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European Data Economy Workshop – Focus Data Value Chain & Big Data

Description of the workshop

This (free of charge) workshop is organised on the 15th of September 2015 back2back to the SEMANTiCS2015 conference, taking place 16-17 of September at the University of Economics Vienna, Austria in the 11th edition this year.

It provides insights in some of the most important activities around the European Data Economy – with a strong focus on Big Data and the Data Value Chain.The goal of the workshop is first, to overview the state of the art in Europe regarding Big Data & Data Management initiatives and its impact in the Europan economy and benefits for the  European society. Representatives from the Big Data Value Association (initiative behind the so called Big Data Value PPP, see:, the annual European Data Forum (see:, Big Data related projects: the BYTE Project (see:, BigDataEurope (see: and RETHINKbig (see: and a representative of the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology presenting data-related activities will participate during the first session of the workshop. Furthermore it gives information about the Austrian Big Data Study carried out in 2014 by AIT and IDC.

Second, this workshops aims to identify the necessary requirements in terms of research activities, technologies, skills and other societal items to benefit of data value. Hence, after initial presentations on the topics of the Data Value Chain and the Big Data Value Association, the 3 mentioned Big Data projects projects as well as the Austrian Big Data Study and Austrian data activities, the 2nd part of the half day workshop will be an interactive session to identify, evaluate and discuss the requirements for successfull big data & data management together with all participants and to present findings as a concrete result of the workshop.

Target Groups

CIOs and/or CDOs, Data Scientists and project manager from industry and public administration and/or research as well as everybody that is working on or planning a concrete data management project (possibly with a big data focus).

ALL Infos and details and the registration is available on the SEMANTiCS2015 page

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