i-KNOW 2016

The International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business – i-KNOW – has a 15-year history of bringing together the best minds from science and industry. Together we have successfully shaped research and practice on how knowledge and data are best leveraged in business and industry, and how knowledge technologies shape this relationship.

Knowledge Technologies have dramatically changed over this period. i-KNOW 2016 aims at advancing research at the intersection of disciplines such as Knowledge Discovery, Semantics, Information Visualization, Visual Analytics, Social (Semantic) and Ubiquitous Computing. The goal of integrating these approaches is to augment human intelligence by designing tools and services which interact naturally with humans, learn from their experiences and generate and evaluate evidence-based hypotheses – following the cognitive computing paradigm. That is, we interpret cognitive computing as the convergence of various knowledge technologies research fields.

Since 2001, i-KNOW has successfully brought together leading researchers and developers from these fields and attracted over 500 international attendees every year. The international conference is held annually in Graz, Austria and organized by the Know-Center and Graz University of Technology.

i-KNOW 2016 consists of the following parts:

Within the main conference we succeeded to invite outstanding keynote speakers from around the world.
Main Conference Tracks | Keynote Speakers

Topic-specific workshops exploring Big Data from various perspectives
Scientific Workshops | Call for Workshops | Deadline Workshop Papers: July 25, 2016

Welcome Reception
First TDWI Roundtable in Graz
TDWI Roundtable

Networking event of the European Center of Excellence in Big Data
Big Data Labs Europe

Networking event
Executive Lounge | Invitation only

Co-located Conference on Usability, User & Customer Experience Management
World Usability Congress

Networking event of TU GRAZ
Leading Women Salon | Invitation only

Further Information:

Keynote Speakers @ i-KNOW 2016

We are very proud to announce our first outstanding keynote speakers for 2016:

i-KNOW2016 Keynoter Elena Alfaro BBVA Data & Analyticsi-KNOW2016 Keynoter Michael Blütmann HERE Deutschland GmbH

i-KNOW2016 Keynoter Joe Lanzisero Walt Disney Imagineering

i-KNOW2016 Keynoter Stefanie Lindstaedt Know Centeri-KNOW2016 Keynoter Volker Markl Technische Universität Berlin

i-KNOW2016 Nuria Oliver Scientific Director Telefonicai-KNOW2016 Keynoter Andreas Ribbrock Principal Data Scientist at #ZeroG

i-KNOW2016 Google Keynoter Russ Wilson Director & Head of Design Googlei-KNOW2016 Keynoter Thomas Zapf Styria Media Group

i-KNOW2016 Wolfgang Zitz Vice President Contract Manufacturing Magna Steyr

Detailed information on our keynoters can be found here.

This was i-KNOW 2015

Once again, i-KNOW 2015 was a huge success! For the 15th time in a row, the International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business was organized by Know-Center in co-operation with TU Graz.

Our exceptional keynote speakers Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford), Pablo N. Mendes (IBM Research), Klaus Tochtermann (ZBW, Kiel University) and Sebastian Kozerke (University of Zurich) very impressively demonstrated their approach to Big Data, Science 2.0 and Cognitive Computing.

i-KNOW Picture Wall

Click on one of the pictures to enjoy the conference’s picture wall and atmosphere:

More details like award winners or co-located events can be found at the website of the
i-KNOW 2015 conference.