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Big Data Europe Webinar@AIMS: INRA’s Big Data Perspectives and Implementation Challenges

The AIMS team in cooperation with the BigDataEurope Consortium is pleased to announce the webinarINRA’s Big Data Perspectives and Implementation Challenge”.

It will present perspectives and implementation challenges of big data for agronomic research organisations.
It is open for information management specialists, librarians, software developers and other interested people.




The “INRA’s Big Data Perspectives and Implementation Challenges” webinar will give a perspective on big data and implementation challenges for agronomic research organisations such as the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). The presenter will focus on the characteristics of big data in agriculture using a specific case study on high throughput plant phenotyping where a lot of heterogeneous data need to be generated and managed. This use case shows how to deal with variety of data.


Pascal Neveu is director of Mistea Laboratory at Montpellier SupAgro-INRA. He is the head of Cati CODEX, center dedicated to data and knowledge management. He was the leader of the workpackage « Data management and knowledge representation » for CAFE European Project. He teaches at the Montpellier University and the School of Agricultural Engineering topics related to computer science for statistical and numerical computing (R, Scilab, etc) and computer sciences, database design, XML technologies and Information management.


23rd November 2015  – 11:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)

How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to, containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your e-mail
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.


This webinar is co-sponsored by the BigDataEurope (BDE) project, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and CIARD

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