Abhinav Soni InfoSys Predictive Success of a Restaurant Using Data Science
Robert "Edward" Egros Fox Sports Dallas Forcasting MLB World Champions Using Data Mining
Michael Combopiano
Sunil Kakade
Northwestern University Using Predictive Analytics For Effective Cross Selling
Irron Williams Northwestern University Using Data Science To Discove Insight Of Medical Providers Charge For Common Services
Srpriva Sundaraman
Sunil Kakade
Northwestern University Clinical Decision Support For Heart Disease Using Predictive Models
Scott Mark Medtronic Clustering Analysis Of Heart Failure Outcomes And Information Technology Use For Medicare Hospitals
Kelsie Welch Gartner Understanding Your Customers Better In The Era Of Data Science
Wesley Pasfield Nielsen March Madness Prediction Using Data Technology
Wesley Pasfield Nielsen An Objective Analysis Of US Undergraduate Universities Using K Means
Evan Tang Northwestern University Healthcare Analytic with Hadoop Ecosystem
Martha Gal Northwestern University Online Dating and Marketing Using Machine Learning
Dr. Ali Yousf Mohammed Zarqua University Problems of Signing Electronic Contract
Keith A. Jacobs, Jr University of Illinois at Springfield Open Source Technologies to Collect Store and Analyze Patient and Epidemiology Data Feasability and the IoT
Rowena Ebanks Northwestern University The Connection Between Mentoring Programs and the Employee Engagement
Irene Jaramillo Northwestern University Testing The Capabilities of IBM Watson For Big Data Analytics
Mai Alowaish
Sunil Kakade
Red Engine Digital Search Engine Marketing Analytics with Hadoop Ecosystem
Harry Goldman BMO Harris Bank Word Patterns in Medical Device Adverse Event Reports
Jules Malin Shutterfly Are You Big Data Informed A Retail Case Study using Hadoop Pig and Tableau
Tyler Bruns Northwestern University Improving the Customer Experience in Big Box Retail Store
Yazeed Abousaleh
Derek Alsip
Northwestern University K-12 Student Information Systems: Brief Overview
Jennet Setdarova
Mohyeddin Kassar
Tim Callahan
Robert Morris University Leveraging FDIC Stress Test Data to Forecast Firms Performance Using Data Mining
Charles A. Moore Northwestern University Advanced Cognitive Computing Applied To Personalized Delivery Of Evidence-based Tobacco Cessation Programs


The Escape Publication Steering Committee is pleased to announce our Call for Papers:


Big data has the potential to disrupt the status quo and transform entire industries. Part exposition, part data boot camp, The Escape: Learning By Doing is a departure from traditional big data conferences. The event provides a stimulating forum where students, faculty, industry experts, and solution providers can dissect and solve big data problems using the latest storage, processing, data mining, visualization, cloud computing, and predictive modeling technologies.

This year, the Publication Steering Committee is inviting original papers for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings which showcase innovative applications of big data technologies like the following:


• Machine Learning algorithms with Big Data

• Predictive Analytics Applications

• Real-time analytics with Big Data Technologies

• NoSQL technologies – mongoDB, Cassandra

• Large Scale Big Data implementations

• Big Data Architecture and Governance

• Big data application for Social Cause

• Application of Big Data and Data Science to world of Politics

• Internet of Things applications

• Big Data applications in Government

• Best practices in handling sensitive Big Data

• Use cases of Columnar Databases

• Applications of Big Data in Healthcare

• Big Data Ecosystem with Hadoop

• Integration of Big Data technologies with traditional technologies


Papers should focus on uses of big data technologies that solve real-world problems for individuals, business, government, or non-profit organizations. Outcomes should be stated in terms of the value or benefits generated, such as improvements to decision-making quality, product innovation, operational efficiency, and risk management. (Note: Submissions may later be expanded upon and used toward master’s thesis work.)

Submission Guidelines

•        Full papers only (Abstracts are not acceptable)

•        Authors must submit their work in Word format via email to

•        Papers must conform to APA 6th Edition style guidelines

•        The paper must include the author’s name

•        All papers will be reviewed by a minimum of two experts and authors must comply with

          reviewer feedback before final acceptance


Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract: March 16, 2015

Deadline for complete paper: April 20, 2015

Conference Date: May 2, 2015


Have a great start-up idea, but don't know where to start? Crain Communications will hear your idea and offer feedback. If the idea and timing are right, one of our panelists might invest in the idea or partner with you.


Workshop Themes:

“The increasing volume and detail of information captured by enterprises, the rise of multimedia, social media, and the Internet of Things will fuel exponential growth in data for the foreseeable future” – McKinsey Global Institute

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The Escape Big Data Analytics Conference 2015

Join us May 2nd, 2015 for the Escape Big Data Analytics Conference in Chicago, IL where we will be "Learning by Doing".


Brought to you by Northwestern University and Robert Morris University.

Contact Info

Northwestern University

Dr. Faisal Akkawi


339 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611

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