• Workshop on Software Architecture Challenges in Big Data - SACBD@ECSA2018

    Event date: 
    Tuesday, 25 September, 2018
    Madrid (Spain)

    Software architecture is a critical cornerstone of the current complex software systems. This workshop aims at discuss on advanced solutions for systems involving one or several of the following technological paradigms: big data, or big data integration with cloud computing / IOT / HPC / artificial intelligence. Industrial case studies including demonstrations and applied research experiences reports for novel contributions as well as visionary papers are welcome. Overall design and performance issues and challenges are expected to be addressed. Moreover, solutions to enforce both security, transparency and ethics by design are also expected.

    SACBD is co-located with ECSA2018, all information can be found here. Notice that in order to attend the workshop you will have to register


    13:30-14:00 Registration at main conference desk and Welcome Coffee at workshop room 
    14:00-14:10 Opening: Ana García Robles, BDVA Secretary General
    Session 1: Software architectures in genuine big data scenarios
    14:10-14:30 Nikolay Nikolov, Michele Ciavotta and Flavio De Paoli. "Data Wrangling at Scale"
    14:30-14:50 Javier Jerónimo, Angélica de Antonio and Cristian Moral. "Architectural challenges on the analysis of human behaviour in synthetic environments"
    14:50-15:10 Ingo Simonis. "Container-based Architecture to Optimize the Integration of Microservices into Cloud-Based Data-Intensive Application Scenarios"
    Session 2: Applying machine learning to big data scenarios
    15:10-15:30 Andrés Munoz Hernandez, David Scarlatti and Pablo Costas. "Real-time prediction of flight arrival times using surveillance information"
    15:30-16:00 Coffee Break - ECSA 2018 Posters and Tools 
    16:00-16:20 Rafael P. Martínez Álvarez and Carlos Giraldo Rodríguez. "Large Scale Anomaly Detection in Data Center Logs and Metrics"
    16:20-16:40 Waqas Jamil, Ngoc Canh Duong, Wenjuan Wang, Chemseddine Mansouri, Saad Mohamad and Abdelhamid Bouchachia. "Scalable Online Learning for Flink"
    Session 3: Fostering business with big data through cloud and analytics
    16:40-17:00 Ståle Walderhaug, Per Gunnar Auran and Arne Jørgen Berre. "Towards precision fishery: standardized modelling of smart services in the fishery domain"
    17:00-17:20 David Čreslovnik, Aljaž Košmerlj and Michele Ciavotta. "Using historical and weather data for marketing and category management in eCommerce"
    17:20-17:40 Mayank Mishra, Shruti Kunde and Manoj Nambiar. "Cracking the Monolith: Challenges in Data Transitioning to Cloud Native Architectures" 
    17:40-18:00 Round Table and Closure

    Call for papers
    Short papers (2-3 pages average length. 4 pages max. length) are requested. It is estimated to accept 3 papers per thematic slot, which means a maximum of 12 papers. This is a forum for discussing the different architectural challenges related to big data. Envisaged thematic slots are the following:

    • software architectures in genuine big data scenarios (big data)
    • combining big data and IoT and/or exploiting big data with HPC (big data integration with cloud computing / IOT / HPC)
    • applying machine learning to big data scenarios (big data integration with artificial intelligence)
    • fostering businesses with big data through cloud and analytics (industrial case studies, demonstrations and applied research experiences reports, visionary papers)

    Submitted papers will be ranked according to the established selection criteria by the Workshop Committee. At least one author of each accepted paper must register at ECSA2018. 

    Important dates

    • Papers submission: June 21 (Extension of deadline!)
    • Acceptance notification: July 3
    • Camera ready: July 12

    Papers must follow the ACM formatting instructions: Submission site:

    Organisation Committee 

    • Daniel Alonso, ITI, Spain
    • Zoltan Mann, Paluno (Uni. Duisburg-Essen), Germany
    • Almudena Sánchez, GMV, Spain

    Programme Committee 

    • César Alfaro, URJC, Spain
    • Ali Serdar Atalay, Bitnet, Turkey
    • Peter Baumann, rasdaman, Germany
    • Arne Berre, SINTEF, Norway
    • David Bowden, DELL, Ireland
    • Sergio Campos, TECNALIA, Spain
    • Carlos Cuesta, URJC, Spain
    • Javier Del Ser, TECNALIA, Spain
    • Omar Elloumi, NOKIA, Ireland
    • Alberto Fernández, URJC, Spain
    • Javier Gómez, URJC, Spain
    • Ibai Laña, TECNALIA, Spain
    • Andreas Metzger, Paluno (Uni. Duisburg-Essen), Germany
    • Ignacio Olabarrieta, TECNALIA, Spain
    • Angel Serrano Sánchez de León, URJC, Spain
    • Ana Isabel Torre, TECNALIA, Spain
    • Anwar Vahed, DIRISA, South Africa
    • Juan Manuel Vara, URJC, Spain
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  • High Tech Summit

    Event date: 
    Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 to Thursday, 11 October, 2018

    High Tech Summit is part conference and part exhibition powered by DTU (Technical University of Denmark). Their vision is to create the largest research-based meeting place in Denmark within the fields of digitalization, robotics and artificial intelligence.The event aims to create the perfect environment for companies, start-ups, organisations and universities to meet and present their latest technological developments, debate the most recent discoveries, participate in matchmaking events, and generate ideas.More information at

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  • 6th Global Summit on Artificial Intelligence and Neural Network

    Event date: 
    Monday, 15 October, 2018 to Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

    Neural Networks 2018 aims in proclaim knowledge and share new ideas amongst the professionals, industrialists, researchers, and students from research area of Artificial Intelligence. This scientific gathering guarantees that offering the thoughts and ideas will enable and secure you the theme “Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence”. More information at:

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  • 12th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing

    Event date: 
    Monday, 15 October, 2018 to Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

    The 12th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing will take place in Bilbao from the 15th to the 17th October 2018. 

