Big Data in Professional Practice

A Forum on “Big Data in Professional Practice: Challenges, Solutions and Future Prospects”
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Design Engineering
25-28 June 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Technology & Engineering

The Industrial Engineering Unit of ATINER is organizing a Forum on “Big Data in Professional Practice: Challenges, Solutions and Future Prospects” as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Design Engineering sponsored by the Athens Journal of Technology & Engineering.

Professional practice within all industries is increasingly influenced by intense data-centric occurrences. Big Data developments are impacting on the ways of doing and of knowing, as well as on the negotiation of value and on ethical considerations in all aspects of work. The enormous amount of information generated by and about netizens, online service providers and retailers, online shoppers, subscribers and consumers constitutes Big Data – which has to be categorized, analyzed and processed, in order for substantial inferences and predictions to be derived that will subsequently shape decisions, investment, production and output.
Continuously expanding Big Data as well as the computing and quantifying data-driven methods associated with its collection and examination bear explicit resonance in comprehending the evolution of all aspects of professional practice in relation to technological progress. It is has become vital to fully understand why and how large-scale datasets are collected, analyzed and interpreted to make sense of how value is created with such data and of the related challenges that emerge in professional practice.
The prevalence and significance of Big Data in professional practice is clearly recognized by all industries, especially in terms of how they predict that it will substantially transform ways of working. But although industries may be well aware of the future challenges that will emerge from the interaction with Big Data, how well prepared is professional practice to adequately deal with it?
While Big Data may still be considered as an emerging phenomenon, its influence and impact on professional practice in practically all industries and countries have made it highly significant for academic research. As a cross cutting topic, Big Data is potentially connectable to a wide a variety of established topics across practically all disciplines and research areas such as:

  • Business & Marketing
  • Communication & Media
  • Creative Industries
  • Environmental Management
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Health Care
  • Public Governance
  • Tourism
  • Weather Risk Management

Keywords: “Algorithmic Culture”, “Artificial Intelligence”, “Automated Journalism”, “Big Data”, “Big Data Analyzing Technologies”, “Big Data Analytics”, “Big Data Logistics”, “Business Intelligence”, “Computational Journalism”, “Content Amplification”, “Cyber Forensics”, “Cyber Physical Systems”, “Datafication”, “Data Anonymization”, “Data Deluge”, “Data Extraction”, “Data Literacy”, “Data Management”, “Data Mining”, “Data Modeling”, “Data Processing”, “Data Pruning”, “Data Sourcing”, “Data Storytelling”, “Data Veracity”, “Learning Management Systems”, “MOOCs”, “Omniscient Systems”, “Online Learning”, “Open Datasets”, “Performance Analytics”, “Programmatic Buying”, “Real-Time Monitoring”, “Sensors Networks”, “Social Learning Analytics”, “Social Media Analytics”, “Social Media Listening”, “Social Media Networks”.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 14 May 2018  to Dr. Rama Venkatasawmy, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, University of Newcastle, Australia. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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