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INDO – CHILE Workshop on BIG Data


Sponsored by - 

Department of Science and Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Government of India 
National Commission for Scientific       
& Technological Research
Ministry of Education
Government of Chile 

Big Data is poised to change the world. Already, it is working behind the scenes to make this world a better place to live. Big Data has opened up a whole lot of avenues for research and innovation, not just in Computer Science and IT, but also in other disciplines/verticals such as Pharma, Telecom, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Environmental Science, Social Media etc.

BITS-Pilani in association with Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and National Commission for Scientific & Technological Research, Ministry of Education, Republic of Chile is organizing an "Indo-Chile Workshop on Big Data" (ICWBD 2014) from 4th to 6th June 2014 at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa, India. The workshop aims at bringing experts from India and Chile who would share their research on current developments in Big Data.

The broad themes of the workshop include Big Data Analytics, Applications of Big Data in Astro-Informatics, Computational Biology and Personalized Medicine, Agri-Bioinformatics and Food Sustainability etc. High Performance Computing will be the cross-cutting theme. The workshop will also include a few talks from industry experts on practical aspects of Big Data.

Some major highlights of the workshop are as follows:

  • Talks by experts on Big Data from India and Chile
  • Panel discussion on "Harnessing Big Data"
  • Opportunity to explore bilateral collaborative projects
  • Talks on funding opportunities by Government representatives from India & Chile
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