Conference Boosts Big Data Use


The use of core information technology, which provides results in terms of innovation, is being discussed by experts in these fields who are meeting in Vientiane this week.

The IT and technology experts are meeting for the 3rd International Conference on Big Data Applications and Services (BIGDAS-L) running from December 20 to 23.

The Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology at the NUOL’s Faculty of Engineering, in cooperation with the Big Data Research Institute of Chungbuk National University, is organising the conference.

Power to change the world, Big Data is the main topic of discussion during the conference. Information technology experts from Cambodia, Vietnam, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and Laos are attending the conference to share their information technology experience and ideas.

In his opening remarks at the conference yesterday, President of the Korean Big Data Society, Mr Jooyeon Lee reminded participants about big data as a core technology, which he said provides innovative solutions in many fields such as healthcare, manufacturing, and social life.

The aim of big data is to present innovative results, encourage academic and industrial interaction, and promote collaborative research in big data and digital management worldwide, Mr Lee said.

Eight technical sessions and one workshop session have taken place at the conference at the venues of Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel, and the NUOL. The topics of technical sessions include big data models and algorithms, big data architecture, big data applications, big data security, big data visualisation, big data for public sector, big data in business, and big data in industry.

The ability to connect, not just with data scientists and technologists, but also business people, is really going to make big data go mainstream for decision-making.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering under the NUOL, Prof. Dr Boualinh Soysouvanh said it was essential to bring together experts in the field of big data application services so that they can realise the potential of big data together.

In his address at the ceremony, the NUOL’s Vice President Assoc. Prof. Dr Oudom Phonekhampheng noted the conference as a good venue and opportunity.

According to the conference organising committee, many high quality papers were accepted at the BIGAS-L, which have been presented in oral and poster sessions.

The committee expected that the publication of the conference will be a cornerstone for further related research and technology improvements in the field of big data.


Source: Vientiane Times