• Jul12
    Moditha Hewasinghage's PhD Thesis defense at UPC
    Title: Physical Database Design in Document StoresAuthor: Hewasinghage, Moditha Programme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Departamento: Departament d'Enginyeria de Serveis i Sistemes d'Informació (ESSI)Deposit date: 01/04/2022Defense date: 12/07/2022Defense time: 09:00Defense place: Physicall at UPC-Campus Nord B6-Sala Actes, remotely through GMeet (just request access e-mailing either the author or any of the advisors if you want to attend)Thesis (more)
  • Jun02
    Best communication award in SEIMC'2022
    The communication on "Diagnóstico automatizado de malaria mediante el análisis de imágenes digitales microscópicas con redes neuronales e integración dels sistema en una aplicación de dispositivo móvil" got the award to the best communication in the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology (SEIMC). This is a result of the joint project between UPC, Probitas foundation and Vall d'Hebron Research Institute.
  • May20
    Keynote Speech at 16th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS)
    Alberto Abelló gives the keynote talk at RCIS 2022 "Big DataBase Management System".
  • May12
    Invited Speech at 1st International Conference on Planetary Health
    Alberto Abelló participates in the round table "The Opportunity for a Digital Planetary Health" in the 1st International Conference on Planetary Health. Time:17:00 to 18:30 CET Place: Sant Julià de Lòria (Andorra) Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t7RrC-1we4
  • Apr29
    Participation in the workshop on Technology for the health of kinds in poverty contexts
    Alberto Abelló participates in the panel "Collaboration perspectives between pediatricians, engineers and scientifics" in the workshop on "Technology for the health of kinds in poverty contexts" in UPC. Time:10h to 14h CET Place: Campus Nord, C2-Sala actes Live broadcasting: http://zonavideo.upc.edu
  • Mar29
    Keynote Speech at 1st International Workshop on Data Platform Design, Management, and Optimization (DataPlat 2022)
    Alberto Abelló gives the keynote talk at DataPlat 2022 "Big DataBase Management System".
  • Jan17
    Keynote Speech at 3rd International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling (Concept 2022)
    Alberto Abelló gives the keynote speech at Concept 2022 "On the Performance Impact of Using JSON, Beyond Impedance Mismatch".
  • Dec01
    Proof of Concept project granted by Spanish ministry
    Automated Data-Driven Decision Making (D3M). This project builds upon two research results obtained in the project Generation and Evolution of Smart APIs (GENESIS), funded by the National Spanish Program for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society 2016 (TIN2016-79269-R; Dec. 2016-Dec. 2020): a dataspace management system (ODIN), and a software analytics tool (Strategic Dashboard). Their combination bridges the gap between the low-level interface that current data integration solutions offer, (more)
  • Nov22
    IFIP 60th Anniversary: Future of Information Processing Event Series
    Oscar Romero will be a panelist in the IFIP 60th Anniversary: Future of Information Processing Event Series, organized by IFIP in their anniversary and meant to discuss the future trends of databases. The panel will discuss topics from data science, through artificial intelligence to quantum computing. It will be moderated by Philippe Cudre-Maroux and the participants will be Tiziana Catarci (Sapienza University), Monica Scannapieco (Italian National Institute of Statistics), Paolo Ceravolo (Milan (more)
  • Sep23
    Best PhD thesis award 2021
    Sergi Nadal has been awarded the award to the best PhD thesis defended in 2019 by SISTEDES. The ceremony will be held in Málaga on September 23rd, as part of the CEDI congress. El ganador del Premio 2021 a la mejor Tesis Doctoral es Sergi Nadal Francesch (@la_UPC), por "Metadata-Driven Data Integration", codirigida por Alberto Abelló Gamazo, Oscar Romero Moral y Stijn Vansummeren.¡Enhorabuena! 👏👏👏Esperamos poder veros en Málaga en septiembre. pic.twitter.com/CHU9OsbnGx — sistedes (@sistedes) June (more)
  • Sep01
    Retos project granted by the Spanish ministry
    Development, Operation and Data Governance for ML-based Software Systems (DOGO4ML). DOGO4ML proposes a holistic end-to-end framework to develop, operate and govern MAchine Leaning Software Systems (MLSS) and their data. This framework revolvesaround a new proposal we call the DevDataOps lifecycle, which unifies two software lifecycles: a DevOps lifecycle and a DataOpslifecycle. The DevOps cycle aims to transform the requirements of an MLSS into deployed code (Dev) and get feedback as soon aspossible (more)
  • May30
    Two projects granted by the Centre for Cooperation Development
    The Centre for Cooperation Development of UPC has granted the funding for two projects lead by DTIM. The first project, on the topic of data interoperability for specialized outbreak management systems, is the continuation of an ongoing project with the main focus on (but not limited to) COVID-19 pandemics challenges. The project is done in collaboration with Jesus Alcober, Toni Oller, and Juan Lopéz from Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC) of UPC and Global (more)
  • Apr14
    Besim Bilalli participated as a guest speaker in the IFIP Working Group 2.6 on Databases
    Besim Bilalli participated as a guest speaker in the online seminar of the IFIP Working Group 2.6 on Databases. This group was established in 1974 and provides an international forum for the exchange of information on technical, economic, and social impacts and experiences with database applications. Topic: "Learning the impact of data pre-processing in data analysis" Slides: PDF.
