The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF 2018), a key European event for industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European data economy and data-driven innovation in Europe, was held in Vienna on November 12th-14th, 2018. This year’s event topic is “Data Driven Artificial Intelligence for the Future” and featured keynotes and presentations from cutting-edge industrial applications of Big Data technologies, artificial intelligence, innovative business cases of the data economy, inspiring future visions, and insights on EU policy-making and R&D&I funding in this area.
ICARUS presented its results in the 1st day during the Parallel Session 1.3 – “Making transport more sustainable and efficient” and in the 3rd day during the BDVA Workshop 2.3 – “Policy issues, opportunities and barriers in big data-driven transport“.
In the “Making transport more sustainable and efficient” session organized by the TransformingTransport project, ICARUS provided a quick glimpse at its positioning, its offerings and its key results in the 1st year and discussed different directions for cultivating synergies with the rest of the Transport-related Big Data projects, e.g. cross-project data assets sharing. ICARUS got acquainted with the results of related projects, such as TransformingTransport, CogLO, SELIS and CONNECTIVE while it participated to the discussion regarding the AI challenges and opportunities in transport. After the session, ICARUS was happy to validate its MVP (Minimum Viable Product) features with different stakeholders as part of its external validation activities.
During the BDVA workshop “Policy issues, opportunities and barriers in big data-driven transport“, ICARUS outlined the related policies and initiatives for the scope of its activities that are at a crossroad between aviation and big data / artificial intelligence. The expected ICARUS contributions to the ACARE and BDVA Strategic Research & Innovation Agendas through its platform and its demonstrators was also discussed. The key challenges identified by ICARUS can be summarized into: (a) Trusted and Fair Data Sharing, (b) Affordable and Cost-efficient Data Linking, and (c) Insightful and Understandable Data Analytics. ICARUS was glad to exchange ideas and perspectives with other projects such as LeMO, TransformingTransport, Track & Know, AEGIS, BigDataOcean, and QROWD.
Looking forward to continuing the discussions with the different stakeholders and developing further synergies with the ICARUS-related initiatives!