ICDS 2015 - Sydney, Australia

"Global Perspectives on Data Science"

The Second International Conference on Data Science (ICDS) will be held in Sydney, Australia, ON AUGUST 8-9, 2015 in conjunction with the 21st ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, August 10-13, Hilton, Sydney.

The explosion of digital data created by mobile sensors, social media, surveillance, medical imaging, smart grids and the like—combined with new tools for analyzing it all—has brought us a Big Data era. We are facing the great challenges: how to deal with data which is more than we could actually understand and absorb and how to make efficient use of the huge volume of data? From both scientific and practical perspectives, research on "Data Science" goes beyond the contents of Big Data. Data Science can be generally regarded as an interdisciplinary field of using mathematics, statistics, databases, data mining, high-performance computing, knowledge management and virtualization to discover knowledge from data. It should have its own scientific contents, such as axioms, laws and rules, which are fundamentally important for experts in different fields to explore their own interests from data.

The "International symposium/workshop on Dataology and Data Science" has been a platform for researchers from data and some practitioners from industry and government to share their ideas, research results and experiences on studying of data. From 2010 to 2013, it has been annually held in China where more than 300 scholars and industrial professionals from Australia, Canada, China, Japan, UK and USA attended. In order to further expand the preliminary findings and exchanges on this platform, the First International Conference on Data Science (ICDS 2014) was held at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

The second International Conference on Data Science (ICDS 2015) will be held on August 8-9, 2015, by the QCIS Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney. The theme of ICDS 2015 will be: "Global Perspectives on Data Science ". The main topics, but not limited to, are as follows:

  1. Mathematical Issues in Data Science
  2. Big Data Issues and Applications
  3. Data Quality and Data Preparation
  4. Data-driven Scientific Research
  5. Evaluation and Measurement in Data Science
  6. Big Data Mining and Knowledge Management
  7. Case Study of Data Science
  8. Social impacts of Data Science

We will invite well-known international scholars and professionals in various related fields, both natural and social sciences, to join us for the development of Data Science at this conference and so on to fully explore methodologies on Data Science from different research aspects.

For representative issues and topics, please refer to the CFP for details.



  1. The Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  2. Research Centre on Fictitious Economy and Data Science, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China/CAS Key Laboratory on Big Data Mining and Knowledge Management, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  3. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Data Science, Fudan University, China
  4. School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China