Keynote at IEEE ‘Data Mining for Smart Cities’ Workshop

The First Workshop on Data Mining for Smart Cities (DMCities 2015) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) on 14 Nov 2015, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

Prof. Alexander Zipf from GIScience Heidelberg will give an invited Keynote Speach on
“Mapping the Urban Crowd – Mining the dynamic Geography of Smart Cities”

The second keynote speaker is Sanjay Jacob, Global Head, Cloud & Enterprise, Microsoft Corporation.


Applying conventional data mining and machine learning methods in urban computing is non-trivial work. The urban data challenges ranges from handling the size and variety of urban data, to unravelling the complexity of the underlying physical models, to addressing the concerns on protecting individual’s privacy, etc. However, the past few years have seen significant advances in addressing such challenges by researchers who are stepping up their efforts in understanding the biology of cities using big data.