Program

2nd International Workshop on Big Data for Sustainable Development 
8:00-17:30 on 5th December, 2016

Location: Regency A

25 minutes for each presentation

Time Title Authors
8:00 – 8:20 Opening remarks Program Chair:
Aki-Hiro Sato, Kyoto University/The Canon Institute for Global Studies, Japan
Program Co-Chairs:
Dr. Laura Irina Rusu, IBM Research, Australia
Ms. Gandhi Sivakumar, Watson CoC, Master Inventor, IBM Research, Australia
 8:20 – 8:45 A study for tourism policy making support based on log-data of Wi-Fi access points Yu Ichifuji, Center for Information and Communication Technology, Nagasaki University, Japan
Noriaki Koide, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
8:45 – 9:10 Estimation of National Tourism Statistics Based on Wi-Fi Association Log Data Noriaki Koide, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
9:10 – 9:35 Hotel Plan Popularity Factor Analysis of Hotels in the Keihanshin Region Hiroshi Tsuda, Doshisha University, Japan
Masakazu Ando, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Yu Ichifuji, Center for Information and Communication Technology, Nagasaki University, Japan
9:35 – 10:00 Measuring Activities and Values of Industrial Clusters based on Job Opportunity
Data Collected from an Internet Japanese Job Matching Site
Aki-Hiro Sato,  Kyoto University/Canon Institute for Global Studies, Japan
Tsutomu Watanabe, University of Tokyo/The Canon Institute for Global Studies, Japan
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 – 10:45 Finding Effective Ways to Understand Sustainability Management of Best-in-class Financial Institutions in the Age of Big Text Data Chu-hua Kuei, Pace University, USA
Ren-raw Chen, Fordham University, USA
10:45 – 11:10 Peer-to-Peer Microlending Platforms: Characterization of Online Traits Enrique Frias-Martinez, Telefonica Research, Madrid, Spain
Gaurav Paruthi, iSchool, University of Michigan, USA
Vanessa Frias-Martinez, iSchool, University of Maryland, USA
11:10 – 11:35 Network Optimization of Food Flows in the U.S. Caleb Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Arezoo Shirazi, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Mengmeng Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Bistra Dilkina, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
11:35 – 12:00 Multi-scalar Analysis of Geospatial Agricultural Data for Sustainability Anne Denton, North Dakota State University, United States
Mostofa Ahsan, North Dakota State University, United States
David Franzen, North Dakota State University, United States
John Nowatzki, North Dakota State University, United States
12:00 – 13:20 Lunch Break
13:20 – 13:45 URBAN-NET: A Network-based Infrastructure Monitoring and Analysis System for Emergency Management and Public Safety Sangkeun Lee
Liangzhe Chen
Sisi Duan
Supriya Chinthavali
Mallikarjun Shankar
B. Aditya Prakash
13:45 – 14:10 Unravelling the Myth of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Sustainable Natural
Resource Development

Gandhi Sivakumar
Drew Johnson
Rashida Hodge

14:10 – 14:15 Short Break
14:15 – 14:40

Solar Irradiance Forecasting by Machine Learning for Solar Car Races

Xiaoyan Shao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Siyuan Lu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Theodore G. van Kessel, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Leda Daehler, University of Michigan, USA
Jeffrey Cwagenberg, University of Michigan, USA
Alan Li, University of Michigan, USA
Hendrik F. Hamann, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
14:40 – 15:05 Mixed Data and Classification of Transit Stops Laura Tupper, Williams College, United States
David Matteson, Cornell University, United States
John Handley, PARC, a Xerox Company, United States
15:05 – 15:30 Crowdsensing and Analyzing Micro-Event Tweets for Public Transportation Insights Philips Kokoh Prasetyo, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Thong Hoang, Living Analytics Research Centre, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Pei Hua Cher, Living Analytics Research Centre, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University, Singapore
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 – 16:15 Spatial-Crowd: A Big Data Framework for Efficient Data Visualization Shahbaz Atta, TCMCORE, Umm Al Qura University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Bilal Sadiq, STU, Umm Al Qura University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Akhlaq Ahmad, College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Umm Al Qura University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Sheikh Nasir Saeed, TCMCORE, Umm Al Qura University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Emad Felemban, College of Computer and Information Systems, Umm Al Qura University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
16:15 – 16:40 A framework for evaluating urban land use mix from crowd-sourcing data Luciano Gervasoni, Université Grenoble Alpes – INRIA, France
Martí Bosch Padros, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Serge Fenet, Université Lyon 1 – INRIA, France
Peter Sturm, INRIA, France
16:40 – 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:25 Invited Talk:

Tourism, the Experience economy and Walkable Urban Places
Prof. Christopher B. Leinberger, Charles Bendit Distinguished Scholar and Research Professor of Urban Real Estate, Chair, Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, The George Washington University, USA
17:25 – 17:30 Closing remarks Program Chair:
Aki-Hiro Sato, Kyoto University/The Canon Institute for Global Studies, Japan
Program Co-Chairs:
Dr. Laura Irina Rusu, IBM Research, Australia
Ms. Gandhi Sivakumar, Watson CoC, Master Inventor, IBM Research, Australia

25 minutes for each presentation