  • Mar23
    Best paper award DOLAP 2021
    "Effective data pre-processing for AutoML" by Joseph Giovanelli, Besim Bilalli and Alberto Abelló received the best paper award of DOLAP 2021.
  • Mar06
    Sergi Nadal receives an award for Scientific Research into Urban Challenges in the City of Barcelona 2020
    The Barcelona City Council has delivered on Tuesday, 16 March, the Awards for Scientific Research into Urban Challenges in the City of Barcelona 2020 announced last October to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony, broadcast on YouTube, took place in the Saló de Cent of the Barcelona City Council and was chaired by the mayor of the city, Ada Colau, together with the Deputy Mayor for Culture, Education, Science and Community, Joan Subirats, and the delegate of Municipal Policies for Science and (more)
  • Feb17
    Data Engineering for Data Science: talk at IFIP 2.6 Working Group (Databases)
    The IFIP Working Group 2.6 on Databases is a reputated group established in 1974 which aims, among other objectives, for the benefit of society, to promote visibility and to increase the impact of research and development in the database area, especially in the fields defined in the scope of the working group. In this scope, IFIP WG2.6 is meeting every month to promote and discuss new trends related to data management. On 17th February 2021, Oscar Romero presented the topic Data Engineering for Data (more)
  • Feb05
    Ayman Al-Serafi's PhD Thesis defense at UPC
    Title: Dataset proximity mining for supporting schema matching and data lake governanceAuthor: Al-Serafi, Ayman Programme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Departamento: Departament d'Enginyeria de Serveis i Sistemes d'Informació (ESSI)Deposit date: 03/12/2020Defense date: 05/02/2021Defense time: 09:30Defense place: GMeet (just request access e-mailing either the author or any of the advisors if you want to attend)Thesis advisors: Alberto Abell (more)
  • Dec09
    15 positions open for MSCA-ITN-EJD DEDS
    15 Early-Stage Researcher Positions in Data Engineering for Data Science (EURAXESS Job Offer id: 585978)
  • Dec08
    WIMEDS presented in the 3rd Meeting of NTD National Programme Managers in the WHO African Region
    The five day long (7-11 December) meeting of NTD National Programme Managers in the WHO African Region was held online in the presence of more than 110 people participating from various different countries of Africa. In the 3rd day of this meeting, as part of the collaboration effort between WHO and UPC, DTIM members presented the WIMEDS (WHO Integrated Medical Supplies System) tool. WIMEDS is a web based tool that is meant to coordinate the tasks between different actors at the time of Forecasting (more)
  • Oct29
    Amine Ghrab PhD Defense
    On Thursday October 29, 2020, at 9:00, our colleague Amine Ghrab will defend his PhD thesis “Graph Data Warehousing”. This thesis is a joint co-supervision with Université Libre de Bruxelles and the DTIM research group at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Interested applicants can join via Teams after requesting access in the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y7m66oat
  • Sep10
    Rudra Deb Nath PhD Defense
    On Thursday October 1, 2020, at 13:00, our colleague Rudra Pratap Deb Nath will defend his PhD thesis “Aspects of Semantic ETL”. You can read the full abstract here. This thesis is a joint co-supervision from the Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University and the DTIM research group at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. External attendants (i.e., external to AAU who is hosting the event) must join via Teams. How to join via Teams: If you wish to attend the defence via Teams, please send (more)
  • Jul10
    Posgraduate on Sports Analytics together with Futbol Club Barcelona
    UPC School and FC Barcelona join forces to create a new posgraduate on Sports Analytics to start in February 2021, which will be coordinated by Alberto and Oscar.
