European Big Data Value Forum, 21-23 Nov 2017

The European Big Data Value Forum 2017, jointly organised by the Big Data Value Association and the European Commission, will be held in Versailles, France (Palais des Congrès) from 21st to 23rd November 2017 . Keynotes and presentations will range from cutting-edge industrial applications of Big Data technologies, innovative business cases of the data economy, inspiring future visions, and insights on EU policy-making and R&D&I funding in this area. The complete program of the event, together with registration and sponsorship details, will be available soon. Stay tuned!!!!

BDVA Big Data Standards workshop - June 20

The Big Data Value Association is working in defining Big Data Standardisation and interoperability priorities. The work is being developed by the BDVA Task Force 6 (Technical Priorities) and in particular by the Subgroup 6 (TG6-SG6 Standardisation priorities). As part of the work developed by TF6, BDVA has also defined a Big Data Value Reference model.

On June 20th, BDVA organises a workshop in Brussels to engage with other standardisation communities as an important step to create the roadmap for Big Data Standards harmonisation. Representatives from ETSI, AIOTI WG3, CEN/CENELEC, OASC, ISO/JTC1/WG9, W3C, OneM2M, Industry 4.0, the European Commission, some Big Data Value PPP projects, some verticals and other important players will be joining this workshop.

Follow-up activities are expected during mid-August in conjunction with the ISO IEC JTC1 WG9 Big Data Reference Architecture Meeting held in Dublin and during autumn 2017.

Register for the EDSA Machine Learning Bootcamp for Data Scientists [16-17 AUGUST 2017]

The European Data Science Academy (EDSA) is excited to announce a series of Summer Bootcamps across Europe.

During the EDSA Machine Learning Bootcamp for Data Scientists, participants will start on their machine learning journey by acquiring hands-on experience with machine learning models, methods, and algorithms, so that they will be able to tackle real-world machine learning challenges. Topics covered will include machine learning theory, types of learning, techniques, models and methods. The labs are developed to practically learn how to use the R programming language and packages for applying the main concepts and techniques of Machine Learning.

BDVA 20th Activity Group Meeting

  • Posted on: 16 June 2017
  • By: danielalonso

Next week, the BDVA is organizing its 20th Activity Group meeting in Brussels. The event has been designed with the ambition of promoting the discussion and the exchange of ideas on various relevant topics related to big data. Among others, the following workshops have been scheduled:

- Big Data standardization
- Big Data and HPC
- Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Smart Manufacturing Industry
- GeoSpatial
- Smart Cities
- Health

BDVA will participate in the Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy

BDVA will be represented on June 19-20 in the “Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy – 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems for a Smart Society”. Nikos Sarris (ATC, BDVA member) will chair the Expert Group on Big Data and Andreas Metzger (Paluno, BDVA Deputy Secretary General) will present BDVA and discuss opportunities for collaboration across EU and US. Representatives from all the US Big Data Innovation Hubs, as well as from NSF and NIST will be part of these discussions.

i-KNOW 2017: Call for workshops

This year's i-KNOW takes place from October 11-12, 2017 (Save the date!)

i-KNOW 2017 has announced its Call for Workshops where they invite the scientific community to organise workshops dedicated to a specific topic connected to the data-driven future, such as Industry 4.0 and Professional learning 4.0, Computational Life Sciences and Open Science, Data-driven Education and Learning Analytics, and Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences.


The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for all stakeholders of the Semantic Web technologies. Every year this event attracts the world‘s leading Semantic Web practitioners and researchers, uniting thus research, industry and public administration. Top-of-the line presentations from around the world will enable you to delve into state-of-the-art developments with regard to the future of the Web.