6th KNIME User Group Meeting and Workshops - Zurich

- Auditorium, Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

This year's KNIME User Group Meeting and Workshops was the biggest yet, with over 150 enthusiastic attendees from many industries and from around the world, including delegates from Japan and Australia as well as from around the Americas, Africa and across Europe.


The agenda for the 6th KNIME User Group Meeting and Workshops is now Online.

Following our very successful KNIME UGM in 2012, we will be holding a similar event in early 2013. The 6th KNIME User Group Meeting will take place between March 6th and March 8th, 2013 at Technopark in Zurich, Switzerland. It will be an excellent opportunity for people to meet other KNIME users, learn how KNIME is used in different industries and how it is applied to solve various data analysis, data integration and reporting problems.

The User Group Meeting will be accompanied by an interesting week of events, beginning with our interactive Basic and Advanced User Training sessions on Monday and Tuesday, the User Group meeting itself on Wednesday and Thursday and special Partner and KNIME training sessions on Friday.

The program planned for the two UGM days focuses on KNIME and KNIME's enterprise products, takes a look at what is bubbling in the KNIME Labs for the future and provides space for talks about applications all around KNIME, while our life science meeting as well as partner and community sessions provide a great opportunity to hear about what other people are doing with KNIME and to network.

If you are interested in learning more about the very core of KNIME, join the developer training on Monday and Tuesday, March 11th and 12th.

Monday and Tuesday, March 4th and 5th: KNIME Basic and Advanced User Training

The KNIME Basic and Advanced User Training session is an ideal opportunity for beginners, advanced users and KNIME experts to be introduced to KNIME, to learn how to use it more effectively, and how to create clear, comprehensive reports based on KNIME workflows. Please see the agenda and visit the details about the training which will take place in room Fortran.

NEW THIS YEAR! Tuesday, March 5th, 3-6pm, Room: Pascal: Leveraging SAS with KNIME - Opening your walled garden, DYMATRIX CONSULTING GROUP GmbH / KNIME

This 3 hour workshop will be of interest for all those who wish to better leverage their SAS investment. We will cover practical examples that will include:

  • Using KNIME's interactive data mining platform directly on top of the existing SAS investment at low or no cost.
  • Packaging and extending sophisticated programming logic without the need for scripts, datasteps or macro languages.
  • Reading and writing to a multitude of additional data sources without extra products
  • Expanding to additional techniques such as text mining, time series and network mining at no cost.
  • Combining your existing investment sensibly with other packages such as R and WEKA.
  • Leverage PMML and other execution forms that can be used for realtime execution.
  • Providing a robust environment for fully automating the building and tuning of models on top of your SAS data.

KNIME Registration & Apero: ~18:00-19:00

Wednesday, March 6: KNIME General Meeting

  • Registration & Breakfast: 9:00-10:00
  • KNIME Session: 10:00-12:00
    • Welcome and Introduction, Michael Berthold (KNIME)
    • What's new in KNIME Desktop and Server, Bernd Wiswedel (KNIME)
    • What's cooking in KNIME development labs, Thomas Gabriel (KNIME)
  • Lunch Break: 12:00-13:00
  • KNIME User Case Studies: 13:00-15:00
    • Predicting the Success of Social Media based Communities: Advanced Survey analysis and Personalized Reporting with KNIME, Sandra Teuber (Lithium) and Phil Winters (KNIME)
    • Bridging the knowledge gaps with KNIME, Michał Kazimierczak and Francisco Garcia Valero (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market)
    • New KNIME extensions supporting food safety and foodborne outbreak investigations, Christian Thöns (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment)
    • Report Automatization in KNIME , Luca Gehring (Bank Frey)
  • Afternoon Break: 15:00-15:30
  • KNIME Partner Session: 15:30-17:00
    • Dymatrix Consulting Group GmbH, Stefan Weingärtner
    • ZEMENTIS, Mike Zeller
    • Bitext, Casper Davies
    • Pervasive, Jim Falgout and David Inbar
  • KNIME in Action: 17:00-18:00
    • Social CRM at Telekom, Marco Hetterscheidt (Telekom Deutschland GmbH)
    • Extracting business value from Big Data, Rosaria Silipo and Phil Winters (KNIME)
  • KNIME Happy Hour: ~18:00-19:00
  • KNIME UGM Dinner: 19:00-22:00

