• Session on software and big data analysis (45th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2019))

    Event date: 
    Wednesday, 28 August, 2019 to Friday, 30 August, 2019
    Thessaloniki (Greece)

    The Euromicro Conference Series on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) is a long-standing international forum for researchers, practitioners from business and industry, and students to present and discuss the latest innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns in the field of Software Engineering and Advanced Applications in information technology for software-intensive systems.

    This special session aims to explore the impact of software and big data analytics on software engineering and vice versa, serving as a forum for the exchange of ideas, solutions and experiences among researchers and practitioners from the communities of software visualization, mining software repositories, software analytics and big data systems in software engineering. Call for papers here:

    Important Dates:

    • Abstract submission to tracks and sessions: March 1st, 2019
    • Paper submission deadline March 15th, 2019
    • Notification of accepted papers: May 6th, 2019
    • Camera-ready paper due: June 3rd, 2019
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  • Soft City : Design of future city services exploiting data marketplaces

    Event date: 
    Wednesday, 28 August, 2019 to Thursday, 29 August, 2019
    ISEN Yncréa Méditerranée, Toulon France

    Design of future city services exploiting data marketplaces. Starting from urban everyday life. 

    Take part at the Soft City track to create together a vision of "Soft City" to outline methods, approaches and tools for Soft city design and define future "soft" city services that will make use of data marketplaces and future digital infrastructures, including 5G networks. 

    More information on the event's website:

    There are 3 half-a-day sessions prepared such as: pannel session "Envisioning a Soft Urban Future", Panel session "Implementing the Soft Urban future" and co-creation workshop "Co-creating Soft City services". 

    Registrations available before August 19:

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  • European DatSci & AI Awards 2019

    Event date: 
    Thursday, 5 September, 2019
    Dublin, Ireland

    European DatSci & AI Awards in collaboration with BDVA and CeADAR is preparing a full day event and Awards Ceremony to be hosted on the 5th of September 2019 in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. It will connect and celebrate the Data Science Ecosystem across Europe.

    Follow the website for more information: 

  • 2nd International Workshop on Software Architecture Challenges in Big Data

    Event date: 
    Monday, 9 September, 2019
    FIAP Jean Monnet conference center (Room "Stockholm") - Paris (France)



    The 2nd International Workshop on Software Architectures Challenges in Big Data (SACBD) is organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) as part of the European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA, The objective of this workshop is to  provide a forum for discussing all aspects of the software architecture challenges of big data systems. The workshop welcomes the contributions of practitioners and researchers alike.

    Technical issues and challenges related to software architecture are well covered by the European Big Data Value Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. Such software architecture trends are facilitating new data-driven operations and services which are at the core of the new economy revolving around big data value. As organizations become more and more data-centric, they need to re-design their software architectures accordingly. This affects not only the architecture design but also its implementation and non-functional aspects. This situation creates a need for new methods and tools to design and reason about software architectures in Big Data scenarios and paves the way for various research directions. How to design software architectures when dealing with Big Data? Which are the typical architectural patterns? How to assess the performance or the privacy risk of Big Data architectures? This workshop will focus on these and many others aspects of software architectures in the Big Data era.






    Keynote talk of Laure Le Bars (BDVA vice-president and Research Project Director at SAP Research & Innovation)


    Measuring Performance Quality Scenarios in Big Data Analytics Applications: A DevOps and Domain-Specific Model Approach

    by Camilo Castellanos, Carlos A. Varela, and Dario Correal


    Coffee break


    Towards an Architecture for Big Data Analytics Leveraging Edge/Fog Paradigms

    by Josu Díaz-de-Arcaya, Raúl Miñón, and Ana I. Torre-Bastida


    Big Data from the Cloud to the Edge: The Aggregate Computing Solution

    by Shaukat Ali, Ferruccio Damiani, Schahram Dustdar, Marialuisa Sanseverino, Mirko Viroli, and Danny Weyns


    Round-table discussion & closing


     Call for papers already closed

    Topics of interest

    The workshop solicits papers on all aspects of software architecture for big data. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Software architectures in genuine big data scenarios
    • Architectural patterns for big data
    • Architectures of big data systems (e.g., Spark, Flink, Hadoop)
    • Integration of Big Data systems with other business systems
    • Non-functional requirements (e.g., performance, security, privacy, reliability)
    • Combining big data with IoT, HPC, cloud computing, fog computing
    • Applying machine learning to big data scenarios, big data integration with artificial intelligence
    • Fostering business with big data and analytics


    Submission Guidelines

    Original, high-quality papers are solicited, from researchers and practitioners alike. Both full papers (maximum 8 pages) and short papers (maximum 4 pages) will be considered. All papers must be written in English and follow the ACM formatting instructions and templates for conference papers, as specified under Independently from the length, several types of papers will be considered (experience reports, new approaches, review or analysis of existing approaches, empirical studies, theoretical results, negative results, position papers, vision papers). The contribution of a paper must be commensurate with its length.

    Submitted papers must be original, not submitted and not published elsewhere. Accepted papers will be published in the ECSA companion proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. Papers must be submitted in PDF using the online submission system under the following link:

    All submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Paper acceptance will be based on originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of presentation, and relevance to the workshop topics.


     Further information

    The workshop is part of the European Conference on Software Architectures (ECSA), 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. The 13th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2019) will be held on 9-13 September 2019 in Paris, France at FIAP Jean Monnet.

    The workshop will take place on 9th September 2019 in the afternoon in Paris, right before the main ECSA conference.

    At least one author of each accepted paper must register, attend the workshop, and present the work. Registration is subject to the terms, conditions and procedure of the ECSA 2019 conference.


