2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Big Data Computing
December 10, 2015 -- St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

Call for Papers

The 2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Big Data Computing (BDC) 2015

December 10, 2015 

Rapid advances in digital sensors, networks, storage, and computation along with their availability at low cost is leading to the creation of huge collections of data -- dubbed as Big Data. This data has the potential for enabling new insights that can change the way business, science, and governments deliver services to their consumers and can impact society as a whole. This has led to the emergence of the Big Data Computing paradigm focusing on sensing, collection, storage, management and analysis of data from variety of sources to enable new value and insights.

To realize the full potential of Big Data Computing, we need to address several challenges and develop suitable conceptual and technological solutions for dealing them. These include life-cycle management of data, large-scale storage, flexible processing infrastructure, data modeling, scalable machine learning and data analysis algorithms, techniques for sampling and making trade-off between data processing time and accuracy, and dealing with privacy and ethical issues involved in data sensing, storage, processing, and actions.

The International Symposium on Big Data Computing (BDC) 2015 -- held in conjunction with 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2015, December 10, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus, aims at bringing together international researchers, developers, policy makers, and users and to provide an international forum to present leading research activities, technical solutions, and results on a broad range of topics related to Big Data Computing paradigms, platforms and their applications. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations, and workshops.



I. Big Data Science

* Analytics

* Algorithms for Big Data

* Energy-efficient Algorithms

* Big Data Search

* Big Data Acquisition, Integration, Cleaning, and Best Practices

* Visualization of Big Data

II. Big Data Infrastructures and Platforms

* Programming Systems

* Cyber-Infrastructure

* Performance evaluation

* Fault tolerance and reliability

* I/O and Data management

* Storage Systems (including file systems, NoSQL, and RDBMS)

* Resource management

* Many-Task Computing

* Many-core computing and accelerators

III. Big Data Security and Policy

* Management Policies

*Data Privacy

* Data Security

*Big Data Archival and Preservation

* Big Data Provenance

IV. Big Data Applications

* Scientific application cases studies on Cloud infrastructure

* Big Data Applications at Scale

* Experience Papers with Big Data Application Deployments

* Data streaming applications

* Big Data in Social Networks

* Healthcare Applications

* Enterprise Applications




* Papers Due: 7 August, 2015

* Author Notifications: 4 September, 2015

* Final Papers Due: 21 September, 2015



Authors are invited to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the following templates (latex, pdf, doc). Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the BDC 2015 paper submission system (

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the conference PC Chair for more information.

Selected papers from BDC 2015 will be invited to extend and submit to the Special Issue on Big Data Computing in the IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing.



General Chairs

* Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

* George Angelos Papadopoulos,University of Cyprus, Cyprus


Program Committee Chairs (

* Ioan Raicu, Illinois Institute of Technology & Argonne National Laboratory, USA

* Amy Apon, National Science Foundation, USA

* Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA


Program Committee Vice Chairs

* Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

* Ilkay Altintas, University of California, San Diego, USA


Program Committee Members

* Alexander Rasin, DePaul University, USA

* Alok Choudhary, Northwestern University, USA

* Abhishek Chandra, University of Minnesota, USA

* Andre Luckow, BMW IT Research Center, USA

* Daniel Katz, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab, USA

* Dongfang Zhao, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA

* Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame, USA

* Florian Schintke, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany

* Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK

* Jessica Chen-Burger, Heriot-Watt University, UK

* Judy Qiu, Indiana University, USA

* Justin Wozniak, Argonne National Lab, USA

* Ke Wang, Intel, USA

* Kesheng (John) Wu, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA

* Kyle Chard, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab, USA

* Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

* Marco Netto, IBM Research, Brazil

* Matei Ripeanu, University of British Columbia, Canada

* Matei Stroila, HERE, USA

* Nagiza Samatova, North Carolina State University, USA

* Paolo Missier, Newcastle University, UK

* Paul Watson, NewCastle University, UK

* Peter Burnap, Cardiff University, UK

* Rahul Potharaju, Microsoft, USA

* Rajkumar Kettimuthu, Argonne National Lab and University of Chicago, USA

* Robert Ross, Argonne National Lab, USA

* Samer Al-Kiswany, University of British Columbia, Canada

* Scott Klasky, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA

* Tonglin Li, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

* Wei Tang, Argonne National Lab, USA

* Weidong Shi, University of Houston, USA

* Xiaolin (Andy) Li, University of Florida, USA

* Yanlong Yin, Bloomberg, USA

* Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA

* Yong Zhao, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China

* Zhao Zhang, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Cyber Co-Chairs

* Dongfang Zhao, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA


Local Organizing Committee

* George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus



IEEE*, ACM*, and IIT*

*Final approval on sponsorship is pending.