Large amounts of data, a variety of sources, high speed production, but also high speed processing - these are the basic characteristics of Big Data. The amount of data that is generated and collected in each second grows exponentially. The management of Big Data, the intelligent use of large, heterogeneous data sets, is becoming increasingly important for competition. It is affecting all sectors - industry and academia but also the public sector. While the economy is exploring Big Data as a new gold mine, politicians are fighting over the problem of data capitalism, whereas science tackles the question of cross-disciplinary benefits, as well as on the challenges and the likely consequences for technology, innovation, and society.
The focus of the Herrenhausen Conference lies on open questions, unsolved problems, and future perspectives. The conference on Big Data therefor will not focus on a particular discipline but provide a transdisciplinary forum for Big Data researchers. We would like to discuss the challenges and consequences of Big Data research for society as well as innovation and technology, address the influence on economics as well as the legal framework and close on the challenges for research and research funding in the field of Big Data. Our goal is to create an inspiring setting for the discussion of new ideas.
We invite all researchers and experts working in this field! There is no fee for the attendance, but registration is essential.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Conference Opening and Welcome
Welcome Address: Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General, Volkswagen Foundation
Session 1: Big Data and Science - Idle Potentials (Chair: Ralph Schroeder, Oxford Internet Institute, United Kingdom)
Christine L. Borgman, Presidental Chair and Professor of Information Studies, Department of Information Studies, UCLA, USA: Data, Scholarship, and Disciplinary Practice
Statements and Discussion
- Clifford A. Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information, Washington, DC, USA
- Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Member of the Steering Board of Research Data Alliance: Data Science: Practices and Ambitions
Session 2: Public Lecture (Chair: Thomas Petzold, Head of Department Media- and Event Management, University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication, Germany)
Stephan Fischer, Head of Software Department, Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, Germany
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Session 3 - Big Data and Economic Challenges (Chair: Arnold Picot, Research Center for Information, Organization and Management, University of Munich)
Anindya Ghose, IOMS Department & Marketing Department, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, USA (tbc)
Statements and Discussion
- Mark Wilkinson, Managing Director, SAS UK & Ireland (tbc)
- Stefan Bender, Head of the Data Research Center, Institute for Employment Research, Germany: Researcher Access, Economic Value and the Public Good
Session 3 – New Research Projects (Chair: Amir Zeldes, Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics, Georgetown University, USA)
Lightning Talks und Poster Session (Young researchers)
Session 4 - Coping with Big Data (Chair: Thomas Lippert, Director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation, Head of Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany)
Dirk Helbing, Professor of Sociology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Statements and Discussion
- Shivakumar Vaithyanathan, 2014 IBM Fellow and Senior Manager, Cognitive Computing, IBM, San Jose, CA, USA
- Rajendra Akerkar, Senior Researcher, Western Norway Research Institute, Sogndal, Norway
Friday, 27 March 2015
Session 5 - Big Data and Legal Framework (Chair: Matthew Woollard, Director, UK Data Archive and UK Data Service, University of Essex, UK)
Julia Lane, American Institutes for Research, University of Strasbourg and University of Melbourne: Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement
Statements and Discussion
- Thomas Hoeren, Institut für Informations-, Telekommunikations- und Medienrecht, University of Münster, Germany
- Nikolaus Forgó, Institute for Legal Informatics, University of Hannover
Session 6 – Digital Humanities (Chair: Ralph Schroeder, Oxford Internet Institute, United Kingdom)
Andrew Prescott, AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Fellow and Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom: Big Data in the Arts and Humanities
Session 7 - Big Data and Challenges for Research and Research Funding (Chair: Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General, Volkswagen Foundation)
Volker Markl, Chair of the Database Systems and Information Management, University of Berlin
- Oscar Corcho, Associate Professor Ontology Engineering Group, Faculty of Informatics, Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain
- Michael Dunn, Head, Genetic and Molecular Science Team, Science Funding, The Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom (tbc)
- Joshua M. Greenberg, Program Director, Digital Information Technology Program, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, USA
- Márta Nagy-Rothengass, Head of Unit Data Value Chain, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission, Luxemburg (tbc)
- Stefan Winkler-Nees, Scientific Library Services and Information Systems, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany
and Volker Markl
End of Conference
PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
- Dietmar Harhoff, Munich Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research (MCIER), Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
- Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General, Volkswagen Foundation
- Thomas Lippert, Director, Institute for Advanced Simulation, and Head, Jülich Supercomputing Centre
- Volker Markl, Chair of the Database Systems and Information Management, University of Berlin (TU)
- Arnold Picot, Research Center for Information, Organization and Management (IOM), University of Munich (LMU)
- Ralph Schroeder, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
- Amir Zeldes, Asstistant Professor of Computational Linguistics, Georgetown University
With its Herrenhausen Conferences the Volkswagen Foundation provides international experts as well as junior researchers with a platform for an intense interdisciplinary dialogue on exciting new areas of research and innovative methodological approaches. The main focus of the conferences does lie on the current challenges faced by each research area rather than on further in-depth discussions and analyses of individual well-established topics. We are interested in unanswered questions and unsolved problems – and in the respective research field’s relevance for society.
Information on participating / attending:
There is no fee for the attendance, but registration is essential.
Link for registration: https://veranstaltungen.volkswagenstiftung.de/
03/25/2015 13:00 - 03/27/2015 15:00
Herrenhäuser Straße 5
30419 Hanover, Germany
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