SIGGIS WORKSHOPS
ON LOCATION ANALYTICS, GIS, AND SPATIAL BIG DATA


El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico
Room Palominito A
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 9am – 12:30pm

This workshop focuses on Big Data Location Analytics. As geo-services revenues approach $300 billion, the workshop reviews underlying theory, concepts, and technologies; and how Geographical Information Systems (GIS) enable visualization and analysis of the location component of Big Data to create value and make better decisions. Workshop Part 1 covers Theoretical Foundations and Part 2 focuses on Location Analytics Solutions for Big Data, including spatial tools such as SpatialHadoop and Esri Maps for IBM Cognos.

8:30 – 9:00am PRE-WORKSHOP COFFEE and TEA

LOCATION ANALYTICS, GIS, AND SPATIAL BIG DATA I:
Conceptual Foundations

9:00 – 9:10 – Introduction to Workshop, Introduce Presenters. Mention of second
Workshop and Brief Introduction of its Keynote speaker.

9:10 – 9:30 – Overview of Big Data and Analytics

9:30 – 9:45 – Geospatial backdrop and Location Analytics

9:45 – 10:00 – How and where do Big Data, Analytics, and GIS intersect? Tying
Them Together

10:00 – 10:20 – Breakouts (small group discussions)

10:20 – 10:30 – Workshop Summary: Focus on “Takeaways” from Concepts of Big
Data and Location Analytics

10:30-11am BREAK – COFFEE, AMCIS-SPONSORED

LOCATION ANALYTICS, GIS, AND SPATIAL BIG DATA II:
Applications, Opportunities, and Challenges

11:00 – 11:10 – Introduction of workshop presenters and Industry Keynote speaker

11:10 – 12:00 – Industry Keynote Presentation, Demo of leading location analytics
solution, and Case Studies.

Keynote Presentation
Mansour Raad, Sr. Software Architect, Esri

12:00 – 12:20pm – Small breakout group discussions focused on location analytics
software solutions. Wide-ranging discussions.

12:20 – 12:30pm – Workshop summary. Key takeaways
What research questions have emerged?
What are the next steps for participants?


Presenters: Brian Hilton, Claremont Graduate University
James B. Pick, University of Redlands
Avijit Sarkar, University of Redlands
Hindupur Ramakrishna, University of Redlands
Dan Farkas, Pace University
Namchul Shin, Pace University

REGISTRATION. Registration done as part of the AMCIS 2015
Conference Registration.
If you have any questions about registering for the Workshops
please contact Dan Farkas (djf2128@gmail.com ) or
James Pick (james_pick@redlands.edu ).