  • Jun04
    Elvis Koci's PhD Thesis defense at TUD
    Title: Layout Inference and Table Detection in Spreadsheet Document Autor: Elvis Koci Programme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Department: Departament d'Enginyeria de Serveis i Sistemes d'Informació (ESSI) Deposit date: 29/04/2020 Reading date: 04/06/2020 Reading time: 17h Reading place: Technical University of Dresden Thesis directors: Wolfgang Lehner, Oscar Romero
  • May22
    MSCA-ITN-EJD European Joint Doctorate on Data Engineering for Data Science granted
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks grannted under H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020 call together with Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Aalborg Universitet (Denmark), and the Athena Research and Innovation Institute (Greece). It was a very competitive call with only 12 European Joint Doctorates being granted. The objective of the project is to provide holistic support for the end-to-end management of the full lifecycle of data, from capture to exploitation by data scientists. DEDS is the (more)
  • Apr21
    Centre for Cooperation Development project granted
    The CCD of UPC granted the project "COVID-19 data exchange among specialized outbreak software suites" under the call "Projectes de recerca basats en el processat i anàlisis de dades sobre el SARS-COV-2 i la malaltia COVID-19 en països en vies de desenvolupament".
  • Apr14
    DTIM celebrates first ever World Chagas Disease Day (WCDD 2020)
    Together with WHO and numerous organizations around the world, DTIM participates in the celebration of the first ever World Chagas Disease Day. DTIM actively contributes to the fight against Chagas disease though the innovative project for building the WHO Information System to Control and Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (WISCENTD). The efforts of DTIM and other Catalan institutions have also been recognized by the government of Catalonia, which offers support to WHO in the fight against Chagas (more)
  • Dec05
    Rana Faisal Munir's PhD Thesis defense at UPC
    Title: Storage Format Selection and Optimization for Materialized Intermediate Results in Data-Intensive Flows Author: MUNIR, RANA FAISAL Programme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Departamento: Departament d'Enginyeria de Serveis i Sistemes d'Informació (ESSI)Deposit date: 05/11/2019Defense date: 05/12/2019Defense time: 10:00Defense place: Sala d¿Actes. Building B6. Campus Nord. UPCThesis advisors: Alberto Abelló, Oscar Romero, Wolfgang Lehner
  • Oct30
    The WISCENTD project presented at Global Digital Development Summit in Geneva
    DTIM member Petar Jovanovic is presenting the colaborative WISCENTD project at the Global Digital Development Summit (GDDS) in Geneva on November 30th. More information here.
  • Oct29
    Presentation at ISWC'19
    Sergi Nadal presented a demo paper entitled "ODIN: A Dataspace Management System" at the 18th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2019) in Auckland (New Zealand). More info about the project
  • Oct20
    WISCENTD advisory group kick-off meeting
    The meeting took place at UPC with the objective of creating a group of experts to provide technical and strategic advice and support to the WISCENTD project.
  • Sep16
    MoirAI project kick-off
    DTIM members Sergi Nadal and Oscar Romero, in collaboration with inLab, have participated in the kick-off meeting of the MoirAI project. The project aims to apply Big Data and artificial intelligence techniques to marking online for the touristic sector. More info Signature by UPC's rector Francesc Torres: 🖋️Signatura de conveni amb l'startup canària @AdQuiver, vinculada a big data i sector turístic. Una bona experiència de treball amb @inLabFIB cc @jordibere @CIT_UPC pic.twitter.com/hJJlMAXPap (more)
  • Sep12
    Invited keynote at #JDSE19
    Oscar Romero will give an invited keynote at the Junior Conference on Data Science and Engineering (JDSE) the 12th of September. The keynote will highlight the main advances in the DTIM team and is entitled: "Big Data Variety. The Challenge of On-demand Data Integration" More details at: https://jdse-paris.github.io/jDSE2019/#about
  • Sep08
    Invited keynote at QUACA@ADBIS19
    During the QUACA workshop, Oscar Romero will give a keynote speech entitled "Analytical Metadata Modeling" on the 8th September, 2019 at Bled (Slovenia). There, we will discuss the main advances in metadata management and its exploitation to automate time-consuming and cumbersome tasks in Big Data systems. More details at: https://sites.google.com/view/qauca2019/home
  • Aug29
    Panelist at 4th Global Summit on Circulatory Health
    Alberto Abelló participates as panelist at the 4th Global Summit on Circulatory Health held in Paris (France) on August 29th-30th, 2019.
