SIKS/BigGrid Advanced Course on Big Data


SIKS/SURFsara Advanced Course on Big Data

The School for Information and Knowledge Systems SIKS and the Dutch High-Performance Computing and e-Science support center SURFsara organize a new two-day tutorial on Big Data at the University of Twente. The tutorial provides an introduction to exciting new developments in managing Big Data, initiated by Google, and followed by many others such as Yahoo, Amazon, and Facebook. The tutorial teaches how to process terabytes of data on large clusters of commodity machines, and discusses several core computer science topics adapted for large data centers, such as new file systems (Google File System and Hadoop FS), new programming paradigms (MapReduce), new programming languages and query languages (Sawzall, Pig Latin), and new 'noSQL' databases (BigTable, HBase).).

A major part of the tutorial consists of hand-on experience. The tutorial marks the kick-off of the second edition of the Norvig Web Data Science Award. The Norvig Award is an award for students and researchers studying at, or employed by, a research institute or university in the Netherlands. It is a challenge in which participants show what they can do with the Common Crawl dataset - a snapshot of a large part of the web - using SURFsara’s Hadoop service to provide big data compute power.

The tutorial will be given in English and is part of the educational program for SIKS-Ph.D. students. Although the course is primarily intended for SIKS-Ph.D. students, other participants are not excluded. However, their number will be restricted and depends on the number of SIKS-Ph.D. students taking the course. The course can host a limited number of participants. SIKS students that register before November 1st, 2011 will be given priority

DATE:November 26-27 2013

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

Djoerd Hiemstra (UT)
Machiel Jansen (SURFsara)
Arjen de Vries (CWI/TUD)

PROGRAM: the program is now available

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: November 19 2013

After that date, applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. 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.

Arrangement 1 only applies to fully registered SIKS-PhD-students and SIKS-research fellows. Other participants should make their own sleeping arrangements.