The Fifth Elephant 2016

India's most renowned data science conference

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NIMHANS Convention Centre

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.

Tracks

We are looking for application level and tool-centric talks and tutorials on the following topics:

  1. Deep Learning
  2. Text Mining
  3. Computer Vision
  4. Social Network Analysis
  5. Large-scale Machine Learning (ML)
  6. Internet of Things (IoT)
  7. Computational Biology
  8. ML in healthcare
  9. ML in education
  10. ML in energy and ecology
  11. ML in agriculrure
  12. Analytics for emerging markets
  13. ML in e-governance
  14. ML in smart cities
  15. ML in defense

The deadline for submitting proposals is 30th April 2016

Format

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.

Selection process

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

Venue

The Fifth Elephant will be held at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, Dairy Circle, Bangalore.

Contact

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.

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Sivasankari Ramamurthy

@sivas

Artificial Intelligence for Efficient Financial Markets

Submitted Apr 29, 2016

Artificial Intelligence (AI)! This is not just the name of the 2001 Spielberg movie! It is also the field of study to create machines capable of intelligent behavior.

Today, AI is being applied in a wide range of fields including medical diagnosis, stock trading, robot control, law, remote sensing, scientific discovery and toys.

In her talk, Siva will take us on a short journey through the world of AI applications and its impact in the current world. There is something to learn for everyone in the presentation, from a technologist to a business professional, as the talk dives into transformative technologies that will impact the future of the financial services space.

Outline

15 minute Duration of Crisp Talk!
What is AI/
distinction between AI and Machine Learning
Examples of AI [generic]
Bird’s eye view of Financial Services Domain/activities
Specfics into opportunities in the Front/Mid/back office operations to use AI tools
Various Related Tech Platforms , Analysis Algos, AI techniques
Challenges
End Note

Speaker bio

Sivasankari (Siva) is a Senior Manager, Technology with Sapient Global Markets, Bangalore.

She has over 15 years of technology and consulting experience in software product development and providing technology based solutions in the areas of Hedge Fund Administration, Securities Trading (Financing of Trades, Back Office Operations related to Settlement and Clearing of Fixed Income Securities and Prime Brokerage C&S), Insurance and BPM.

Siva possesses multiple skill sets, having worked with MS Technologies, C++ and Object Oriented s/w development work in Java and J2EE Technologies, XML and Web services. She has worked as a Project Lead/Consultant responsible for the delivery and quality of projects.

She leads the Women’s Leadership Network at Sapient Global Markets and is active in programs promoting Gender Diversity and empowering women in their career growth. She is also active managing key CSR projects.

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