European Data Forum 2013 – your data, our data, Big Data!

This year April will start Big… big as in Big Data, especially in Dublin, Ireland. LOD2 is one of the main organizers of a special event: on April 09-10,2013 Dublin hosts European Data Forum – EDF2013, an annual meeting place for industry, researchers, policy makers, and community initiatives, where they will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities of (Big) Data in Europe.

‘The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analysing large datasets — so-called big data — will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus.’ (McKinsey Global Institute, May 2011)

These challenges and opportunities around big data management, the single steps of the data value chain, technological innovations and innovative business models, as well as the legal framework for a sustainable European data economy will be discussed at EDF 2013.

Prestigious hardcore keynote speakers from Statoil, Telefonica Digital and Erricson will talk about Linked Data, Open Data, Big Data — you name it –, a moderated CIO discussion panel with selected experts will take place and comprehensive exhibition area is open to everyone willing to share and showcase their advances in solving real-world Big Data challenges. Check the call for Exhibits.

Registration and participation is free of charge. There is also an opportunity for financial travel support (mainly for SMEs and NGO/NPO) – please see the respective EDF2013 website for further details.


European Data Innovator Award

If you are an outstanding enterprise or individual

“… who have shown extraordinary vision and execution in the field of linked enterprise data management for their use of linked (open) data to start more efficient data management”

you might get the European Data Innovator Award, which was made possible by eccenca, a spin-off of Brox IT Solutions and AKSW Research group from University of Leipzig. More details here.

Are you the one?


Important facts, bits and dates

Location: Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin, Ireland
Date: April 9 to 10, 2013
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Registration (EDF2013 is free of charge):

If you would like to attend better register today (i.e. ASAP). Space at EDF 2013 is limited to 300 participants and more than 50% of tickets are already booked.


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The European Data Forum 2013 is a joint activity of the EC projects:

The EDF2013 is supported by the European Commission as well as by the Digital Repository of Ireland (, STI International ( and DERI, NUI Galway (  EDF2013 is an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU (