Sept 8th 18:00 – Start of Data Science Antwerp

  • Prof David Martens, Vincent Van Look & Michaël Peeters are initiating this new meetup location for the data science community at the University of Antwerp.
    Bart De Wever will do the opening speech.Agenda :18.00 – 18.15  Introductie van Antwerp DSC18.15 – 18.45  Bart De Wever (mayor Antwerpen)

    18.45 – 19.15  TextGain: Real-time text mining applications: finding customers, cyberbullies and jihadist  by Guy De Pauw, Tom De Smedt and Walter Daelemans

    19.15 – 19.45  City of Things: Data Science with Internet of Things Data by Philip Leroux

    19.45 – 20.15  Telenet: Deriving insights for improved viewing experience through audience analytics by Kurt Vanmechelen

    20.15- 23.00   Networking

    Register her for this meetup:

    Each month we organize a Meetup in Brussels focused on a specific DataScience topic.



Seminar – Brussels – LT Accelerate – 4&5 December


Members of the Brussels Data Science community are invited to attend a new conference, LT-Accelerate (, taking place 4-5 December at the International Auditorium in Brussels.

LT-Accelerate is designed for technologists and business users working in text, speech, and social analytics. Brussels Data Science members receive a special 30% registration discount. Use the code BrusselsData when you register at Academic and government participants may use the code GOVACAD for 50% off.

The LT-Accelerate program is online at The program includes strong technologist representation among speakers —

Marin Dimitrov from Ontotext; Diana Maynard with the GATE project; Prof Stephen Pulman from the Univ of Oxford; Guy De Pauw from the Univ of Antwerp; Prof Robert Dale; Lipika Dey, who is principal scientist at Tata Consultancy Services Innovation Labs; Gaelle Recource on the Combi R&D project; Mohamed Ben Haddou from Mentis; Claudio Pinhanez from IBM Research, Philippe Van Impe from  the Brussels Data Science Community and others.

Topics include NLP, sentiment analysis, speech analytics, machine learning, and natural language generation, and brand and consultant speakers will present a view into industry applications. The conference is designed for learning, sharing, business, and networking.

The lead organizer is Seth Grimes, a US based industry analyst and consultant who concentrates on text analytics and sentiment analysis (, working with European language technology association LT-Innovate ( This conference will be of great interest to the Brussels Data Science community.

I hope you will join us at LT-Accelerate. Again, use the BrusselsData code for a 30% discount on your registration, at