4th International Winter School on Big Data

Timişoara, Romania, January 22-26, 2018

BigDat 2018 Registration Form

(form version 1.11 courses)


It is carried out through PayPal.

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When the registration form below is submitted, the PayPal button will appear with the appropriate data.

A fee of Euro 25 will be added automatically, to cover the transfer expenses PayPal will charge to the organizers.

General remarks concerning payment:
  • Mention BigDat 2018 and your name in the subject of the PayPal form.
  • The payment will be acknowledged soon after it is received.
  • Participants registering on site must pay in cash. For the sake of local organization, however, it is much recommended to do it earlier.


Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches.

Registration deadlines and fees

Paid until Full [Euro]
September 3, 2017310
September 26, 2017340
October 19, 2017370
November 11, 2017400
December 4, 2017430
December 27, 2017460
January 19, 2018490
On-site registration:520

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310 Euro: Full

free: (only organizers and Universitatea de Vest staff)

Please select 8 courses you would tentatively like to attend. (This selection is only for organizational purposes and nonbinding for you.)

Paul Bliese (University of South Carolina), [introductory/intermediate] Using R for Mixed-effects (Multilevel) Models

Hendrik Blockeel (KU Leuven), [intermediate] Decision Trees for Big Data Analytics

Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), tba

Geoffrey C. Fox (Indiana University, Bloomington), tba

Minos Garofalakis (Technical University of Crete), tba

David W. Gerbing (Portland State University), [introductory] Data Visualization with R

Xiaohua Tony Hu (Drexel University), [introductory/advanced] Big Data Analysis in Microbiome Study

Maurizio Lenzerini (Sapienza University of Rome), [intermediate/advanced] Semantic Technologies for Open Data Publishing

Bing Liu (University of Illinois, Chicago), [intermediate/advanced] Lifelong Learning and its Application to NLP

B.S. Manjunath (University of California, Santa Barbara), [introductory/intermediate] Working with Unstructured (Big) Data

Folker Meyer (Argonne National Laboratory), tba

Wladek Minor (University of Virginia), [introductory/advanced] Big Data in Biomedical Sciences

Raymond Ng (University of British Columbia), [introductory] Mining and Summarizing Text Conversations

Hanan Samet (University of Maryland, College Park), [introductory/intermediate] Sorting in Space: Multidimensional, Spatial, and Metric Data Structures for Applications in Spatial Databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Location-based Services

Jaideep Srivastava (Qatar Computing Research Institute), tba

Jeffrey Ullman (Stanford University), [introductory] Big-data Algorithms That Aren't Machine Learning

Haixun Wang (Facebook), [intermediate/advanced] Understanding Natural Language: End-to-end and Structure Learning Approaches

Xiaowei Xu (University of Arkansas, Little Rock), [introductory/advanced] Mining Big Networked Data

Zhongfei Zhang (Binghamton University), [introductory/advanced] Relational and Media Data Learning and Knowledge Discovery

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