Summer School 2017

From August 21-25 2017, the two Big Data Competence Centers in Germany, ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and BBDC, hosted the 3rd International Summer School on Big Data in their summer school series. The summer school took place at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Program & Highlights

Preceding the 3rd Joint International ScaDS and BBDC Summer School for Big Data, a Big Data hackathon was held in Munich from August 19th-20th. The hackathon aimed to attract a diverse and international audience from academia and business and in particular computer science master students. During the two-day hackathon, participants learned how to build complex real-time data analytics pipelines based on open-source cluster-computing frameworks (i.e., Apache Flink and Apache Spark).

In the open coding session, participants implemented their ideas using this framework. The task to be solved was to select one or more real-time data sources, provided either by self-selected samples or by historical data sources, and create real-time analytics that improve strategic planning or decision making. Prizes (up to €1,500) were awarded to the groups with the best ideas, implementations and demonstrations.

The summer school provided overviews as well as deep dive sessions about the following topic highlights:

  • Overview about Big Data concepts and architectures
  • Data integration for Big Data
  • Scalable graph analytics
  • Data processing and streaming
  • Data analytics methods
  • Concepts of data and meta data management

Below you will find the full program with additional information on the speakers and their topics:

Monday 21.08.17

11:00 - 12:30Prof. Wolfgang E. Nagel, Prof. Volker MarklWelcome & Big Data Overview
12:30 - 14:00LUNCHLUNCH
14:00 - 15:30Prof. Wolfgang LehnerNext-Generation Hardware for Big Data Management
15:30 - 16:00BREAKBREAK
16:00 - 17:30Prof. Tilmann RablBig Data Stream Processing

Tuesday 22.08.17

09:00 - 10:30Prof. Alfons KemperHyPer: Building a Main-Memory Database System for Modern Hardware
10:30 - 11:00BREAKBREAK
11:00 - 12:00Prof. Rakesh AgrawalData-Driven Education: Technologies and Directions
12:00 - 12:30Hackathon Summary and Award
12:30 - 14:00LUNCHLUNCH
14:00 - 15:30Prof. Carsten BinningInteractive Data Exploration
15:30 - 16:00BREAKBREAK
16:00 - 17:30Prof. Wolfgang E. NagelBig Data & HPC

Wednesday 23.08.17

09:00 - 10:30Prof. Ken SalemMemory management in Apache Spark
10:30 - 11:00BREAKBREAK
11:00 - 12:30Dr. Ziawasch AbedjanData Profiling
12:30 - 14:00LUNCHLUNCH
14:00 - 15:30Guided Visit of LRZ Supercomputer
15:30 - 16:00Walking Round Trip through “Garchinger Heide”
19:00Summer School Dinner at Gasthof Neuwirt

Thursday 24.08.17

09:00 - 10:30Prof. Gustavo AlonsoData Processing on Emerging Hardware
10:30 - 11:00BREAKBREAK
11:00 - 12:30Stephan Wolf (Google Research Europe)Hands-On (Part I) | Introduction to TensorFlow
12:30 - 14:00LUNCHLUNCH
14:00 - 15:30Stephan Wolf (Google Research Europe)Hands-On (Part II) | Introduction to TensorFlow
15:30 - 16:00BREAKBREAK
16:00 - 17:30Stefan Bäuerle, Jonathan DeesSAP Hana & Vora

Friday 25.08.17

09:00 - 10:30Prof. Michael J. CareyBig NoSQL Data
10:30 - 11:00BREAKBREAK
11:00 - 12:30Prof. Erhard RahmScalable Graph Analytics
12:30 - 14:00LUNCHLUNCH
14:00 - 15:30Dr. Divesh SrivastavaBig Data Integration


Both the Summer School 2017 and the Hackathon were organized by the two Competence Centers for Big Data research in Germany, ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and BBDC. We greatly appreciate the local support of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre and the Technical University of Munich in hosting the event!

Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Leipzig University
Prof. Dr. Volker Markl
BBDC, Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lehner
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden
Prof. Alfons Kemper
Technical University of Munich
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz
Leibniz Supercomputing Center
Dr. René Jäkel
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden
Prof. Dr. Tilmann Rabl
BBDC, Technische Universität Berlin
Dr. Eric Peukert
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Leipzig University

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