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The EC has launched a new Horizon Prize of EUR 2 million on Big Data Technologies!

As part of the European Commission's contribution to the Big Data Value Public Private Partnership (PPP), the EC has launched a new Horizon prize on Big Data Technologies.
EUR 2 million is available for improving the performance of software for the forecasting of geospatio-temporal data (collections of time-stamped records that are linked to a geospatial location) in terms of scalability, accuracy, speed and use of computational resources.
The prize is a reward for the three top ranking contestants who will present the best software solutions able to analyse extremely large collections of data.

Big Data on Earth Observation Whitepaper

The Earth Observation & Geospatial Subgroup working in the BDVA within the Task Force 7 – Applications has recently released a White Paper presenting the challenges faced and opportunities offered by the EO domain regarding the Big Data aspects. The White Paper gives a comprehensive and clear overview of the current status in Europe for Big Data from Space.
Find the white paper here.


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Exploring H2020 opportunities in Big Data

BDVA supports the Big Data Spanish national initiative Planetic in the organisation of an informative conference next January 17th 2018 at CDTI (Centre for Industrial and Technological Development) headquarters in Madrid. The objective of the event is to discuss about the imminent call for proposals on various objectives relating to Big Data in European Commissions's H2020 program.

Information will be provided on the objectives of the calls, recommendations for winning proposals, elements to be taken into account, relevant actors, examples of winning proposals and inspiring arguments to achieve an important participation of companies and research organisations.
You can find more information here

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. 

23rd BDVA Activity Group Meeting,13th-14th December - Brussels

The 23rd BDVA Activity Group Meeting has been held on the 13th and 14th of December in Brussels. 

Over 70 participants from BDVA Members discussed and brainstormed about key topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Platforms, Big Data Technologies, GDPR implementation, Data Privacy, Technology integration (Big Data, HPC, IoT), Mobility and Transport, Big Data in the GeoSpatial and Earth Observation domain. 

The next Activity Group meeting is scheduled on the 31st January (afternoon only) and 1st February 2018. 

BDVA members can find all the relevant information in the BDVA Intranet.

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/

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