• Explore
    the jungle of big data
    go discovering social data in an ethical way
  • A compass
    to find the way
    a network of universities, institutions and companies
    to study big data
  • Your boat
    in the ocean of big data
    The European Research Infrastructure on Social Data Mining
    where data are safe
 

Access To Infrastructure


Do you want to start your big data journey?


Virtual Access

 Make your journey virtually by exploring data right from your home. Virtual Access will be available from September 2016.


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Transnational Access

Take your luggage and come to SoBigData to explore data. Transnational Access will be available from September 2016.


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Training


How to become a big data explorer.

Datathons

SoBigData Datathons are designed to bring together computer programmers, storytellers, graphic designers and statisticians.

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Summer Schools

SoBigData Summer Schools are aimed at preparing the best PhDs in science and engineering to work as data scientists.

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Training Courses

SoBigData Training Courses are tailored specifically for high-school students and promoting the role of data scientists.

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Dissemination


Meet the big data explorers and take part in the SoBigData community.

Conferences

SoBigData Workshops aimed at both the academic and industrial sectors for attracting researchers and new stakeloders.

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Workshops

SoBigData Conferences for promoting the research infrastructure and enable the growth of the SoBigDatcommunity with new research labs and scientists.

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ACL2016

Start:
2016/08/07
End:
2016/08/12
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Link:
Association for Computational Linguistics - ACL 2016 Conference
Description:

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) is the premier international scientific and professional society for people working on computational problems involving human language, a field often referred to as either computational linguistics or natural language processing (NLP). The association was founded in 1962, originally named the Association for Machine Translation and Computational Linguistics (AMTCL), and became the ACL in 1968.

CoNLL2016

Start:
2016/08/11
End:
2016/08/12
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Link:
SIGNLL Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning
Description:

CoNLL is a top-tier conference, yearly organized by SIGNLL (ACL's Special Interest Group on Natural Language Learning). This year, CoNLL will be colocated with ACL 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

KDD 2016

Start:
2016/08/13
End:
2016/08/18
Location:
San Francisco CA
Link:
22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Description:

KDD 2016, a premier interdisciplinary conference, brings together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data.

ASONAM 2016

Start:
2016/08/18
End:
2016/08/21
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Link:
2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining
Description:

The international conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2016) will primarily provide an interdisciplinary venue that will bring together practitioners and researchers from a variety of SNAM fields to promote collaborations and exchange of ideas and practices. ASONAM 2016 is intended to address important aspects with a specific focus on the emerging trends and industry needs associated with social networking analysis and mining.

1st International SoBigData Workshop

Start:
2016/09/05
End:
2016/09/05
Location:
Hannover
Description:

The aim of the workshop is to bring together communities involved in different aspects of Social Big Data research: researchers, policy makers, data provider, data scientists, etc. to present societal challenges and discuss potential big data solutions as they are currently developed in SoBigData.

VLDB2016

Start:
2016/09/05
End:
2016/09/09
Location:
New Delhi, India
Link:
VLDB 2016 conference
Description:

VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. The VLDB 2016 conference will feature research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops. It will cover issues in data management, database and information systems research, since they are the technological cornerstones of the emerging applications of the 21st century.

TPDL2016

Start:
2016/09/05
End:
2016/09/09
Location:
Hannover, Germany
Link:
20th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
Description:

Valuable and rapidly increasing volumes of data are created or transformed into digital form by all fields of scientific, educational, cultural, and governmental and industry activities. For this purpose the digital libraries community has developed long-term and interdisciplinary research agendas, providing significant results, such as development of Digital Libraries, solving practical problems, accommodating research data and satisfying the needs of specific user communities.

Reproducible Open Science

Start:
2016/09/09
End:
2016/09/09
Location:
Hannover, Germany
Link:
RepScience2016
Description:
This Workshop aims at becoming a forum to discuss ideas and advancements towards the revision of current scientific communication practices in order to support Open Science, introduce novel evaluation schemes, and enable reproducibility. As such it candidates as an event fostering collaboration between
  • (i) Library and information scientists working on the identification of new publication paradigms;
  • (ii) ICT scientists involved in the definition of new technical solutions to these issues;

ECML-PKDD 2016

Start:
2016/09/19
End:
2016/09/23
Location:
Riva del Garda, Italy
Link:
ECML-PKDD 2016
Description:

The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery will take place in Riva del Garda, Italy, during September 19–23, 2016
This event is the premier European machine learning and data mining conference and builds upon a very successful series of 26 ECML and 19 PKDD conferences, which have been jointly organized for the past 15 years.

