Summer School – Big Data Information Visualisation

SACHI the St Andrews Computer Human Interaction research group and the Big Data Lab St Andrews are pleased to announce they will jointly run a SICSA supported “Big Data Information Visualisation” summer school in 2013. This summer school is concerned with the processing, management and hence presentation of “big data”, in an intelligible form with information visualisation techniques and methods. Data-intensive researchers talk about the “three Vs” of Big Data: Volume, Velocity and Variety (see CACM post). In this summer school we aim to demystify the concept of big data by introducing a systematic, scientific and rigorous approach to tackling it. We take a blended theory and practice approach here, by providing both theoretical underpinnings and practical use of the infrastructure to process big-data and the means to understand it with information visualisation.

See the SACHI website for more details.

Event details

  • When: 8th July 2013 - 12th July 2013
  • Format: Summer School

Summer school “Advanced techniques in computer algebra systems development”

The summer school “Advanced techniques in computer algebra systems development” is organised by the Centre of Interdisciplinary Research in Computational Algebra and supported by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) and the EU FP6 project “SCIEnce – Symbolic Computation Infrastructure for EuropeFurther details>>>

Event details

  • When: 29th August 2011 - 1st September 2011
  • Where: Maths Theatre A
  • Format: Summer School

Summer School on Multimodal Systems for Digital Tourism

The focus of this summer school is to introduce a new generation of researchers to the latest research advances in multimodal systems, in the context of applications, services and technologies for tourists (Digital Tourism). Where mobile and desktop applications can rely on eyes down interaction, the tourist aims to keep their eyes up and focussed on the painting, statue, mountain, ski run, castle, loch or other sight before them. In this school we focus on multimodal input and output interfaces, data fusion techniques and hybrid architectures, vision, speech and conversational interfaces, haptic interaction, mobile, tangible and virtual/augmented multimodal UIs, tools and system infrastructure issues for designing interfaces and their evaluation.
We have structured this summer school as a blend of theory and practice.

Further information on the summer school on the SACHI site

Event details

  • When: 27th June 2011 - 1st July 2011
  • Where: Honey Bldg
  • Format: Summer School