• 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
 

SoBigData is the European Research Infrastructure for Big Data and Social Mining. From data to knowledge, investigating stories ethically, paying attention to citizens privacy. 7 european countries, more than 100 data scientists.

ACCESS TO INFRASTRUCTURE


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TRANSNATIONAL ACCESS

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TRAINING


How to become a big data explorer.

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

SoBigData Summer Schools prepare the best PhDs in science and engineering to work as data scientists.

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

DISSEMINATION


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

 We organize SoBigData Conferences to tell the news about our researches.

 During SoBigData Workshops we work with researchers and industrial partners.

 We join other events around the world, to talk about us and to listen big data news.

 In this press section you can read magazine and journal articles talking about us.

 

10th GATE Training Course: Mining social media content with GATE

Start:
2017/06/26
End:
2017/06/30
Location:
Design Studio 2 on E floor (room E05), Pam Liversidge Building, University of Sheffield (UK)
Link:
10th GATE Training Course: Mining social media content with GATE
Description:

The 10th GATE training course will be held from 26-30 June 2017 at the University of Sheffield, UK. Early registration deadline is 1 May 2017.

This event will follow a similar format to that of the 2016 course, with one track Monday to Thursday, and two parallel tracks on Friday, all delivered by the GATE development team. 

The focus this year will be on mining social media content with GATE. The hands on exercises will be focused on analysing tweets, blogs, and other social media content.

Single track from Monday to Thursday (9am - 5pm):

ECSM2017

Start:
2017/07/03
End:
2017/07/04
Location:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Link:
4th European Conference on Social Media (ECSM2017)
Description:

Social media is being adopted and applied in almost every area of human activity, be it for personal applications, in education, for commercial applications or in the public sector. The rapid uptake of social media is related to many factors including its ease of use and adaptability to different devices. However, it also poses some challenges and problems that need to be addressed and discussed.

Lipari Summer School on Computational Complex and Social Systems

Start:
2017/07/16
End:
2017/07/22
Location:
Lipari Island, Italy
Link:
Lipari School on Computational Complex and Social Systems
Description:

This summer school will provide opportunities to collect experience with modern data analysis, in particular Big Data analytics. This includes subjects to mine data in the Internet of Things. Our main and special guest lectures, which are recognized authorities in such a field, will address such a scope focusing on algorithms, computational models and practical results.

SoBigData City of Citizens workshop @ Lipari Summer School

Start:
2017/07/19
End:
2017/07/19
Location:
Location: Hotel Giardino sul Mare, Via Maddalena, Lipari, Italy
Link:
City of Citizens
Description:

There is an increasing interest among different research communities (ranging from civil engineering to computer science) and industrial stakeholders on build knowledge discovery pipelines over large-scale mobility data sources. However, such availability also raise privacy issues that must be considered by both industrial and academic stakeholders on using these resources. The Workshop has the aim in presenting some emergent studies in mobility data analysis and complex systems in order to raise the interests in the field.

SoBigData Conference: Data Science for Society

Start:
2017/09/08
End:
2017/09/08
Location:
Pisa, Italy
Description:

This dissemination event is scheduled for September 2017.

More information will be available in June 2017

1st International Workshop on Personal Analytics and Privacy PAP2017

Start:
2017/09/18
End:
2017/09/18
Location:
Skopje, Macedonia (In conjunction with ECML PKDD 2017)
Link:
PAP 2017: Personal Analytics and Privacy
Description:

In the era of Big Data, every single user of our hyper-connected world leaves behind a myriad of digital breadcrumbs while performing her daily activities. Nowadays, a simple smartphone enables each one of us to browse the Web, listen to music on online musical services, post messages on social networks, perform online shopping, acquire images and record our geographical locations.

DyNo, 3rd International Workshop on Dynamics in and of Networks @ ECML PKDD

Start:
2017/09/18
End:
2017/09/22
Location:
Skopje, Macedonia
Link:
International Workshop on Dynamics in and of Networks
Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to encourage principled research that will lead to the advancement of the social science in time-evolving networks. The workshop will seek top- quality submissions addressing important topics such as: dynamic network modeling, time- aware network mining approaches, social influence spreading, diffusion processes in dynamic networks and forecast of network topology perturbation.

Data Science in Societal Debates (DSSD 2017)

Start:
2017/10/19
End:
2017/10/21
Location:
Tokyo, Japan
Link:
The 4th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2017)
Description:

Nowadays, social media platforms, online blogs, and discussion forums are a crucial component in the public sphere, fostering discussions and influencing the public perception for a myriads of social issues such as politics, security, climate, health, economics, migration, to name but a few.

Data analysis & Social Mining for the Interconnected Society

Start:
2017/11/29
End:
2017/11/30
Location:
Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, Pisa, Italy
Link:
Data analysis & Social Mining for the Interconnected Society
Description:

Motivation of the Track

CONSORTIUM


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