  • Jul30
    Invited speaker at MEDTROP2019
    Alberto Abelló gives one of the invited talks at the 55o. Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical in Belo Horizonte (Brazil).
  • Jul25
    Seminar on Project Management
    Fatmir Vela, who is working as a Project Manager in Axians redtoo was invited to give a talk on the challenges of project management in practice. Date: 25.07.2019Location: S210Time: 10:30Topic: "Project Management in practice"Speaker: Fatmir Vela (LinkedIn)
  • May16
    Sergi Nadal's PhD Thesis defense at UPC
    Title: Metadata-Driven Data Integration Autor: Nadal Francesch, Sergi Programme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Department: Departament d'Enginyeria de Serveis i Sistemes d'Informació (ESSI) Deposit date: 26/03/2019 Reading date: 16/05/2019 Reading time: 10:00 Reading place: Aula Màster (Campus Nord) Thesis directors: Alberto Abelló, Oscar Romero, Stijn Vansummeren
  • May02
    Seminar on the Use Cases of Data Integration across the Linked Data Lifecycle
    Albin Ahmeti, a Data Knowledge Engineer from the Semantic Web Company was invited to give a talk on the Use Cases of Data Integration across the Linked Data Lifecycle. The talk was organized by DTIM and was attended by more than 50 master students at UPC.More information about the guest speaker and the Semantic Web Company can be found in the following link: Albin Ahmeti's talk.
  • Apr18
    WISCENTD presentation at WHO Health Data Forum
    Oscar Romero presents the WISCENTD project at the WHO Health Data Forum.
  • Mar19
    Big Data Architecture & Design Seminar
    DTIM organised a 4-days, 12-hours seminar about "Big Data Architecture and Design Principles". The seminar included 2-days of theory and 2-days hands-on training about big data evolving architectures, stream-processing in Apache Kafka and Flink, in addition to parallel processing architectures in Apache Spark. The students from the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB) were able to experience first-hand the different challenges of big data processing, including batch and stream processing, from a (more)
  • Nov19
    WISCENTD project publicly presented at WHO
    Alberto, Besim, Oscar and Petar participate at the WHO Meeting of the Non-Endemic Countries Initiative on the Control of Chagas Disease (19-20/11/2018) and Meeting of Partners and Stakeholders on the Control and Elimination of Chagas Disease (21/11/2018). Both can be follwed in streaming (NECI meeting and P&S)
  • Nov09
    Petar Jovanovic gets the special doctoral award
    Petar Jovanovic gets one of the special doctoral awards in the area of ICT from the UPC doctoral school.
  • Oct25
    Rohit Kumar awarded by Big Data Center of Excellence
    Rohit Kumar Gets the Big Data Talent Award 2018 to the Best PhD thesis in the fourth edition of the Big Data Congress.
  • Oct17
    DTIM is participating in the 4th GESSI Bi-annual Pizza Day at UPC
    The DTIM research group will be participating in the 4th bi-annual GESSI Pizza Day at UPC Campus Nord in order to present our latest research to the students and research community of FIB. We will be demonstrating our on-going research projects and opportunities for collaboration and research. During this event we will also present Thesis projects for Bachelor and Masters students pursuing the completion of their degree. Date: 17th of October 2018. Time: 13h to 14h and 14h to 15h. Lcoation: Àgora (more)
  • Aug13
    Design and Optimization of Data-intensive Flows in Big Data Systems
    Petar Jovanovic gives a talk on Design and Optimization of Data-intensive Flows at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Kaiserslautern, Germany.
  • Jul12
    Databases: Past, Present and Future
    Oscar Romero gives a talk in the Computer Science School of Barcelona about the evolution of database field, in the framework of the 40th aniversary of the school.
