The aim is to investigate how transfer of knowledge and in particular debates from the government domain into social and other other new media takes place, how the chains of reasoning evolve and how particular emotional and other effects are caused.
SoBigData proposes to create the Social Mining & Big Data Ecosystem: a research infrastructure (RI) providing an integrated ecosystem for ethic-sensitive scientific discoveries and advanced applications of social data mining on the various dimensions of social life, as recorded by “big data”. Building on several established national infrastructures, SoBigData will open up new research avenues in multiple research fields, including mathematics, ICT, and human, social and economic sciences, by enabling easy comparison, re-use and integration of state-of-the-art big social data, methods, and services, into new research.
SoBigData is the European Research Infrastructure for Big Data and Social Mining. For more details about the EU Project you can visit the Project Site.
Building the Research Infrastructure
Three main actions
SoBigData supports trans-national access of researchers to data centres, tools and guidance, and the creation of new web-based, virtual access services, based on common interfaces to data repositories, reference data sets, and innovative big data analytics methods.
The aim of the training events is to establish a unique, joint training and education resource centre on social big data in the European research area.
SoBigData Datathons are designed to bring together computer programmers, storytellers, graphics designers and statisticians.
SoBigData Summer Schools are aimed at preparing the best PhDs in science and engineering to work as data scientists.
SoBigData Training Courses are tailored specifically for high-school students and promoting the role of data scientists.
The aim of dissemination events is to take concrete steps towards establishing the SoBigData community. The second focus of our dissemination work is to coordinate on innovation activities, in order to increase the participation of industry partners and to develop a long-term sustainability strategy for the project.
SoBigData Workshops aimed at both the academic and industrial sectors for attracting researchers and new stakeloders.
SoBigData Conferences for promoting the research infrastructure and enable the growth of the SoBigDatcommunity with new research labs and scientists.