The workshops will take place on June 8, 2021 from 1pm – 4:30pm, followed by an apéro.  The location is still to be confirmed. We aim for in-person events if possible. If the events need to be moved online, we will inform you about this in March 2021.

Separate registration for the workshops is required. The corresponding rooms will be announced closer to the conference. Workshops are limited in capacity and served on a first come basis.

1st International Symposium on the Science of Data Science

Data science, one of the most significant developments in computing in the 21st century, is a discipline in the making, drawing principles, methods and tools from established fields like computer science, statistics, science, business, politics, and any domain with adequate data. Yet, data science is just starting. What are its underlying principles and techniques (models, methods) that are applicable across different use cases and fields of application? What «science» underlies this emerging discipline?

Innovation in Language-Based Human-Machine Interaction

In just a few years, several advances in NLP methods have opened up a vast field of possibilities for data-driven value creation. The potential for innovative projects is enormous, e.g. in summarization, speech-to-text, sentiment analysis, anonymization, federated machine learning, exploration of huge document sets, and knowledge extraction.

In this workshop we will first introduce basic ideas and use cases of NLP methods. Then we will explore and discuss together your project ideas in smaller groups. As preparation you might think about where in your organization textual data is available, where language-based human-machine interaction could be a game changer, about its challenges and potential.

Smart Service Design in Practice

The purpose of the workshop is to provide the participants with an introduction to Smart Services using practically approved data-driven service design methodologies. The workshop will start by identifying and analyzing the problem area including modelling the ecosystem and ideate new value propositions using analytics. The approach assumes that service is the fundamental basis of exchange and that value is co-created by multiple actors, always including the beneficiary. The design and application of data can be used to improve the service design and to improve value for the beneficiary.

The Untapped Potential of Open Geodata

In this content, open data has its own unique place. There are many types of open data, but due to the geographic element geodata deserves special attention, both in terms of quantity and quality. In this workshop the importance of open geodata is discussed and success stories of projects based on open geodata are presented. Platforms and initiatives related to open geodata as well as funding opportunities will be presented and discussed.

data innovation alliance provides a significant contribution to make Switzerland an internationally recognized hub for data-driven value creation.