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Founded in 1914, with about 47.000 students, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest Universities in Germany. For research and teaching, there are over 600 professors, 16 Departments and 170 curricula.  The Database and Information Systems (DBIS) group at the Institute of Informatics of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany, is one of the leading and internationally recognised research group in the field of databases, information systems, object technology and e-business.  The Frankfurt Big Data Lab ( is part of the DBIS with the objective to carry out research in the domains of big data and data analytics from the perspective of information systems and computer science. Our approach is based on the interdisciplinary binding between data management, data processing, streaming technologies and big data analytics.  The Institute of Theoretical Physics at the Goethe University Frankfurt is in charge of the basic and advanced theoretical physics training up to Ph. D. level and offers interdisciplinary teaching and training, for example in the theory of complex systems.