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TARGET Conference 2013: Probing Big Data for answers

03 Apr 2013 to 05 Apr 2013
Groningen, the Netherlands

The Target consortium is happy to annouce its first conference that will take place between 3rd and 5th of April, 2013 near the scenic town of Groningen. Conference sessions and events will run from the afternoon of April 3 rd until noon on April 5th.

Conference Goals
The Target Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to bring together key national players in Big Data in one location. These will include key researchers from the academic and private sector, key players in the creative industry, policy makers and investors / funding agencies. This creates the environment to fulfill the objective of the Target Conference: to enhance the national R&D agenda in the field of Big Data and to expose the various Big Data projects  in the north of the Netherlands. Following a plenary assessment of the current status, the focus will be on parallel sessions to investigate priorities and opportunities for a leading Dutch role over the next 5 years in the field of Big Data. 

Topics and Format
Conference topics have been selected carefully to be of great generic value across research disciplines and economic sectors. Topics will be presented and discussed in the form of plenary talks as well as more in-depth parallel/Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions. ICT demonstrations and exhibitions will run in parallel with the conference sessions.

Who is Target?
Target is one of the largest ongoing public-private projects in the Netherlands in the area of large-scale data management and information systems. Visit the website: