Learn about the methods and computational architectures used to give answers to previously unanswerable questions using Big Data analytics.
Better understand a range of analytical techniques that can be applied to big data including traditional statistical methods, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Be aware of the issues that arise when transferring big data analytics to a production environment.
Gain experience in organising data using traditional methods, such as SQL, as well as more modern approaches including NoSQL and the Semantic Web.
Participate in real world examples of business applications of big data.
Gabriel Anzaldi, Eurecat, Lleida (Spain)
Daniel Arrobas, John Deere, Madrid (Spain)
Javier Betrán, Bayer, Toulouse (France)
Chandrashekhar Biradar, ICARDA, Cairo (Egypt)
Shirley Coleman, Newcastle University (United Kingdom)
Xavier Domingo, Eurecat, Lleida (Spain)
Lluis Echeverría, Eurecat, Lleida (Spain)
Monika Solanki, Agrimetrics, Reading (United Kingdom)
Fred Van Eeuwijk, Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)
Expert from Carrefour
Understand a relevant state of the art Big Data architecture and tools with a simple example
Accessing data from external sources
Consumer segmentation for targeted marketing
Predict plant growth from DNA and environmental conditions
Open data and other public data sources
The course is targeted to different actors in the agrifood system, such as: data managers, professionals involved in precision agriculture and livestock farming, food processors and distributors, marketing and sales managers, members from the administration involved with data advising decision makers and final users, specialists from consultancy services, and R+D experts involved in data analytics. Participants are expected to have a quantitative background, and some familiarity with scripting languages (e.g. R, Python).
The course will be held at IAMZ-CIHEAM in Zaragoza from 17 to 21 June 2019.
8 April 2019 - if you need a visa or intend to apply for a grant to attend the course. The deadline will be extended for candidates not applying for a grant and not requiring a visa while places are available.
Registration fees for the course amount to 500 euro. This sum covers tuition fees only.
Candidates from CIHEAM member countries (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) and from ICARDA Middle East and North Africa (MENA) partners may apply for a limited number of full or partial scholarships offered by the organizing institutions covering registration fees, travel and accommodation.
Candidates from other countries who require financial support should apply directly to other national or international institutions.
It is compulsory for participants to have medical insurance valid for Spain. Proof of insurance cover must be given at the beginning of the course. Those who so wish may participate in a collective insurance policy taken out by the Organisation, upon payment of the stipulated sum.