The MASTER conceptual model developed by UFSC and CNR has been presented at the Italian Database conference, SEBD2020, which has been held virtually from June 21 to June 24, 2020. Chiara Renso (CNR) presented the paper to an audience of about 35 attendees. Link to SEBD program is here: https://sebd2020.unica.it/program MASTER has also been included in the research projects in the SEBD web site: https://sebd2020.unica.it/projects
The 21st IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management will be held from June 30 - July 3, 2020 organized by our partner Prof. Karine Zeitouni from UVSQ .Due to the COVID outbreak the conference will be ONLINE only.MDM program offers three workshops, one PhD seminar, two keynotes, a panel and a rich scientific program with research, demo and industrial tracks. Attendance is free of charge!Registration deadline June 22nd, 2020.All infos at the MDM web site
Issue N 4 April 2020. The issue N 4 of the MASTER newsletter has been published! You can download from here. In this issue, a choice of interesting research highlights from the project: – Predicting Fishing Effort and Catch in the Northern Adriatic Sea – Uncovering hidden concepts from AIS data – Prospective Data Model and Distributed Query Processing Secondments experience Past and next events, included the First MASTER workshop
Prof. Stan Matwin from Dalhousie University reflects on what privacy means in tracking people at the coronavirus time and how we will balance the tracking and privacy needs in the world after the virus. You can read the Stan's blog discussion entitled "Privacy at the time of pandemic":https://bigdata.cs.dal.ca
MASTER partners, as an activity not directly related to the project but interesting to mention due to the links with the project topics, are actively participating and giving contributions to the COVID19 pandemic that is affecting the whole globe.Prof. Vania Bogorny and Luis Otavio Alvares from Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) are collaborating with an Italian company in developing a tracing app for the COVID. The app is called "Covid Community Alert", a worldwide open-source standard proposed by a global community to provide a service that allows the monitoring of interactions among devices in a totally anonymous way. More infos:https://github.com/Coronavirus-Outbreak-Control/Documentation/blob/master/Covid%20Community%20Alert%20-%20Protocol%20Decription.pdfhttps://coronavirus-outbreak-control.github.io/web/https://torino.corriere.it/economia/20_marzo_27/startup-che-vuole-arginare-covid-19-il-ministero-nasce-biella-brasile-b709554c-706e-11ea-82c1-be2d421e9f6b.shtml?refresh_ce-cp (In italian)
The Big Mobility Data Analysis workshop planned to be in Copenhagen - joint with the EDBT conference - on March 30 has been held remotely, due to the coronavirus restrictions.Chiara Renso (CNR) and Karine Zeitouni (UVSQ) has chaired the workshop by Zoom, hosted by the EDBT conference system.Prof. Zymanyi from Free University of Brussels held a keynote speech entitled "MobilityDB: Managing Mobility Data in PostgreSQL". Nine papers has been selected by the Program Committee and has been presented using uploaded videos and live Q&A. An average number of 37 users attended the workshop.
Prof. Kofidis from University of Piraeus (Greece) executed his secondment to Dalhousie University in Canada during the month of February 2020. The research topic of prof. Kofidis is the application of multi-way arrays (aka tensors) and their (coupled) decomposition to holistic trajectories. These models have been recently shown to outperform more conventional models and methods, and result in highly effective tools for applications such as recommendation and prediction.