2017 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS-17)

Event Type Conference
Start-End 28/11/2017 -  30/11/2017
Objective Big Data from Space refers to the massive spatio-temporal Earth and Space observation data collected by space-borne and ground based sensors, and to synergetic use of data coming from other sources and communities. This domain is currently facing sharp development with numerous new initiatives and breakthroughs ranging from intelligent sensors to data science. These developments are empowering new approaches and applications in various and diverse domains influencing life on earth, from sensing cities. monitoring human settlements and urban areas to climate change and security.

Information based developments such as spatio-temporal and long time-series data analytics, smart data management, information extraction technologies, computational intelligence, platforms and services are undergoing a fast evolution.

In addition, the recent multiplication of open access initiatives to Big Data from Space is giving momentum to the field by widening substantially the spectrum of users as well as awareness among the public while offering new opportunities for scientists,  value-added companies and institutions. Benefits are expected at all levels from individual citizens to the whole society. The objective of this conference is to stimulate interactions and bring together researchers, engineers, users, infrastructure and service providers, interested in exploiting Big Data from Space.  Detailed objectives are:

  1. Present and discuss results, progresses and emerging challenges, including open data access and open science;

  2. Involve users and service providers in the definition of a roadmap for future developments;

  3. Identify priorities for research, technology development and innovation;

  4. Widen competences and expertise of universities, research institutes, labs, SMEs and industrial actors;

  5. Foster networking of experts and users towards better access and sharing of data, tools, infrastructures, resources and incubation of services;

  6. Leverage innovation, spin-in and spin-off of technologies, and business development arising from research and industry progress;

  7. Increase and promote the value stemming from the huge quantity of data made available at an ever increasing rate.

The BiDS'17 Conference is co-organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, and the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen).  This is the third edition of the BiDS conference cycle and it will be hosted by the Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) in Toulouse, one of the key European cities with activities focused on space and aerospace developments and applications.
Topics The themes addressed by the Conference include (but are not limited to):

Data Lifecycle
  1. Data Acquisition and Transmission
  2. Data Organization, Archiving, Storage and Management
  3. Data Processing and Data Analytics
  4. Generation and Provision of Value-Added Information and Services

Infrastructures, Tools and Services for Big Data
  1. On-board data handling functions and technologies
  2. Data transfer and telecommunication systems
  3. Data storage, dissemination and computing platforms
  4. Data access and delivery (availability, search-ability, long-term archiving)
  5. Data analytics and visualization tools
  6. Data preservation and retrieval
  7. Data openness, privacy and security
  8. Data quality, provenance and trust
  9. Data Science
  10. Space and suborbital sensor networks
  11. Cooperating sensor networks and Crowdsourcing approaches
  12. Interoperability and Standards
  13. New networking paradigms (software defined networking and information content networking)
  14. Exploitation platforms (Science, Copernicus, Thematic, Mission, Cloud, …)
  15. Linked data, heterogeneous data sources and semantics
Location Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis, Toulouse
Country France
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Organisation CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales)
ESA (European Space Agency)
European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC)
European Union Satellite Centre
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