VIS 2016

Start:
2016/10/23
End:
2016/10/28
Location:
Baltimore, MD
Link:
IEEE VIS 2016
Description:

We invite you to participate in IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST)IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis)IEEE Scientific Visualization (SciVis), and art program, along with the growing array of symposia that share our week.  Bring your imagination, your data, your problems, your solutions, your research, insights, experience, and enthusiasm.

CIKM2016

Start:
2016/10/24
End:
2016/10/28
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Link:
25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Description:

CIKM is a top-tier ACM conference in the areas of information retrieval, knowledge management and databases. Since 1992, it has successfully brought together leading researchers and developers from the three communities, with the purpose of identifying challenging problems facing the development of advanced knowledge and information systems, and shaping future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings.

WISE2016

Start:
2016/11/07
End:
2016/11/10
Location:
Shanghai, China
Link:
17th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering
Description:

WISE has established itself as a solid community aiming at high quality research and offering the ground for advancing and progressing efforts in Web information systems addressed topics.

IMC 2016

Start:
2016/11/14
End:
2016/11/16
Location:
Santa Monica, CA
Link:
2016 Internet Measurement Conference
Description:

The 2016 Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) will bring together researchers in computer networks to consider the latest results in Internet measuement and analysis. The conference is sponsored jointly by ACM SIGCOMM and ACM SIGMETRICS. IMC 2016 is the 16th in a series of highly successful Internet Measurement Workshops and Conferences.

BIGDATA 2016

Start:
2016/12/05
End:
2016/12/08
Location:
Washington D.C.
Link:
2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data
Description:

n recent years, "Big Data" has become a new ubiquitous term. Big Data is transforming science, engineering, medicine, healthcare, finance, business, and ultimately our society itself. The IEEE Big Data conference series started in 2013 has established itself as the top tier research conference in Big Data

COLING 2016

Start:
2016/12/11
End:
2016/12/16
Location:
Osaka, Japan
Link:
26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Description:

The International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) is pleased to announce the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), in Osaka, Japan, at the Osaka International Convention Center (OICC) (located in Nakanoshima in the center of Osaka).

ICDM2016

Start:
2016/12/12
End:
2016/12/16
Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Link:
IEEE International Conference on Data Mining
Description:

The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) has established itself as the world’s premier research conference in data mining. It provides an international forum for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences.

DAPS2016

Start:
2016/12/12
End:
2016/12/12
Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Link:
Data mining for the Analysis of Performance and Success
Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from a variety of areas, all working on the problem of analyzing and understanding the patterns of success, though from different angles. The aim is to discuss: 1) the recently developed machine learning and data mining techniques that can be leveraged to address challenges in analyzing performance and success, and 2) starting from challenges in analyzing performance and success, the practical research directions in the machine learning and data mining community.

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CSCW2017

Start:
2017/02/25
End:
2017/03/01
Location:
Portland, OR
Link:
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
Description:

CSCW is the premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks. Bringing together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry, CSCW explores the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technology to support collaborative work and life activities. CSCW welcomes a diverse range of topics and research methodologies. Studies often involve the development and application of novel technologies and/or ethnographic studies that inform design practice or theory.

www2017

Start:
2017/04/03
End:
2017/04/07
Location:
Perth, Australia
Link:
2017 World Wide Web conference
Description:

The 26th International World Wide Web conference promises delegates a sustainable, relevant, innovative and memorable program and is the centerpiece of Perth's ‘Festival of the Web’: eight days of social events from dawn to dark, focusing on four themesthat address the significant challenges of our era and beyond.

Consortium


Our expedition team: 12 research institutions from 7 countries: Italy, UK, Germany, Estonia, Finland, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.