Since 2003, members of DATEIX contributed to various projects funded. 

  • Germany: Berlin Big Data Center (BMBF 2013-2018). The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will establish new research on Big Data and IT security in Germany. The Technical University of Berlin (Prof. Volker Markl) leads one of the two competence centers founded by the BMBF.

    The Beuth University of Applied Science is full member of this initiative called "Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC). It is the only University of Applied Sciences in Germany that was elected to participate in this highly visible initiative of the BMBF. [more information]

  • Knowledge Web for the German Industry 2015-2018. The Smart Data Web project is lead by the DFKI Berlin (Hans Uszkoreit). This vision is to establish first a Knowledge Web, such as Freebase or DBPEDIA, but suitable for data value chains for Germans core industries, such as automotive, engineering and chemistry. Alexander Löser and Petra Sauer from the Beuth University are principal investigators in this prestigous project from 2015 to 2018 .  DATEXIS focuses on scalable in-data-base text mining in a shared nothing data base

  • ExCELL - Improve B2B Logistics im German Cities with Data 2015-2018. The ExCELL project (lead by FeldM consulting) has the goal of optiimizing free logistic resources, in particluar for transporting goods and for small and medium sized carriers and  customers. The team will analyze and unreavel common patterns in data from mobile devices, from communities and from public traffic sensors with the goal of providing new logistic services.  Petra Sauer and Alexander Löser from the Beuth University are principal investigators in this prestigous project from 2015 to 2018. 

  • BITKOM: Excellence in Big Data (2016) Germany's Industry and Government want to promote digitization in Germany and increase Germany's attractiveness for digital technologies. This means presenting Germany's expertise in key technology areas internationally. Bitkom, Smart Data Forum and Germany Trade & Invest have jointly presented the report "Germany – Excellence in Big Data", which aims to do this. The report is aimed at an international audience and presents more than 30 scientific organizations, over 60 technology vendors and more than 40 Big Data users with their research priorities, projects and strategies or products and services  Industry overviews complete the picture. This report provides interested parties with the most comprehensive overview of the Big Data landscape in Germany.

    The  Data Science Group at Beuth University of Applied Sciences  is featured in the list of individual researchers and research groups at universities who are working on Big Data.

  • Germany: Smart Data Program (BMWi) Study (2015). The development of ICT for big data management is a logical priority of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, and one which particularly merits support. This study evaluates this interplay in order to move, via management and analysis, from big data to smart data. [more information].Alexander Löser is one of the core authors of this study [download here].

  • Austria: Con querying Data - Study for BMVIT (2015). The aim of this FFG and BMVIT sponsored project is to conduct a roadmap study in the area of Intelligent Data Analytics in order to provide the grounds for the short-, medium- and long-term focus of FFG funding scheme  IKT der Zukunft: Daten durchdringen.

  • EU: ERCIM Expert Group "Big Data Analytics" (2014). The ERCIM consortium has approved an  ERCIM Expert Group on "Big Data Analytics", aimed at gathering experts on the subject and compile with their help a white paper that fosters a future agenda for European research on this direction. Alexander Löser is member of this expert group.

  • Global Corperations: IBM Global Business Services. IBM Global Services is the world's largest business and technology services provider. It employs over 190,000 people across more than 160 countries. IBM Global Services started in the spring of 1991, with the aim towards helping companies manage their IT operations and resources. Alexander Löser conducted training on Big Data Management Technology for more than 70 senior architects and partners of IBM GBS BAO in Berlin and London in 2013. He was also invited to present his vision on monetarizing "(Big) Data"at the IBM CIO Forum "Nürnberger Kreis" in 2013. [more information]

  • MIA (6 Million Euros, 2011-2014): The MIA reseGermany: Smart Data Program (BMWi) Study. Alexander Löser was principial investigator from 2011-2013 with TU-Berlin. In his current position the Beuth Hochschule is an associated Partner of the project.His work resulted in various publications, including a COLING 2012 paper, a IJCNLP 2013 paper, a Information System Frontiers paper and a running prototype that manages 600 million pages from the .DE Web.

  • SCAPE (11 Million Euros, 2011-2014). The SCAPE enhances the state of the art of digital preservation in three ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows and by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning and watch system.

    Alexander Löser lead the subproject for TUB from 2011-2013. His work resulted in various publications and a running prototype.

  • ROBUST (10 Million Euros, 2010-2013). ROBUST is targeted at developing methods to understand and manage the business, social and economic objectives of the users, providers and hosts and to meet the challenges of scale and growth in large communities. The outcome of ROBUST finds its application in online communities in internet, extranet and intranet settings addressing customer support, knowledge sharing, and hosting services.

    Alexander Löser lead the subproject for TUB from 2010-2011).
    His work resulted in various publications and a running prototype.

  • DOPA (2,6 Million Euros, 2012-2014). DOPA - Data Supply Chains for Pools, Services and Analytics in Economics and Finance.DOPA will enable European SMEs to become key players in the global data economy, as the impacts of the DOPA RTD activities will likely materialize in both the supply and in the demand side of B2B vertical market segments of the data related services.

    Alexander Löser lead the overall coordination of the project acquisition .

  • OKKAM (7 Million Euros, 2008-2010). The OKKAM project aims at enabling the Web of Entities, a virtual space where any collection of data and information about any type of entities (e.g. people, locations, organizations, events, artifacts, ...) published on the Web can be integrated into a single virtual, decentralized, open knowledge base, just like the Web did for hypertexts.

    Alexander Löser lead the subproject for SAP AG. His work resulted in various publications and two patents.

  • IBM SystemT. The SystemT project is an amalgam of two major research themes centered around analytics and search over unstructured content. These two themes are represented by two corresponding sub-projects: SystemT-Information Extraction (SystemT-IE) and SystemT-Programmable Search (SPS).

    Alexander Löser worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher with IBM Research in 2006. This work resulted in an ACM WWW'06 publication and a patent.


  • SWAP (2002 -2004). SWAP investigates how established benefits of ontologies may carry over to a decentralized, low-administration peer network. Knowledge management with SWAP is highly distributed, and participants may easily share knowledge. Furthermore, SWAP aggregates the conventional wisdom found at different peer nodes (taxonomies, folders) to extract shared views or mappings between views. Such emergent semantics methods make the peer-to-peer network searchable with precise semantic queries - something that current peer-to-peer technology lacks completely. Thus, SWAP creates a novel and promising technology.

    Alexander Löser contributed with publications to the project, including a JASC paper and a ISWC paper.

  • EDUTELLA (2004 -2006). Alexander Löser contributed with publications to the project including an ACM WWW paper, a JWS paper and a CAISE paper .