January 18-19,2018

IoT hackathon: IoThon

IoThon is Europe's first research-oriented open source IoT hackathon, taking place in January 18 -19, 2018 in Berlin, at Einstein Center Digital Future. IoThon is a focused IoT hackathon for students, researchers, and developers working on open source IoT projects, especially related to information-centric networking (ICN) and blockchains. IoThon is organized by several European universities, people from the open source community RIOT, and EU Horizon 2020 projects SOFIE and POINT. Registration is required. MORE INFORMATION >>

February 20, 2018

Workshop: Social Network Analysis for PhD-Students

This course gives an introduction to network analysis with a focus on social networks. The PhD-Students will use the tool Gephi for hands-on exercises using real-world data from Twitter, Facebook, GitHub and possibly other sites that enable the extraction of social networks. The aim is to understand the full workflow of a social network study from data extraction, data cleansing, modelling, visualization, analysis, and critical interpretation. The workshop is organized by Professor Daniel Fürstenau, FU Berlin/ Einstein Center Digital Future. Registration is required.



The Einstein Center Digital Future is an inter-university nucleus for research on the digitalization of our society. Its aim is to foster innovative, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, and to provide outstanding training for talented young scholars. The Einstein Center Digital Future is a public-private partnership, initiating around 50 new professorships, and bringing together universities, non-university research institutes, and industrial enterprises, as well as regional and federal ministries. The scale of this alliance between public entities, sponsors and supporters is unique in Berlin’s history as a center of academic endeavor.


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Prof. Dr. Odej Kao

Speaker, Einstein Center Digital Future

Technische Universität Berlin

Prof. Johann-Christoph Freytag, Ph.D.

Speaker, Digital Infrastructure, Methods and Algorithms

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost

Speaker, Digital Humanities and Society 

Berlin University of the Arts

Prof. Dr. Axel Radlach Pries

Speaker, Digital Health
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Schiller

Speaker, Digital Industries and Services 

Freie Universität Berlin



Berlin becomes a hotspot of digital research 

The digital future starts in Berlin. 50 new professorships will be established in the areas Digital Humanities and Society, Digital Industry and Services, Digital Health, as well as Digital Infrastructure, Methods and Algorithms. All four universities of Berlin and the Charité - University Hospital are participating. The Beuth University of Applied Sciences and the HTW University of Applied Sciences will also establish professorships. In close cooperation with extra-university research institutions, industry and politics the Einstein Center Digital Future will be established in Berlin. It will promote the German capital as a hotspot of digital research and development.