Thursday, March 7: KNIME Life Science Meeting

  • Registration & Breakfast: 8:00-09:00
  • KNIME Applications in Life Science I: 9:00-10:30
    • KNIME and Command Line Tools - The Best of Two Worlds, Man-Ling Lee (Genentech)
    • KREST - Accessing RESTful web services with KNIME, Anna Berger (Cenix)
    • Case Studies: Support of Target Discovery Research by KNIME Textprocessing and Networkmining, Frank Dullweber (Boehringer-Ingelheim)
  • Morning Break: 10:30-11:00
  • KNIME Partner Session: 11:00-12:00
    • Chemical Computing Group, Guido Kirsten
    • Schrödinger, Jean-Christophe Mozziconacci
    • Cresset, Tim Cheeseright
    • ChemAxon/Infocom, Attila Szabo/Takahiro Ohshima
    • Tripos, Fabian Bös
    • Korilog, Patrick Durand
  • Lunch Break: 12:00-13:00
  • KNIME Applications in Life Science II: 13:00-15:00
    • Developing covalent drugs with KNIME, Inaki Morao and Bob Marmon (Evotec UK Ltd)
    • Bits and Beads: Analyzing bead based immunoassays using the KNIME Image Processing Nodes, Lars Röglin (AyoxxA Biosystems GmbH)
    • KNIME in European Chemicals Agency, Panagiotis Karamertzanis (ECHA)
    • KNIME Server at Vernalis - Automated and Interactive Report Generation, James Davidson (Vernalis)
  • Afternoon Break: 15:00-15:30
  • KNIME Community Projects: 15:30-17:00
    • Leveraging public domain SAR data with KNIME, George Papadatos (EMBL-EBI Cambridge)
    • OpenMS Community Project, Oliver Kohlbacher (University of Tubingen)
    • SeqAn Community Project, Knut Reinert (Freie Universität Berlin)
    • R/Bioconductor, Aaron Hart (KNIME)
  • KNIME Community Session: 17:00-18:00
    • Community Overview, Thorsten Meinl (KNIME)
    • RDKit, Manuel Schwarze (Novartis)
    • CDK, Stephan Beisken (EMBL-EBI Cambridge)
    • Palladian, David Urbansky & Philipp Katz (TU Dresden)
    • KNIME Image Processing, Martin Horn (University of Konstanz)
  • KNIME Community Developer Meeting: 18:30-19:30
  • KNIME Networking Apero: ~18:00-20:00

Friday, March 8: KNIME Partner, Community and Labs Workshops: 9:00-12:30

Mix & Match: Your meeting registration includes training sesssions from our partners, the community and the KNIME team. Registration and Breakfast takes place between 08:00 and 09:00 in the room Modula, 2. floor. Please register for the KNIME User Group Meeting to have access to these training sessions.


  • KNIME Server Course, Rosaria Silipo and Aaron Hart (KNIME)


  • Text Mining, Kilian Thiel

KNIME Partner

  • Schrödinger, Jean-Christophe Mozziconacci
  • Chemical Computing Group, Guido Kirsten
  • ChemAxon, Attila Szabo
  • Tripos, Fabian Bös

KNIME Community

Lunch Break: 12:30-13:30

Monday and Tuesday, March 11th and 12th: KNIME Developer Training

During this course you will be given a comprehensive overview of the KNIME architecture and can learn how to extend KNIME by programming your own custom nodes. Please visit the details about the training and register here.