Two back-to-back major international conferences focused on data science and the information it can provide business, education, and healthcare leaders will bring global attention to
The conferences are hosted by the
First held at the
UALR is coordinating more than 80 separate conference sessions during the overlapping conferences through its Information Quality graduate program.
For more information about the conference events and registration details, visit iciq2013.org or iaidq.org/idq2013.
Throughout both conferences, the university's new George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center(TM) staff will present advanced 3-D data demonstrations.
"The goal is to provide relevant content and a forum where ideas are generated on how to address information quality issues," said Dr.
Talburt worked with the director of
Meeting at UALR makes sense, according to Talburt, since several UALR graduates and faculty contributed to the development of the Information Quality Certified Professional Credential, first offered to IQ professionals worldwide in
Of the 44 individuals who hold the certification, two are UALR faculty members and nine are students or graduates of the UALR IQ program. In addition, UALR created the first student chapter among the IAIDQ sponsored Communities of Practice.
Although both conferences will deal largely with "big data," most experts agree that the focus has shifted to analytics.
"The fact is that large amounts of data are being gleaned daily, whether by governmental agencies or private corporations. The question is how we are sifting through and using it," Talburt said.
"What these conferences will highlight is what we are able to do with the data, the insights enormous data sets can provide, as well as the ethical issues behind their use."
* Also speaking:
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