Final agenda of the Workshop (July 12-13) consists of four invited talks sessions (with a total of 13 talks), one student poster session, and one industry session. Industry and prospective data science students will have plenty opportunities for networking with data scientists from Europe and the World.


Wednesday, July 12th 2017

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9:00 Registration


9:15 Prof. Dr. Sanja Marinković, FON, vice dean

Nebojša Bjelotomić, SAGA, CEO

Boris Delibašić, FON, co-chair

 Workshop Opening


10:00 Pedja Neskovic

Office of Naval Research

Data Science – Opportunities and Challenges

Session 1: Smart Society
(Chair: Ljupčo Kocarev)


10:45 Michael Rovatsos

University of Edinburgh

 Making smart societies fair


11:05 Coffee break


11:50 Tanja Aitamurto

Stanford University

Crowdsourcing in Policymaking: Motivations, Value, and Challenges 


12:35 Karel Janecek

Democracy 21

 H21 – Human for 21. Century
12:35 13:35 Lunch Break

Session 2: Advanced computational methods for the design of public policies
(Chair: Pavlos Delias)


14:20 Share Lab/Vladan Joler, Đorđe Krivokapić


Facebook algorithmic empire
14:20 15:05 Alexis Tsoukiàs

University Paris Dauphine


 Policy Analytics: what’s about?


15:50 Paolo Viappiani

University Pierre and Marie Curie


Preference aggregation, preference elicitation and preference learning
15:50 16:20 Coffee break & Student poster session
16:20 17:05 Love Ekenberg

Stockholm University

 A computational approach to energy policy formation for sustainable development in the MENA region
19:00 22:30 Workshop VIP dinner


Thursday, July 13th 2017


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Session 3: Data Science in Medicine
(Chair: Mladen Nikolić)

9:30 10:15 Mihaela Van der Schaar

UCLA & Oxford University 


Medicine 2.0: Using Machine Learning to Transform Medical Practice and Discovery


11:00 Nataša Milić

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Medicine


Rethinking Data Analysis in Basic Biomedical Research
11:00 11:15 Coffee Break 
11:15 11:45 Milica Mićić, Leo Mršić, Robert Kopal, Igor Kaluđer


 EU Jobs and Skills Explorer: first hand demo of winning project from 1st EU Big Data Hackathon by IN2 scientists


12:45 Lunch break

Session 4: Computational challenges in data science
(Chair: Dmitar Trajanov)

12:45 13:30 Nello Cristianini

University of Bristol

Living in a data obsessed society


14:15 Tom Heskes

Radboud University Nijmegen

Causal discovery from
“big data”
14:15 15:00 Ljupčo Kocarev

Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences

Collaborative ensemble learning


15:15 Workshop Closure