Workshop on "Data From the Field"
A workshop organised at the University of Sydney, sponsored by the ARC EII Research network.
Time: 9am to 4:15pm, Thursday May 24, 2007
Location: Room 124, School of IT building, Sydney
University (cnr Cleveland Street and City Road)
Organising group: A/Prof Alan Fekete, A/Prof Joseph Davis, and Dr Uwe Roehm
(all from School of IT, University of Sydney)
This workshop aims to bring together leading international and
Australian researchers from different areas who work in situations
where data is obtained from observation or experiment, such as (but
not limited to) sensor data, results from microarray or similar
biological experiments, astronomical surveys, large corpuses of
natural language, or studies of users. A particular interest is in
issues of data quality and resolution/control of inconsistency;
another is deciding where to do processing (either outside or inside
databases). The workshop is intended to increase collaboration among
research students, ECRs and established researchers from different
domains, leading to joint grant applications, co-authored
publications, and a better understanding of research strengths and
We invited submissions in the form of a one-page abstract, from researchers
who wished to present an overview of their relevant work. Abstracts
to fekete AT it.usyd.edu.au, by April 17, 2007. Decisions on the program were
announced by April 24, 2007.
- 9:00am Welcome
- 9:05am Keynote:
Prof. Krithi Ramamritham (IIT Bombay)
on "Tracking Dynamic Boundaries: Sensors to the Rescue".
Abstract: Large scale sensor networks are being deployed for realtime
monitoring applications, such as detecting leakage of
hazardous material, tracking forest fires or environmental
monitoring. Consider a forest fire monitoring application that
involves knowing the exact region affected by the fire. Continuous
update regarding the spread of the fire, its direction
and distance from habitats is required to expedite preventative
measures. As a fire divides the forest field into two regions,
one that is affected by the fire and the one that is not, these
regions can be considered to be delineated by a boundary.
Sensor networks are an apt solution to address the problem of
tracking dynamic boundaries. Strategically deployed sensors
can operate unattended (minimizing risk to human life due to
the fire) and provide continuous monitoring for rapid detection
and boundary estimation of fires.
- 10:00am Dr Uwe Roehm (USydney) on "Adaptive In-Network Query Processing for Data-Intensive Sensor
Networks" (presentation pdf)
- 10:30am Tea break
- 11:00am A/Prof Sanjay Chawla (USydney)
- 11:30am A/Prof Joseph Davis (USydney)
on "Mining sourceforge data on open source software (OSS) development to
discover models of project performance" (presentation ppt)
- 12:00am Lunch
Prof Amanda Spink (QUT)
and Dr Jim Jansen (Penn State University) on "Web research - results
from large-scale web data analysis". (presentation ppt)
- 1:30pm Research-in-progress session.
- 3:00pm Afternoon tea break
Dr Inna Kolyshkina (Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia)
on "Typical data issues
in the industry and their impact on analytics"
Parking on the campus is very scarce and expensive. We recommend travel
by public transport (buses 422, 423, 426 and 428 from Circular Quay
via Castlereagh St, Central Station and Broadway,
all stop on City Road corner Cleveland Street
just near the Seymour Centre and the School of IT building).
Parking is available in the Shepherd Street Car Park for $24 for the day.
For further information, contact A/Prof Alan Fekete (fekete AT it.usyd.edu.au)