Poster BD2017

Big Data is one of the most interesting and active areas nowadays, full of potential challenging subjects for mathematical researchers. In this conference, held in Porto on June 2, 2017, that subject will be approached in a broadband manner, targeting both industry and research partners, by taking special interest at new insights in what the future may bring concerning the so called Industry 4.0 and related challenges, including regulation and privacy concerns.

Although there is little time available on this one-day conference, the organization has reserved some time for short-communications, posters and startups presentations. If you have any success story, any real world application connected with your research, or if you want to present your startup to a broadband audience, please let us know. Maybe you may get a few minutes on stage.

This conference in Big Data serves as a launching event of the PT-MATHS-IN, the Portuguese Network for Mathematics in Industry and Innovation, which is the Portuguese representative of the European Service Network of Mathematics for Industry and Innovation (EU-MATHS-IN), whose goal is to leverage the impact of Mathematics in Industry, promoting information exchange and developing partnerships between these two groups. EU-MATHS-IN is now a European network of 14 countries national consortiums.

It will be perfect to get together industry, research community, startups and regulators in a out-of-the-box discussion in the recently awarded "Best European Destination 2017" city of Porto.

Come to Porto, get fresh ideas and new insights regarding Big Data, and as side effect, enjoy its World Heritage Historical Centre, hospitality, gastronomy and nice weather.

This conference, organized by PT-MATHS-IN, is sponsored and supported by several institutions. Check out our sponsors and supporters. Contact us at if you want to become a sponsor/supporter.

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Keynote Speakers
9:00 — 9:30 Opening Session
9:30 — 10:15 Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities from EU-MATHS-IN Point of View
Wil Schilders
10:15 — 10:30 BGI: Success Stories from Startups with Big Data
Jorge Rosa
10:30 — 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 — 11:05 Taking Variability in Data into Account: Symbolic Data Analysis
Paula Brito
11:05 — 11:25 Is Big Data Meaningful? Statistics for the Society in the 21st Century
Pedro Campos
11:25 — 11:45 Modelling and optimization of sustainable logistics activities: two case studies
Maria Isabel Gomes
11:45 — 12:30 Challenges and Opportunities for Mathematicians in Fraud Management
Rui Paiva
12:30 — 12:45 BGI: Success Stories from Startups with Big Data
Gonçalo Amorim
12:45 — 14:30 Lunch
14:30 — 15:15 Future Challenges for Big Data in Insurance
Gabriel Bernardino
15:15 — 15:35 Semantic Search in a Corpus of Geometric Constructions
Pedro Quaresma
15:35 — 15:55 Single out: how to find the needle in the haystack
Luís Antunes
15:55 — 16:15 Is digital pathology a big data problem?
José Manuel Fonseca
16:15 — 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 — 17:15 Challenges Concerning the Reform of Data Protection Rules in the EU
Filipa Calvão
17:15 — 18:00 Big Data in Political Campaigns
Stefano Iacus
18:00 — 18:30 Closing Session
18:30 — 20:30 Free
20:30 Workshop dinner at Pestana Palace Freixo
  PT-MATHS-IN EU-MATHS-IN Regular Student
Before May 1st 30 € 80 € 120 € 30 €
After May 1st 40 € 95 € 140 € 40 €

Dinner not included; dinner fee is 40 €.

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Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto

Auditorium E
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431
4200-072 Porto
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Getting to ISEP




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Organizing Committee

Manuel Cruz (LEMA/ISEP)
Paulo Vasconcelos (CMUP/FCUP)
Paula Amaral (CMAT/FCT-UNL)
Rui Borges Lopes (CIDMA/UA)
Sandra Ramos (CEAUL, LEMA/ISEP)
Sílvia Barbeiro (CMUC/UC)


This initiative is supported by COST Action TD1409, Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET)

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020