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Panel: State of Data

Date & time
Monday, July 11, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Maude Bonenfant, Drew Desai, Benjamin C. M. Fung , M. Tamer Ozsu, Jeffrey David Ullman


This event is free




Bipin C. Desai
514-848-2424, ext. 3025


Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W.
Room EV-1.605

Wheel chair accessible


This panel is the public part of the 20th International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium (IDEAS 2016), which will be hosted by Concordia from July 11 to 13, 2016.

The annual IDEAS conference is a top international forum for data engineering researchers, practitioners, developers and application users to explore revolutionary ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences.

This panel will have distinguished panelist from both USA and Canada and critically examines the state of data: how its growth and ubiquity have confronted the database community with new challenges, challenges that require database practitioners and teachers to learn new skills and engage with other disciplines in ways they had not done before.

Panelists will examine the impact of the 'bigness' of data, and its importance for an ever-increasing array of applications, as well as the implications for traditional ideas of privacy and personhood. By bringing together data specialists with those trained in social and human sciences, this panel aims to initiate discussion about the new social role the database community has begun to play.

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