Welcome to The Big Data and Urban Informatics Workshop 2014

CvBQH2EWYAAyIfx.jpg-largeUpdate: October 20, 2016: We are pleased to announce that the edited volume of selected papers from the Big Data and Urban Informatics conference is now available from Springer.  Seeing Cities Through Big Data: Research, Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics brings together twenty-nine chapters that are relevant to planners and urban academics.  Chapters address a variety of topics including challenges and opportunities of Urban Big Data, changing organizational and educational perspectives with Big Data, social equity and data democracy, as well as a number of empirical works focused on transportation, sea level rise, energy use, urban soundscapes, emergencies, among others, that utilize Big Data for knowledge discovery in urban contexts. The book can be found here: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319409009.

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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

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).