2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Big Data Computing
December 7-10, 2015 -- St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

Welcome to IEEE/ACM BDC 2015

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to IEEE/ACM BDC 2015, the 2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Big Data Computing, to be held in beautiful Cyprus from December 7th to the 10th. BDC 2015 will be held in conjunction with IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2015.


About BDC

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 modelling, 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 7-10, 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, posters, and workshops. 


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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

Important Dates


  • Papers Due: TBA
  • Author Notifications: TBA
  • Final Papers Due: TBA


  • Proceedings-published posters due: TBA
  • Notification of acceptance: TBA
  • Camera-ready posters due: TBA
  • Web-published posters due: TBA
  • Notification of acceptance: TBA


  • Workshop Proposals Due: TBA
  • Notifications: TBA

Paper Submission

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 Chair

  • Ioan Raicu, Illinois Institute of Technology & Argonne National Laboratory
  • TBA


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