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5th International Summer School on
Big Data and Machine Learning

From August 17th to 23rd 2019 the two Germany based Big Data Competence Centers ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and BBDC are organizing the fifth international summer school on Big Data and Machine Learning. We continue our previous efforts to establish this summer school series  (20162017, 2018) and broaden the topic spectrum covering state-of-the-art techniques in Big Data processing and analytics as well as novel methods in machine learning and artificial intelligence. The event aims at graduate students, Ph.D. students, researchers as well as well as practitioners starting or being active in the field of Big Data and machine learning. Within the program, we offer inspiring insights into the area by selected research keynotes from international experts combined with industrial talks. Prior to the summer school, there will be a hackathon for hands-on development of an application in the machine learning area. Furthermore, there will be plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas and to discuss the topics with other participants and speakers.


Important Dates and Information


Hackathon: August 17th-18th 2019

Summer School: August 19th-23rd 2019

Locations: Technische Universität Dresden,
von-Gerber-Bau, Bergstr.53
(lecture hall 037/038)

Registration: open

(please follow the external link above)

Participation fee

  academia industry
Early Bird (until July 22th) 300 € 400 €
Regular Registration 400 € 600 €


Topics and Program Highlights

The topics of the summer school cover a broad range of up-to-date topics:

  • Big Data and HPC
  • Machine learning techniques
  • Scalable graph analytics
  • Data processing and streaming
  • Machine learning and data analytics for applications
  • Large scale visual analytics
  • Web-scale information extraction

(the agenda might be subject to change)

Monday, August 19, 2019

13:00 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 14:10 Opening Remarks / Introduction
14:10 - 15:30 "Data Analytics and High Performance Computing - a convergence?"
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel (ZIH/TU Dresden and ScaDS)
15:30 - 16:00 Lunch Break
16:00 - 17:30 Highlights from the Big Data Competence Center ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig
17:30 Poster Session and Reception


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

9:00 - 10:30 Concepts for Big Data / Data Analytics
Prof. Dr. Tilmann Rabl (Hasso Plattner Institut, Universität Potsdam)
11:00 - 12:30 Big Data Streaming
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Interpreting and Understanding Deep Neural Networks
TBC., TU Berlin
16:00 - 17:30 Data Analytics for Bioimaging
Prof. Dr. Ivo Sbalzarini (Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD), TU Dresden)


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

9:00 - 10:30 Data Visualization at extreme scales
Valerio Pascucci (Director, Center for Extreme Data Management, Analysis and Visualization)
11:00 - 12:30 TBC.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - ... Social Event


Thursday, August 22, 2019

9:00 - 10:30 Cognitive Computing
Dr. Costas Bekas, AI Research Coordinator IBM Research - Zurich
11:00 - 12:30 Conversational AI
Prof. Dr. Jens Lehman, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS
12:30 - 14:00 Break
14:00 - 15:30 Rapids, NVIDIA
16:00 - 17:30 Rapids Handson, NVIDIA


Friday, August 23, 2019

9:00 - 10:30 CERN Computing
Maria Girone
11:00 - 12:30 Prof. Dr. Morris Riedel (Julich Supercomputing Centre)
12:30 - 13:00 Certificate Handout and Closing



Organizing Team

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Dr. René Jäkel (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig)
  • Dr. Eric Peukert (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig)
  • Dr. Tilmann Rabl (BBDC, Technische Universität Berlin)