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Big Data in Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing – our 2nd Workshop

December 9, 2016 @ 11:00 - 15:00


Our aim for this workshop is to highlight progress from the BigDataEurope project in building the foundations of a generically applicable big data platform which can be applied across all Horizon2020 societal challenges. This workshop will focus on health and showcase our first pilot applied to early bioscience research data.

Health is a complex domain with a large number of academic, private and global entities operating in this space. In this second workshop, our aim is to gather ideas and input on how can expand the use of the generic BigDataEurope data platform in healthcare, identify other stakeholders and activities who could benefit from engagement in the development of future pilots.

Our aim is to get the perspective of our colleagues from the EC relating to how we may use the appropriate H2020 instruments and work programmes to better integrate the ecosystem of linked data repositories, data management services and virtual collaboration environments to increase the pace of knowledge sharing in health. Key to this is to forge stronger connections, show evidence of the benefit of sharing, pre-competitive innovation, and better alignment of the public and private sector.







Welcome, Registration and Coffee


Kiera McNeice, Open PHACTS Foundation




Tour de Table

11:30 – 12:00

The BigDataEurope Mission and Platform: An Update

Scope, opporunities and current status of the BigDataEurope Project

Simon Scerri, Fraunhofer IAIS


Big Data Platform Architecture

Overview and architecture of the BigDataEurope platform

Aad Versteden, Tenforce


Lunch and Networking



BDE Pilot Project – Open PHACTS

Presentation of the pilot use case – Open PHACTS platform for drug discovery

Ronald Siebes, VU Amsterdam


Round Table Discussion

  • What pilot use cases can you foresee in your area?
  • Which projects should we be engaging with that could benefit from a big data platform?
  • Which areas are a future focus for new collaborations?

Interactive discussion moderated by OPF, VU, Tenforce


Wrap-up and close



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