Registration Opens for ISC Big Data Conference

Heidelberg, Germany, July 14, 2014 - Registration is now open for the 2014 ISC Big Data Conference which will be held this fall in Heidelberg, Germany. The second ISC Big Data Conference will take place in the Marriott Hotel from October 1 – 2. We also partner with two significant European projects, BIG and EUDAT to present their workshop and training program at the same venue on September 30. 

From Data to Knowledge


The second ISC Big Data conference builds on the success of the inaugural 2013 event. A comprehensive program has been put together by the Steering Committee under the leadership of Sverre Jarp, who retired officially as the CTO of CERN openlab in March this year. He now holds an honorary position at CERN as part of a team that is aiming to process data at terabytes/second, as well as collecting and analyzing exabytes in a few years’ time.


The conference will present attendees with the latest developments in data-centric computing from both industry players and researchers in the domain that is now rapidly moving into a dominant position on the computing scene. While the last year’s event offered a broad focus on big data in the enterprise, this year’s conference will maintain this focus and also provide more pragmatic content for practitioners, including successful use cases, ongoing big data projects, a review of security and privacy concerns in big data, the use of visual analytics, and the rapidly increasing importance of the Internet of Things (IoT).

In addition, a series of sessions will focus on Hadoop, the well-known and rapidly evolving parallel framework for processing some of the largest datasets in the world. Enhanced or alternative frameworks, now available from a growing array of companies, will also be explored.

The keynotes lined up for the two-day conference are:

The Internet of Things
Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development, Bosch Software Innovation

Dirk Slama will convey his vision of the Internet of Things, a world in which assets, devices, machines, and cloud-based applications seamlessly interoperate, enabling new business models and services. He will discuss key success factors for IoT and present a framework that he believes will help contribute to that success.

Big Data – Successes & Challenges beyond the Hype
Stefan Wrobel, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) and Professor of Computer Science at University of Bonn

Stefan Wrobel has already published extensively on subjects in the areas of data mining and machine learning and has given several important presentations on big data topics. In his keynote, he will discuss the ways big data is currently being used in the enterprise, as well as in the broader context of society. He will also talk about the most critical issues companies face when employing big data technologies.

A special keynote from Intel, our Platinum sponsor, will also be presented. The complete program is available here.


Finally, a boat-trip on the Neckar is planned, allowing conference attendees to get to know each other in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.


Pre-Conference Program

In conjuction with the conference, the pan-European project, EUDAT will present a free-of-charge training course on September 30 at the Marriott Hotel Heidelberg. The Big Data Public Private Forum Project (BIG) will also present their final big data research findings on the same day, at the same venue. Pre-registration is required for both events. To find out more, please click here.


Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available for both conferences. Please contact Anna Schachoff, our Customer Relations Manager at for a customized offer to meet your expectations.


About ISC Big Data

ISC Big Data will offer unique insights into the growing ecosystem of data-intensive computing from both industry players and researchers. Attendees will receive practical information regarding the latest technologies and trends in a domain that is rapidly moving into a dominant position in computing.


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