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Big Data Research - Newsletter
Newsletter Edition #005
April 2018

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BBDC and Qatar Computing Research Institute sign MoU

Doha – 2018-02-26

MoU between BBDC and QCRI

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The Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC), part of the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), signed a three-year pact with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, to promote international computing research. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between QCRI and the BBDC will promote collaboration via the exchange of research, academic materials, faculty and research scholars. Under this new agreement, BBDC and QCRI will conduct joint meetings for both education and research as well as establish new research projects. The event took place as part of the Smart Data Forum roadshow to Qatar.   >> more

BBDC Group awarded a 2017 Software Campus Grant

Berlin – 2018-01-31

Martin Kiefer, a PhD student in Prof. Volker Markl’s research group has been awarded 2017 Software Campus grant. The aim of this research project is to implement an approximate stream processing engine using modern hardware in an optimal, performant, and energy saving manner. Software Campus is a BMBF funded development program for outstanding doctoral students, who are interested in taking up executive management functions in industry.   >> more

4th International Summerschool for Big Data

LEIPZIG – 2018-06-30

From June 30th to July 6th 2018 the two Germany-based Big Data Competence Centers ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and BBDC are organizing the fourth international Big Data summer school in its series (2016, 2017). The event aims at students, practitioners and researchers of Big Data. Within the program, we offer inspiring insights into the diverse field of Big Data by selected keynotes from international experts combined with practical sessions, which will start off with a hackathon.   >> more

ABIDA Networked Transport Workshop

Dortmund – 2018-02-22


As a part of the ABIDA (Assessing Big Data) project, the ABIDA expert workshop on the in-depth study “Networked Transport in the age of Big Data” facilitated a lively exchange between experts of the various disciplines in the mobility sector. In doing so, for Big Data as a driving force behind the advancing networking process, the workshop was about developing pointed position and gaining additional specialist knowledge.   >> more

ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig at CeBIT 2018

Hannover – 2018-06-11

From June 11 – 15 ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig will present Big Data related research topics at the CEBIT in Hannover. On the shared booth together with other universities of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia we will be part of the TU Dresden exhibit. ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig presentations will be accompanied with other research topics form the Center of Informations Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) of the TU Dresden, the 5G Lab and the Cluster of Excellence Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed).   >> more

SDSC and Echobot presentation at Big-Data.AI-Summit 2018

HANAU – 2018-02-28

Smart Data Solution Center Baden-Württemberg (SDSC-BW) presents the work done together with Echobot at the “Big-Data.AI Summit 2018”. SDSC-BW is a long running SDIL project funded by the state ministry for research and arts (MWK), which supports local SMEs in Baden-Württemberg in data analytics. The goal of the presented one month long “potential analysis” was the selection and optimal configuration of big data machine learning algorithms that have a lasting influence on the quality of the later results.  >> more

3rd BMVI Data-Run

Berlin – 2018-03-02

The 3rd BMVI Data-Run on 2nd-3rd March 2018 took place at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of (BMVI) in Berlin to discuss creative solutions to decrease emission from transport sector in cities, by using data from different sources. The cities Bonn and Berlin as well as Mobility Data Marketplace (MDM), Deutscher Wetter Dienst (DWD) and Telefonica Next provided data on mobility, traffic, air quality and weather. The Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL) supported participants with its Big Data Platform and created a colorful animated heat map that predicts the amount of money the city of Bonn can make with traffic controls in the 24 hackathon.

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ScaDS presented BIGGR project at Big-Data.AI-Summit 2018

Hanau – 2018-02-28

 ScaDS at Big Data AI Summit

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ScaDS togehter with their partners Robert Bosch GmbH and GmbH presented first successful results of the BIGGR project. BIGGR combines the KNIME analytics platform with ScaDS’ own Gradoop framework for analysis, saving and distributed integration of large graphs to generate information about new customers or threats. The program execution is transparent for the user and visualizes progress and intermediate results directly in the application.  >> more


Berlin – 2018-03-20

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