Data Week is the spring event that brings together research and innovation communities from the European Big Data and Data Driven AI domain. Fostering the European ecosystem development, this event promotes synergies, collaboration opportunities, knowledge sharing, and provides a space for participants to share knowledge, results and best practices. By engaging local communities with European initiatives and activities, the event actively links these communities to European policies and market needs.

The PLATOON Communication & Dissemination Lead, Alexandra Garatzogianni, is a member of the Programme Committee (PC) for this year’s Data Week and will represent the Programme Committee as conference moderator, too, while joining Data Week together with her colleague Michael Fribus Communication & Dissemination Deputy at TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science & Technology Hannover. Both of them will represent the H2020 IA projects PLATOON, TRUSTS and MediaFutures. Gerrit Rosam, Project Manager and Business Developer at the latter two H2020 projects will also join the event, supporting Alexandra together with Michael.

The main theme of Data Week 2022 is “Towards an innovative, trusted and fair European data economy” focusing on the advances made in a variety of industries all the way from media, energy, and cybersecurity to manufacturing, agriculture as well as the public sector. Data Week 2022 will take place during a period of 3 weeks. An online opening event will kick-start the activities on the 24th of May. Participants can look forward to interesting keynote speeches and individual workshops and sessions focusing on challenges in AI and data, digital twins in computing, trustworthiness in AI, the European Green Deal as well as standardisation and regulation. Finally, Data Week culminates at the 2-day physical event on June 8th and 9th in Naples, Italy, where the major topics discussed throughout the event weeks will be tackled through keynotes, panels, round tables and presentations by experts.

Are you also interested in this event? Discover the website and register here. The online activities of the Data Week are free of charge, requiring only registration. The on-site conference in Naples, Italy has an entry fee.

Data Week is co-organised by Big Data Value Association and the EUHubs4Data project. This year’s edition is organised in collaboration with CEA, Poznan Super Computing and Networking Center, Engineering and Meditech Competence Center I4.0.