GATE is organising a research seminar

Date: 8 September 2022

In the framework of its InterTwino project ( and in collaboration with the DataCloud project (, GATE is organizing a research seminar “A novel paradigm for Big Data pipeline processing over heterogeneous resources”. The event will take place online on 8 September 2022, from 14.00 to 15.30 h.

The seminar will discuss the stages of the lifecycle of Big Data pipelines as well as concrete technologies for supporting them. It will present outcomes of the DataCloud and InterTwino projects and will introduce the upcoming enRichMyData project, which addresses issues related to a subset of Big Data pipelines – data enrichment pipelines.

The lecturers will be Dumitru Roman (PhD), a Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF AS (Norway) and associate professor at the University of Oslo (Norway), and Nikolay Nikolov, a PhD fellow at the University of Oslo and a research scientist in the Smart Data group at SINTEF Digital. Both lecturers are part of the team of the GATE’s InterTwino project.

To join the seminar, please use the following link:

Data Science International Summer School in Predeal, Romania

Date: July 2022

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, in collaboration with the GATE Institute at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the InterTwino and DataCloud projects, organised a Data Science International Summer School in Predeal, Romania, from July 22 to July 31, 2022. Ten guest lecturers – prominent scientists from prestigious universities and research institutions in the USA, UK, Spain, Norway, Bulgaria, and Romania – delivered data-related topics such as data management, machine learning, graph and text analytics, among others. The sessions involved both theory and practical exercises. About 40 participants attended the summer school and received certificates.

Nikolay Nikolov and Titi Roman from SINTEF conducted a session on data enrichment including hands-on learning. Vassil Vassilev and Wiktor Sowinski-Mydlarz from the GATE Institute gave an overview of operationalizing machine learning pipelines and presented some practical examples of continuous leaning. Four GATE researchers participated in the summer school and enjoyed intensive eight days full of great learning experience and potential future work partnerships.

Presentation on semantic data enrichment for data science and AI applications

Date: February 2022

Matteo Palmonari and Flavio De Paoli from University of Milano-Bicocca made an exciting presentation on semantic data enrichment for data science and AI applications on a research seminar at GATE institute. The semantic data enrichment paradigm was introduced and several use cases that illustrate how pervasive this process is in the today Data Science and AI landscape were described. The presentation was followed by a fruitful discussion.

Guest lecture to master students at Sofia University

Date: December 2021

Researchers from the InterTwino team delivered a guest lecture to master students at Sofia University. They introduced the InterTwino project as well MSc thesis proposals on advanced topics related to data semantics, management and interoperability and their application in real-world use cases. The theses will be jointly supervised by Sofia University and researchers from SINTEF, Norway and from University of Milano Bicocca, Italy. For more information on the topics and conditions, please contact us.

InterTwino team at the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF)

Date: December 2021

Nikolay Nikolov from the InterTwino team gave a talk on the challenges for data integration, processing, and management for Digital Twins at the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF). The theme of the latest edition of the EBDVF was “Digital Transformation powered by Data and AI”. The event brought together industry professionals, business developers, researchers and policy-makers from all over Europe and other regions of the world.