SLAS2016 Short Courses

Data Management in the Age of Big Data, Mobile, and the Cloud (NEW!)

This data management course provides decision makers and practitioners from bio-pharma, healthcare, and academia with a comprehensive overview of IT trends in laboratory automation, data management, and systems integration. It highlights the current hot fields in the area of data management, big data, cloud computing and mobile technologies.

The short course will bring you up to speed on these cutting edge technologies. It provides crucial guidance for assessing how these new technologies fit into your laboratory data landscape. The instructor supplies practical guidance and examples for how to apply these techniques to laboratory workflows.

Who Should Attend

Individuals looking for an overview of information technology topics relevant to a laboratory environment. The target audience for this class is laboratory IT decision makers and professionals from pharmaceutical, biotech, clinical companies, and research institutions. There are no prerequisites for this class.

How You'll Benefit From This Course

Course Content


Burkhard Schaefer

Burkhard Schaefer
BSSN Software
Mainz, Germany

Burkhard Schaefer is an independent consultant specializing in laboratory informatics applications. He is a regular contributor to the LabAutomation short course program and has been involved with the LECIS standardization effort at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the AnIML standardization project with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

He has been using XML for over 10 years and is currently working on standardized XML data formats for the documentation of laboratory workflows. He holds a Diploma of Computer Science from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and has been teaching short courses for the SLAS for 15 years.