Big Data Europe Workshop: The challenges of big data for societies in a changing world

Event date: 
Monday, 11 September, 2017
Place: 
The Meervaart (Room 7)

There are nowadays some irrevocable trends implying that science will open. As regards to data, this implies that sharing instead of owning will become the default. However, there are almost no incentives (but mostly rules & obligations) to make data available and sharable. Seamless facilities for researchers to share data are much needed, and credits need to be attributed when data re-used.


Europe is developing a Cloud infrastructure where data can be shared and reused. In order to achieve it, data has to be made FAIR - findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable. In addition, social data require privacy and security measures.
  • Where are now in setting up a Europe cloud infrastructure?
  • How can we implement social science data?
  • How do we organise secure access and provide information and training on the big and complex data collections?
Big Data can make important contributions to the technical progress in key societal challenges identified by the European Union its "Horizon 2020" and thereby also on OpenScience!

This workshop will focus on societal challenge 6 "Europe in changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies", with a main focus of OpenScience & (Big) Data Management by introducing the background, covering the main challenges, and seeking real examples of the potential, challenges and complexities of using big data in our societies.

Furthermore the Big Data Integrator (BDI,  https://www.big-data-europe.eu/platform/) Platform of the Big Data Europe Project and several demos/pilots from different societal challenges (including SC6) realised on top of it will be presented. The workshop is planned to provide space for questions and discussions with speakers and participants as well as for networking!

As the event is embedded as official workshop of the SEMANTiCS2017 conference (https://www.semantics.cc) participants are able to participate also in workshops in the morning of the 11th September and/or join the Platform Linked Data Netherlands MeetUp (PLDN) that also acts as the SEMANTiCS 2017conference evening reception. Registered workshop participants receive also 15% discount on regular SEMANTiCS2017 conference tickets.

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