  • Jun29
    Collaboration agreement signed with Probitas
    Agreement signed with Probitas Foundation to improve and extend their software to manage analysis results in the framework of the Global Laboratory Initiative.
  • Jun28
    Besim Bilalli's PhD Thesis defense at UPC
    Title: Learning the impact of data pre-processing in data analysis Author: Besim Bilalli Programme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Department: Department of Service and Information System Engineering (ESSI)Deposit date: 18/05/2018Reading date: 28/06/2018Reading time: 16:00Reading place: UPC - Campus Nord - Building B6 - Room Sala d´ActesThesis director: Alberto Abelló, Tomàs Aluja, Robert Wrembel
  • Jun27
    Rohit Kumar's PhD Thesis defense at UPC
    Title: Temporal Graph Mining and Distributed ProcessingAuthor: Rohit Kumar Programme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Department: Department of Service and Information System Engineering (ESSI)Deposit date: 18/05/2018Reading date: 27/06/2018Reading time: 9:30Reading place: UPC - Campus Nord - Building B6 - Room Sala d´ActesThesis director: Toon Calders, Alberto Abelló
  • Feb05
    Consolidated Research Group label achieved
    Catalan accreditation as Consolidated Research Group gotten together with GESSI for the period 2017-2019.
  • Dec04
    Emmanouil Valsomatzis' PhD Thesis Defense at AAU
    Title: Aggregation Techniques for Energy FlexibilityAuthor: Emmanouil Valsomatzis Programme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Department: Departament d'Enginyeria de Serveis i Sistemes d'Informació (ESSI)Deposit date: 20/11/2017Reading date: 04/12/2017Reading time: 13:00Reading place: AAU - Casiopea building, Aalborg, DenmarkThesis directors: Torben Bach Pedersen, Alberto Abelló
  • Oct26
    Participation in the Big Data Congress
    The third edition of the Big Data Congress is the biggest event related to Big Data in Barcelona, which is organised by the Big Data Centre of Excellence (Big Data CoE). Oscar Romero will be participating on behalf of the DTIM in the Big Data Technology: Infrastructure and Platforms session. There, he will give a talk on the Evolution of Data Ecosystems: From the Data Warehouse to the Data Lake. The link to the talk can be found at: http://dracpixeldev.com/bigdata2017/BIGDATA2017_07102017_08.php
  • Oct10
    7th International Conference on Model and Data Engineering (MEDI 2017)
    DTIM has organised the 7th International Conference on Model and Data Engineering (MEDI 2017) in Barcelona. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for the dissemination of research accomplishments and to promote the interaction and collaboration between the models and data research communities. A total of 26 papers were presented in 8 sessions, as well as two keynote sessions.
  • Sep28
    BigNovelTI 2017 Co-Located with ADBIS 2017
    DTIM, together with the KRDB Research Group from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, has organised the BigNovelTI workshop (co-located with ADBIS 2017). The workshop focused on novel techniques for integrating Big Data. Four papers were presented and a panel discussing the current trends on data integration in such scenarios took place. The presentations of the workshop can be found here.
  • Jul06
    Attendance of the 7th eBISS European Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium in Brussels, Belgium
    Our 1st and 2nd year doctoral researchers in the IT4BI-DC program, along with Alberto Abello, Oscar Romero, and Petar Jovanovic have attended the 7th edition of the eBISS summer school and doctoral colloquium which took place in Brussels, Belgium. This year's event was organised by the ULB unviersity of Brussels. The program consisted of multiple topics about the state-of-the art of Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analytics including: Deep learning, Programmatic ETL, Temporal DBs, Data quality (more)
  • Jun21
    A software reference architecture for semantic-aware Big Data systems
    Sergi Nadal, together with Victor Herrero, Oscar Romero, Alberto Abelló, Xavier Franch, Stijn Vansummeren and Danilo Valerio has published a new journal paper about reference architectures for Big Data in Information and Software Technology. This paper presents Bolster, a refinement of the λ-architecture, a reference model for Big Data systems, which also provides semantic-awareness in Big Data Systems. These are Big Data system implementations that have components to simplify data definition and (more)
  • Jun01
    SETL: A programmable semantic extract-transform-load framework for semantic data warehouses
    Rudra Pratap Deb Nath, Katja Hose, Torben Bach Pedersen and Oscar Romero have published a new journal paper about a programmable semantic extract-transform-load framework (called SETL) for semantic data warehouses. In order to create better decisions for business analytics, organizations increasingly use external structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data in addition to the (mostly structured) internal data. Current Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) tools are not suitable for this “open world (more)
  • May24
    Petar Jovanovic received a research award by Spanish Computer Science Society and BBVA Foundation
    For his research work on the Big Data management problems, Petar Jovanovic, from DTIM, UPC-BarcelonaTech, received a research award by the Spanish Computer Science Society (SCIE) and Foundation BBVA. More info at link and video (Spanish).
