International Winter School on Big Data

Tarragona, Spain, January 26-30, 2015

Organized by

Rovira i Virgili University

  • Registration closed
  • The registration desk will open at 08:00 on January 26. The first keynote lecture will be at 09:10. Please arrive well on time!


BigDat 2015 is a research training event for graduates and postgraduates in the first steps of their academic career. It aims at updating them about the most recent developments in the fast developing area of big data, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research, development and 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.

All big data subareas will be displayed, namely: foundations, infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and applications. Main challenges of analytics, management and storage of big data will be identified through 4 keynote lectures and 19 six-hour courses, which will tackle the most lively and promising topics. The organizers believe outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.

Addressed to

Graduate and postgraduates from around the world. There are no formal pre-requisites in terms of academic degrees. However, since there will be differences in the course levels, specific knowledge background may be required for some of them.

BigDat 2015 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep themselves updated on recent developments and future trends. They will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.


In addition to keynotes, 3 parallel sessions will run in parallel during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they will be willing to attend as well as to move from one to another.


BigDat 2015 will take place in Tarragona, located 90 kms. to the south of Barcelona. The venue will be:

Campus Catalunya
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Avinguda Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona

Keynote Speakers

Professors and Courses

Organizing Committee


The registration form can be found here.

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 approximation of the respective demand for each course.

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 facility disabled when the capacity of the venue will be complete. It is much recommended to register prior to the event.

Deadlines and Fees

As far as possible, participants are expected to stay full-time. Fees are a flat rate for the attendance to all courses during the week. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline:


Suggestions of accommodation will be provided in due time.


Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.

Questions and further information

See contact information on the right-hand side of the page.


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