3rd International Workshop on Big Data for Sustainable Development

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Sample papers

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Paper submission

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Call For Papers

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Important Dates

June 20, 2017: Announcement (Call for Papers)
Oct 10, 2017: Due date for full workshop papers submission
Nov 1, 2017: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
Nov 15, 2017: Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec 11-14, 2017: Workshops

Introduction

Sustainability is an important issue in the modern world. The human society needs to regard the potentials of sustainability from a global perspective. World leaders have adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the UN historic Summit in September 2015. Presently, it cannot be said that the definition of sustainability is complete. However, it can be expected that evaluating the current risk of socioeconomic systems, foreseeing any future risks and implementing resilience into the systems may build a sustainable society.

To do so, it seems necessary to understand the state of socioeconomic systems (nowcast) from evidence and to possess design concepts regarding future (foresee). Currently, we have rich data on socioeconomic-environmental systems due to the development of information and communication technology. For example, we have rich data on demography with geographical information, point-to-point data on transportation statistics, and economic activities from e-commerce platforms and electronic exchanges. It is expected that we will be able to understand our socioeconomic l activities and find room for improvement. In order to do so, we have several challenges. Firstly, we need to construct a rich database on socio-economic-environmental systems. Secondly, we need computational methodologies to infer measures of activities and risks from a statistical point of view, since the data is always incomplete. Thirdly, we need novel technologies to societal problems. Fourthly, we need to consider methods to implement these technologies. Novel technologies may seem disruptive, as they interfere with and challenge the status quo. However, it is the status quo that challenges sustainability and calls for unconventional solutions.
In this workshop, we intend to share visions to investigate socio-techno-environmental systems based on rich data with researchers and exchange new ideas based on current state-of-the-arts. In this workshop, we set two goals:

  • Mutual understanding of different fields
  • Finding opportunities, impacts, and actionable insights for sustainable development from Big Data

Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • transportation/urban sustainability,
  • logistics/sustainable supply chain analytics,
  • tourism/ecosystem service/landscape sustainability,
  • infrastructure/sustainable water management/climate change adaptation,
  • banking and finance/resilient communities
  • medical care

Program Co-Chairs and Program Committee

Program Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Aki-Hiro Sato (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Dr. Chu-Hua Kuei (Pace University, USA)
  • Dr. Antoaneta Serguieva (Systemic Risk Centre, London School of Economics, UK)

Program Committee members

  • Dr. Aki-Hiro Sato (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Dr. Chu-Hua Kuei (Pace University, USA)
  • Dr. Antoaneta Serguieva (Systemic Risk Centre, London School of Economics, UK)
  • Dr. Christian N. Madu (University of Nigeria, Nigeria & Pace University, USA)
  • Dr. Gianluca Misuraca (European Commission┬┤s Joint Research Centre, EU)
  • Dr. Meiko Jensen (Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
  • Dr. Claudio Ardagna (Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
  • Dr. Takashi Isogai (Bank of Japan, Japan)
  • Dr. Giuseppe Bruno (Bank of Italy, Italy)
  • Dr. Tiziana Margaria (University of Limerick and Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre, Ireland)
  • Mr. Rob Dolci (aizoOn USA, USA)
  • Dr. Wataru Souma (Nihon University, Japan)
  • Dr. Takayuki Mizuno (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
  • Dr. Hiroshi Tsuda (Doshisha University, Japan)