  • May04
    Participation at Healthio
    Alberto Abelló present the status of the project with WHO ("Innovative tools & Big Data to control/eliminate NTDs affecting millions in the world") at the conference HealthIO in Barcelona, together with Pedro Albajar and Jose Ruiz Postigo.
  • Apr27
    Talk at Escoles Arrels
    Oscar Romero was invited to give a talk about Big Data at Escoles Arrels de Badalona. The talk was conceived within the "Science Day" organised by the school. It addressed the main challenges and opportunities and was addressed to students between 13 and 16 years old (1r, 2nd, 3r and 4th ESO).
  • Feb28
    Article about Big Data in Educaweb
    Alberto Abelló and Oscar Romero publish the article "Big Data. Oportunidades y amenazas para la tarea orientadora" at EducaWeb.
  • Feb08
    Participate in BSC Big Data Analytics course
    Alberto Abelló and Petar Jovanovic participate in Big Data Analysics course at Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
  • Jan27
    Vasileios Theodorou's PhD Thesis defense at UPC
    Title: Automating User-Centered Design of Data-Intensive Processes Author: Vasileios Theodorou Programme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Department: Department of Service and Information System Engineering (ESSI)Deposit date: 01/12/2016Reading date: 27/01/2016Reading time: 10:30Reading place: UPC - Campus Nord - Building B6 - Room Sala d´ActesThesis director: Alberto Abelló, Wolfgang Lehner
  • Jan24
    Jovan Varga's PhD Thesis defense at UPC
    Title: Semantic Metadata for Supporting Exploratory OLAPAuthor: Jovan Varga Programme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Department: Departament d'Enginyeria de Serveis i Sistemes d'Informació (ESSI)Deposit date: 02/12/2016Reading date: 24/1/2016Reading time: 11:30Reading place: UPC - Campus Nord - Building B6 - Room Sala d´ActesThesis directors: Torben Bach Pedersen, Oscar Romero
  • Jan19
    UPC against malaria, tuberculosis, chagas and other neglected tropical diseases
    La UPC és una universitat responsable, fa un treball extens per transmetre valors humans al seus estudiants i promou que els grups de recerca dediquin part del seu treball a ajudar a construir un món més just. La malària, la tuberculosi i les malalties desateses afecten a centenars de milions de persones, ja que causen milions de malalts i milions de morts any rere any. La UPC és una de les millors universitats en tecnologia, en matemàtiques i en ciències, i té la voluntat de posar els seus coneixements (more)
  • Dec04
    Course on NOSQL Databases at Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)
    Last week Oscar Romero gave a 20h intensive course on NOSQL Databases at ITBA (Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires). Special emphasis was given on the need of new architectural solutions to deal with the Big Data principles as well as the relevance of modeling (based on the database workload and the database architecture). The course is part of the Data Science (Ciencia de Datos) postgraduate offered by ITBA. Thanks all for the great atmosphere and successful course!
  • Oct05
    Postgraduate project wins the Big Data Talent awards
    The project in the Postgrade on Big Data Management and Analytics of UPCSchool "Tourist Factory" by Beatriz Martín, Juan Pablo López, Yulia Zvyagelskaya i Rodica Fazakas won the Big Data Talent Awards of Barcelona Big Data Center of Excelence. Another project of the same postgrade by Albert Quiroga, Ferran Cabezas, Xavier Mas i Carles Teixidó was finalist. Alumnos del posgrado en Big Data de la UPC School ganan los Big Data Talent Awards
  • Sep28
    Project granted by the ministry together with GESSI group
    The Spanish ministry of economy and competitivity under call 2016 for R+D+I projects has granted "Generation and Evolution of Smart APIs (GENESIS)" for the next four years.
