On 23rd of November the 6th and final webinar / hangout of the Big Data Europe SC6 team (Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies) took place with a presentation by Fernando Reis, member of the Big Data Task Force at Eurostat. Fernando gave interesting insights into the field of big data and smart data and how these new principles and technologies can be used in / applied to the domain of statistics. The title of the webinar was: From Big Data to trusted Smart Statistics.
The 3rd Big Data Europe (BDE) workshop in domain of the EU Societal Challenge 6 – Europe in a Changing World: Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies (SC6) was held on 11 September 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The title and topic of the workshop was: The importance of Metadata & Big Data in OpenScience – where are we and where are we going to
It was organised by CESSDA ERIC and the Semantic Web Company (SWC), both beneficiaries in the BigDataEurope project, as an official workshop of the SEMANTiCS2017 conference. Around 45+ participants joined the workshop – 2/3 officially registered and 1/3 participating from the SEMANTiCS2017 audience ad-hoc by registering on-site.
The workshop offered high-quality talks by several experts in the fields of social sciences, smart statistics and open science as Ron Dekker (Director of Cessda), Peter Doorn (Director of DANS) or Fernando Reis (Big Data team Eurostat) as well as an open panel discussion with Q&A from the audience and finally a presentation of the SC6 pilot implementation on ‘Citizen Budget on Municipal Level’ and was overall a great success.
Big Data can make important contributions to the technical progress in key societal challenges identified by the European Union in its “Horizon 2020” and thereby also on OpenScience!
A workshop in September 2017 will focus on societal challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies”, with a main focus of OpenScience & (Big) Data Management by introducing the background, covering the main challenges, and seeking real examples of the potential, challenges and complexities of using big data in our societies.