Save the Date: the European Data Forum 2012 takes place 6-7 June 2012 in Copenhagen!

The European Data Forum 2012 (EDF2012) is a meeting place for industry, research, policymakers and community initiatives to discuss the challenges of Big Data and the emerging Data Economy and to develop suitable action plans for addressing these challenges. Of special focus within the EDF are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), since they are driving innovation and competition in many data-driven economic sectors. The range of topics discussed at the European Data Forum ranges from novel data-driven business models (e.g. data clearing houses), over technology innovations (e.g. Linked Data Web) to societal aspects (e.g. open governmental data as well as data privacy and security).



The programme of the 2 days conference is currently in progress but nevertheless the conference team is happy to already announce the following keynote speakers:  Andreas Both, Head of Research at Unister, Nigel Shadbold, University of Southampton and Rufus Pollock, Open Knowledge Foundation.
You can find more details about the programme here. As well as information about the EDF2012 keynote speakers here - the programme is in intense progress at the moment - so please stay tuned for news!

Join in

If you are interested to speak at the EDF2012 please read the Call for Participation and submit your presentation proposal soon:

The registration to and participation in the European Data Forum 2012 is free of charge: 
AND there is an opportunity (limited number) for financial travel support - please see respective guidelines here.

If you are interested in positioning your organisation at the European Data Forum 2012 please take care about the Sponsor Information.


EDF is based on a cross-project cooperation of LATC (Linked Open Data Around-the-Clock,, LOD2 (Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data,, IKS (Interactive Knowledge Stack,, and PlanetData ( It is supported by the European Commission and brought to you by STI International (

The EDF2012 conference team is looking forward to meeting you in Copenhagen in June!


University of Innsbruck

The Open University

University of Aberdeen



Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Universidad Politecnica

Won Kwang University