The EU Horizon 2020 project „European Laboratory on Big Data Analytics and Social Mining“ (http://www.sobigdata.eu) celebrated its kickoff meeting September 21-23, 2015, in Pisa, Italy. The event was held at the /Scuola Normale Superiore /(http://www.sns.it/en/)//.
SoBigData is a joint initiative of different European institutions. Its aim is to aggregate the multi-disciplinary competencies of the Consortium in order to address the scientific challenges of social mining.
The L3S Research Centre (https://www.l3s.de/home) is leading Work Package 8 „Big Data Ecosystem“. IRI, in its role as a member of L3S, will contribute to Work Package 2 on the legal and ethical aspects of bug data analytics and social mining. Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó will be Vice Chair of the project’s Ethics Board.
(written by Alan Dahi)