This report presents a plan for sustaining LAMBDA open education and training activities. One of the major knowledge transfer events of the LAMBDA project is the Belgrade Big Data Analytics Summer School, hence the activities necessary for organizing the next editions of the Belgrade Big Data Analytics Summer School are presented. Additionally, the efforts and investments needed for sustaining this event in the short and medium term (5-7 years) are presented.
In the LAMBDA project framework, the consortium partners (Institute Mihajlo Pupin, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information System), Institute for Computer Science - University of Bonn and Department of Computer Science - University of Oxford) organized two editions of the LAMBDA Big Data Analytics Summer School. The target audience of the events were employees from the Institute Mihajlo Pupin interested in the adoption of emerging technologies in innovative industry scenarios, university staff interested in the adoption of lectures in master and PhD programs as well as professionals from industry and government sector.
The first edition of the Summer School (Big Data Analytics Summer School, Belgrade, Serbia, June 2019) provided introductory training in the field of Knowledge Graphs, Big Data Architectures, and Big Data Analytics. The topics were introduced by influential keynote speakers and professors.
The second edition of the Summer School (Big Data Analytics Summer School, Belgrade, Serbia, June 2020) provided advanced training in the field of Knowledge Graphs and Big Data processing. Lectures introduced methods for Creation of Knowledge Graphs, Data Lakes and Federated Query Processing, Knowledge Graph Embeddings, Context-Based Entity Matching for Big Data, Scalable Knowledge Graph Processing, and others. Besides LAMBDA researchers speakers at the event were invited professors and guests from Europe and India.
To ensure further use of LAMBDA results after the completion of the project, the series of Summer School will be sustained by the Institute Mihajlo Pupin is a part of current EU research projects. To this aim, the 3rd edition of the school will be devoted to the energy sector with a focus on the use of semantic technologies and knowledge graphs for improving interoperability between stakeholders, the use of advanced Big Data algorithms and tools for improving the efficiency and accuracy of energy services and the impact of Big data on this domain.
LAMBDA partners (the University of Oxford, University of Bonn, Fraunhofer IAIS) and associated partners who actively contributed to the first two editions of the school (the German National Library of Science and Technology, OntoText, West University of Timisoara, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) are also committed to sustaining this activity. Hence, this document gives more details about the preparatory work underway related to the 3rd edition of the Big Data Analytics Summer School, Belgrade, Serbia, June 2021 which focuses on energy.