The 2002 Lectures in Computer Science: The Data Avalanche: Reducing Information Overload
All aspects of society have the blessing and curse of exponentially more information.
At the personal level we are blessed with hundreds of eMails, instant messages, pages and mobile telephone calls each day.
We are always accessible and are always receiving unsolicited input.
Conversely, is the death of privacy. They know where we are and what we are doing online.
At the societal level, every field is drowning in an avalanche of scientific advances -- there are exponentially more scientific papers and scientific data.
We deal with this by becoming more and more specialized so that we can keep current with the ever-growing knowledge in our shrinking field of study.
We need help in limiting and summarizing and prioritizing the information avalanche.
This lecture series brings together scholars from many disciplines to talk about the data filtering, data analysis, data summarization, and data mining techniques that might address this problem and also to discuss some of the broader societal issues associated with the information avalanche.
Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Research
Turing Award Recipient (1998)
Panos Constantopoulos Professor,
University of Crete and FORTH
(Mastering meaning and variety as means for surviving data overload and preserving the value of data.)
Stelios Orphanoudakis Professor,
University of Crete and Director of ICS, FORTH
(Medical Information Complexity and Management - Reducing the Overload)
Timos Sellis Professor,
National Technical University of Athens
(Using Data Warehouses and Data Mining to Reduce Information Overload)
Dennis Tsichritzis Professor,
University of Geneva, Senior Vice President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
(Introducing Knowledge Management in Large Organizations)