  • Sep26
    Petar Jovanovic's PhD Thesis defense at UPC
    Title: Requirement-Driven Design and Optimization of Data-Intensive Flows Author: Petar JovanovicProgramme: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Degree in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence Department: Department of Service and Information System Engineering (ESSI)Deposit date: 18/07/2016 Reading date: 26/09/2016Reading time: 10:30Reading place: UPC - Campus Nord - Building B6 - Room Sala d´ActesThesis directors: Alberto Abelló, Toon Calders, Oscar Romero
  • Jul27
    Big Data Design talk at ICT4V in Montevideo
    Alberto Abelló gives a talk on Big Data Design at the innovation and research center Information and Communication Technologies for Verticals in Montevideo.
  • Jul18
    Erasmus Mundus Master BDMA granted
    EACEA has granted an Erasmus Mundus Master Programme on Big Data Management and Analytics to the consortium composed by ULB, UPC, TUB, UFRT and TU/e.
  • Jul11
    Participation in the Summer Course on Big Data Applications at Universitat d'Alacant (UA)
    Oscar Romero has been invited to lecture on Big Data Management (NOSQL technologies) at the Summer School delivered by the Universitat Alacant (UA). The Summer School is structured as a "cátedra" with Telefónica. More information at: http://web.ua.es/va/verano/2016/campus/big-data-fundamentos-tecnologicos-y-aplicaciones-practicas.html
  • Jul08
    Participation in the 6th eBISS European Summer School and Doctoral Colloquium in Tours, France
    Our 1st and 2nd year doctoral researchers, along with Alberto Abelló and Oscar Romero, have participated in the 6th edition of the eBISS summer school and doctoral colloquium which took place in Uni Tours, France (http://cs.ulb.ac.be/conferences/ebiss2016/). This year, the program consisted of multiple topics about the state-of-the-art of Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analytics including: Graph analytics and databases, frequent pattern mining, and scalable real-time big data analytics. (more)
  • Jun09
    Participation in the MESIO UPC-UB X Summer School
    Three of the DTIM group members (Sergi Nadal, Petar Jovanovic and Oscar Romero) will participate in the MESIO UPC-UB X Summer School lecturing a course of 15 hours (from June 27th to July 1st) on Big Data Management: https://mesioupcub.masters.upc.edu/en/x-summer-school-2016 The MESIO UPC-UB Summer School is a specialized training program organized by the Interuniversity Master in Statistics and Operations Research (MESIO UPC-UB), the Degree in Statistical Science and Techniques, and the PhD in Statistics (more)
  • May30
    Seminar on Natural Language Processing and Sentiment Analysis
    Alexander Gelbukh from Instituto Politécnico Nacional (México) will give a 8h seminar on Natural Language Processing and Sentiment Analysis. This seminar will introduce you to fundamental concepts on natural language processing and sentiment analysis. The main topics covered will be: Introduction to Natural Language Processing Python and NLTK Text Similarity Metrics Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis Current trends and implementation with NLTK No previous knowledge on natural language processing (more)
  • May27
    Project granted for development cooperation
    UPC-CCD has granted the project “Coordinació i projecció del treball de la comunitat UPC contra la malària, la tuberculosi i les malalties desateses”, aiming at stablishing a solid collaborative foundation from a scientific and quantitative perspective for decision making in medicine, whose main focus will initially be on Chagas disease control. The activities will involve a multidisciplinary team from different specialities, including UPC departments (informatics, enginering, architecture and phisics (more)
  • May11
    Proceedings of eBISS'15 appeared in LNBIP
    The proceedings of the Fifth European Business Intelligence Summer School (eBISS 2015) organized in Barcelona last year eBISS'15 appeared published in LNBIP by Springer.
  • May04
    Alberto Abelló participated as invited speaker in the Smart UniverCity
    Alberto Abelló participated as inviter speaker in the International Staff Training Week dedicated to the design of Smart University Services in the new collaboration era.
