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ICT Area of Advance: Call for projects in need of data science experts support

​Call for proposals that address BIG DATA related areas. New for this 2017 call is that the AoA ICT will provide support to the selected projects ONLY through access to the data science experts.

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Area of Advance (AoA) is providing support in form of expertise for a few BIG DATA projects, i.e. projects with a strong emphasis on data utilization and analysis that are needed in research projects. We are prioritizing research involving new collaborations between researchers from different research communities, for example across different Areas of Advance.
AoA ICT has four research profiles that point out the challenges and opportunities of the modern society in which ICT can contribute. One of them is Big Data (e.g. data collection and storage, data visualization, data analytics). ICT AoA is also driving BIGDATA@Chalmers initiative that provides support for projects in different research areas with utilization of large amount of data. This call is a part of this initiative.

The BIGDATA@Chalmers, data science experts are available for consultations on the proposals during the weeks leading up to the submission deadline. They can be contacted through the (moderated) mailing list

•    The data science experts will provide support and expertise in new, or existing projects, in an area of big data, such as data analytics, data storage, and data presentation. 
•    The level of involvement should be not less than 25% of FTE, and not larger than 1 FTE during a period between 3 months 9 months.
•    The expertise support must start between 1st of October and 1st of November 2017.
•    The proposal for the expertise support should have a clear relation to Big Data. The proposal should be focused of utilization of data in different application areas in relation to Chalmers research activities

The proposal form:
The application should be maximum 3 pages long, font 11pt Times–roman. A one-page CV of the main applicant and main project participants should be added. Maximum four projects participants should include their CVs.

The proposal should include:
a)    the project title and the project abbreviation
b)    the main applicants - name and e-mail, and the affiliated department
c)     the preferred starting date and ending date for the data science experts
d)    A short overview of the project, with its research challenges and objectives and clear relation to big data
e)    a description of the type, size and availability of the data to be used in the projects including current availability and any restriction of use from IPR or other embargos.
f)    The concrete description of the support requested from the data science experts
g)    the required expertise from BIGDATA@Chalmers (what type of expertise, and the expected involvement) (interaction with the team during the writing of the proposal is recommended, see above)
h)    the expected outcome and its potential for further research/activities
i)    The project overall budget and source of funding.
j)    The project budget and time-line
k)    The planned effort for the data science Experts
l)    The means of dissemination and its involvement of data science experts

Important dates:
Submission: August 15, 2017
Notification: September 1st
Expected support start: Oct 1st of Nov 2017 (can be negotiated)

Evaluation Criteria:
•    Innovative research idea and impact
•    Relevant need for Big Data support 
•    Potential impact of the project, and impact for the data science experts

The application should be submitted as one PDF document to .

The proposals will be evaluated by the AoA ICT management group and decided by the AoA Director, BIGDATA@Chalmers project responsible.

General Questions can be addressed to Ivica Crnkovic  or Pär Strand  General information on the research within the Area of Advance ICT can be found

The data science application experts and the project management team can be reached at

Page manager Published: Thu 28 Sep 2017.