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OERC Digital Research 2012

Title: OERC Digital Research 2012
Location: St Catherine’s College, Oxford
Link out:
Description: Digital Research 2012 brings together digital researchers from all areas to showcase their research and share the latest digital approaches – from Big Data Analytics and e-Infrastructure to Citizen Science and Software Sustainability.

Start Date: 2012-09-10
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2012-09-12
End Time: 17:00

A number of WSTnet / Web Science Trust members will be participating including keynotes from Noshir Contractor (Northwestern University) on Web Science, Nigel Shadbolt (Government Information Adviser) on Open Data and a closing address by Kieron O’Hara (philosopher, computer scientist and political writer) – with Rob Procter speaking on twitter analytics, Stefan Staab on geolocated social media, and Informational Citzenship too.

March 2012: Let’s meet at the Cebit 2012

L3S will present its research results in the field of Web Science at the CeBIT Hannover, the world’s biggest IT fair, from 06-10 March, 2012. You will find us at the Joint venture area of Innovationsland Lower Saxony in Hall 26 C 50.

This year L3S demonstrates the two projects at the Cebit 2012:

Project: VirtuRAMA

As a part of the G-Lab experimental platform, the VirtuRAMA project aims at establishing link and router virtualization as a fundamental building block for the Future Internet. Our goal is to demonstrate that the virtualization paradigm holds the potential to solving a number of significant architectural problems of today’s Internet. The VirtuRAMA router virtualization and management platform enables network providers to flexibly deploy future services. Live-migration of virtual resources facilitates management scenarios such as disruption-free system maintenance or energy conservation through consolidation.

The VirtuRAMA consortium consists of the Institute for Communications Technology (IKT) at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Tixel GmbH (TXG), LambdaNet Communications (LNC) and the Multimedia Communications Labs (KOM) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.
Contact: Project Manager David Dietrich or


Project: Tutanota (EXIST – Existenzgründungen aus der Wissenschaft)

Tutanota is the brand new webmail system: secure, flexible and easy-to-use. The data is stored entirely encrypted on European cloud servers. To sum it up: Tutanota is your email solution of the future. Located at L3S, the project “Tutanota” is supported by a one year scholarship for founders – the EXIST Initiative – , funded by BMWi, ESF for Germany and the European Commission. The project started in September 2011.

Contacts: founder team: Arne Möhle; Matthias Pfau; Thomas Gutsche or

At CeBIT 2012, L3S will present the newest insights from this area of event-based surveillance at the research booth of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. If you like to visit the L3S-team at their booths at Cebit, please contact our project assistance Marion Wicht at; we are glad to assit you! Looking forward to your visit!

European Data Forum 2012 (EDF2012)

The European Data Forum (EDF) is a meeting place for industry, research, policy-makers 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).