1st International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms (IWLTP 2020)

With the increasing number of platforms, grids and infrastructures in the wider area of Language Technologies (LT), NLP, NLU, speech (including conversational agents), interaction and language-centric AI, there is also a growing need for sharing experiences, approaches and best practices to learn and benefit from the work of others and also, practically, to start a collaboration towards platform interoperability. The first International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms (IWLTP 2020) will take place on 16 May 2020 in Marseille, France, co-located with LREC 2020. Deadline for Submissions to the call for papers is 21 February 2020. 

BDVA launches a new subgroup on AI and Big Data in the Financial Sector

On December 16th 2019 the Board of Directors of BDVA approved the creation of a new Subgroup under TF7.Applications focused on AI and Big Data in the Financial Sector. The new subgrop is led by GFT Italy, BDVA Full member and coordinator of the INFINITECH project (the BDV PPP flagship project focused on the financial sector), and is co-led by ABI Lab, the Banking Research and Innovation Centre, founded and promoted by the Italian Banking Association (ABI).

Last BDVA Activity Group of 2019: Data Governance, Data Sharing, and much more!

On December 11th and 12nd 2019 BDVA organised its 35th Activity Group meeting with members in Brussels. Over 40 people joined the last BDVA Activity Group of the year 2019 with 4 specific sessions/workshosp organised around the toipcs of Big Data and AI for Smart Government/Cities, Data Science Skills, European Data Sharing Spaces and Data Governance. Additionally members were invited to pitch about their interests and capabilities, there was a presentation of a new subgroup in Finance under TF7 applications promoted by GFT and the BDV PPP Infinitech project, and we learnt about how the community of BDV i-Spaces is growing and much more!!

 

Big Data Value PPP Summit 2020 in Porto (13-15 May). Save the Date!

After the success of previous two editions in Sofia in 2018 and in Riga in 2019, the Big Data Value PPP will organize a new Big Data Value PPP Summit in 2020. This time, the chosen place is the beautiful city of Porto (Portugal). With PortoDigital as local organizer, the Big Data Value PPP Summit 2020 will be held from 13 to 15 of May 2020. Information about the programme and organized activities will be published soon. Stay tuned!!

Thoughts about Personal Data Portability? We would like to hear from you!

One of the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in force since 2018, is to make it significantly easier for citizens to have any of their personal data, transferred across service providers. The "Data Portability and Services Incubator" (DAPSI) project will foster advanced research in the Data Portability field.

To collect the most pressing research questions and challenges related to the topic of Data Portability, we prepared the following survey. We would like to ask you to contribute with your background and expertise by kindly setting aside 5 minutes of your time to complete this survey.

Get started: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/32B87HJ

Your input is much appreciated!

BDVA i-Spaces 2019

As customary during the last years, the Big Data Value Association announced during the European Big Data Value Forum 2019, in Helsinki, the name of the European initiatives that have been recognized as new i-Spaces in 2019, and become members of the BDVA i-Spaces group.

In a ceremony presented by Laure Le Bars (SAP, BDVA Vice-president) and Daniel Alonso (ITI, lead of BDVA i-Spaces group), representatives of the new five i-Spaces received the trophy that accredit them as relevant European Hubs for data driven innovation and experimentation. To be recognized as a BDVA i-Space, initiatives have to proof demonstrable value and quality in infrastructures and technologies, provided services, projects and applications, impact to their ecosystems, and a sustainable business strategy.

Breakfast Debate 'Towards a European Partnership in AI, Data and Robotics'

BDVA and euRobotics organise in collaboration with K4I a breakfast debate at the European Parliament on December 4th. The event is meant to connect different actors from the European Parliament, the European Commission, industry, research, start-ups and end users, and to make them aware of the opportunities that especially the combination of data, robotics, and AI technology offers to the digital transformation of industry and society.

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