Linnaeus University hosted Big Data Conference

In the beginning of December Linnaeus University hosted the 7th annual Big Data Conference. The participants were offered poster mingles, insight in ongoing research and speakers from both universities and the industry.

A mix of researcher and people interested in Big Data and data intensive applications gathered in Växjö to mingle and learn more about results and ongoing research within Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA).

The conference started out with zooming in on health data with partners from Health Innovation of Sweden (HIOS) presented different perspective on health data. Kobra (Farzaneh) Etminani, Associate Professor from CAISR, Halmstad University gave a talk about Information-driven care, taking steps towards the near future of healthcare! The National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR) were presented by Alexander Darin Mattsson, Ph.D. in social epidemiology and database coordinator within the NEAR-project. The session ended with a talk about Health data – research based in Health Data – Umeå university/ Region Västerbotten given by Anna Nordström, Adjunct Professor at Umeå University and professor II at UIT at The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsö.

Other topics that were discussed during the conference were data intensive perspective on Smart Cities and the second day was dedicated to data intensive research related to Industry.

  • Read more about the conference. Videos of some of the presentations will be available on the conference website. 
  • More information about the data intensive research in DISA