European Data Forum 2015

European Data Forum 2015
November 16-17, 2015
European Convention Centre Luxembourg | 4, place de l’Europe | L-1499 Luxembourg
Registration Now Open
EDF 2015 Theme: Exploiting Data Integration
The European Data Forum (EDF) is an annual meeting for industry professionals, researchers, policy makers, and members of community initiatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the global and European data economy. Spurred on by recent developments around Big Data and data-driven business, data has become the fourth production factor (next to personnel, capital, and natural resources), which offers completely new opportunities and at the same time confronts us with novel challenges. The European Data Forum balances technical, business-oriented and socio-economic perspectives and approaches in order to develop a vibrant, interdisciplinary stakeholder community. There will be a special focus on innovation and business opportunities created by data technologies and their exploitation, from the perspective of a digital single market in Europe.

EDF 2015 intends to bring together all stakeholders (industry and research institutions) involved in the data value chain in order to strengthen the European data economy and its positioning worldwide. Specifically, the forum will serve as a platform and a business and technology oriented exhibition space for the 'Data Public Private Partnership' established by the European Commission and the European data community. Stakeholders will mutually reinforce their strategies, which will result in a forward-looking, dynamic, and well-integrated EU-wide data ecosystem.

In the conviction that the potential of the data economy strongly relies on the capacity to manage the multitude and variety of data that are produced, the major focus of EDF 2015 is “data integration”.  In this perspective, the conference will be an opportunity to discuss and confront experiences where the integration of data form multiple sources (e.g. videos and text), actually produces added value, and where innovative technologies (e.g. combining structured and unstructured data) may contribute to open new application scenarios towards the digital single market in Europe.

The forum will be opened by Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Marc Hansen, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research of Luxembourg, as well as Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. Several high profile keynote speakers are already confirmed and will be announced soon. Selected presentations from the recently closed Call for Contributions (which received over 100 submissions) will round off the EDF2015 programme.
EDF2015 is a free community event but seats are limited so register NOW!
Practical information
Language: English
Duration: 2 days
Dates: November 16-17, 2015
Venue: European Convention Center Luxembourg - Luxembourg Congrès | 4, place de l’Europe | L-1499 Luxembourg
Gala Dinner: The Galla Dinner will take place on November 16, 2015 at 20:00 at the Bar Hémicycle | 1, rue du Fort Thuengen | Luxembourg, L-1499 - free of charge - limited number of places available.
Registration fee: The registration is free of charge, but mandatory.
Contact: Catalina Fiévez | Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology | Phone: +352 42 59 91 - 300 | Email:
Conference website:
Free of charge attendance
Further Information about the European Data Forum 2015
EDF2015 website:
Overall EDF website:
LinkedIn Group:
Twitter:!/EUDataForum hashtag: #EDF2015
Who should attend? Industry, academia, policy-makers, decision-takers, civil society
What is happening? Prestigious speakers, Call for presentations, European Data Innovator Award 2015, Exhibitions and demos, Poster session, Gala Dinner, Satellite events

For more details, please visit the conference website:
EDF2015 is a EU Presidency Event
Supported by
Organising Partners
Copyright © 2015 Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences