Track description
The BIG Web

Many of today’s most successful enterprises – in business and in science – are built on the collection and analysis of data. The sheer volume and richness of these data sets has stimulated a massive wave of innovation. In addition, this revolution has also sparked important debate on data privacy policies, ethics and governance.

The BigData Innovators Gathering (BIG) will bring together academic and industry leaders in the big data space to share the state of the art and its successful application in business. This event will be co-located with WWW conference for the fifth time, now as a fully fledged alternate track named The BIG Web in The Web Conference.

The gathering will consist of keynotes from visionaries in the field, a panel on the uses of big data, and talks on successes and best practices.

The BIG Web Track Chairs:

  • Evgeniy Gabrilovich (Google, US)
  • Kira Radinsky (eBay, Israel)
  • Kuansan Wang (Microsoft, US)

The BIG Web Steering Committee:

  • Robin Chen (AT&T, USA)
  • Chin-Wan Chung (KAIST, Korea)
  • Jim Hendler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  • Frédérique Laforest (University of Lyon, France)
  • Wei-Ying Ma (Toutiao, China)
  • Luc Mariaux (University of Lyon, France)
  • Marc Najork (Google, USA)

The BIG Web Program Committee:

  • Ed Chi (Google)
  • Chin-Wan Chung (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Nikhil Garg (Stanford University)
  • Tomer Golany (Technion)
  • Shahar Harel (Technion)
  • David Hawking (Microsoft (Bing))
  • Irwin King (HKUST)
  • Makoto Koto (Kyoto University)
  • Ronny Lempel (Outbrain)
  • Sonya Liberman (Outbrain)
  • Alex Libov (Amazon)
  • Aviram Magen (Technion)
  • Vahab Mirrokni (Google)
  • Kamesh Munagala (Duke University)
  • Marc Najork (Google)
  • Galia Nordon (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
  • Ariel Raviv (Yahoo Research)
  • Guy Rosin (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
  • Bin Shao (Microsoft)

BIG 2018 Cup

For technical reasons, we will not be able to run the BIG 2018 CUP. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Looking forward to organizing this cup again in 2019.

Previous conferences:

Previous CUPs

  • BIG 2015 CUP: Classify malware into families based on file content and characteristics. See details
  • BIG 2016 CUP: Participants were supposed to submit a REST service endpoint that can verify whether a paper is written by a given author in an online judge system. See details
  • BIG 2017 CUP: The task was to predict whether a pair of given concepts has IsA relationship. See details