EBDVF 2017: Future directions to Data-Driven Innovation and Artificial Intelligence

The European Big Data Value Forum 2017, with the scope "Trusted AI in Smart Industry", ended in Versailles with the participation of over 800 participants on average per day (1200 registrations for 3 days).
Challenges and future directions in data-driven & artificial intelligence research and innovation have been discussed and analysed among key players and stakeholders of the Big Data Value Ecosystem. Key technological and societal aspects of trust and transparency for human-centred data-driven innovation were addressed.

12th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA): call for papers

The European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) is the premier European software architecture conference, providing researchers, practitioners and educators with a platform to present and discuss the most recent, innovative and significant findings and experiences in the field of software architecture research and practice. 

BDVA media partner of Computers, Privacy, Data Protection 2018

BDVA is media partner of the International Conference on Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2018 (CPDP), which will be in Brussels on 24, 25 and 26 January 2018. As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference, CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and civil society from all over the world in Brussels, offering them an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. More info at: http://www.cpdpconferences.org/

BDVA becomes part of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

The European Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition is a multi-stakeholder partnership involving Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and educational establishments, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe which are essential in today's digital society and economy. 
BDVA has officially become a member of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition as per December 1st, 2017. 

FED4SAE open call: up to €60K funding, technical and business coaching available to support European companies to develop smart applications

FED4SAE project launched the 1st open call for application experiments. Up to 60K euros funding, technical and business coaching are available to support European Companies to develop smart applications. 

Updates in the BDVA management team

The Big Data Value Association celebrated its 12th General Assembly on November 23rd in Versailles during the European Big Data Value Forum 2017. Among other important topics, the BDVA members were called to elect some of the members of its Board of Directors, and to re-elect one of the Vice Presidents. 

We very much welcome Almudena Sanchez (GMV) and Walter Weigel (Huawei) as new appointed Directors of BDVA and we are glad to confirm the renewal of a 2-year mandate for Nozha Boujema (Inria) and Florin Serban (Terrasigna) as BDVA Directors. 
Find the full list of BDVA Directors here

We are also happy to announce that Milan Petkovic (Philips) was re-elected BDVA Vice-president for a renewed period of 2 more years.

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