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The IEEE 2018 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018)

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC), IEEE Computer Society

The BigData Congress 2018 organizing committee invites you to contribute to the BigData Congress, created and owned by IEEE since 2013, to be held on July 2 - 7, 2018, San Francisco, USA.

The 2018 IEEE International Congress on Big Data (IEEE BigData Congress 2018) aims to provide an international forum for both researchers and engineers in academia and industry to present their latest research findings and practice on major and emerging topics in Big Data (see history).

The technical program of IEEE BigData Congress 2018 will consist of a set of regular tracks and a work-in-progress track. The regular tracks are similar to previous IEEE BigData Congress submission tracks. The regular research track will emphasize both theoretical and experimental research contributions. The work-in-progress paper track will consider concise papers for timely dissemination of new ideas and exploratory results.

We also define the technical scope of big data research broadly from the 5V perspective. In addition to the traditional definition of big volume and high velocity, we also encourage submissions that describe techniques and tools for handling big variety and high veracity.

Technical topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

Big Data Models and Algorithms

  • Foundational Models for Big Data
  • Algorithms and Programming Techniques for Big Data Processing
  • Big Data Analytics and Metrics

Big Data Architectures

  • Cloud Computing Techniques for Big Data
  • Big Data as a Service
  • Big Data Open Platforms

Big Data Management

  • Big Data Persistence and Preservation
  • Big Data Quality and Provenance Control
  • Big Data Storage and Retrieval

Big Data Security and Privacy

  • Big Data System Security and Integrity
  • Big Data Information Security
  • Privacy Preserving Big Data Analytics
  • Usable Security and Privacy for Big Data

Quality of Big Data Services

  • Big Data Service Performance Evaluation
  • Big Data Service Reliability and Availability
  • Real-Time Big Data Services

Big Data Science and Optimization

  • Usage of Big Data Science for Optimization
  • Usage of Optimization for Big Data Science
  • Big Data Science for Operational Research

Big Data Mining and Visualization

  • Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Search
  • Distributed, and Peer-to-peer Search
  • Machine Learning based on Big Data
  • Visualization Analytics for Big Data
  • Big Social Media Mining

Big Data Applications and Experiences

  • Big Data for Enterprise, Government, and Society
  • Case Studies of Big Data Value Creation
  • Large-scale experimentations

Enabling Resources for Big Data Research

  • Big Data for Science and Engineering Research
  • Big Data Sets
  • Big Data Application Benchmarks
  • Survey of Big Data Research Papers and/or Big Data Sets

Special Track on Real-Time Big Data Analytics

  • Techniques and Algorithms for Real-Time Big Data Analytics
  • Applications and Evaluation of Real-Time Big Data Systems

Special Track on Big Data/Smart Cities and IoT

  • Big Data Techniques and Algorithms for Building Smart Cities.
  • Big Data Analytics for Smart City
  • Big Data Analysis for Sensor Data

Special Track on Big Data/Health

  • Big Data Algorithms for Health Problems.
  • Big Data Integration for Health Data.
  • Big Data Decision-making for Personalized Healthcare.

Manuscript Guidelines and Submission Information

Please download the paper template in WORD or LaTeX.
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All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted papers with confirmed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Each conference/congress will publicly announce the winners of its Best Paper Award, and Best Student Paper Award.

Submitted Regular and Workshop Papers will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Submitted Work-In-Progress Papers will be limited to 4 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Regular Papers:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018 March 7, 2018 (Final)
Decision Notification (email): March 15, 2018 April 18, 2018 (Extended)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018 May 26, 2018 (Extended)

Workshop and Work-In-Progress Papers:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018 March 7, 2018 (Final)
Decision Notification (email): March 15, 2018 April 18, 2018 (Extended)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018 May 26, 2018 (Extended)

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Authors of the best technical papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to the below journal special issues:

  1. Information Sciences:
    Special Issue on Privacy Computing: Principles and Applications (SCI indexed, IF: 4.832)

  2. IEEE Access:
    Special Issue on Internet-of-Things (IoT) Big Data Trust Management (SCI indexed, IF: 3.244)

  3. Information Fusion:
    Special Issue on Data Fusion in Heterogeneous Networks (SCI indexed, IF: 5.667, link to be available soon)

  4. Future Generation Computer Systems:
    Special Issue on Smart Data for Internet of Things (SCI indexed, IF: 3.997, link to be available soon)

  5. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing:
    Special Issue on IoT Big Data Analytics (SCI indexed, IF: 1.899, link to be available soon)

  6. Information Sciences, Elsevier (IF: 4.832):
    Special Issue on Big Data Privacy (link to be available soon)

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About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC) is a multidisciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas. IEEE TCSVC membership details are available at

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