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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 Big Data summer school in its series (20162017). The event 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 to directly try out state-of-the-art techniques on relevant practical topics. The summer school covers the basics of working with large and complex amounts of data and provides an overview of relevant approaches and solutions. Thus, the participants can gain an insight into current research areas and acquire basic practical Big Data skills. Furthermore, there will be plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas and to discuss the topics with other participants and speakers. The talks and keynotes cover a broad range of relevant topics and will be held in English. The practical sessions start with a Hackathon prior to the actual school start and will be continued during the week in tutorial-style sessions.


Important Dates

Hackathon: June 30th- July 1st 2018

Summer School: July 2nd- July 6th 2018


The big data Hackathon and the Summer School will be held at the University of Leipzig 

Topics and Program Highlights

The Hackathon will in detail focus on stream-based event processing. Further details will follow soon.

The summer school will provide overview as well as deep dive sessions about the following topics highlights:

  • Overview about Big Data an Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning @ HPC
  • Big Data Stream Processing
  • Big Data Integration
Time Saturday
Jun. 30th
Jul. 1st
Jul. 2nd
Jul. 3rd
Jul. 4th
Jul. 5thth
Jul. 6th
9:00 - 10:30 Hackathon
Welcome & Keynote
Summer School Registration tbd.


tbd. tbd.
  break break break break break break break
11:00 - 12:30 Introductionto FrameworkAPI's CodingSession








  lunch lunch lunch lunch lunch lunch lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Problem


Scads&BBDC Sneak into topics tbd. Closing
Coding Session Presentation
& Evaluation
   break break  break break   break  
16:00 - 17:30 Coding




18:00 - ...    

City Tour Leipzig

Social Event tbd.  Dinner  



We would like to welcome applicants from relevant disciplines and research domains working or want to start in the field of Big Data, which might be, but not exclusively, researchers, doctoral candidates and students. Accepted candidates are expected to to participate fully in the activities of the school until its end, on Friday, Jul. 6th (see schedule). Furthermore, we highly recommend to take part in the prior Hackathon event, to get in close contact on a technical level with researchers working in the field.

The places for the summer school are limited - so early registration is highly recommended. Furthermore, we have to raise a fee In order to cover expenses to host the event. This includes the attendance to all summer school sessions, the social event and coverage of the catering during day.

We highly encourage current master students to apply for the hackathon and the summer school. By providing a recommendation letter by master students (from at least one Professor of the candidate), we reserve the right to charge no fee for the summer school in this case. If you want to apply for a student attendance, please contact us directly

Registration Details will follow soon. 

Organizing Team

The summer school as well as the Hackathon are organized by the two competence centers for big data research in Germany BBDC and ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig. 

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