Summer School - GridKa School 2014: Big Data, Cloud Computing and Modern Programming

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Dates: September 1, 2014 - September 5, 2014

Location: Karlsruhe (Germany)

We are pleased to announce the 12th international summer school "GridKa School 2014: Big Data, Cloud Computing & Modern Programming". GridKa School is one of the leading summer schools for advanced computing techniques in Europe. The target audience are different groups like graduate and PhD students in computing and science disciplines, advanced users as well as IT administrators.


GridKa School is hosted by Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It is organized by KIT and the HGF Alliance "Physics at the Terascale". This year the 12th school will be held as usual in Karlsruhe, Germany from September 1 to 5, 2014.
More information can be found at


  • Early bird registration open: Apr 22, 2014
  • Early bird registration close: July 15, 2014
  • Regular registration deadline: Aug 1, 2014
  • Conference date: 1-5 September, 2014


The technical program of the school comprises plenary talks and hands on tutorials on the following topics:

  • Big data and large scale data management
  • Storage technologies
  • Data mining
  • Databases
  • Cloud services and applications
  • Cloud installation and administration
  • Multi-core computing
  • Development of mobile applications
  • Advanced programming
  • GPU computing
  • Automation and configuration management
  • Robotics & artificial intelligence
  • Security & attack vectors

Half of the school consists of expert talks, which cover the fundamental and theoretical aspects of the topics. While the other half consists of hands-on sessions and workshops, which give the participants the excellent chance to gain the real practical experience of techniques and tools.


Tim Bell "LHC Computing: Towards Clouds and Agile Infrastructures"
Richard Frackowiak "Brain Pathologies and Big Data"
Frank Kirchner "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence"
Fabrizio Gagliardi "Cloud computing in Europe for Science and Industry. First experience and current trends"


This year we've prepared 18 parallel sessions. We tried to keep the most interesting and successful sessions from last year and introduced many new ones following the modern trends, actuality and school concepts. Please pay attention that the level of complexity and required background is quite different for various sessions. In description for each session you will find the detailed prerequisites for the background knowledge.
The full agenda of the school is available here


The program is completed by two social events ('tarte flambee' evening at the German WLCG Tier-1 center GridKa and the school dinner in the city center).


Detailed information to registration and accommodation, including registration form can be found at As the number of places for some courses is very limited the early registration is recommended. If you have any questions related to registration, program, sessions, etc. don't hesitate to contact us directly at

Registration is open ! To register follow this link


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