Basser Seminar Series

The ADAGE Approach to User-Driven Large Scale Data Processing

Speaker: Associate Professor Fethi Rabhi
School of Information Systems, UNSW

Time: Friday 1 May 2009, 4:00-5:00pm
Refreshments will be available from 3:30pm

Location: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, Lecture Theatre (Room 123), Level 1

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This seminar will discuss our work within the ADAGE (Ad-hoc DAta Grid Environments) project. This project investigates software platforms that facilitate the analysis of large datasets by end-users. An important case study is adressing the needs of finance researchers processing the news and market data archive held at the Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific (SIRCA). Our solution is based on an event-based data model that gives a coherent representation of market activities, particularly high-fequency market and news data. This model makes it possible to define software components and Web services to manipulate entities in the model. The presentation will also describe a prototype implementation which allows domain experts to compose components and services to build an application.

Speaker's biography

Fethi Rabhi has completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Sheffield in 1990 and after holding several academic appointments is now an Associate Professor at the School of Information Systems at the University of New South Wales. His research interests are in E-Business, Business to Business (B2B) Computing, Software Design and IT infrastructures and computing applications in Finance and Economics (Financial Trading, Electronic Markets and Banking). He has been leading several research projects in the UK and Australia with funding from both Industry and Research Councils. He was notably involved in the creation of an e-Research Centre for New South Wales (Intersect). Currently, he is managing a large DEST-funded research project (called ADAGE) in the area of large-scale data analysis.