     Organised by Joint Research Lab and the Department of Communications Engineering
    of University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU)
    , IDC aims to gather researchers and practitioners to foster and ease rich discussions around the latest findings, research achievements and ideas in the area of Intelligent Distributed Computing. It provides an open forum for enhancing the collaboration between researchers, lecturers, and students from Intelligent Computing and Distributing Computing communities. 
    IDC 2018 welcomes research works centred on all above aspects of intelligent distributed computing, with an intention to balance between theoretical research ideas and their practicability as well as industrial applicability. To this end, scholars and practitioners from academia and industrial fields are invited to submit high- quality original contributions to IDC 2018.
    The deadline for submitting papers is the 9th of April.
    All accepted papers will be included in the Symposium Proceedings, which will be published by Springer as part of their series Studies in Computational Intelligence.  
    Additional information about the event and the call for papers are available here.
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  • IoT Solutions World Congress

    Event date: 
    Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 to Thursday, 18 October, 2018

    The IoT Solutions World Congress is where real digital transformation happens. A unique event dedicated exclusively to joining IoT providers with industry in order to help the latter increase productivity via this disruptive technology.After three editions, the event has grown to become the global reference for industrial IoT, and the annual meeting for industry stakeholders to establish new partnerships.More information at

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  • Cybersecurity for Manufacturing Environments

    Event date: 
    Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

    EFFRA, ECSO and the European Commission's DG Connect will co-host a workshop centred on cybersecurity for manufacturing environments. The workshop will draw attention to the fundamental importance of cybersecurity challenges in manufacturing environments and where they are not yet fully recognised and addressed.

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  • ODBASE 2018 - The 17th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics

    Event date: 
    Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 to Wednesday, 24 October, 2018
    La Valleta (Malta)

    The conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE’18) provides a forum on the use of ontologies, rules and data semantics in novel applications. Of particular relevance to ODBASE are papers that bridge traditional boundaries between disciplines such as artificial intelligence and Semantic Web, databases, data science, data analytics and machine learning, human-computer interaction, social networks, distributed and mobile systems, data and information retrieval, knowledge discovery, and computational linguistics. More information at:

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  • BigSurv 2018: Exploring new statistical frontiers at the intersection of survey science and big data

    Event date: 
    Thursday, 25 October, 2018 to Saturday, 27 October, 2018
    Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

    BigSurv18 will be held October 25–27, 2018, at the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. 

    The conference offers an opportunity to address the ongoing paradigm shift in how researchers produce, analyze, and use statistics. The event, hosted by the European Survey Research Association (ESRA), is intended to foster communication, collaboration, and understanding between two groups: (1) computer and data scientists focusing on emerging Big Data sources and analysis techniques, and (2) methodologists and researchers working on traditional sources of data collection and statistical analyses. 
     Presenters from the various disciplines and around the world are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference.
    Abstracts for presentation at the conference on the theme “Exploring New Statistical Frontiers at the Intersection of Survey Science and Big Data" are currently accepted. More information is available here

     Find more information about the conference here.
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  • European Big Data Value Forum 2018

    Event date: 
    Monday, 12 November, 2018 to Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

    After the great success of last edition, the European Big Data Value Forum 2018 will be held in Vienna from the 12th to the 14th of November 2018. Save the date, stayed tuned, and contribute to shape the European Data and AI ecosystem!!! Further information will be shared soon on the EBDVF website. And follow us @BDVA_PPP and #ebdvf18. 

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  • Conférence Erasme-Descartes 2018 - Intelligence artificielle

    Event date: 
    Thursday, 15 November, 2018 to Friday, 16 November, 2018

    On 15 and 16 November 2018, the Embassy of Netherlands will organize in Paris the Erasme-Descartes conference, in collaboration with the French Embassy in Netherlands and under the auspices of the Franco-Dutch Initiative (IFN).Held alternately in Paris and Amsterdam since 2002, this conference aims to stimulate dialogue between France and the Netherlands and is a flagship event in bilateral Franco-Dutch cooperation.This year, 150 experts from the world of business, civil society and the public sector are invited to participate in the conference. Following the big data theme in 2017, this year's theme is artificial intelligence. More info at: 

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  • ICT 2018

    Event date: 
    Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 to Thursday, 6 December, 2018

    The 2018 Austrian Presidency will host the next ICT event at the Austria Centre Vienna in December 2018. The ICT events organised since 1998 by the European Commission have become Europe's most visible international forums for ICT innovation and a unique gathering of the entire ICT research and innovation community.

    Find more info here and follow us on Twitter through our dedicated account@ict2018eu