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  • From August 21st to 25th 2017 the two in Germany based Big Data Competence Centers ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and BBDC are organizing the third international Big Data summer school in its series.

    The event aims at students and young graduates, as well as other academic and industrial practitioners and researchers that operate in the field of big data. Within the program we offer inspiring insights into the diverse field of Big Data by selected keynotes from international experts combined with possibilities for practical sessions to directly try out state-of-the-art techniques on relevant practical topics. The summer school covers the basics of working with large and complex amounts of data and provides an overview of relevant approaches and solutions. Thus, the participants can gain an insight into current research areas and acquire basic practical big data skills. Furthermore, there will be plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas and to discuss the topics with other participants and speakers. The talks and keynotes cover a broad range of relevant topics and will be held in English.

    The practical sessions start with a Hackathon prior to the actual school start and will be continued during the week in tutorial-style sessions.

Important Dates

  • Big Data Hackathon

    August, 19 - 20

  • Summer School for Big Data

    August, 21 - 25


  • Both, the Big Data Hackathon and the Summer School for Big Data will be held at the Department of Informatics (Fakulktät Informatik) of the Technische Universität München (TUM).

    Travel Details

    Technische Universität München, Department of Informatics

    Boltzmannstr. 3, 85748 Garching bei München

    The venue has good connectivity to the transport system to arrive by car or public transportaton. Detailed information can be found here

    How to get to the TU München Garching Campus




    There are multiple options to book hotel rooms in Garching in close proximity to the event venue. A good overview is provided by the city of Garching.

    Hotel guide

Topics and Program Highlights

The summer school will provide overview as well as deep dive sessions about the following topics highlights:

  • Overview about big data concepts and architecture
  • Data integration for big data
  • Scalable graph analytics
  • Data processing and streaming
  • Data analytics methods
  • Concepts of data and meta data management


Sat, Aug 19Sun, Aug 20Mon, Aug 21Tue, Aug 22Wed, Aug 23Thu, Aug 24Fri, Aug 25
Welcome & Keynote
Summer School Registration

Big Data Architectures

Thomas Neumann

Memory Management in Apache Spark

Ken Salem

Data Processing on Emerging Hardware

Gustavo Alonso

Big NoSQL Data

Michael J. Carey


                                                                                                               B R E A K

Welcome /
Big Data Overview

Volker Markl
Wolfgang E. Nagel

Data-Driven Education: Technologies and Directions

Rakesh Agrawal

Hackathon Summary and  Award

Hands-On (1)

Introduction into TensorFlow

Stephan Wolf  (Google)

Scalable Graph Analytics

Erhard Rahm

                                                                                                              L U N C H  B R E A K


Coding Session


& Evaluation

Next-Generation Hardware for Big Data Management

Wolfgang Lehner


Parallel Programming

Social Event

Hands-On (2)

Introduction into TensorFlow(cont.)

Stephan Wolf  (Google)

Big Data Integration

Divesh Srivastava

                                                                                                         B R E A K      B R E A KClosing

Stream Processing

Tilmann Rabl



Big Data at HPC

SAP Hana & Vora

Stefan Bäuerle, Jonathan Dees


We would like to welcome applicants from relevant disciplines and research domains working or want to start in the field of Big Data, which might be, but not exclusively, researches, doctoral candidates and students (with letter of reference). Accepted candidates are expected to to participate fully in the activities of the school until its end, on Friday, Aug. 25th (see schedule). Furthermore, we highly recommend to take part in the prior Hackathon event, to get in close contact on a technical level with researchers working in the field.

The places for the summer school are limited - so early registration is highly recommended. Furthermore, we have to raise a fee In order to cover expenses to host the event.

Type of FeeAcademia / UniversityIndustry
Early Bird (until June 19th) 300 € 400 €
Regular Registration 400 € 600 €

To register, please follow the link to the external registration page.

Organizing Team

The summer school as well as the Hackathon are organized by the two competence centers for big data research in Germany BBDC and ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig. We highly appreciate the local support to host the event by the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre and the Technical University of Munich!

  • Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig)
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Markl (BBDC, Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lehner (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Prof. Alfons Kemper, PhD (Technical University of Munich)
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre)
  • Dr. René Jäkel (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Dr. Tilmann Rabl (BBDC, Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Dr. Eric Peukert (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig)