Main Program

9:00-9:15 Opening Mounia Lalmas (Yahoo)
Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montreal)
9:15-10:00 Keynote 1 Juliana Freire (New York University)
Exploring Big Urban Data
10:00-10:30 Invited talk 1 Ronny Lempel (Outbrain)
Know Thy Users: Compiling and Serving the Content Preferences of Outbrain’s Users
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Invited talk 2 Paolo Boldi (University of Milano)
Large-Scale Network Analysis: Diffusion-based Computation of Distances and Geometric Centralities
11:30-12:30 Presentations Chao Deng, Zhancheng Deng, Gao Dan, Jiulin Hu, Gang Song, Yaohong Zhao, Junlan Feng, Zhanye Xiao, Long Xiong, Xuefeng Zhao and Haitao Zeng (China Mobile)
Challenges and Experiences to Derive Big Value from Big Data with an Industrial Big Data System

Konark Modi and Josep M. Pujol (Cliqz)
Data Collection without Privacy Side-Effects

Jeremy Barnes, Nicolas Kruchten and François Maillet (Datacratic)
The Machine Learning Database

12:30-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:30 Keynote 2 Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal)
Big Data and Deep Learning for AI
14:30-15:00 Invited talk 3 Xavier Amatriain (Quora)
Lessons learned from building user-centric big data systems
15:00-15:30 Invited talk 4 Bin Shao (Microsoft Research Asia)
Graph engine
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:30 Invited talk 5 Zhengyu Niu (Baidu)
Learning factual knowledge from web data for Baidu knowledge graph
16:30-17:30 Panel Ronny Lempel (Outbrain)
Xavier Amatriain (Quora)
Marc Najork (Google)
Junlan Feng (China Mobile)
Moderator: Mounia Lalmas (Yahoo)
Big Data: hype or game changer?
19:00-20:00 BIG Reception Warning: changed from 18:30 to 19:00

Big Conference venue

BIG 2016 is co-located with WWW 2016 at the Montreal Convention Center.
It will be held in room 524A.

Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal, Québec, H2Z 1H5, Canada
Tel.: 514 871-8122
Toll free: 1 800 268-8122

Big Reception venue

Room PK-1140 (1st floor),
Dépt. d’Informatique, UQAM
Pavillon Président-Kennedy,
201, avenue du Président-Kennedy
Montréal Québec H2X 3Y7

Those who registered with BIG do not need to buy another ticket because the reception is included.
Those who need tickets (35$/each) can pay directly at the registration desk.
These tickets will also be sold on site, but there will be only a limited number.

To facilitate the organization, if you plan to pay at the registration desk or to buy your ticket on-site, please keep us informed as soon as possible (if possible before Friday 8) by mail to bigdinner(at)