     Organization committee

    • Zoltán Ádám Mann (paluno – the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany).
    • Daniel Alonso Román (Technology Institute of Valencia, Spain)
    • Michele Guerriero (Politecnico di Milano, Italy).
    • Alessandra Bagnato (Softeam, France)


    Program committee

    • Ali Serdar Atalay, BitNet, Turkey
    • Peter Baumann, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
    • Arne Berre, SINTEF, Norway
    • David Bowden, DELL, Ireland
    • Sergio Campos, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
    • Alexandru Costan, IRISA / INSA Rennes, France
    • Carlos E. Cuesta, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
    • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste, Italy
    • Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    • Omar Elloumi, Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland
    • Ibai Laña, Tecnalia, Spain
    • Daphne Lopez, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
    • Andreas Metzger, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    • Ignacio Olabarrieta Palacios, Tecnalia, Spain
    • Diego Perez-Palacin, Linnaeus University, Sweden
    • Zoheir Sabeur, Bournemouth University, UK
    • Andrey Sadovykh, Innopolis University, Russia
    • Angel Serrano Sánchez de León, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
    • Damian Andrew Tamburri, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
    • Ana Isabel Torre, Tecnalia, Spain
    • Anwar Vahed, Meraka Institute, South Africa
    • Juan Manuel Vara, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain


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  • Digital Excellence Forum @ ICT Proposers' Day 2019

    Event date: 
    Thursday, 19 September, 2019 to Friday, 20 September, 2019
    Messukeskus centre in Helsinki

    Digital Excellence Forum @ ICT Proposers’ Day 2019 will take place on 19-20 September 2019 at the Messukeskus centre in Helsinki. The event will provide an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the main policy drivers of the digital transformation of European industry and society. It will also present how the EU research & innovation agenda can best contribute to these objectives. The event will also present the Horizon 2020 Work Programme, and serve as a unique networking platform for ICT enthusiasts and professionals. 

    See more information here:



  • European Research & Innovation days

    Event date: 
    Tuesday, 24 September, 2019 to Thursday, 26 September, 2019

    European Research and Innovation Days are an annual policy event that brings together world leaders from industry, finance, academia and business to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape. Registrations will open soon. 

    Follow the link for more information about the event, programme and speakers:


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  • Next Generation Internet Forum 2019

    Event date: 
    Wednesday, 25 September, 2019
    Helsinki, Finland

    The registration to the 3rd annual edition of the Next Generation Internet Forum 2019 is now open and the first version of agenda has been published.

    The NGI Forum 2019 aims to explore, debate and present research and innovation efforts that are reshaping the Internet through collective and networked intelligence. The line-up of speakers includes top experts and practitioners, as well as policy makers and civil society players.

    The NGI Forum 2019 is co-located with the MyData Conference and will take place in Helsinki on the 25th September. Registration is for free, but mandatory, so don't miss this opportunity!

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  • BDVA Activity Group meeting AG34

    Event date: 
    Wednesday, 2 October, 2019
    Brussels, Belgium

    The next BDVA Activity Group AG34 meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 in Brussels. All BDVA members are invited to join us and take part in our discussions. 

    Registration is mandatory. You can register here.


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  • European Big Data Value Forum 2019

    Event date: 
    Monday, 14 October, 2019 to Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
    Helsinki (Finland)

    The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the main event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community. 

    EBDVF19 is organized by BDVA, in collaboration of the European Commission and VTT as the main local organizer. The European Big Data Value Forum 2019 aims to continue the success of previous editions, where on average every year around 700 industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policymakers coming from 40 different countries attended the event. It will be organised in October and we expect 600 participants. The organiser committee of this event includes, in addition to BDVA, the EC and VTT, multiple Finnish industrial, Innovation and Research players as well as international companies and other research institutions.

    More information a t 

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  • EurASc 2019 Madrid

    Event date: 
    Monday, 21 October, 2019 to Tuesday, 22 October, 2019
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    The Future of Science in the 21st Century: Artificial Intelligence

    The Presidium of the European Academy of Sciences is inviting to the Symposium "Artificial Intelligence" and its Ceremony of Awards 2019 on October 21st and 22nd 2019 in Paraninfo of Universitad Politécnica de Madrid. 

    Please, follow this link for more infomation regarding the opportunity for sponsorship:

    The programme of the event is already available. Don't miss the registration, as it will open very soon. 

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  • 1st Symposium on Biases in Human Computation and Crowdsourcing - Call for Abstract

    Event date: 
    Monday, 21 October, 2019 to Tuesday, 22 October, 2019
    Sheffield, UK

    Human Computation and Crowdsourcing have become ubiquitous in the world of algorithm augmentation and data management. However, humans have various cognitive biases that influence the way they make decisions, remember information, and interact with machines. It is thus important to identify human biases and analyse their effect on complex hybrid systems. On the other hand, the potential interaction with a large pool of human contributors gives the opportunity to detect and handle biases in existing data and systems.

    The goal of this symposium is to analyse both existing human biases in hybrid systems, and methods to manage bias via crowdsourcing and human computation. We will discuss different types of biases, measures and methods to track bias, as well as methodologies to prevent and solve bias.

    More information about the event is available here:

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  • Digitising European Industry Stakeholder Forum 2019

    Event date: 
    Wednesday, 13 November, 2019 to Friday, 15 November, 2019
    IFEMA Madrid

    This third edition is organised with the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. The conference will take place from the afternoon of 13 November 2019 to midday of 15 November 2019 at IFEMA Madrid, just a few metro stops from the airport.

    All the different actors involved in the digital value chain are invited to participate, including representatives from Member States and regions, national initiatives for digitalisation, industry, SMEs, academia, Digital Innovation Hubs and research and technology centres. They will have an excellent opportunity to share experiences, exchange best practices and discuss the future of EU digital industrial policy.

    See the outline of the agenda per day here.



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