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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.


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 tbd.
  Discussion & Questions  
14:00 - 14:45 Kristian Kersting tbd. 
  Discussion & Questions  
15:00 - 15:45 Erhard Rahm ScaDS.AI Research Topics
  Discussion & Questions  
16:00 - 16:30 Industry Talk: Adesso GmbH (tbc.) tbd.
  Discussion & Questions  
16:45-17:00 Erhard Rahm closing first part
17:00-19:00 Science Speed-Dating social actitivy
Time (CET)
Wednesday Jul. 8th Topic
9:00 - 9:45 Wolfgang Nagel tbd. 
  Discussion & Questions  
10:00 - 10:45 Myra Spiliopoulou tbd.
  Discussion & Questions  
11:00 - 11:45 Volker Tresp (tbc.) tbd.
  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 Martin Potthast Technologies for Information Retrieval and Summarization
  Discussion & Questions  
15:00 - 15:45 Thomas Neumuth  tbd. (AI in Medicine)
  Discussion & Questions  
16:00 - 16:30 Industry Talk:  (tbc.) tbd.
  Discussion & Questions  
16:45-17:00 Eric Peukert closing.



Registration ist free of charge!





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)



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