We are happy to announce the 4th Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS|2017) in continuation of what has successfully started with the past events.

SDS|2017 will take place on the 16th of June 2017 at the Kursaal in Bern. The invitation can be downloaded here.


Early Registration (until March13th): 230 CHF*

Regular Registration (until June 8th): 250 CHF*

Last Minute Registration: 280 CHF *

Student Registration: 150 CHF **


* Industry members of the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services get a 30% discount when using their promotion code. Kindly get the code from the Data+Service contact in your respective organisation or contact us at info@sds2017.ch for more information.

** The discount applies to full time Bachelors, Masters & PhD students - Please send the scan of your valid university/student id card to info@sds2017.ch



Pre-Conference event "Data Science Bootcamp" - 15.06.2017, Kursaal, Bern

SDS|2017 Conference Program - 16.06.2017, Kursaal, Bern, PDF version

TimeUnified Track (Room Szenario 1+2)
08:15Welcome Reception & Registration
09:00Keynote 1: Predictability and other Predicaments in Machine Learning Applications, Claudia Perlich
09:45Keynote 2: Do We Require an Ethics of Data Science?, Clemens Cap

10:30 Coffee Break

TimeTrack 1 (Room Bellavista 2)Track 2 (Room Bellavista 5)Track 3 (Room Szenario 1)AI in Industry (Room Szenario 2)
11:00Predictive Healthcare with Real-world Evidence for Neurological Disorders, Philip van Hövell, Sarah GrimmThe New Swiss Data Protection Regulation in the digital age – A new data protection landscape?, Olivier Heuberger-GötschA Data Driven Business Model For E-Bike Sharing, Tom Bachmann, Christian ErniInvited Talk: RoboCup: Soccer as a Challenge for Artificial Intelligence, Thomas Röfer
11:45Real-Life Data Science Solutions for Mid-sized Swiss Companies, Dimopoulos SotirisInvited Talk: Corporate/University Partnerships: What Both Parties Need to Know, Jennifer PriestleyValue of Data Science – Ensure your precious time is wisely spent!, Gian-Marco BascheraIntelligent Work Support for Industrial Service Desks with Cognitive Services, Jana Koehler

12:30 Lunch

TimeTrack 1 (Room Bellavista 2)Track 2 (Room Bellavista 5)Track 3 (Room Szenario 1)AI in Industry (Room Szenario 2)
13:45Successful implementation of a customized predictive maintenance solution in industrial manufacturing, Rico KnapperText and data mining for the development of improvement measures in industry and services based on the Net Promotor Score Methodology, Ulrich ReinckeInvited Talk: Big Data Management and Apache Flink: Key Challenges and (Some) Solutions, Volker MarklArtificial Intelligence for Accelerating and Improving Diagnostic Radiology, Kevin Mader, Flavio Trolese
14:30Short-Term Renewable Energy Prediction using Machine Learning Algorithms, Mariam BarqueStarmind: Using artificial intelligence to leverage human ingenuity, Stijn Vermeeren, Iwan GloorSIX Market Data Detective: automated price anomaly detection for market data quality monitoring, Jeremy Callner, Nils Andri BundiBeyond ImageNet - Deep learning in industrial practice, Thilo Stadelmann, Oliver Dürr
15:15Applying predictive analytics in business: Our journey, customer examples and an outlook on self-service and automation, Matthias MohlerInvited Talk: The human-technology frontier for next-generation, smart service systems, Ralph BadinelliAutomatic pre-analysis, metadata summary and visualisation for statistical mass data collections of unknown structure, Pierre MandrinMachine Learning in the Interpretation of Meniscal Tear in Knee MRI, Chiara Civardi

16:00 Coffee Break

TimeUnified Track (Room Szenario 1+2)
16:30Keynote 3: Personal information systems and personal semantics, Gregory Grefenstette
17:15Keynote 4: SpiegelMining, David Kriesel

18:15 Apéro