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.
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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.
On May 10-12, speakers and delegates from around Europe and the world met in Malta for eHealth Week 2017. The theme for 2017’s conference was “Data for Health”, particularly focussed on personalised, sustainable care.
Data lies at the heart of service delivery and the development of effective health policy. During eHealth Week, speakers and delegates will explore the changing ways in which personal health data is created, stored, shared and used. Advances in bioinformatics support a paradigm shift towards tailor-made prevention and treatment strategies both for individuals and population groups. Opportunities are growing for ICT to support patient-centred health services and the involvement of patients in their own care, including access to personal health data, sharing of data, and mHealth applications.
Big Data Europe was invited to present a partner session alongside the main conference tracks, to demonstrate the progress we have made in Societal Challenge 1 (Health, Well-being and Demographic Change). Around 35 delegates joined us to learn about the Big Data Europe platform, and particularly our pilot project in SC1, the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform.
The audience was particularly interested in the challenges of extending a platform like Open PHACTS to personal health data. Time and again, stakeholders at our workshops have noted that there is incredible potential for personalised health based on big data solutions – but working with personal health data would also bring serious concerns around privacy and ethics.