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Preliminary Conference Program

Wednesday April 3rd, 2013

12:30 to 13:30 Registration and Reception

Plenary session 1 - Big Data and Systems
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
13:30 to 14:00 Welcome & Intro Edwin Valentijn
14:00 to 14:30 Array in Database Systems – the next frontier? Martin Kersten (CWI)
14:30 to 15:00 eScience and Taming the Big Data Beast Jacob de Vlieg (NLeSC)
15:00 to 15:30 Deep Dive in Big Data Luigi Brochard (IBM)

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

Plenary Session 2 - Big Data in Action
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
16:00 to 16:30 Data-centric architectures - how Big Science helps shape Big Data Marco de Vos (ASTRON)
16:30 to17:00 Probing Big Data in the Humanities and Social Sciences Peter Doorn (DANS)
17:00 to 17:30 Target Platform - hosting business and science Hans Gankema/
Rick Koopman (Target/IBM)
17:30 to 18:00 Big Data and the New Reference Architectures for
Information Management
Luis Campos (Oracle)

18:00-19:30 Buffet

Plenary session 3 - Big Data venues
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
19:30 to 20:30 Mirage 3D Robin Sip (Mirage 3D) N/A
20:30 to 21:00 Infoversum Edwin Valentijn (Infoversum)

Thursday April 4th, 2013

Plenary session 4 - Big Data and Research
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
9:00 to 9:30 LifeLines: Privacy and Pseudonymization in Big Data  Arthur Kuipers (LifeLines)
9:30 to 10:00 Squeezing Human Genomes for Answers Paul de Bakker (BBMRI-NL)
10:00 to 10:30 ESA Space based missions: current and future
challenges for big data handling 
Jesus Salgado (ESAC/ESA)

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break

Splinter session 5A - Information Management and Discovery (Chair: Eric Zwanenburg, Oracle)
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
11:00 to 12:30 Combining Diverse Information Types with
Endeca Information Discovery
Jan Wertenbroek (Aorta Business Intelligence)
Distributed Data Management in the ATLAS experiment Mario Lassnig (CERN)
Helix Nebula - hosting Big Data for European Science Mick Symonds (ATOS)
Splinter session 5B - Internet Mining (Chair: Gert-Jan van Dijk, Target Holding)
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
11:00 to 12:30 Big Data as a Data Source for Official Statistics Piet Daas (Statistics Netherlands)
Dataprovider - We crawled the web and structured the data Christian Branbergen / Marc Noet (Dataprovider) N/A
Context-aware and Big Data Jan Gjaltema (Symbiotic)
Splinter session 5C - Dynamic Databases (Chair: Rees Williams, Target)
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
11:00 to 12:30 MUSE and EUCLID: AstroWise data model implementation Andrey Belikov
(OmegaCEN, RUG)
Strategies to derive user interfaces and web services Willem-Jan Vriend/Rees Williams
(CIT/Kapteyn, RUG)
MOLGENIS, life science databases with a push of a button Joeri van der Velde (UMCG, RUG)
Observ-OM, flexible datamodel to adapt to new
life science experiments
Martijn Dijkstra (UMCG, RUG)

12:30 to 13:30 Lunch

Plenary session 6 - Big Data and Environment
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
13:30 to 14:00 Smart Cities' Big Data John van Pol (INCAS3)
14:00 to 14:30 Big Data from Big Dikes: The IJkdijk Case Nico Pals (IJkdijk)
14:30 to 15:00 The Smart Grid's Data Generating Potentials Marco Aiello (RUG)
15:00 to 15:30 Energy Data (RenQi) Harold Veldkamp

15:30 to 16:00 Coffee Break

Splinter session 7A - Data intensive Astronomy (Chair: Hanno Holties, ASTRON)
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
16:00 to 18:00 European Surveys with OmegaCAM@VST Gijs Verdoes Kleijn (OmegaCEN)
Storage aspects of the DOME project Vinodh Venkatesan
(IBM Research, Zurich)
Data intensive Astronomy: LOFAR & SKA Hanno Holties (ASTRON)
Handling of the Petabyte-scale Data at LOFAR EoR Oscar Martinez Rubi (Kapteyn Institute, RUG)
Splinter session 7B - Big Data in Healthcare (Chair: Jan Blommaart, IBM)
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
16:00 to 18:00 Predictive Power of Big Data Analytics in Health Care Amish Patel (IBM) N/A
The power of data in cancer research René Kuipers (VX Company)
Quantified Self – a goldmine of numbers Martijn de Groot (QSI)
Cloud Thinking - Simplifying Big Data Processing Diogo Gomes (University of Aveiro)
Big Data Security Milan Petkovic (Philips)
Splinter session 7C - Machine Learning and Data Mining in high-dimensional data
(Chair: Lambert Schomaker, RUG)
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
16:00 to 18:00 The Monk System Lambert Schomaker (RUG) N/A
Constructing a (digital) medieval palaeographic scale Petros Samara (Huygensinstituut) N/A
Machine Learning in High-dimensional Input Spaces Marco Wiering (RUG)
Ontsluiten van handgeschreven erfgoed Erik De Ree (De Ree) N/A
Data mining in Raman spectroscopy Kasper Loopstra N/A
Natural Language Processing for Big Text Ashwin Ittoo (RUG)

Plenary Session 8
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
18:00 to 18:30 Big Data and Business Gert-Jan van Dijk (Target Holding) N/A

20:00 to 22:00 Conference Dinner

Friday April 5th, 2013

Plenary session 9 - WISE technology
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
9:00 to 9:30 Electron microscopy image processing using Target Remco Schoenmakers (FEI) N/A
9:30 to 10:00 Euclid Satellite Science Data Center Rees Williams (Target)
10:00 to 10:30GLIMPS Nico Leenders (UMCG)

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break

Splinter session 10A - Visual Analytics (Chair: Jos Roerdink, RUG)
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
11:00 to 12:15 Visual Analytics for Astronomical Knowledge Discovery Jos Roerdink (RUG)
How to gain value from text analytics on Big Data Anton Heijs (Treparel)
Counting Fish in Automatically Analysed Video Streams Jacco van Ossenbruggen (CWI)
Splinter session 10B - Mining Public Big Data (Chair: Han Jongstra, Target Holding)
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
11:00 to 12:15 Big data and solutions for logistic challenges, the view from a seaport Jan Egbertsen
(Port of Amsterdam)
EnergySense: Data challenges of a large-scale co-creation project Anne Beaulieu (GESP, RUG)

Plenary Session 11
Time Topic Speaker Presentations
12:15 to 12:45 Big Data in Northern Netherlands Henk Emmens N/A

12:45 End of Conference