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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:

Datum: 15.-16. Juni 2017

Ort: Universität Leipzig; Webseite:

Nach der positiven Rückmeldung zum Big Data in Business Workshop 2015 haben wir uns entschieden den Workshop als 2-Tages Veranstaltung zu wiederholen . Der Big Data in Business Workshop ermöglicht Vertretern regionaler und international agierender Unternehmen sowie Wissenschaftlern aus der Informatik einen praxisbezogenen fachlichen Austausch.


Die TU Dresden und die Uni Leipzig bieten für das Sommersemester 2017 eine gemeinsame Big Data Ringvorlesung an. Einschreibung läuft!

Ziel der Ringvorlesung ist den Teilnehmern einen Überblick über aktuelle Anforderungen und Lösungen zu Big Data Technologien und Anwendungen zu geben. Die Schwerpunkte liegen dabei in den im Big Data-Kompetenzzentrum ScaDS (Competence Center for Scalable Data Services and Solutions) Dresden/Leipzig bearbeiteten Gebieten. Referenten sind an ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig aktiv beteiligte Professoren (principal investigators). 

Die Veranstaltung findet in Blöcken von je 2 Vorträgen/Vorlesungen (jeweils etwa 1 h) abwechselnd an der Universität Leipzig und an der TU Dresden statt. Die Vorträge werden per Video-Streaming an den jeweils anderen Standort übertragen. 

Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Studierende der Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge der Informatik, Doktoranden und alle Interessenten.  Die Abrechnungsmodalitäten für Studierende werden standort-spezifisch gemäß den Rahmenbedingungen der jeweiligen Studiengänge geregelt. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Wir laden Sie herzlich zu einem sehr spannenden Vortrag von Herrn Jan Aerts von der KU Leuven im Rahmen unseres ScaDS-Kolloquiums ein.


Vortragstitel: Data Visualization in Data Science

Uhrzeit und Raum: 10. März 2017, 14:00 Uhr , ScaDS Meeting Raum

Ritterstrasse 9-13, 2.OG

With datasets becoming more and more complex, generic representations often cannot convey the richness hidden inside them anymore which can result in patterns being missed and insights that stay just across the horizon. This talk will highlight the reasons why we need advanced data visualization, illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of visualization, and explore ways of thinking systematically about the topic.

Short biography of Jan Aerts:

Jan Aerts has a background in genetics and genomics, and performed his doctoral research at the University of Wageningen (Netherlands) on the Chicken Genome Sequencing Project. He then moved to Scotland to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Roslin Institute on the Cow Genome Sequencing Project. Next, he continued his research at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge (UK) focusing on structural variation in the human and other primate genomes. At his return to Belgium in 2010, he shifted focus to data visualization and visual analytics, with the aim of finding interesting questions in large datasets (big data). His main research topics revolve around visual design, interaction design, and (human and computational) scalability. He collects inspiration for (both good and bad) visualizations on his pinterest board.

Jan Aerts is on the organizing committees of BioVis and Beyond The Genome, and has chaired visualization-related sessions at conferences including VIZBI, the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference BOSC and EuroVis/VMLS. He is also Associate Editor for the BioMedCentral Thematic Series on Biological Data Visualization, and academic editor for PLoS One. He is member of the Young Academy – Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts.

Dresden Computer Graphics and Visualization Group wins IEEE SciVis Contest 2016

Each year the so called SciVis Contest takes place at the renowned international conference for visualization, the IEEE VIS. In 2016, the staff of the Computer Graphics and Visualisation Group of the TU Dresden, together with colleagues from the Visualization Research Centre of the University of Stuttgart, have won the contest.

With the SciVis Contest the visualization community can confront themselves with challenging visual analysis tasks on real data scenarios. The 2016's contest asked questions about large ensemble data sets of chemical processes of salt dissolution, namely the appearance and influence of viscous fingers. The entry by TU Dresden was deemed being the most wholesome and versatile solution, and thus gained the winning edge over its competitors.