- how large scale data interoperability in this domain is effected by standards, vocabularies and ontologies
- veracity and provenance of data sources as the key to building user trust
- standardisation approaches required to ensure interoperability
- being clear about data areas where standardization would be a challenge owing to gaps in existing tooling
- how advances in visualization are needed to gain impact and value from big data
- the importance of privacy and security especially as this relates to patient/private data
- how policy is influenced by smart ideas and innovation
- establishing, recognizing and sharing best practice
We held our first BigDataEurope workshop, focussing on the health and demographic change societal challenge, in Brussels on 21st May 2015. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the BDE project to key stakeholders, spend some time discussing key challenges in this domain with invited experts, then breakout into groups to highlight challenges and requirements for the BDE aggregator platform building.
Key challenges in applying big data approaches to healthcare and demographic change that were identified included:
A full report will follow, watch this space and please keep in touch through:
The BigDataEurope project has set up a survey identifying current and future challenges for Big data and data management in the seven H2020 societal challenge topics. The primary objective of the survey will be to elicit requirements for the big data integrator platform. Followed by a focus on reviewing the architecture for prototype implementation, and platform evaluation and showcasing, in the second and third year.
The planned BigDataEurope platform will offer to the interested participating third parties the opportunities of the latest European RTD developments, including real-time streaming, multilingual data harvesting, data analytics and data visualisation. The broad targeted survey will investigate on how this development should be shaped to the specific pre-conditions and needs in sectors like Health, Pharma, Climate, Energy, Agriculture, Well-being, Society and Security.
BigDataEurope project asks for participation in the survey from now on until the end of June.
Stakeholder engagement in BigDataEurope will be focussed around the yearly workshops organised (at least one) per each of the seven H2020 societal challenge communities. The primary objective of the first round of workshops (May – October 2015) will be to elicit requirements for the big data integrator platform. In the second and third year, the focus will be on reviewing the architecture for prototype implementation, and platform evaluation and showcasing, respectively.
The plans, a schedule of which is shown in the table below, are to organise a 1-day (4-6 hour) workshop for each community. To facilitate travel for stakeholders in the sector, some of the workshops will be collocated with established and influential events across the EU. Where this is not possible, workshops will be organised in Brussels. In both cases, presence by EC representatives is strongly expected.