Archive for September, 2017

The European Big Data Value Forum 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The registration for The European Big Data Value Forum 2017 (EBDFV) is now open!

EBDVF 2017, jointly organised by the European Commission, the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and EDF (European Data Forum), will take place on the 21-23 November in Versailles and it will be a key European event for industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European data economy and data-driven innovation in Europe.

Since it is a great opportunity for engaging and boosting your business around big data and data driven domains, we would like to invite to register for your participation here.

Registration to the European Big Data Value Forum is FREE.

It would be great if one or a few of the DISA-researchers would be able to participate – contact Diana Unander Nordle if you are interested

You can find further information on the event website:


How can you benefit from patent information in your research?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Research colleagues all around the world publish articles in scientific publications and you meet at conferences. We are of the understanding that you have a fairly good knowledge about your competition/colleagues, but how much do you know about the information that can be found in patent databases? A lot of interesting information can be found in open databases – a source of information that will enrich your research. At the seminar you will also get a glimpse into what help is available at, or in connection to, Linnaeus University.

At our assistance, we have two external experts from Awapatent. Magnus Ungsten, engineer in mechanical engineering and European Patent Attorney and Karl-Johan Grahn, doctor of philosophy in experimental physics.

This day has been designed primarily for employees at the faculty of technology but, of course, all employees are welcome.

Time: Monday, October 16, between 12 noon and 2 pm
Location: K1082, Växjö
We offer a simple lunch, free of charge – register no later than October 11 on

Changes might occur – for the most updated information click here

Second invited talk confirmed for our Big Data Conference on December 1st

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

We are proud to present our second invited speaker Dr. Håkan Grahn is a Professor of Computer Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He received a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 1990 and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 1995, both from Lund University. His main interests are computer architecture, multicore systems, parallel computing, data analytics, and performance evaluation. He has published more than hundred papers on these subjects. During 2011-2013, he served as Research Dean at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Currently, he is heading a 6-year research effort on big data analytics, BigData@BTH.



Seminar series within Digital Humanities

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Digital Humanities Initiative at Linnaeus University with the support of Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities is happy to present a seminar series in the Digital Humanities (DH) field.

The DH Seminar series is aimed at providing a forum for relevant DH discussions in the region and beyond, inspiring collaboration with wider audiences about the emerging field of DH field and LNU’s DH Initiative, thus both strengthening the DH Initiative’s established network, as well as creating a space for collaboration between universities and cross-sectoral partners at national and international levels.

Seminars planned for the autumn of 2017 are

  • 25 September 13.00-14.30 (M1051), What’s in a name? – Metadata and the curation of access to digital audiovisual collections: Dagmar Brunow, Senior Lecturer, Department of Film and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University
  • 17 October 13.00-14.30 (K2084), Too much information? – Negotiating the archives of the web: Jane Winters, Professor, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London
  • 28 November 13.00-14.30 (K2054), Some perspectives on digital and critical text editions: Elisabet Göransson, Associate Professor, Centre for Languages and Literature, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University
  • 06 December 13.00-14.00 (K1040), Open Data in the Age of Big Data Capitalism: Arwid Lund, Senior Lecturer, Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University

The Seminars are open to everyone, but please register by sending an email to