Collaboration type: collaboration

About SoBigData: SoBigData is an H2020 European project. SoBigData proposes to create the Social Mining & Big Data Ecosystem: a research infrastructure (RI) providing an integrated ecosystem for ethic-sensitive scientific discoveries and advanced applications of social data mining on the various dimensions of social life, as recorded by 'big data'. Building on several established national infrastructures, SoBigData will open up new research avenues in multiple research fields, including mathematics, ICT, and human, social and economic sciences, by enabling easy comparison, re-use and integration of state-of-the-art big social data, methods, and services, into new research.

Short description of the collaboration & main achievements in the period: The SoBigData infrastructure is based on D4Science and it exploits a large common set of horizontal technologies with BlueBRIDGE. The goal of this collaboration was twofold: SoBigData  designed and implemented the new infrastructure Information System and the Resource Catalogue capable to support the publication and the discovery of ethic-sensitive scientific products including datasets and methods and delivered those products to BlueBRIDGE; BlueBRIDGE developed and enhanced the Data Miner engine and the SAI framework to register and import new algorithms to the infrastructure and delivered those products to SoBigData.

Plans for the future: Both projects contributed to maintain and deliver technological solutions by contributing to the gCube system open-source projects. They will continue to sustain and contribute to this software initiative. Moreover, the delivered software solutions have been validated and deployed by D4Science that will continue to operate them to serve the VREs developed within the projects.