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Big Data Research - Newsletter
Newsletter Edition #003
JulY 2017

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Big Data Summer School and Hackathon

Munich – 2017-08-21

The two Big Data Competence Centers ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and BBDC are hosting the third international big data summer school in Germany. The practical sessions start with a Hackathon prior to the actual school start and will be continued during the week in tutorial-style sessions.   >> more

DIMA Researchers receive Best Demonstration Award at EDBT 2017

VENICE – 2017-05-04

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At the EDBT/ICDT 2017 Joint Conference in Venice, Italy, members of the Database and Information Management Group (DIMA), presented the demonstration, I2: Interactive Real-Time Visualization for Streaming Data and won the Best Demonstration Award.   >> more

Dresden Computer Graphics and Visualization Group wins IEEE SciVis Contest 2016

Dresden – 2017-02-16

The Computer Graphics and Visualisation Group of the TU Dresden, together with colleagues from the Visualization Research Centre of the University of Stuttgart, have won the contest. The 2016's contest asked questions about large ensemble data sets of chemical processes of salt dissolution, namely the appearance and influence of viscous fingers.   >> more

Memorandum of Understanding between the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) and the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC)

Berlin – 2017-03-15


On March 15, BBDC Co-Director Klaus-Robert Müller and RIKEN Center for AIP Director Masashi Sugiyama signed a memorandum of understanding between the two research institutions. The focus of the exchanges encouragement lies on machine learning. Exchanges of research and academic materials, the holding of joint meetings as well as exchanges of faculty should strengthen the ties between Japan and Germany in this field.   >> more

DIMA researchers receive Best Paper Award at BTW 2017

STUTTGART – 2017-03-06

At the „Datenbanksysteme für Business, Technologie und Web“ (BTW)  2017 Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, Sebastian Breß member of the Database and Information Management Group (DIMA), won the Best Paper Award. In this work, he integrated genome-specific compression into database systems based on a specialized database schema. Additionally, he exploits genome-data characteristics to speed up query processing. In their experiments, they could analyse a real-world data set up to five times faster than specialized genome analysis tools.   >> more

Gene Myers Lab at MPI Dresden and Computer Vision Lab receive Best Paper Award at the British Machine Vision Conference 2016

Dreseden – 2017-06-14

The paper “Mapping Auto-context Decision Forests to Deep ConvNets for Semantic Segmentation” of David Richmond and colleagues received the prestigious Best Science Paper Award of the 27th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), held 2016 in York. The BMVC is among the top ranking international conferences in the area of computer vision. Among 365 submissions, one paper received the Best Science Paper Award.   >> more

"NEXT GENERATION INTERNET" Workshop held at Smart Data Forum

Berlin – 2017-05-11

 Next Generation Internet

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On May 11th, the European Commission and Smart Data Forum (SDF) invited to present the new initiative “NEXT GENERATION INTERNET” (NGI). The European Commission launched the NGI initiative in autumn 2016 to develop and promote new internet based technologies and to provide fresh impulses for the internet of the future. The workshop gave the opportunity to different stakeholders to be an active part in framing the content of NGI and to create drafts of thematic focus areas.   >> more

Smart Data Forum Roadshow in Asia


SDF Asia Roadshow

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Five days, three countries and series of meetings, workshops and visits: Smart Data Forum organized a roadshow with the themes of Industrie 4.0, smart manufacturing and IT Security in Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo from May 15-20th 2017. During different occasions, the researchers from both sides discussed their current researches, regulatory hurdles and opportunities in data-driven innovation projects as well as possible fields of cooperation. Out of the three destinations, Japan and Singapore have invested heavily in data-driven research in industrial production and have become the hub for smart manufacturing and business in the recent years.   >> more

Save-the-date: Big Data All-Hands Meeting

Karlsruhe – 2017-10-11

The 2nd Big Data All Hands Meeting (BDAHM) is held in conjunction with the 2nd Smart Data Innovation Conference (SDIC). The event includes scientific talks reflecting the scientific Big Data landscape of Germany and a great chance to network with key players and projects.   >> more

New Professor Appointment at BBDC

Berlin – 2017-05-09

  Prof. Dr. Tilmann Rabl

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TU Berlin has awarded Dr. Tilmann Rabl, the scientific director of the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC), a guest professorship. Dr. Rabl earned his reputation with multiple publications at VLDB, SIGMOD, or ICDE, and as well with his current work for the digitization strategy at BBDC and the upcoming excellence initiative research agenda in the area of “Big Data Performance Engineering”.  >> more

SDIL Data Innovation Communities for Smart Cities and Energy

Karlsruhe – 2017-03-03

The new data innovation community "Smart Infrastructure" was kicked off successfully with new projects in the area of "Intelligent Traffic Monitoring", "Smart Airquality Network" (BMVI mFund Project) and "Ports as Intelligent Logistic Hubs" (EU TransformingTransport lighthouse project). The new data innovation community is led by Veit Hagenmeyer (KIT) and Hellmuth Frey (ENBW) centers around smart data challenges in energy and mobility.  >> more

Abida citizens conferences on Big Data

Aachen – 2017-05-28


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Abida (Assessing Big Data) held three citizens conferences in summer 2016 in order to work out the wishes and concerns of citizens constituting of different social backgrounds. The conferences were organized by the Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with support from the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law at the University of Münster (ITM). The aim to get a heterogeneous picture was ensured by the selection of cities, in which the citizens conferences were held. By the selection of the cities of Stralsund, Aachen and Kempten it could be ensured that the east, the west and the south of Germany as well as larger cities and rural areas were represented.  >> more

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