LINGUIST List 32.1642

Tue May 11 2021

Summer Schools: 7th International School on Big Data / Israel

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 11-May-2021
From: David Silva <>
Subject: 7th International School on Big Data / Israel
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7th International School on Big Data

Host Institution:

Dates: 10-Oct-2021 - 14-Oct-2021
Location: Beersheba, Israel, Israel

Focus: Open Session:

An open session will collect 5-minute voluntary presentations of work in progress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containing the title, authors, and summary of the research to by October 2, 2021.

Industrial Session:

A session will be devoted to 10-minute demonstrations of practical applications of big data in industry. Companies interested in contributing are welcome to submit a 1-page abstract containing the program of the demonstration and the logistics needed. People participating in the demonstration must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to by October 2, 2021.

Employer Session:

Firms searching for personnel well skilled in big data will have a space reserved for one-to-one contacts. It is recommended to produce a 1-page .pdf leaflet with a brief description of the company and the profiles looked for to be circulated among the participants prior to the event. People in charge of the search must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to by October 2, 2021.

Organizing Committee:

Stavi Baram (Beersheba)
Mark Last (Beersheba)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, program chair)
Sara Morales (Brussels)
Manuel J. Parra-Royón (Granada)
Lior Rokach (Beersheba, co-chair)
Bracha Shapira (Beersheba, co-chair)
David Silva (London, co-chair)


It has to be done at:

The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an estimation of the respective demand for each course. During the event, participants will be free to attend the courses they wish.

Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration tool disabled when the capacity of the venue will get exhausted. It is highly recommended to register prior to the event.


Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.


Suggestions for accommodation will be available in due time at


A certificate of successful participation in the event will be delivered indicating the number of hours of lectures.

Questions and Further Information:


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice – IRDTA, Brussels/London
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum



BigDat 2021 Autumn will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants on the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of big data. Previous events were held in Tarragona, Bilbao, Bari, Timisoara, Cambridge and Ancona.

Big data is a broad field covering a large spectrum of current exciting research and industrial innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

Most big data subareas will be displayed, namely foundations, infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and applications (to biological and health sciences, to business, finance and transportation, to online social networks, etc.). Major challenges of analytics, management and storage of big data will be identified through 24 four-hour and a half courses and 3 keynote lectures, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.

An open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes. Moreover, there will be two special sessions with industrial and recruitment profiles.

Addressed to:

Master's students, PhD students, postdocs, and industry practitioners will be typical profiles of participants. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for attendance in terms of academic degrees. Since there will be a variety of levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses.
Overall, BigDat 2021 Autumn is addressed to students, researchers and practitioners who want to keep themselves updated about recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.


BigDat 2021 Autumn will take place in Beersheba, the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel and an important technology center. The venue will be:

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Marcus Family Campus


3 courses will run in parallel during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they wish to attend as well as to move from one to another.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Tuition Explanation: 3rd March, 2021 Early registration 310 Euros
3rd April, 2021 Early registration 340 Euros
5th May, 2021 Early registration 370 Euros
5th June, 2021 Early registration 400 Euros
5th July, 2021 Early registration 430 Euros
7th August, 2021 Early registration 460 Euros
7th September, 2021 Early registration 490 Euros
28th October, 2021 Regular registration 520 Euros
14th October, 2021 On-site registration 550 Euros

Registration: 11-May-2021 to 14-Oct-2021

Contact Person: David Silva

Registration Instructions:

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