RETHINK big Working Group Meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:00 to Friday, September 19, 2014 - 16:00

Read about the meeting and download the keynote presentation by visiting the first Working Group Meeting news page. 

Day 1 (11:00 Start), Day 2 (16:00 End)

Timing reminder: Although the start time is 11:00 on 18 Sep, we recommend that you arrive order to have a coffee and check in. The meeting will end at 16:00 on 19 Sep.

Please note that this event is by invitation only and that participants must register via the link provided in their email invitation.  Should you be interested in becoming involved in a RETHINK big Working Group, please contact

This first Working Group meeting will bring invited experts and project participants together with the goal of charting European strengths in evolving hardware, networking and associated software technology solutions in the global market.

Day 1: Application Working Groups will work to identify future application challenges in big data, while Hardware Technology Working Groups will work to map the potential technology advancements over the next 10 years.

Day 2: All Working Group members will participate in small group cross-functional teams to allow individuals and groups to approach a shared problem from a new perspective in addition to focusing on cross-cutting issues and co-design opportunities.

The results of this meeting will be compiled in an initial report from each Working Group.

Venue and logistics


This event is organized by the RETHINK big Project and UPM.

Centro de Tecnología Biomédica        Universidad Politécnica de Madrid        RETHINK big

Contact information

Ernestina Menasalvas (
Consuelo Gonzalo (
Telephone: +34 913364663

Project Coordination Team from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (

Travel and subsistence expenses

  • All travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed by the RETHINK big Project.  Please be sure to retain all original receipts and travel documents, such as boarding passes.
  • All meals will be organized and paid for by the project.
  • To claim your expenses, please download, read and complete the Reimbursement Guidelines and Claim form.