 81 6448
reservation@thecorumview.com

Distance to BDS2 Venue: 2.8 km

★ rating is based on the rating given by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia. (Updated 28 June 2018)

Venue & Contact

SAINS@USM Campus
Persiaran Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Send any inquiry to:
Dr Nurul Hashimah nurulhashimah@usm.my
Dr Gan khgan@usm.my

Nearest Airport: Penang International Airport (IATA Code: PEN) 5.8 km
Nearest Express Bus Terminal: Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal 3.5 km
Nearest Train Station: KTM Station Butterworth 24.1 km

Ride-hailing Service: GrabCar
Note: Uber has ceased operation in Malaysia following merger with Grab.