1st Workshop

An interdisciplinary workshop on knowledge-driven analytics

November 1 – November 3, 2023

The semester is organized within the framework of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ and supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin. We are committed to fostering an atmosphere of respect, collegiality, and sensitivity. Please read our MATH+ Collegiality Statement.

Small Data Analysis – What does that mean?

This workshop is an opportunity to find future research topics and collaborations. It is the prelude to a Thematic Einstein Semester, which deals with the interaction of mathematics and non-mathematical disciplines. In our first workshop we discuss research questions and data from different disciplines and see how mathematics comes into play in interdisciplinary projects. Success stories but also critical views on this collaboration have their say. The following questions are examined in particular: Transition from the research question to the mathematical problem – is that possible? Can expert knowledge (beyond the concrete data) be represented mathematically? What is the impact of complexity reduction? Can mathematical structures be found in interdisciplinary research objects?

Programme 1.11

09:00 – 10:00    Registration – Arrival and Welcome

10:00 – 10:45    Keynote I:
Digital Humanities, Mathematics and Computer Science:
Is there a collaborative Research Agenda?
– Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin Grötschel

10:45 – 11:30    Keynote II:
Languages of Antiquity
– Jun.-Prof. Dr. Eliese-Sophia Lincke

11:30 – 12:15    Keynote III:
Shape Evolution in Ancient Scripts
– Dr. Barak Sober

12:15 – 13:30    LUNCH with Catering

13:30 – 15:00    DISCUSSION “Join-in”

Programme 2.11

09:00 – 09:45    Keynote IV:
Medical Data
– Prof. Dr. med. Kai Kappert

09:45 – 10:30    Keynote V:
Logical Data Analysis
– PD Dr. Marcus Weber

10:30 – 11:00    COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30    DISCUSSION “Join-in”

12:30 – 14:00    LUNCH with Catering

14:00 – 16:00    POSTER SESSION
Collaboration Examples

Programme 3.11

09:00 – 09:45    Keynote VI:
Experimental Archaeology
– Dr. Laura Dietrich

09:45 – 10:30    Keynote VII:
Geometric Morphometry
– Dr. Christoph von Tycowicz

10:30 – 12:00    EARLY LUNCH &

12:00 – 13:30    DISCUSSION “Join-in”

13:30 – 14:00    PODCAST Presentation

Poster Sessions

This workshop is built around interdisciplinarity between mathematics and other disciplines. We want to give the opportunity for researchers, scholars, and scientists from different disciplines to show their projects and have special exchange and interesting discussions with mathematicians on possible work together. For this a poster session is planned each day, where you can bring your own (max A0) Poster, to present your project. If you are interested to contribute, please contact us beforehand via email below.

Registration & Contact

Please register via the email address below.

Registration is still possible on the first day of the
workshop. For any questions or support please
also contact this email address:




Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)
Lecture Hall (Ground Floor)
Takustraße 7, 14195 Berlin



We are happy to have attracted an international and very interdisciplinary audience to the first workshop. We would like to thank all participants, of whom we welcomed 64 over the course of the three days, for sharing their thoughts and insights. We are very grateful to the presenters of the 14 posters that showcased current research as well as to the keynote speakers.

Participants of the 1st TES Workshop