  • Apr28
    Petar Jovanovic published a paper on Incremental Design and Multi-Flow Optimization of Data-Intensive Flows
    Petar Jovanovic, with Oscar Romero, Alkis Simitsis, and Alberto Abelló, published a paper on Incremental Design and Multi-Flow Optimization of Data-Intensive Flows, in "IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)", (Volume:28 , Issue: 5 ). You can access the paper at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TKDE.2016.2515609
  • Apr27
    Vasileios Theodorou published journal article on data generation for evaluating ETL process quality
    Vasileios Theodorou, with Petar Jovanovic, Alberto Abelló and Emona Nakuçi published a journal article on data generation for evaluating ETL process quality in "Information Systems". You can access it here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306437916301648
  • Apr26
    DSS from a RE Perspective: A systematic mapping
    Stephany Garcia, together with Oscar Romero and Ruth Raventós has published a new journal paper about DSS from a RE perspective in the Journal of Software an Systems. This paper presents a systematic mapping of current literature of RE for DSS by using the well-known Klaus Pohl RE framework. The overall idea is to gain insight in the RE process and how it should be tailored for DSS. The paper is already available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2016.03.046
  • Apr25
    Seminar on Time Series Management
    Panos Vassiliadis, professor in University of Ionnanina (Greece) will give a 7h seminar on Time Series Management. General Description This seminar will introduce you to fundamental concepts on time series. The main topics covered will be: Time Series preparation. Missing values. Noise removal & Normalization (Piecewise Aggregate Approximation, Exponential Smoothing). Data transformation & reduction (DFT, SAX). Distance of time series (Euclidean, Dynamic Time Warping). Time Series Forecasting. Stationarity (more)
  • Mar09
    Spring School "Models, Systems, and Algorithms for Role-based Business Intelligence Applications"
    Several DTIM members participated in the Spring School "Models, Systems, and Algorithms for Role-based Business Intelligence Applications" held at Dagstuhl. The primary goal was to establish synergies between two structured PhD programmes: the DFG-funded research training group RoSI and the European-funded Erasmus+ Joint Doctorate IT4BI-DC. More info at: https://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/evhp/?semnr=16103
  • Feb23
    Tomàs Aluja on Big Data at El Periódico
    Tomàs has published an entry on Big Data in one of the reference catalan newspapers. You can find more here: http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/mas-valor/biga-data-oportunidad-futuro-4917061
  • Feb08
    About Big Data: Radio Interview
    Oscar Romero was invited to talk about Big Data in a divulgative radio programme (El Pou) on technology and science. The interview (in catalan) can be found here: http://www.cugat.cat/diari/sons/116549.htm
  • Dec16
    Vasileios Theodorou published journal article on ETL Process Quality
    Vasileios Theodorou, with Alberto Abelló, Wolfgang Lehner and Maik Thiele, published a journal article on ETL Process Quality in a special issue of "Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience". You can access it here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cpe.3729/abstract
  • Dec15
    Finalist project in Big Data Talent Awards
    The project SmartCityAlert, developed by students Carles Maggi, Jesús Llevadias and José Manuel Reche from the postgraduate in Big Data Management & Analytics at UPC School was a finalist in the category of "Best MSc or Postgraduate Project" at the Big Data Talent Awards, organized as part of the Big Data Congress celebrated in Barcelona. The Big Data Congress gathered in Barcelona around one thousand assistants between the 3rd and 4th of November. Its aim is to tackle future challenges in Big Data (more)
  • Oct28
    Seminar Python for Data Science
    In recent years, Python has become an increasingly important part of the data science, engineering and analytic tool landscape. The ecosystem keeps growing and new capabilities are added each day by a large developer community. This seminar will provide an in-depth coverage of the tools and techniques gaining traction with the data audience, including Bokeh for interactive data visualization, scikit-learn for Machine Learning and Jupyter Notebooks for sharing analysis, among others. We will also (more)
  • Oct22
    Alberto Abelló keynote speaker in DOLAP'15
    Alberto is in Melbourne (Australia), where he is going to participate in the ACM Eighteenth International Workshop On Data Warehousing and OLAP (DOLAP 2015) as keynote speaker with the presentation "Big Data Design". Additionally, he will present the paper Supporting Data Integration Tasks with Semi-Automatic Ontology Construction from Rizkallah Touma, Petar Jovanovic and Oscar Romero.
  • Oct21
    The website is up!
    Welcome to the website, this is our first post.