The 2015 Smart World Congress Keynotes

August 10-14, Beijing, China

Congress Keynote
Forum Speaker:
Professor Carson Leung

Univ. of Manitoba


Data mining and analytics aims to analyze valuable data and extract implicit, previously unknown, and potentially useful information from the data. Due to advances in technology, high volumes of valuable data are generated at a high velocity in high varieties of data sources in various real-life business, scientific and engineering applications. Due to their high volumes, the quality and accuracy of these data depend on their veracity (uncertainty of data). This leads us into the new era of Big Data. This talk presents some works on big data mining and computing, especially on an important task of frequent pattern mining, which computes and mines from big data for interesting knowledge in the forms of frequently occurring sets of merchandise items in shopping markets, interesting co-located events, and/or popular individuals in social networks. The talk also shows how big data mining and computing contributes to the creation of a smart world environment.


Carson Leung obtained his BSc(Hons), MSc and PhD from The University of British Columbia, Canada. He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has published more than 110 papers on the topics of big data computing, databases, data mining, social network analysis, as well as visual analytics--including papers in ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM), Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce (JOCEC), IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), and Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD). Over the past few years, he has served as an organizing committee member of ACM SIGMOD 2008, IEEE ICDM 2011, and IEEE/ACM ASONAM 2014, as well as a PC member of numerous international conferences including ACM KDD, ACM CIKM, and ECML/PKDD. Moreover, this year, he also serves as the PC Chair of the following three conferences--namely, IEEE International Conference Cloud and Big Data Computing (CBDCom) 2015, International Conference on Big Data Applications and Services (BigDAS) 2015, and IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) 2015.

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