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.

How is MediaFutures involved?

The MediaFutures Coordinator, 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 colleagues Gerrit Rosam and Michael Fribus, who are both Project Managers and Business Developers at the Leibniz University of Hannover. All of them will represent the H2020 IA projects MediaFutures, TRUSTS and PLATOON.

In addition, MediaFutures partners Eurecat and King’s College London, Department of Informatics, organise the session Citizen engagement for data-driven innovation in the context of EUHubs4Data and MediaFutures projects. Georgie Denis, CEO at PSi and participant of MediaFutures 1st cohort with the project People Supported Intelligence, is one of the speakers invited. In this session, the panellist explore different strategies to involve citizens in the decisional process around the use of data, delving into the interrelation between participation, data, and arts.

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.