>>>Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speakers:
  • Chenghu Zhou, The Chinese Academy of Science, China
    • Dr. Chenghu Zhou, Research Professor of Geographical Information Science and an academician of CAS, and IGU Vice-President
    • Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environment Information System, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research of CAS
    • Title:Urban Computation and Dynamics
    • Abstract: City is a place of intensive gathering and interaction among the material flows, energy flows, human flows and information flows. As the development of urban sensor web, more and more real-time data about all the flows are collected to describe the status of city operation and management.more
    • Biography: Dr. Chenghu Zhou is an academician of CAS and Research Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, CAS; he is also the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environment Information System. He is one of IGU Vice-President and the vice-chair of the commission on Geographical Information Science. more
  • Harvey J. Miller, The Ohio State University
    • Dr. Harvey J. Miller, Professor of Geography, Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science
    • Affiliation: Department of Geography, The Ohio State University
    • Title: Data-driven Geography: Can We Build Geographic Knowledge from Big Data?
    • Abstract: The context for geographic research has shifted from a data-scarce to a data-rich environment, in which the most fundamental changes are not just the volume of data, but the variety and the velocity at which we can capture georeferenced data; trends often associated with the concept of Big Data.more
    • Biography: Harvey J. Miller is the Bob and Mary Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science and Professor of Geography at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA. His research and teaching focus on the intersection between geographic information science and transportation science.more
  • Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
    • Dr.Xindong Wu, Professor of Computer Science and Fellow of the IEEE and the AAAS
    • Affiliation: Department of Computer Science,University of Vermon, USA
    • Title: Knowledge Services with Big Data
    • Abstract: Big Data processing concerns large-volume, growing data sets with multiple, heterogeneous, autonomous sources, and explores complex and evolving relationships among data objects. This talk starts with a HACE theorem that characterizes the features of the Big Data revolution, more
    • Biography: Xindong Wu is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Vermont (USA), a Yangtze River Scholar in the School of Computer Science and Information Engineering at the Hefei University of Technology (China), and a Fellow of the IEEE and the AAAS. He is Steering Committee Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), more
  • Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland
    • Dr. Barry Smyth, Professor of Computer Science and Royal Irish Academician, Director of Insight
    • Affiliation: School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin
    • Title: From Small Sensors to Big Data: How the Sensor Web is Changing our World
    • Abstract: In our increasingly digitized world almost everything we do creates a record that is stored somewhere, whether we are purchasing a book, calling a friend, ordering a meal, or renting a movie. And in the world of the sensor web this no longer limited to our online activities: exercising in the park,shopping for groceries,more
    • Biography: Barry holds the DIGITAL Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin and is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is a Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, a new €70m research centre funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Industry, where he leads a growing group of more than 200 researchers in the area of Big Data Analytics.more
  • Yee Leung, The Chinese Univeristy of Hongkong, China
    • Dr. Yee Leung, Professor of Geography and Director of the Institute of Future Cities at CUHK
    • Affiliation: Department of Geography and Resource Management,Institute of Future Cities,The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, P.R. China
    • Title: Spatio-temporal Data Fusion in the Big-Data Era
    • Abstract: Present-day data are voluminous, arriving at a fast speed, highly dynamic and error prone. How to capitalize on such a rich source of data is of paramount concern in spatial analysis and planning. Due to their multi-source, multi-type and multi-scale nature in space and time, effective and efficient fusion of such data is of pertinent importance more
    • Biography: Yee Leung is currently Research Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management and Director of the Institute of Future Cities at The Chinese university of Hong Kong. He is Chair of the IGU Commission on Modeling Geographical Systems and Chair of the Commission on Quantitative Geography of the Chinese Geographical Society.more
  • Domenico Talia, University of Calabria , Italy
    • Dr. Domenico Talia, Professor of Computer Engineering and Chair of the ICT Center
    • Affiliation: DIMES, University of Calabria and DtoK Lab, Italy
    • Title: Making Knowledge Discovery Services Scalable on Clouds for Big Data Mining
    • Abstract: The amount of digital data is going to increase beyond any previous estimation and data stores and sources are more and more pervasive and distributed. Professionals and scientists need advanced data analysis tools and services coupled with scalable architectures to support the extraction of useful information from big data repositories. more
    • Biography: Domenico Talia is a full professor of computer engineering at the University of Calabria, Italy. He is a co-founder of the DtoK Lab start-up and a partner of Exeura. His research interests include parallel and dis-tributed data mining algorithms, Cloud computing, distributed knowledge discovery, social data analysis, peer-to-peer systems, and parallel pro-gramming models. more
  • Liangpei Zhang, WuHan University, China
    • Dr. Liangpei Zhang, Professor of Remote Sensing, Head of the Remote Sensing Division, LIESMARS
    • Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping, and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, China
    • Title: Temporal Information Mining in Hyperspectral Target Identification
    • Abstract: Target identification from hyperspectral images is one of its most important applications, which wants to find out special targets from background. Researchers have taken full use of spectral and spatial information to increase the accuracy of target identification. However, the diversity and complexity of targets make it hardmore
    • Biography: Liangpei Zhang is currently the Head of the Remote Sensing Division, State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping, and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University. He is also a "Chang-Jiang Scholar" Chair Professor appointed by the Ministry of Education of China.more
  • Stewart Fotheringham, Arizona State University, USA
    • Dr. Stewart Fotheringham, Professor of Computational Spatial Science
    • Affiliation: the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University
    • Title: BIG MODELS
    • Abstract: This paper examines a parallel development to Big Data - that of Big Models.Big Models are characterized by having large numbers of parameters and in one sense they are the opposite of Big Data in that they maximise the information that can be obtained from relatively small amounts of data.more
    • Biography: A. Stewart Fotheringham is Professor of Computational Spatial Science in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. He previously held positions as Director of the Centre for GeoInformatics at the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom and Director of the National Centre for Geocomputation at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in Ireland.more
  • Paul Longley, University College London, UK
    • Dr. Paul Longley, Professor of Geographic Information Science at University College London, UK
    • Affiliation: Department of Geography, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    • Title: Spatial Data Mining of Consumer and Social Media Data
    • Abstract: This paper reports on the research activities of the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), which is one of the UK's current 'Big Data' investments funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Established in 2014, the CDRC's mission is to bring sharper focus to the deployment and use of business and social media datamore
    • Biography: Paul Longley (B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc., FAcSS) is Professor and chair of Geographic Information Science at University College London, UK, where he also directs the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre.more
  • Wenzhong Shi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
    • Dr. Wenzhong Shi, Professor of Geographic Information Science (GISs)
    • Affiliation: Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Title:A Preliminary Discussion on Spatial Data Science
    • Abstract: This talk presents my recent thinking on one possible significantly important scientific development direction of Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing: toward Spatial Data Science (SDS).more
    • Biography: Prof Shi is Head of Department and Chair Professor in Geographic Information Science (GISs) and remote sensing, for Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his doctoral degree from University of Osnabrück in Vechta, Germany in 1994. more

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