ACM 4th International Workshop on System and Network Telemetry and Analytics (SNTA’21), in conjunction with High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) 2021, takes place on the June 21-25, 2021 as a Virtual Conference via Zoom. 

Prof. Stockinger will be talking about our project ” INODE – Intelligence Open Data Exploration” as a keynote speaker. 

Abstract: In order to query a database effectively, one must typically master a special database language such as SQL or SPARQL. These query languages can be compared, for example, to Esperanto – a language that only some specialists know, but not the general public. However, if someone is not proficient in SQL or SPARQL, it is almost impossible to sift through the hidden information of databases. Since the 1970s, computer science research has been concerned with the development of natural language interfaces to databases to facilitate human-machine interaction. Early systems mostly used rule- or pattern-based approaches to solve the problem. However, in practice, these systems did not catch on due to low accuracy. However, recent advances in Big Data, Machine Learning and the rapid development of processor technologies, have led to promising solutions such as the voice assistants from Amazon, Apple or Google. First, we motivate the vision of INODE based on three significant use cases in the fields of Cancer Biomarker Research, Research and Innovation Policy Making, and Astrophysics. Afterwards we describe the INODE architecture and give insights into developing such a system for accessing open data sets. Next, we demonstrate that our system is uniquely accessible to a wide range of users from larger scientific communities to the public. Finally, we elaborate on the lessons learned when developing such a system.

For detailed information, please visit the https://sntaworkshop.github.io/2021/