BBDC 2024: The ninth edition starts!

The wait is over: The ninth “Bremen Big Data Challenge“ (BBDC) will launch on March 1st, 2024!

The BBDC is a programming challenge that focuses on data analysis, hosted by the Cognitive Systems Lab at the University of Bremen. It is sponsored by “JUST ADD AI“, “neuland – Büro für Informatik“, and “Die Sparkasse Bremen“. The BBDC is supported by the “human-centered systems lab“ (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), the high-profile area “Minds, Media, Machines“, and the “DICE“ research group (Paderborn University).

Within the competition there is a Student Track and a Professional Track, each of which addresses different target groups.

After revising the BBDC concept last year and officially introducing the different tracks, we will close the BBDC 2024 with a new and very special event. Stay tuned!

The cash prizes for the Student Track are sponsored by the companies “JUST ADD AI“ and “neuland – Büro für Informatik“ as well as by “Die Sparkasse Bremen“. They range from 100 Euro (5th place) to 500 Euro (1st place). In both tracks (Student and Professional), the winning teams will each be rewarded with a trophy, places 1-5 with medals, and all participants of the 30 best teams with attractive non-cash prizes.

This year’s challenge will run from March 1st at 00:00 AM until March 31st at 11:59 PM, 2024.

The conditions of participation, further information as well as our BBDC newsletter can be found at:


We are looking forward to your participation!

Your BBDC team


Further information

Cognitive Systems Lab:

High-profile area “Minds, Media, Machines“:



Yale Hartmann

Cognitive Systems Lab

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