BERD@NFDI Research Symposium

The BERD Research Symposium, organized by the consortium BERD@NFDI, is scheduled for June 10-11, 2024. The event encompasses conference-style sessions and a young researchers’ colloquium, fostering collaboration and exchange of information in research in business, economics, and social science. The event’s primary focus is the collection, pre-processing, and analysis of unstructured data such as image, text, or video data.

The event kicks off on June 10, 2024, with a keynote on the planned research data law, held by Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer (University of Mannheim). The afternoon is split into two simultaneous tracks “Big Data Analytics” and “Big Data Harvesting and Collecting,” covering various topics: The sessions of the first track focus on “Searching and Finding Existing Unstructured Data Samples Online” and “Data Crawling” (Prof. Dr. Reto Hofstetter, University of Lucerne), while the sessions of the second track explore “Best Practice Preprocessing,” including “Text Mining – State-of-the-Art 2024” and “Image Mining – State-of-the-Art 2024.”

The second day, June 11, 2024, starts with a keynote from Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuerriegel (LMU) on “NLP to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. Afterward, the BERD Community Event will host a colloquium for young researchers, featuring research presentations challenging unstructured data. 

Throughout the event, participants can engage in discussions, explore hands-on applications, and stay updated on the latest advancements in Big Data Analytics and unstructured data challenges. Additionally, including the young researchers’ colloquium ensures a platform for emerging scholars to share their work and insights. The agenda reflects an informative program catering to a diverse audience interested in the intersection of data science, analytics, and open science principles.

  • There is no participation fee for the conference.
  • In addition, we are happy to inform you that we were able to secure extra funding that allows us to support young researchers with respect to their travel expenses. Conditional on your submission to the Young Researchers Colloquium, we will reimburse travel expenses up to the amount of EUR 500 for the first 15 submissions (expenses for transportation + hotel). Proof of travel expenses must be provided. We will inform you about the travel support once we receive your submission. Please, find our detailed travel expense reimbursement conditions here.

Call for Applications: Young Scientist Colloquium

For more information, agenda, and registration for the event, please visit the Symposium’s website.

Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Florian Stahl (Mannheim University)
Prof. Hartmut Höhle (Mannheim University)

Scientific Committee

Dr. Matthias Assenmacher (LMU Munich)
Dr. Lars Gemmer (University of Cologne)
Prof. Marc Fischer (University of Cologne)
Prof. Sibylle Lehmann-Hasemeyer (University of Hohenheim)
Prof. Goeran Kauermann (LMU Munich)