Germany is once again staging its Big Data Days on 11-12 April 2018 in Berlin.

The joint event of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will partner with the Society for Informatics (GI), Fraunhofer Group IUK Technology, the FZI Research Center for Informatics and the DFKI Deutsches to explore a broad range of issues relating to Big Data.

They also hope to take stock of achievements and developments since the program began back in 2013, answering questions such as:

  • What technological developments are the drivers in the area of ​​big data / smart data?
  • What specific applications have the technology programs Big Data / Smart Data produced?
  • Which social, economic and scientific issues are of concern to us today and where is the path going in the future?
  • How are current smart data technologies compatible with legal requirements?
  • What opportunities does a modern data economy open up for Germany as a business location?

The first day of the program will focus on the current scientific discussion, followed by a networking event between GI, the Fraunhofer Group IUK Technology and FZI, in which the social implications of big data / smart data are to be addressed.  The second day’s proceedings will consider economic issues.  For more information about the event, visit