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Big Data 2022

Welcome to the 8th annual Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University, in Kalmar, Sweden.

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The picture shows from left: Gunnar Cedersund, associate professor Linköping University, Welf Löwe, professor of computer science, Fredrik Ahlgren, lecturer in computer science, and Elizaveta Kopacheva, doctoral candidate in political science participating in the first day's panel discussion.

Tora Hammar

On December 1-2, a group of 60 people gathered in Kalmar with an interest in Big Data and data-driven research and development. The conference was organized by Linnéuniversity's Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA).

Participants in the eighth Big Data conference at Linnéuniversity learned about different aspects of large data sets and how they can be used to improve decision-making in various fields. The conference included lectures by experts from academia and industry, discussions, poster presentations, and networking opportunities.

–There was a great atmosphere with a high level of chatter and many new contacts were made that we hope will lead to new exciting interdisciplinary collaborations says Diana Unander, coordinator for DISA.

Participants have learned about research and ideas on how to use big data in areas such as prediction of maintenance planning for connected products, forest mapping, social media, humanities and digital art, psycholinguistic research, and financial analysis.

–The great thing about the conference is that researchers from different fields meet and can inspire each other to new solutions to research problems. It is fascinating how many common denominators there can be between research in, for example, eHealth, forestry and social science says Tora Hammar, researcher and coordinator of the group within DISA working on eHealth.

The conference days ended with panel discussions, including on how large data sets and artificial intelligence can improve decision-making and the opportunities and challenges of Big Data.

If you missed the conference but want to see the presentations, they will be uploaded to the conference website soon.

To learn more about the research being done in the area of specialist research, visit DISA's website.

The host for this year's Big Data will of course be Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA).

We invite everyone who has an interest in Big Data and data intensive applications to take part in this event!

During the conference you will meet invited speakers from other universities and industry, but of course also learn about results and ongoing research within DISA. Longer talks with an academic or an industry focus will be mixed with poster mingles.

Just as previous years, all the presentations will be held in English.

Information from previous conferences, videos etc can be found here:


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The conference “Big Data 2022" is a sustainability-assured meeting in accordance with Linnaeus University’s guidelines for sustainable events. These guidelines are linked to the 17 global goals in Agenda 2030 and comprise the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, the social, and the environmental. Learn more about Linnaeus University’s sustainable events here.

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