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The European Data Innovation Hub is organizing an open data4good hackathon that focuses on using data science to combat the spread of the dengue virus.

We are calling out to all experts to share their data, ideas and skills.

The challenge:

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection. Potentially lethal, dengue is a flu-like illness that nearly half the world’s population is at risk of contracting. There is no specific treatment currently available.

The challenge is to tap into private and public datasets to generate new insights and improve our understanding of this infection.


The objective of this data4good hackathon is to help fight the global burden of dengue fever and raise awareness about the risks of the virus.

The purpose is to gather private and public datasets together, and through the creative use of technology and big data, we can generate new insights into the dengue virus and improve our understanding of its spread.

In preparation of the hackathon we are now gathering ideas and data.

18:00 - Sandwiches and drink

18:30 - Presentation of the Dengue Challenge.

• Annelies Baptist - Project manager

• Serge Masyn - director at Johnson& Johnson

• Anne-Mieke Vandamme - KUL - mapping epidemics

19:45 - Examples of how datascience can help stopping the spread of Dengue.

• Luciad about Geospatial Visual Analytics (

• Vito about Satelite data

• Avia Gis about Geographical data

• Teradata about the dengue study in the Philipines

More information about the coming preparation evenings.
21:00 - Networking