Welcome to The Big Data and Urban Informatics Workshop 2014

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) hosted an NSF sponsored workshop aiming to establish a multidisciplinary research community on Big Data and Urban Informatics on August 11-12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  The workshop brought together researchers from diverse disciplines motivated by sustainability and social equity concerns, the need for efficient resource management, and a desire to leverage technological developments that have the potential to provide solutions to these concerns particularly in urban areas. Over 60 research works were presented at the workshop and about 150 people participated in the workshop.

The organizers would like to thank all presenters and attendees who made this conference a success. Please stay tuned for the online proceedings which will be published here by September 30, 2014.

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Update (Nov. 11, 2015): The Big Data and Urban Informatics Workshop Proceedings is now available for download here: Click here for document (38 MB)

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Workshop Details

Program
Organizers
Program Committee
Attendee List
Travel Reimbursements (for presenters)
Timeline for next steps
Questions

Program
The workshop program can be accessed here (pdf).

Organizers
Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah, University of Glasgow, Conference Chair
Nebiyou Tilahun, University of Illinois at Chicago, Conference Co-Chair
Moira Zellner, University of Illinois at Chicago, Conference Co-Chair

Program Committee
Please follow this link to access the program committee list: Program Committee

Attendee List
The attendee list can be accessed here (pdf).

Travel Reimbursements
The workshop will reimburse one presenter per accepted paper up to $700 for travel & lodging (up to $950 for student presenters). To process your reimbursement, please complete the non-employee reimbursement form available here and attach all receipts. Directions for mailing are on the form. All reimbursements will be processed after the workshop. A check will be sent by the University of Illinois at Chicago to the address you provide. All students who have applied for the additional $250 in travel support will receive the additional funding.

Timeline for Next steps
Online Proceeding will be available by Oct. 15, 2014.

For papers submitted for inclusion in the proceedings book, we hope to have first round of review comments back to authors in  late March, 2015.

Questions?
Please contact Nina Savar at nsavar@uic.edu for questions regarding the workshop.