The Big Data at Large Workshop is supported by the Army Research Office and will be held on June 14-15, 2012, in Durham, North Carolina, near the Duke University campus. Admission is by invitation only.

The goal of the workshop is to bring 30 leading researchers from a variety of fields such as algorithms, machine learning, data mining, database systems, GIS, visualization, mathematics, and statistics to discuss the recent progress on algorithmic techniques in modeling, analyzing, querying, and visualizing massive data sets and to discuss major challenges in this area. By bringing together experts from different areas, this workshop will help in unifying the current approaches and in articulating broad themes that cut across multiple disciplines.

Each participant will present a position paper, an overview talk, or a specific result of broad interest. Besides individual presentations, the workshop will also include break-out sessions to identify major challenges in this important research area. We plan to publish the findings of this workshop as a report that will be made publicly available and widely disseminated. The report will also help some of the federal funding agencies to identify investment opportunities. 

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The workshop will be held at the Millennium Hotel. See the hotel page for more information.


The workshop organizers are:
Pankaj Agarwal (pankaj@cs.duke.edu)
Shivnath Babu (shivnath@cs.duke.edu)
S Muthu Muthukrishnan (muthu@cs.rutgers.edu)


For questions about the event, contact Gail Smith (gail@cs.duke.edu)

For website issues, contact Celeste Hodges (hodges@cs.duke.edu)