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The 4th Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS|2017)

presented by D|ONE


We are happy to announce the 4th Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS|2017) in continuation of what has successfully started with the past events.

SDS|2017 will take place on the 16th of June 2017 at the Kursaal in Bern. The invitation can be downloaded here.


Early Registration (until March13th): 230 CHF*

Regular Registration (until June 8th): 250 CHF*

Last Minute Registration: 280 CHF *

Student Registration: 150 CHF **

*    Industry members of the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services get a 30% discount when using their promotion code.         Kindly get the code from the Data+Service contact in your respective organisation or contact us at info@sds2017.ch for             more information.

** The discount applies to full time Bachelors, Masters & PhD students - Please send the scan of your valid university/student id card to info@sds2017.ch


Pre-Conference event "Data Science Bootcamp" - 15.06.2017, Kursaal, Bern

SDS|2017 Conference Program - 16.06.2017, Kursaal, Bern, PDF version


Videos & Slides


Opening Session (09:00 - 10:30)

Track 1

Predictive Healthcare with Real-world Evidence for Neurological Disorders

Philip van Hövell

Sarah Grimm (Slides)

Real-Life Data Science Solutions for Mid-sized Swiss Companies

Dimopoulos Sotiris (Slides)

Successful implementation of a customized predictive maintenance solution in industrial manufacturing

Rico Knapper (Slides)

Short-Term Renewable Energy Prediction using Machine Learning Algorithms

Mariam Barque (Slides coming soon)

Applying predictive analytics in business: Our journey, customer examples and an outlook on self-service and automation

Matthias Mohler (Slides)

Track 2

The New Swiss Data Protection Regulation in the digital age – A new data protection landscape?

Olivier Heuberger-Götsch (Slides)

Text and data mining for the development of improvement measures in industry and services based on the Net Promotor Score Methodology

Ulrich Reincke (Slides)

Starmind: Using artificial intelligence to leverage human ingenuity

Stijn Vermeeren (Slides)

Track 3

A Data Driven Business Model For E-Bike Sharing

Christian Erni

Christoph Hunziker (Slides)

Value of Data Science – Ensure your precious time is wisely spent!

Gian-Marco Baschera (Slides)

SIX Market Data Detective: automated price anomaly detection for market data quality monitoring

Jeremy Callner

Nils Andri Bundi (Slides)

Automatic pre-analysis, metadata summary and visualisation for statistical mass data collections of unknown structure

Pierre Mandrin (Slides)

Track 4

Intelligent Work Support for Industrial Service Desks with Cognitive Services

Jana Koehler (Slides)

Artificial Intelligence for Accelerating and Improving Diagnostic Radiology

Kevin Mader (Slides)

Beyond ImageNet - Deep learning in industrial practice

Thilo Stadelmann

Oliver Dürr (Slides)

Machine Learning in the Interpretation of Meniscal Tear in Knee MRI

Chiara Civardi (Slides)

Closing Session (16:30 - 18:00)

SDS|2017 Parallel Sessions, 16.06.2017, Kursaal, Bern

Alongside the conference tracks, join us in these interactive sessions designed to foster R&D activities and support from the funding agencies in Switzerland. 

To participate in these sessions:

  • Register for the main conference and,

  • Sign-up individually for each session you would like to participate in.

Click on the buttons below to find more information on these sessions.

Keynote Speakers

Claudia Perlich

Chief Scientist at Dstillery, New York, USA

Full professor and Chair for Information and Communication Services at the University of Rostock, Germany

Technology Engineer (Advanced Analytics) at Procter & Gamble, Euskirchen, Germany

Senior associate researcher at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC)

Full Professor and Chair of the Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) group at the Technische Universitat Berlin

Professor of Applied Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University, USA

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Find the location plan here.

The conference will take place on the 16th of June 2017 at the Kursaal in Bern. The venue is located in the heart of the city, 5 minutes by tram from the central railway station, with a directly attached parking deck.


Exhibition & Sponsoring

We expect strong involvement from industry and offer several sponsoring packages. Please consult the following flyer for details.






Program Committee

Gerold Baudinot - InIT, ZHAW

Martin Braschler - InIT, ZHAW

Mark Cieliebak - InIT, ZHAW

Oliver Dürr - IDP, ZHAW

Jörg Gerigk - PwC

Stefan Hegyi - SML, ZHAW

Christoph Heitz - IDP, ZHAW

Melanie Imhof - InIT, ZHAW

Michael Luggen - BFH, UNIFR
Andreas Ruckstuhl - IDP, ZHAW

René Schumann - HES-SO
Christian Spindler - PwC
Thilo Stadelmann - InIT, ZHAW
Kurt Stockinger - InIT, ZHAW

Michael Zehnder - GateB

Marcel Zemp - D|ONE

Organizing Committee

Gerold Baudinot

Melanie Imhof

Amrita Prasad