Summer School 2018

From June 30 to July 6 2018, the two Big Data Competence Centers in Germany, ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and BBDC, organized the 4th International Summer School on Big Data and Machine Learning in their summer school series. The summer school took place at Leipzig University.

Participants of the 4th International Summer School 2018
Participants of the 4th International Summer School 2018

Program & Highlights

The Summer School was preceded by a „streamline“ hackathon which centered on the hands-on development of an application for real-time analytics of streaming data. The Hackathon focused on the practical application of stream-based event processing. The challenge was to select one or more real-time data sources and build real-time analytics workflows or tools to improve strategic planning or decision making. Afterwards, a Summer School jury selected the best hackathon results. The Institute for Applied Informatics at the University of Leipzig e.V. (InfaAI) donated a price of 500 euros for the winning team.

The main program of the Summer School 2018 included the following topics:

  •  Deep Learning
  •  Data Mining in Stream Data
  •  Machine Learning for the Sciences
  •  Declarative machine learning with Apache SystemML
  •  Confidentiality and Integrity of Cloud Databases
  •  Visual Analytics for Big Data
  • Cypher-based Graph Analytics on Spark
  •  Web-scale information extraction
  •  Big Data Integration
  •  Big Data and HPC

In addition to the scientific program, the Summer School offered several social activities such as a city walk and a dinner in a traditional restaurant.

For a review with photos from the summer school and hackathon, see our blogpost: Review of the ScaDS Summer School 2018.

Below is the full program with additional information on the speakers and their topics:

Monday 02.07.18

13:45 - 14:00Prof. Erhard RahmWelcome
14:00 - 15:30Dr. Matthias Böhm (IBM Research)Apache SystemML: Declarative Machine Learning for Low-Latency to Large-Scale Deployments
15:30 - 16:00BREAKBREAK
16:00 - 17:30Dr. András Benczúr (SZTAKI)Learning from data streams: Theory and Practice
19:00City Walk Leipzig

Tuesday 03.07.18

09:00 - 10:30Prof. Hans-Joachim Bungartz (TU Munich)Big Data meets HPC
10:30 - 11:00BREAKBREAK
11:00 - 12:30Prof. Ulf Leser (HU Berlin)Web-Scale Domain-Specific Information Extraction
12:30 - 14:00LUNCHLUNCH
14:00 - 15:30Dr. Alessandro Margara (Politecnico di Milano)Managing streams of data: lessons learned and open challenges
15:30 - 16:00BREAKBREAK
16:00 - 16:45Prof. Wolfgang E. Nagel (TU Dresden)Infrastructure for Big Data and Machine Leraning
16:45 - 17:30Prof. Morris Riedel (FZ Jülich)Parallel Machine Learning and Deep Learning driven by HPC
19:00Dragon Boating

Wednesday 04.07.18

09:00 - 10:30Prof. Thomas Seidl (LMU Munich)Big Data Science, Streams and Process Mining
10:30 - 11:00BREAKBREAK
11:00 - 12:30Prof. Daniel A. Keim (University of Konstanz)Solving Problems with Visual Analytics: The Role of Visualization and Analytics in Exploring Big Data
12:30 - 14:00LUNCHLUNCH
14:00 - 15:30Prof. Klaus-Robert Müller (TU Berlin)Machine Learning and AI for the Sciences —Towards Understanding
15:30 - 16:00BREAKBREAK
16:00 - 16:45Dr. Mikio Braun (Zalando SE)Hardcore Data Science in Practice
16:45 - 17:30Dr. Vesa Siivola (Rovio Entertainment Ltd.)Stream Processing at Rovio: Where we are now / Where we would like to be at
19:00Dinner and Hackathon Award Ceremony

Thursday 05.07.18

09:00 - 10:30Donald Kossmann (Microsoft Research)Confidentiality and Integrity of Cloud Databases
10:30 - 11:00BREAKBREAK
11:00 - 12:30Prof. Erhard Rahm, Dr. Eric Peukert, Alieh Saeedi, Marcel Gladbach (ScaDS)Big Data Integration Research at ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig
12:30 - 14:00LUNCHLUNCH
14:00 - 15:30Prof. Tilmann Rabl (BBDC), Dr. Sebastian Breß (DFKI)Scaling Stream Processing Out and Up
15:30 - 16:00BREAKBREAK
16:00 - 17:30Sebastian BuschjägerDeep Learning for small devices and FPGAs

Friday 06.07.18

09:00 - 10:30Martin Junghanns, Max Kießling (Neo4j)Cypher for Apache Spark
10:30 - 11:00BREAKBREAK
11:00 - 12:30Prof. Begüm Demir (TU Berlin)Analysis of Big Data in Earth Observation
12:30 - 14:00LUNCHLUNCH
14:00 - 15:30Closing


The Summer School and the Hackathon were organized by the two Competence Centers for Big Data Research in Germany, ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and BBDC, in cooperation with the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V. at the Leipzig University.

Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Leipzig University
Prof. Dr. Volker Markl
BBDC, TU Berlin
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, TU Dresden
Dr. René Jäkel
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, TU Dresden
Prof. Dr. Tilmann Rabl
BBDC, TU Berlin
Dr. Eric Peukert
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Leipzig University
Karoline Kricke
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Leipzig University

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