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.
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
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.
Discovering App Relationships in Smart Phones through Large Scale Mining of User Journey Data
User experience while navigating through home screen and apps is a key differentiator for any smart phone. Building a user interface giving ease of use and personalized and contextualized home screen requires deep understanding of how different users are using their phones. Mobile OEMs periodically collect application usage data from millions of smart phone users. Analyzing this massive amount of data can give insights about multi-dimensional relationships between apps in mobile phone usage scenarios. We used sequence mining and graph mining techniques to discover affinity between apps in a Terabyte scale mobile application log data. In this talk I will present the challenges in large scale mining of mobile application logs for discovering the app relationships, some of the approaches we used for solving these and the appropriate metrics that should be used to evaluate the quality of the relationships.
‒Quick intro to data collection from smart phones & data cleansing
‒Intro to sequence mining and its application in discovering user’s journey through apps
‒Discussion on applying lift and confidence for ensuring app correlation
‒Prediction of next potential app usage based on discovered app relationships
‒App clustering by discovering multi-level connected components
‒Potential opportunities for improving user experiences
Speaker bio #
Dr. Hanumantha Rao is Director and Team Head of Service Platform Team at Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore. He has worked extensively on large scale data processing, content understanding, information retrieval, application servers and language processors in a career spanning over 24 years in Yahoo, Sun Mircosystems, BEA and TCS. Hanu has a Phd in computer science from IITB.