Piotr Jankowiak, Piotr Kałużny i Dr. Bartosz Perkowski participated in NetMob 2017 conference


Between 5th and 7th April two second year students of master studies with specialization in Information Systems at the Faculty of Informatics and Electronic Economy: Piotr Jankowiak and Piotr Kałużny had the opportunity to attend an international scientific conference in Milan. Together with Dr. Bartosz Perkowski from the Department of Information Systems, they took part in this year’s edition of NetMob.

NetMob is the biggest in the world scientific conference in the field of telecom data processing and its usage for business and statistic purposes. It takes place every two years and this year’s edition was held in Vodafone Village in Milan. Conference committee invited not only participants from the world of science (e.g. researchers from MIT, Cambridge, Universidad Carlos Ill de Madrid, Harvard or ETH Zurich), but also companies from the IT and telecommunication sector (IBM, Orange, Vodafone, Nokia, Telefonica, Telecom Italia) and start-ups, which specialize in analysis of telecom data in the commercial aspect.

The role of our students was not only to attend the conference, but also to orally present their publication titled „Application of trajectory based models for continuous behavioral user authentication through anomaly detection”, of which they were co-authors. Publication was a result of a data analysis project, which was carried out by the Department of Information Systems. Dr. Bartosz Perkowski had the pleasure to present a poster titled „User Authentication with Neural Networks Based on CDR Data”.

Topics, which were discussed during the conference were varied, spanning over a wide area of research. Organizers split the program into thematic blocks: mobility (which was the most popular topic), social networks, social good, socio-economic research, health, data quality, privacy and applications. There were over 40 presentations across the 3 days of the conference and 36 posters presented during 2 poster sessions. All the published content had a very high scientific value, which highlights the importance of our scientists’ success.