Special Issue "Big Data"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2013)
"Big data" refers to datasets that are so large that conventional database management and data analysis tools are insufficient to work with them. Big data has become a bigger-than-ever problem for many reasons. Data storage is rapidly becoming cheaper in terms of cost per unit of storage, thereby making appealing the prospect of saving all collected data. Computer processing is becoming more powerful and cheaper, and computer memory is also becoming cheaper, thereby making processing such data increasingly practical. The number of deployed sensors is growing rapidly. For example, there are a greater number of Earth-Observing Satellites than ever before, collecting many terabytes of data per day. Engineered systems have increasing sensing of their environment as well as of the systems themselves for integrated vehicle health management. The internet has greatly added to the volume and heterogeneity of data available---the world-wide web contains an enormous volume of text, images, videos, and connections between these. Many complex processes that we desire to understand generate these data. We desire methods that go in the reverse direction---from big data to an understanding of these complex processes---how they work, when and how they display anomalous behavior, and other insights. Data mining is a field---brought about through the combination of machine learning, statistics, and database management---that seeks to develop such methods. This special issue seeks comprehensive reviews or research articles in the area of entropy and information theory methods for big data. Research articles may describe theoretical and/or algorithmic developments.
Dr. Nikunj C. Oza
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- big data
- data mining
- predictive analytics
- knowledge discovery
- anomaly detection