The Fifth Elephant is India’s most renowned data science conference. It is a space for discussing some of the most cutting edge developments in the fields of machine learning, data science and technology that powers data collection and analysis.
Machine Learning, Distributed and Parallel Computing, and High-performance Computing continue to be the themes for this year’s edition of Fifth Elephant.
We are now accepting submissions for our next edition which will take place in Bangalore 28-29 July 2016.
We are looking for application level and tool-centric talks and tutorials on the following topics:
- Deep Learning
- Text Mining
- Computer Vision
- Social Network Analysis
- Large-scale Machine Learning (ML)
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Computational Biology
- ML in healthcare
- ML in education
- ML in energy and ecology
- ML in agriculrure
- Analytics for emerging markets
- ML in e-governance
- ML in smart cities
- ML in defense
The deadline for submitting proposals is 30th April 2016
This year’s edition spans two days of hands-on workshops and conference. We are inviting proposals for:
- Full-length 40 minute talks.
- Crisp 15-minute talks.
- Sponsored sessions, 15 minute duration (limited slots available; subject to editorial scrutiny and approval).
- Hands-on Workshop sessions, 3 and 6 hour duration.
Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. We urge you to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your past speaking experience. Blurbs or blog posts covering the relevance of a particular problem statement and how it is tackled will help the Editorial Panel better judge your proposals.
We expect you to submit an outline of your proposed talk – either in the form of a mind map or a text document or draft slides within two weeks of submitting your proposal.
We will notify you about the status of your proposal within three weeks of submission.
Selected speakers must participate in one-two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This is mandatory and helps you to prepare well for the conference.
There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers. As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. HasGeek will provide a grant to cover part of your travel and accommodation in Bangalore. Grants are limited and made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer).
Commitment to open source
HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.
Key dates and deadlines
- Revised paper submission deadline: 17 June 2016
- Confirmed talks announcement (in batches): 13 June 2016
- Schedule announcement: 30 June 2016
- Conference dates: 28-29 July 2016
The Fifth Elephant will be held at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, Dairy Circle, Bangalore.
For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact email@example.com or call +91-7676332020.
Apache Drill - Optimising Time to market
Data is more than doubling up every year. With semi-structured data growing at a much larger pace than structured data and data flowing from different sources having different data types, much of one’s time is wasted in defining schemas and transformations. Often, the schemas are unknown upfront, as datasets are evolving in highly dynamic ways. And current systems are unable to let us query dynamically evolving datasets effectively.
Enter Apache Drill!!
Apache Drill enables self-service data exploration on big data with a schema-free SQL query engine.
It is an open source, low-latency query engine for big data that delivers secure and interactive SQL analytics at petabyte scale. With the ability to discover schemas on-the-fly, Drill is a pioneer in delivering self-service data exploration capabilities on data stored in multiple formats in files or NoSQL databases. Drill is fully ANSI SQL compliant and integrates seamlessly with visualization tools.
It supports data-intensive distributed applications for interactive analysis of large-scale datasets. Drill is the open source version of Google’s Dremel system which is available as an infrastructure service called Google BigQuery. One explicitly stated design goal is that Drill is able to scale to 10,000 servers or more and to be able to process petabytes of data and trillions of records in seconds. Drill is an Apache top-level project.
Anyone who does/wants to query and analyse large, highly dynamic data-sets with data stored in multiple formats would find something exciting in this talk.
- What is Apache Drill?
- Drill vs Spark SQL (an oft asked yet incorrect-to-ask question)
- Why should you use it?
- Schema on the fly - lower barrior to entry
- Single abstraction of ANSI SQL(Not “SQL LIKE”).
- Fast with Flexibilty
- How it can connect to with your current systems?
- Brief demo on how to get started.
If you want to follow along bring your laptops, preferrably with Apache Drill installed.
I have been doing data engineering and visualisation for past 2 years. I spend most of time analysing and making sense of ever evolving massive datasets.
Currently working at Finomena a Bangalore based Fin-Tech startup.