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Big Data Across Disciplines: In Search of Symbiosis

Target is happy to announce that the 2nd international Target conference ''Big Data Across Disciplines: In Search of Symbiosis'' is taking place during

NOVEMBER 3 - 5, 2014

at the unique digital 3D fulldome theater Infoversum in


The conference will bring together a diverse Big Data community - software developers, technology experts,  Big Data system engineers and administrators, exascale database specialists, Big Data visualization researchers, data scientists and scientists running data-intensive projects. The conference program will be organized in a way that promotes debate about how to achieve the right balance between taking advantage of  the common needs for data management among different disciplines and maintaining efficiency by building discipline-specific solutions.


The three main themes of the conference will follow the main steps in the Big Data life cycle: technologies for acquisition and storage, information systems for data analysis with a focus on the role of metadata, and data visualization.

  • Big Data Technology for Acquisition and Storage
  • Information Systems for Big Data Analysis
  • Big Data Visualization


  • Chris Ford - Pixar Studio, USA
  • Jean-Charles Cuillandre - French Atomic Energy Commission, France
  • Bram Reinders - Alliander, Netherlands
  • Frank van Ham - IBM, Netherlands
  • Alex Szalay  - John Hopkins University, USA (tbc)


Registration for the conference is now open. Check out early bird registration deadlines and register at


The Target conference offers attractive set of sponsorship packages to public and private institutions involved in Big Data, HPC, data center infrastructure and most other branches of the IT science and research. To learn more, visit

Last modified:02 October 2015 10.55 p.m.