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6th International (online) Summer school on AI and Big Data  


News: Online-Event from July 7th and July 8th, 2020 


We are happy to announce that the German Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig) will host the sixth international summer school on AI and Big Data. Due to the COVID-situation we decided to host our first online summer school. The event aims at graduate students, Ph.D. students, researchers as well as practitioners starting or being active in the areas of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and/or Big Data. Within the online program, we offer inspiring insights into the area by selected research keynotes from international experts combined with industrial talks.

A summerschool needs to provide opportunities to exchange ideas and to discuss the topics with other participants and speakers. Within our program we will offer plenty of time to get in contact with the speakers and allow you to ask questions. Moreover on the first day of the summerschool we will organize our first online science speed dating. The idea is to also bring in social aspects, in an online setting. Within the speed dating, participants will be able to get to connect and partner with other international researchers.

Slides and Recordings

We are currently clarifying to what extent the slides and recordings of the individual talks can be made available. Please check back here from time to time in the coming days to find out more.

Summer School Program  

Time (CET) Tuesday Jul. 7th Topic
9:00 - 9:10 Erhard Rahm Welcome
9:15 - 9:45 Elena and Decebal Mocanu Scalable Deep Learning Tutorial
  Discussion & Questions  
10:00 - 10:45


Elena and Decebal Mocanu

Scalable Deep Learning Tutorial (Part 2)
  Discussion & Questions  
11:00 - 11:45 Angela Bonifati Query-driven Graph Analytics
  Discussion & Questions  
12:00 - 13:00 break  
13:00 - 13:45

Andreas Hotho

Data is the new oil - From Language Understanding in eSports to Knowledge Extraction in Networks
  Discussion & Questions  
14:00 - 14:45 Kristian Kersting Deep Machines That Know When They Do Not Know
  Discussion & Questions  
15:00 - 15:45 Erhard Rahm ScaDS.AI Research Topics
  Discussion & Questions  
16:00 - 16:30 Wolfgang Nagel Convergence of Big Compute and Big Data - how HPC can contribute to Data Analytics
  Discussion & Questions  
 16:45 - 17:15 Industry Talk: Benedikt Bonnmann / Malte Ludewigadesso SE Successful forecast-creation with artificial intelligence
  Discussion & Questions  
17:30-19:30 Science Speed-Dating social actitivy
Time (CET)
Wednesday Jul. 8th Topic
9:00 - 9:45

Thomas Neumuth

 AI applications in oncology

  Discussion & Questions  
10:00 - 10:45 Myra Spiliopoulou Learning to Understand Small Medical Data for Non-Infectious Diseases
  Discussion & Questions  
11:00 - 11:45

Voker Tresp

Machine Learning with Knowledge Graphs
  Discussion & Questions  
12:00 - 13:00 break break
13:00 - 13:45 Norbert Siegmund  Validity and Fairness Testing in Machine Learning
  Discussion & Questions  
14:00 - 14:45 Moritz Wilke
Visual Product Matching for E-Commerce
  Discussion & Questions  
15:00 - 15:30 Industry Talk: Michael Thess, Signal Cruncher GmbH Realtime Learning and Control Theory
  Discussion & Questions  
15:45 - 16:30 Industry Talk:  Wolfgang Reuter, Alexander Thamm GmbH The Beltracchi Code - Fraud Detection with AI & Image Recognition
  Discussion & Questions  
16:45 - 17:00 Christian Martin closing
  Discussion & Questions  


Status and further Information

Please have a look for important information here: Summer School - Status


The summer school is organized by the competence center for big data and AI research  ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, in cooperation with the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V. at the Leipzig University.


  • Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig)
  • Dr. Eric Peukert (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig)
  • Karoline Kricke (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig)



Impressions of the last years






ScaDS.AI Kickoff-Event

Das seit 2014 bestehende nationale Kompetenzzentrum für Big Data, ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, wird zu einem der deutschen Zentren für Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) ausgebaut, das im Rahmen der KI-Strategie der Bundesregierung gefördert wird. Dieses erweiterte Zentrum trägt den Namen ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Dresden/Leipzig. Das Vorhaben wird durch das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung gefördert und soll durch den Freistaat Sachsen mit der Einrichtung mehrerer neuer KI-Professuren an beiden Standorten weiter verstärkt werden. In der Grundlagenforschung zu KI-Methoden strebt das Zentrum an, die Lücke zwischen der effizienten Nutzung von Massendaten, fortschrittlichen KI-Methoden und der Verwaltung von Wissen zu schließen. Neben neuen Methoden des Maschinellen Lernens und der Künstlichen Intelligenz stehen darüber hinaus auch Forschungsthemen zu Vertrauen, Schutz der Privatsphäre, Transparenz, Minderheitenschutz und Rückverfolgbarkeit von KI-getriebenen Entscheidungen im Mittelpunkt.

Wir laden Sie herzlich ein am feierlichen Kickoff-Event zum Start von ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig am Mittwoch, den 27. November 2019, ab 9 Uhr, an der Universität Leipzig teilzunehmen. Die Registrierung ist bereits geschlossen. In dringenden Fällen kontaktieren Sie uns bitte per Email.






Machine Learning Community (MLC) Dresden - second workshop

We are glad to announce the second workshop of the Machine Learning Community (MLC) Dresden which will take place on 16th of May 2019 at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf (HZDR). It is co-organised by HZDR and the Competence Center for Scalable Data Services and Solutions (ScaDS). In this workshop researchers in the field of machine learning are invited to come together, exchange their ideas, discuss problems and plan future cooperations in an easy-going atmosphere.

We welcome abstracts for talks atDiese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! by 25th of April. Please choose the length of your presentation: 10, 25 or 45 minutes. In the short talks also questions to the community, open points for discussion and work-in-progress can be presented. The length of the Abstract should be between three lines and half a page. To participate, please send a short registration email with your name and home institution to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! by 25th of April.

The workshop will take place in the large auditorium of HZDR from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a direct bus connection from Dresden to the HZDR (Bus 261 starting at 9:15 from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and at 9:25 from Dresden Albertplatz.)

A short look back to the activities of MLC Dresden during the last year:

  • 15th of May 2018: first workshop (kick-off) at TU Dresden
  • 26th of June 2018: first thematic meeting on "ANNs: from Black Box to Open Book"
  • 8th of November 2018: second thematic meeting on "Medical and Biological Image Segmentation"
  • 20th December 2018: third thematic meeting on "Git for Data Scientists"

More Information on MLC can be found at

We are looking forward to seeing you there and to have fruitful discussions,

The MLC organising team:

Heide Meissner (HZDR)
Jeffrey Kelling (HZDR)
Peter Winkler (TU Dresden, ScaDS)
Steffen Seitz (TU Dresden)

4th International Summerschool for Big Data June 30th to July 6th 2018 in Leipzig

From June 30th to July 6th 2018 the two in Germany based Big Data Competence Centers ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and BBDC are organizing the fourth international summer school on Big Data and Machine learnuing in its series of summer schools (20162017). The event aims at graduate students, Ph.D. students, researchers and practitioners  starting or being active in the fields of Big Data and machine Learning. Within the program, we offer inspiring insights into the area by selected keynotes from international experts combined with industrial talks.  Prior to the summer school, there will be a "streamline" hackathon for hands-on development of an application for real-time analytics of streaming data.  Furthermore, there will be plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas and to discuss the topics with other participants and speakers. The summer school also hosts several social activities such as a city walk and a dinner in a traditional restaurant.

weitere Informationen hier..

3rd Big Data Summer School - Call for Participation!

Following on from our two successful previous Big Data summer school events in Dresden and Leipzig, we are pleased to announce that we will be running another school this year from 19th to 25th of August.

This time, the school is closely organized together with the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC) and will take place in Garching (near Munich) in temporal proximity to the VLDB conference.

The school aims at students, graduate students, as well as  academic and industrial practitioners and researchers starting or being active in the field of Big Data. Within the program, we offer inspiring insights into the diverse field of Big Data by selected keynotes from international experts combined with possibilities for practical sessions.

More information on the program, speakers  and registration can be found on the website: