CeBIT 2017 Expert Panel: Engineering Agile Big Data Systems

At this CEBIT Expert Panel the ALIGNED project presents, how breakthroughs in computer science research are enabling a new generation of flexible systems to leverage the volume, variety and velocity of big data. Meet Semantic Web Company's Andreas Koller, CIO and Robert David, CTO there.

Sectors covered: ICT, health, media, legal, publishing

Technologies: data quality analytics, semantic modelling, model-generated software

In this workshop we will showcase how the latest breakthroughs in computer science research can help companies to deal with the practical challenges of big data, so that they can more efficiently and agilely integrate it into their core business processes. We will present 5 case studies from a range of different sectors: from managing complex clinical and genomic data for the NHS in the UK; via providing intelligent productivity enhancing services to legal professionals, based on drawing information from millions of complex legal documents; to one of the world’s most ambitious attempts to crowd-source high-quality historical data. In each case we will show how tools developed in the ALIGNED project are enabling large communities of users to leverage the value of their data.

The ALIGNED project is a European Horizon 2020 research project which has brought together academic researchers and industry partners to develop some of the most promising results in computer science research into practical tools, that can be applied to solve real world problems and help organisations to leverage the great volume, variety and velocity of data that is available internally and through the web. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how data quality analytic tools can be used to apply automated quality control and error correction to promote the veracity of data; how semantic modelling can be used to extract business intelligence from complex, interconnected and fast-changing datasets; and how we can use these models to help automate the production of software, which is capable of processing large volumes of data.

The workshop will consist of 5 presentations, each 30 minutes long with 15 minutes for questions and feedback. All presentations will focus on describing the business problems faced by an organisation and how the technologies developed within ALIGNED have helped them to turn these problems into opportunities. As part of this workshop we will be running a special competition – we will offer free consultancy services to the audience member who approaches us with the most interesting business problem – this is part of the ALIGNED consultancy program.

Presentation 1: Wolters Kluwer – Re-engineering a complex relational database application
Presenter: Christian Dirschl, Chief Content Architect at Wolters Kluwer Germany

Presentation 2: Dacura – collecting and curating high quality datasets
Presenters: Dr. Kevin Feeney, Coordinator, ALIGNED project & Dr. Gavin Mendel Gleason, Integration Leader, ALIGNED project, both from the school of statistics & computer science, Trinity College Dublin

Presentation 3: Managing Data for the NHS
Presenter: Jim Davies, Professor of Software Engineering, University of Oxford

Presentation 4: Integrating semantic datasets into Enterprise Information Systems with PoolParty
Presenters: Andreas Koller, CIO, Semantic Web Company Vienna & Robert David, CTO, Semantic Web Company Vienna.

Presentation 5: Moving Data Validation Closer to the Source at Wolters Kluwer
Presenter: Markus Freudenberg, Release manager at DBpedia

Date/Time: 

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:00 to Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:00