Hosted by the Faculty of Science and the Carleton University Institute for Data Science (CUIDS), Data Day is an annual conference that celebrates the latest developments in data science and analytics research. The event includes presentations by Carleton researchers and industry experts, a keynote address, panel discussion and networking opportunities, as well as a poster competition to showcase graduate student research in data science across all disciplines.

Data Day 7.1: AI: What's Next? and Everything Smart


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The seventh annual celebration of all things data, Data Day 7.1: AI: What’s Next? and Everything Smart, will take place on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

We invite you to join us for this full-day free virtual event, which will include panel sessions and research vignettes, a graduate student poster competition, and networking opportunities.

Data Day 7.1 will bring together experts from government, academia and industry to explore the latest developments in data science and analytics research, and discuss topics related to this year’s themes:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data governance
  • Smart technology
  • Big Data
  • COVID-19

Join the conversation by using #dataday7 on social media!

Call for Abstracts!

On behalf of the Data Day organizing team, we invite you to submit an abstract to present your research at Data Day 7.1: AI: What’s Next? and Everything Smart!

The deadline for abstract submission is March 11, 2021, and can be sent directly to along with the student consent form.

Please see the guidelines for more information on posters and abstracts.

Selected presenters will be invited to upload a digital version of their poster (PDF or PPT format) to the event space prior to the event, along with the option of joining the virtual poster fair and presenting/answering questions live. During Data Day, attendees and judges will be able to virtually visit all posters and submit questions to the presenters through the chat function on each poster page.

At the end of the event, the winners of the poster competition will be announced. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top posters!


Learn More About Data Science

Carleton University is actively involved in data sciences, with over 170 researchers from five faculties and 26 university departments, schools and institutes currently engaged in research involving big data, data analytics and social sentiment analytics.

The Carleton University Institute for Data Science (CUIDS) supports the growth of interdisciplinary research and graduate studies in data science by serving as a hub for collaborative research and by hosting free public events throughout the school year, including its annual Data Day conference, which sees upwards of 500 attendees.

Big Ideas About Big Data

Designed to promote collaboration and celebrate the latest development in data science and analytics research, the inaugural Data Day in 2015 had 55 registrants. Parallel to the field’s growing prevalence and the initiative’s success, the sixth annual conference saw 10 times the interest and sold out in 10 days.

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