The technical workshop of May 2016 focused on sharing information on key technologies as required by the Societal Challenges. Both developments on making the base platform easier to use, as discussions on database technologies colored the technical discussions. University of Athens hosted the workshop.
With the BigDataEurope project entered its second year, a second online hang-out event “Big Data in Secure Societies” was organized by the European Union Satellite Centre (EU SatCen) on the 21st April 2016 (11.00-12-00 CET). This online event, followed by members of SMEs and public entities from Europe, aimed to keep everybody updated on the “Secure Societies” Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge activities in the framework of the project, in particular on the description of the pilot currently under development for the Big Data Europe platform. The pilot for the Secure Societies Societal Challenge was designed by the EU SatCen (together with the University of Athens and the NCSR “Demokritos”) considering the requirements coming from relevant stakeholders. The pilot considers two different workflows of data (Fig. 1) and it is focusing on the integration in a Big Data platform of data coming from remote and social sensing, also providing tools for satellite data analysis in order to add value to the current data exploitation practices. This is particularly key in the Space and Security domain, where useful information can be derived not only from satellite data but also from data coming from a number of different sources.
A lot of people involved with sharing and generating value from data will be heading to Eindhoven at the end of June for the annual European Data Forum. BDE’s project coordinator Sören Auer will be among the speakers when he’ll present his work on the Industrial Data Space Initiative which is closely related tho this project of course. Many of the BDE team will be there so please come and see us on our booth.
But don’t rush off after the event!
The day will begin with a quick over view of the three projects followed by an interactive panel discussing common issues between the three Big Data projects. The panelists are:
- Axel Ngonga, InfAI/HOBBIT
- Martin Strohbach, AGT/HOBBIT
- Sören Auer, Fraunhofer/BDE
- Simon Scerri, Uni Bonn/BDE
- Ed Curry INSIGHT Centre/BYTE/BDVA
Chaired by W3C’s Phil Archer, the aim is to hear from as many people in the room as possible on future directions for Big Data tools, benchmarks, semantification and more.
The final session, after lunch, will be a bar camp. That is, anyone that wants to can take up to 60 seconds to pitch an idea for a breakout discussion before everyone votes with their feet. Not all the ideas will be taken up, some will merge – that’s the way bar camps work – but you can be sure that there will be lively conversation among knowledgeable people getting together to share ideas and insights.
The event is free so please register and join us in Eindhoven on 1st July.