Join BYTE in the European Data Economy Workshop – Focus Data Value Chain & Big Data

When?: 15th of September 2015, 09.00am to 13.00pm CEST

Where?University of Economics Vienna, CampusTC Lecture Hall 1 (see: room plan)

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Description of the workshop

This workshop is organized 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 European economy and benefits for the European society. Representatives from 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   and the  ODINE- Open Data Incubator Europe 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 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 successful 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).

The organizers

Nelia Lasierra (STI Innsbruck) & Martin Kaltenböck (Semantic Web Company) with support of the BYTE and BigDataEurope projects