EDF2014 Call for Contributions is open!

The organising committee of the European Data Forum 2014 (EDF2014, see: http://2014.data-forum.eu/about/organizing-committee) is very happy to announce the Call for Contributions for the EDF2014. The next edition of the European Data Forum will take place on 19th and 20th of March 2014 in Athens, Greece.

Hereby we would like to invite you to submit your proposal for a presentation at the EDF2014 until 10th of December 2013 - see all relevant information below as well as on the Call for Contribution website here: http://bit.ly/EDF2014_CfC.

Furthermore we would like to inform you that there is also a Call for Exhibition (CfE) in place already (see: http://bit.ly/EDF2014_CfE) and that the EDF2014 is offering interesting sponsoring bundles for organisations, projects and enterprises (see: http://bit.ly/EDF2014_sponsoring).  

The European Data Forum (EDF) is an annual meeting place for industry, research, policy makers, and community initiatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of data in Europe, especially in the light of recent developments such as Open Data, Linked Data and Big Data. The forum balances technical (the technology and infrastructure needed to master the volume, heterogeneity and dynamicity of today’s data), application (new products and services that are now possible due to Open Data, Linked Data and Big Data), and socio-economic issues (social impact, legal issues, government policies and regulations, business models, commercialization and innovation in this new era).

Our aim is to bring together all stakeholders involved in the data value chain to exchange ideas that address the above challenges and opportunities, in order to strengthen the European data economy and its positioning worldwide. Discussions at EDF provide input to research, development, and policy activities at the European Commission (e.g. Horizon 2020) and those of the EU member states, with the aim of influencing the development of the new European data economy.