Important Dates

Workshop: December 14-15, 2015, New Delhi, India

Camera-ready deadline, for selected full papers: December 31, 2015



VENUE: Silver Oak Hall, Gate No. 3, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi



0930 0945

Welcome Address

Prof. Saumyadipta Pyne, Public Health Foundation of India, Indian Institute of Public  Health

Inaugural Message

Prof. C.R. Rao, Padma Vibhushan and recipient of the India Science Award

0945 1000

Introduction to WBDB

Dr. Chaitan Baru, Associate Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego, USA.

Dr. Tilmann Rabl, Research Director, Berlin Big Data Center, Technical University-Berlin, Germany.

1000 1100

Emerging Trends in Big Data Software

Prof. Michael Franklin, Thomas M. Siebel Professor and Chair of Computer Science Division and Director of Algorithms, Machines, and People Laboratory (AMPLab), University of California Berkeley, USA.

1100 1130                                          BREAK
SESSION 2   Chair: Dr. Milind Bhandarkar
1130 1200

Survey of Big Data Benchmarks

Dr. Chaitan Baru, SDSC, UC San Diego and Dr. Tilmann Rabl, TU-Berlin

1200 1230

Accelerating BigBench on Hadoop

Tang Yang, Intel

1230 1300

Measuring Storage Access Performance in Array Databases

Prof. Peter Baumann, Dept of Computer Science, Jacobs University Bremen

1300 1315

Future of Analytics with Ampool

Dr. Milind Bhandarkar CEO and Founder, Ampool

1315 1415                                        LUNCH
SESSION 3   Dr. Tilmann Rabl
1415 1515

Leveraging Web Technologies to Reimagine the Database Architecture

Dr. Mukund Deshpande, Head of Analytics, Persistent Systems, Pune, India.

1515 1545

Benchmarking Fast Data Platforms for the Aadhaar Biometric Database

Prof. Yogesh Simmhan, Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

1545 1630

Poster Session and Break

[Poster List]

SESSION 4  Dr. Chaitanya Baru
1630 1700

Classifying Simulation and Data Intensive Applications and the HPC-Big Data Convergence

Prof. Geoffrey C. Fox Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Informatics and Physics, and Director of Digital Science Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

1700 1730

Analytics and Learning on GPUs

Thomas Bradley, Senior Manager of Developer Technology, EMEA, Russia and India, NVIDIA

1900 1930

Special Address

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

1930 2200

Dinner, India Habitat Center

Sponsored by NVIDIA. Complimentary for registered participants, speakers and invited delegates


SESSION 5  Prof. GVS Murthy
0900 0920

 Introduction to Day 2

Dr. Saumyadipta Pyne, IIPH

0920 0945

Featured Talk: Transformational Opportunities for Healthcare enabled by Sensing and Data Analytics

Dr. Manish Gupta, Director, Xerox Research Centre India, Bangalore

0945 1010

Featured Talk: The role of big data in public health and medicine

Dr. Anurag Agrawal, Principal Scientist, CSIR Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, Delhi

1010 1030

Invited Talk: Data Analytics Opportunities and Challenges in Medical Records

Gaur Sunder, Principal Technical Officer, VC&BA, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune

1030 1045

Contributed Paper: Open Standards in Developing Large Scale Healthcare Applications in India

Shelly Sachdeva, Shivani Batra, Subhash Bhalla, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University, Noida

1045 1100

Contributed Paper: Assessment of weight gain in children admitted to Nutrition Rehabilitation Center (NRC) and afterwards for two years in Sangareddy, Medak District

Dr. Sarala Kumari, Stephen Raj, Dr. Suresh Munuswamy, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad

1100 1130                                       BREAK
SESSION 6  Dr. V. Rao Aiyagari
1130 1145

Introductory Talk: Big data analytics in urban air quality management

Prof. Mukesh Khare, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi

1145 1210

Featured Talk: Fuzzy Logic Formalism for Big Data Analytics to Manage Air Quality in Smart Cities

Dr. Ashok Deshpande, Chair, Berkeley Initiative on Soft Computing, University of California, Berkeley

1210 1235

Featured Talk: Directional Statistics for Complex Data Analysis

Prof. Ashis SenGupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

1235 1245

Contributed Paper: Assessment of ambient air quality compliance criteria using statistical distribution modelling approach

Prof. Prateek Sharma, TERI, New Delhi

1245 1300

Contributed Paper: Low cost sensors for air quality management in smart cities

Y. Pavan and Dr. SM Shiva Nagendra, Dept. of Electrical Engr & Dept of Civil Engr, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

1300 1315

Contributed Paper: Statistical distribution of NO2 concentrations at air quality control region in urban area – A case study of Delhi city

Dr. Sunil Gulia, Dr. S. M. Shiva Nagendra, Prof. Mukesh Khare, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Madras

1315 1415                                       LUNCH
SESSION 7  Prof. Rajender Parsad
1415 1425

Introductory Talk: Big Data Analytics in Agriculture

Prof. Sanjay Chaudhary, Head (Research), Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ahmedabad University

1425 1450

Featured Talk: Satellite Data use in Agriculture

Dr. Shibendu S. Ray, Director, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, New Delhi.

1450 1515

Featured Talk: Big Data in Agricultural Research and Digital Agriculture

Dr. Abhishek Rathore, Senior Scientist, ICRISAT Hyderabad.

1515 1530

Invited Talk: ICAR Research Data Repository for Knowledge Management

Dr. A. Dhandapani, Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad.

1530 1545

Invited Talk: Big Data initiative in Agricultural Bioinformatics

Dr. K.K. Chaturvedi, Scientist, CABin, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi.

1545 1600

Contributed Paper: Big Data Analytics for Crop Recommendation System

Deepak Hiremath, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ahmedabad University

1600 1630                                       BREAK
SESSION 8  Dr. Yogesh Simmhan
1630 1715 Panel Discussion
  • Dr. Chaitan Baru, Senior Advisor for Data Science, CISE, National Science Foundation, USA
  • Dr. Rajendra Joshi, Associate Director and Head, Bioinformatics Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune
  • Mr. Mohana Krishnan, Director, Analytics Special Interest Group, NASSCOM
  • Dr. K. Murali Mohan, Head, Big Data Initiative, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
  • Prof. GVS Murthy, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad
  • Prof. Dinkar Sitaram, Head, Centre for Cloud Computing and Big Data, PES University, Bangalore
1715 1730

 Wrap Up

Saumyadipta Pyne, Tilmann Rabl

List of Accepted Posters

1. Application of Soft Computing Techniques in Modelling Real Time Vehicular Exhaust Emissions at Urban Roads – J. Rohit, S.M. Shiva Nagendra, and R. Sivanandan.

2. Development of Fuzzy Inference System for Assessment of Air Quality in an Urban Area – C.G. Hrishikesh and S.M. Shiva Nagendra.

3. Big Data Analytics for Urban Heat Island Mitigation in Smart Cities – Y. Nithiyanandam.

4. An Efficient EAV Storage for Large Scale Standardized Electronic Healthcare Records –Shivani Batra and Shelly Sachdeva.

5. Using Autonomous Drones and Deep Learning in a Dengue Survelliance System – Raghvendra Jain, Helmut Prendinger, Suresh Munuswamy, Kai Yan, Sra Sontisirikit, Matthew Dailey, and Serge Stinckwich.

6. Sunflower Commodity Forecasting and Strategy to Make Policy in Achieving Profitability for Farmers – Satya Syam Puppala.

7. Data-Driven Strategies to Address the Challenge of Air Pollution in India – Khaiwal Ravindra, Maninder Kaur, Suman Mor, Siby John and Saumyadipta Pyne.

8. Experiences in Setting up of eHealth Centers in India: Outcomes and Challenges – Viren Sardana, Aditya Nagori and Anurag Agrawal.

9. Making Universal Health Coverage a Reality in India – Ashwini Reddy and Dr. Suresh Munuswamy

10. Statistical Data Stitching To Construct a High-dimensional Object from its Low-dimensional Representations – Daniel Ahfock, Sharon X. Lee, Geoffrey J. McLachlan, and Saumyadipta Pyne.