Big data is a term for massive data sets having large, more varied and complex structures having problems, drawbacks, opportunities and challenges in storing, cleaning, filtering, analyzing and visualizing them for further processes or results. The process of research into data is to reveal hidden patterns, unknown or unpredicted relations and secret correlations with the help of big data analytics. These useful, gathered and combined new information will help companies and organizations to gain richer and deeper insights to broad their horizons, and to get advantages over their competitors. The fast rise of big data techniques and technologies also have big impact on the academic domain.

Gazi University Big Data and Information Security Center (BIDISEC) was founded in 2015 in Ankara, Turkey. The purpose of the Center is to bring together investors, academics, researchers, engineers, students from all over the world to research and development on big data and information technologies.