10-13 November 2015
Villa Romanazzi Carducci
Europe/Rome timezone


Demand Of Data Science Skills & Competences

12 Nov 2015, 09:00
Villa Romanazzi Carducci

Villa Romanazzi Carducci

Via G. Capruzzi, 326 70124 Bari Italy


Demand Of Data Science Skills & Competences

  • Holger Brocks (InConTec GmbH)
  • Matthias Hemmje (FernUniversität in Hagen)
  • Jana Becker (FTK - Forschungsinstitut fuer Telekommunikation und Kooperation e.V.)


On behalf of the EDISON consortium, we kindly invite you to participate in its first workshop on the Demand for Data Science Skills & Competences.

The emergence of Data Science technologies is having an impact on nearly every aspect of how research is conducted. Data Science is considered as main enabler and facilitator of the Open Science Initiative for the European Research Area (ERA).

The effective use of Data Science technologies requires new skills and demands for new professions, usually referred as the Data Scientist: an expert who is capable both to extract meaningful value from the data collected and also manage the whole lifecycle of Data, including supporting Scientific Data e-Infrastructures. The future Data Scientists must possess knowledge (and obtain competencies and skills) in data mining and analytics, information visualisation and communication, as well as in statistics, engineering and computer science, and acquire experiences in the specific research or industry domain of their future work and specialisation.

The Horizon 2020 EDISON project (September 1, 2015 – August 30, 2017) will develop a sustainable business model that will ensure a significant increase in the number and quality of data scientists graduating from universities and being trained by other professional education and training institutions in Europe. This will be accomplished through the development of a number of inter-connected activities including the definition of required Data Science competences and skills.

The EDISON Competence Framework will formalise the Data Scientist profile using the European eCompetence Framework (eCF), extending it to cover all identified profiles corresponding to the major stakeholders/employers of the future specialists. This workshop will present interim project results and establish an open dialogue across communities to characterize the existing education and training resources in order further the development and validation of the Competence Framework.
Participants are invited to contribute to
- The analysis of organizational and employer requirements for competences and skills of Data Scientists
- Identifying and formalizing profiles corresponding to the major stakeholders/employers of the future specialists

European Research e-Infrastructure and European research institutions, data intensive and data driven industries, innovation companies and SME as well as related community initiatives interested in supporting the developing in data science experts.

Participants will benefit through
- Active involvement in structuring profiles and identification of commons and specifics (sub-profiles) for their respective sector
- Reviewing, discussing and, where appropriate, endorsing recommendations related to the formalization of the Data Science profession
- Being part of an ongoing open dialogue across communities

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